I finally finished my crochet Vera!

She’s done! She’s done!
It’s been a good 80 hrs of work (possibly more, I’m not very good at keeping track) but she’s finally done!
She’s so cuddly and pretty and huge, I love her!

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She’s completely crocheted without a pattern, filled with upholstery foam and wooden dowels for stability as well as ceramic baking beads for weight balance. She’s quite heavy for a crocheted item, but still light enough to tote around all day.
I’ve started working on Jayne’s knife and will also crochet his handgun and holster and belt pockets. Hoping to get it all done before August for NineWorlds Geek Fest!

Six bullets and a strap

I am six bullets and a strap away from completing Vera! She’s turning out gorgeous and I am super proud of it already. Almost there, almost there!

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She’s reinforced with wooden dowels, weighted with ceramic baking beads (to balance the shorter end with the longer, bulkier front) and filled with upholstery foam.
I have the cargo trousers and shirt ready to go as well, so the costume is getting towards completion. I would like to try to crochet the holders, gun, knife and gloves as well if I can get them done in time.
Here’s hoping! :D

Amigurumi Lesson Video is up!

Alright, I FINALLY (after over a year) got around to editing and uploading the Amigurumi kitty cat pattern and tutorial video.

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This is the kitty you can learn to crochet! The pattern is up on Ravelry.

If you have no experience with crocheting at all, or haven`t tried amigurumis yet, I suggest watching a few of my other tutorial videos first to get the basic methods down. All crochet tutorials can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/myntkat/playlists
You can crochet along to the cat video which can be found here:
Video 1/2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyP-9xe6K6o
Video 2/2 http://youtu.be/eGuWda3HNTM

Hope you enjoy and I hope to see lots of crochet kitties soon!

Cheers,

Bianca

Free dancing babygroot crochet pattern

I have been thinking about making myself a dancing baby Groot for a while, but I want him to be functional and haven’t quite worked out how yet, though someone is working on looking into Arduino options for me. However, today I ran into this free crochet pattern and thought I’d share with all of you!

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Isn’t he adorable? You can find the pattern right here on Twinkiechan’s blog!
Enjoy and show off your finished Grooties!

Vera is coming along

It’s very rudimentary, but I have the basic body finished, everything else will be built on top of this. Unfortunately I ran out of black yarn, so I’ll have to work on the decorative bits and piecew until I stock up again.

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I’m using upholstery foam for the filling for the first time, I’m hoping it’s more stable than polyfil and holds the shape better. It seems to be working well so far, we’ll see how it goes once all the bits and pieces are added.