Fantastic hand-crocheted E.T. costume for 2-year-old


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/10/fantastic-hand-crocheted-e-t.html


#2

omg this is too cute. I can’t even


#3

Four days? Damn she works fast!


#4

Squee!


#5

“He is freehanded and made with no pattern.”

Oh, she’s not talking about the boy, is she?


#6

And when he’s an adult he’ll never forget to phone home once in a while.


#7

That’s some serious knitting skills, right there…


#8

Crochet. One hook instead of two straight needles, and totally different output. But yeah, I agree. Creating that in four days? Holy shit.


#9

Give it a name; the end result is still the same.

She made that up out of her head, with no advanced pattern and got it done in 4 days.

That’s:


#10

My finger joints ache just thinking about it.


#11

You’re right, it is amazeballs! Crochet is great for freehanding; if you can picture it, with a little trial and error you can make it. Knitting is just too fussy to freehand something like that, imo.


#12

I can do neither, so ‘it’s all Greek to me.’

:slight_smile:


#13

Youtube, my dear. Was taught to do both as a child and thought I could just pick it back up, just like riding a bike, right? Nope. Youtube tutorials are the bomb!


#14

I also learned both, forgot both, then picked them up last year during a particularly brutal winter. Now I understand why old ladies get arthritis.


#15

Do you throw the yarn or go continental? Continental is much easier on the fingers, less movement. :grinning:


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#17

I go continental, out of necessity.


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