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[Processing Crafts] CROCHET ALONG - PROJECT 2 - WEEK 15

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Post time: 2014-2-3 21:44
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Good morning my fellow stitching friends! Welcome to Week 15 of the Crochet Along!

We are getting sooo close to the end now and I want to thank you all for sticking with us through this time consuming project. This week we will be finishing off the body and next week we get to start building up the neck motifs! YAY!!!

So...let's get to it! I hope everyone has a fantastic, happy stitching week!


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
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 10
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 11
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 12
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 13
Crochet Along - Project 2: WEEK 14


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
WEEK 11: Group progress check point


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     



*** HALF WAY DONE ***  

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 wonderful week and happy stitching!!!
Amanda



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Yay my hippo finally has a chest! Soon a neck and head! Getting so excited! Eek I can't wait until it's all done!!!

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Podoba mi się ,dziękuję
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Yup Yup Yup I cannot make any animals out of it this week either   But I do see lots of FLOWERS   Looking great girly!
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The hyppo is going super!!
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Mine has a chest now too!





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I weave in the ends as I go along. I'm having trouble keeping the tension the same on all the motifs, they don't always turn out the right size.  Post time 2014-2-11 00:02
I love how neat your guts look ...I have messy strings everywhere LOL!  Post time 2014-2-10 22:03

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So nice your hippos
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Very nice !!
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Very nice! Beautiful! Thank you very much for sharing !!!
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Verry nice work!!! Thank you for sharing
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