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[Processing Crafts] CROCHET ALONG - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 10

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Post time: 2013-12-30 13:51
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Edited by Reptilegirl27 at 2013-12-30 13:52



Good Monday morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! ...and hopfully a nice and quiet, relaxing weekend to recoup too!

I cannot believe we are already at week 10!!! Pretty amazing how fast these weeks are flying on by! And I don't know about the rest of you, but I cannot wait to get this CA into January! I miss having the whole group together each week! Our past few check-in threads have been so lonely ...and empty ...I MISS MY CA GALS!!!   It really is going to be GREAT having everyone back together again working on these Happy Hippos! I am just so excited to get the CA back into full swing! So get those crochet hooks and cameras ready ladies ...we are going to be stitching up a STORM in 2014!!!

Until then...

I want to wish you all a safe and wonderful and amazing, greatest, bestest New Year's EVER!!!




For your reference, below are the links to all the previous posts for this project:
Crochet Along - Project 2: Idea Submissions
Crochet Along - Project 2: Vote
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 1
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 2
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 3
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 4
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 5
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 6
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 7
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 8
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 9

QUICK REMINDERS:
- If your motifs are wavey or uneven this will fill out when you stuff your Hippo (W1, Pg 3, Fl 21)
- If using dark or brightly colored yarn and you are concerned with the stuffing showing; you can use colored pantyhose/stockings to fill with stuffing first and THEN stuff your Hippo with the stuffed stockings!
(W2, Pg 2, Fl 12) ***Weblink for more tips/tricks see W1, Pg 4, Fl 36***
- You can use the invisible join technique for changing colors, see W2, Pg 3, Fl 20, 23


Previous Post Highlightes:

WEEK 1:  Pg 2 (Fl 11, 12) Discussion about using different hooks and yarn sizes
WEEK 4:  Pg 1 (Fl 4, 5, 6) Discussion and advice on using safety eyes with this project
WEEK 7:  Pg 2 (Fl 12) Great technique for joining colors / new rounds without a slip stitch



CROCHET ALONG - STITCH SCHEDULE
**I do have a favor to ask, if any of you have already worked an African Flower Motif and you could share with us some advice or alternative tips outside from the pattern, please share with us below. I grately appreciate it in advance!

10/28/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 1
Please take this time to download and review the pattern in its entirety! READ IT THOROUGHLY! You are going to want to design and plan out your colors for each piece. Take note of any materials you may need to acquire and take this time to do so. I have posted some pictures above to help boost your creative minds

This is a very extensive pattern that includes some new techniques you may or may not be familiar with. All the details are included within the pattern download and I HIGHLY recommend you follow it completely. Practice these new techniques and learn the different motifs! For a successful finished project you will need to know exactly what to do and how to assemble the pieces. If you come across any concerns or questions simpily reply to this thread and we will work on it together!

11/04/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 2
Weekly check-in thread -
continue practicing your motifs and techniques from the Week 1. Gather your materials and plan out your project. Decide which joining method you prefer and how you want to proceed. It seems like many of us are using the join-as-you-go method, this is not mandatory, you can choose to make all of the pieces first and join them at the end.  Your preference! Please take note that I will be following the pattern for the stitch schedule and the pattern is based on the join-as-you-go method. Again this is all up to you and what you are most comfortable with.

NOTE: The designer has chosen to start the motifs with Ch 5 and slip stitch to form a ring. If you prefer, as I do, you can substitute the Ch 5 for a magic circle. If you do not know how to work the magic circle, YouTube has some wonderful tutorials! I find that it makes it easier when using the magic circle and it gives you the ability to adjust the tightness of the inner circle simply by pulling on a piece of yarn! Look it up and judge for yourself! **Please note, this only stands as a reference, you do not need to use the magic circle

11/11/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 3
STEP 1 - HIND LEGS - Make (2) hexagons and (2) pentagons and join per instruction, Weekly check-in thread


11/18/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 4
STEP 2 - BUM OCTAGON - Make (1) large octagon and join, Weekly check-in thread


11/25/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 5
STEP 3 (1 of 2) - BUM PENTAGONS - Make (2 of 4) pentagons and join, Weekly check-in thread

12/02/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 6
STEP 3 (2 of 2) -  BUM PENTAGONS - Make (last 2 of 4) pentagons and join, Weekly check-in thread


12/09/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 7
STEP 4 (1 of 3 - LEFT SIDE OF BUM) - Make (1) hexagon and (1) pentagon and join, Weekly check-in thread

12/16/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 8
STEP 4 (2 of 3 - RIGHT SIDE OF BUM) - Make (1) hexagon and (1) pentagon and join, Weekly check-in thread

12/23/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 9
STEP 4 (3 of 3 - TOP OF BUM) - Make (1) hexagon and join. ROUND 2 COMPLETE! Weekly check-in thread


