Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Iron Craft #6 - String Theory - Crocheted Garfield

This week's challenge:

"No, we aren’t asking you to delve into physics this Iron Craft challenge. Instead we want you to create something using a string-like material. That means string (of course), thread, yarn, rope, embroidery floss, silly string…you get the idea." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough).


This one was easy because I've been totally into crochet lately.

I went big with this one. ... Hmmmm .... not that I originally intended to, but it was Logan's turn to choose what I crochet and he wanted Garfield the cat.

And Garfield the cat is chubby. So his size got a little crazy and I almost didn't think I was going to finish before the deadline.

Phew! Finished on Sunday after sitting down for 3 hours and working straight on the tail and stripes.

Let me tell ya - I used a buttload of pumpkin coloured "strong" for this project!

The pattern I used can be found for purchase on Ravelry. It was a very good pattern. Easy to follow with step by step instructions and lots of photos. I just love all the special details that were included - like those little under the ear hairs and the freckles on the yellow lip.

The detailing of actually sewing the stripes on make Garfield look more authentic to his comic strip drawings.


This project took me the entire 2 weeks to complete and it was totally worth it! Logan really loves his new lazy friend.

Logan introduced Garfield to his room and the cat immediately buried under the covers and had a snooze.

Then someone told him that we were having lasagna for dinner tonight and this is the face he made:

Yup... I have a feeling that the lasagna isn't for us anymore hehehe

I do believe that this pattern designer has a patter for Odie as well. So I think that may be a project for the future! Garfield needs a super enthusiastic friend to keep him on his toes. :)


To view all the string theory projects from my fellow Iron Crafters, please check out the Flickr Group.


kat said...

This really is amazing. You are right it is all the detail that makes it so special. Nothing like a well written pattern!

luluvision said...

Definitely post Odie if you make him! Great job!