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Roseberry Crafts
20-01-2009, 12:28 PM
I've got a big cheesy grin on about this because up until Sunday I could only cast on and do garter stitch. I couldn't even cast off so the only thing I've been able to make before now is a never ending scarf Lol.
The Chick involved lots of increasing and decreasing and of course casting off so I think I've got the hang of those now. The only thing I did struggle with was sewing up the edges. Is there a right or wrong way of stitching through the knitting stitches when you do this?

http://bohemianmumma.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/first-knitted-chick1.jpg?w=450&h=337
This little fella is destined for our spring seasons display when the time comes.

Aviya Glass
20-01-2009, 01:10 PM
This little fella is destined for our spring seasons display when the time comes.

Awww so cute - but surely he will be a bit lonely? Are you making him some friends?

gigglinggoblin
20-01-2009, 01:11 PM
He is fab! Well done :)

To sew up use mattress stitch, you kind of replicate the way the yarn goes through the knitted stitches so you cant see the seam if you are very good. Google mattress stitch and there is plenty of help, you need diagrams to explain properly!

kazzells
20-01-2009, 01:11 PM
Awww soo cute welldone
kazxx

Autumn Faerie
20-01-2009, 02:09 PM
Aww, well done, he's lovely :D

debsjeans
20-01-2009, 02:18 PM
Awwwww what a lovely chick. Would look great in an Easter basket for a lucky child.

claireybear
20-01-2009, 03:24 PM
He is lovely! How long did he take to make?

autumn rose
20-01-2009, 04:28 PM
awwww lovely! :)

indri
20-01-2009, 06:06 PM
What a lovely little chick. I think it needs some friends or a mother...;)

swirlyarts
20-01-2009, 08:09 PM
He's great!! You tube is great for tutorials for things like that - I learn much better of I can see things being done rather than reading about them!

Moonbeam Angel
20-01-2009, 08:32 PM
Well done you!! Smaller things are usually harder to stitch up than bigger ones. Looks like you have done a very good, neat job.

I agree he needs a family though ;)

Roseberry Crafts
20-01-2009, 08:56 PM
Thanks for all the lovely comments and useful tips everyone. You will all be pleased to know that I do intend to make some more so he won't be lonely. I just need to get my hands on some more yellow yarn. I nicked the last bit from my daughter's "learn to crochet" kit that she got for Christmas!;)

jezzabell
20-01-2009, 09:12 PM
this is gorgeous this chic! I love it! well done!:)