12/30/2013 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 10
STEP 5  - BELLY OCTAGON - Make (1) octagon and join, Weekly check-in thread
***ALMOST HALF WAY THERE***



01/06/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 11
STEP 6 - ROUND 3 HEXAGONS - Make (2) hexagons and join, Weekly check-in thread

01/13/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 12
STEP 7 - ROUND 3 HEPTAGONS - Make (2) heptagons and join, Weekly check-in thread

01/20/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 13
STEP 8 - FRONT LEGS - Make (3) pentagons and join, Weekly check-in thread

01/27/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 14
STEP 9 (1 of 2) - ROUND 4 MOTIFS - Make (2) hexagons and join, Weekly check-in thread

02/03/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 15
STEP 9 (2 of 2) - ROUND 4 MOTIFS - Make (3) pentagons and join, Weekly check-in thread

02/10/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 16
NECK (1 of 3) - TOP OF NECK - Make (1) pentagon and join, Weekly check-in thread

02/17/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 17
NECK (2 of 3) - SIDES OF NECK - Make (2) pentagon and join, Weekly check-in thread

02/24/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 18
NECK (3 of 3) - LAST NECK MOTIF - Make (1) pentagon and join, Weekly check-in thread

03/03/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 19
HEAD - EYE MOTIFS - Make (2) pentagons and join, Weekly check-in thread

03/10/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 20
HEAD - CHEEK MOTIFS - Make (2) pentagons and join, Weekly check-in thread

03/17/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 21
HEAD - UNDER MOUTH - Make (1) hexagon and join, Weekly check-in thread

03/24/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 22
HEAD - TOP OF NOSE - Make (2) pentagons and join, Weekly check-in thread

03/31/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 23
HEAD - NOSE PATCHES - Make (2) "nose patches" and join, Weekly check-in thread

04/07/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 24
HEAD - NOSE END - Make (1) pentagon and join, add eyes to your liking, then stuff the Happypotamus!!! YAY SOOO CLOSE!!! Weekly check-in thread

04/14/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 25
HEAD - EARS - Make (2) "modified" hexagons per instruction and join! Weekly check-in thread
***Please post a picture of your finished hippo this week as soon as possible so I can get them together for the final vote***

04/21/2014 - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 26
Final check-in and vote for best project! PLUS....PRIZE ANNOUNCMENT!!! YAHOO!!!



If you have any questions or concerns, advice or suggestions, pictures to share or anything else you would like to add please reply below. Be sure to check back soon for added information and shares!

Have a happy and safe NEW YEARS!!!
Amanda


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I cant wait to see the pretties and you are so right the last few weeks   for the CA thread.  You are the only one that at least posted a hippo bum

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I know!!! I'm so sad and lonely....it's only me and my hippo bum!!! Lol  Post time 2013-12-30 23:36
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Trying to get this belly motif attached and woo what a pain in the keester! My hand/wrist is killing me from all the crazy twisting and pushing and pulling! Yowzahhhh! I am determined though!



Trying to get this part over with but...

INDTRUDER ALERT!!! INTRUDER ALERT!!! Wee woo! Wee woo!


Stinking cat!

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Hahaa you got it! Kiss delivered :)  Post time 2014-1-7 23:20
Could you pass my kiss to your kitty for me?  Post time 2014-1-7 23:11
Haha my cat does exact the same as your cat :D And mine is black too :) Can´t wait to se your hippo finished !  Post time 2014-1-3 18:41
Hmmm....right now with all the ridges it's about 6-7" tall. Once it fills out with the stuffing it might be closer to the 7"...a lot smaller than I first thought but happy it's not a giant LOL!   Post time 2013-12-31 23:14
How tall is yours? Mine's about 5" so far, don't know how stuffing will affect it.  Post time 2013-12-31 23:02
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Have a happy New Year!!

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Thanks girly! I hope you have a great New Years! :)  Post time 2013-12-31 23:49
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  Here's the belly, and next weeks hexagons.



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Just measured my hippo ...he is 6-3/4" tall :)  Post time 2014-1-1 04:41
Yay waterlillie! Your hippo is turning out beautifully! Eek I cannot wait to see this finished! Keep doing what you're doing! The colors are fantastic! :D  Post time 2013-12-31 23:11

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Have a happy New Year

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You too! Thank you! :)  Post time 2013-12-31 23:47
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I finished the belly octagon today! Yay!  

I just love watching this hippo come together! Definitely making all these motif designs...eventually! They are so pretty and fun to stitch!

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I know me too! I was so scared to try out! And I love doing the CA it's my pleasure!!! I'm doing the pony next too we'll have to do it together! :D  Post time 2014-1-1 06:58
I agree, they are fun to watch come together. Thanks for having the crochet along, I never would have tried this on my own. Next I will try the pony!  Post time 2014-1-1 05:46
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