PACMAN CAL FINAL WEEK #5

Welcome to our final week in the PacMan crochet-a-long! This week, we work on joining our panels together, making a border, and the best part–the appliques! Because what is a PacMan blanket without PacMan or the ghosts?!

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These are no ordinary appliques–YOU CAN MOVE THEM AROUND LIKE YOU’RE PLAYING PACMAN!!! That’s right! All the appliques have buttons on the back so you can move them around your graphgan game maze. Surely you can permanently sew them all on, but what fun is that?!

 

Meet Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde…

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And of course, PacMan and Ms. PacMan…

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And for a fun border, we replicated the PacDots around the entirety of the graphgan:

For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this PacMan graphgan crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the PACMAN CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern). Even though our CAL is over, you can still join our Facebook group!

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYPACMANCAL

<3, Angela

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PACMAN CAL WEEK #4

Here it is in all its glory…the layout up to and including Week #4 of the Chaos And Chop Suey PacMan Crochet-a-long:

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Life happens and sometimes you don’t get to crochet as much as you’d like. So that’s not just me? Good. I was hoping I’d be caught up crocheting my own version of this CAL by now, but I’m still plugging away at it too. This week is the last week of panels being released. Next week, we will join and border the panels…and then the surprise!!!! I’m so excited about this upcoming week I can hardly wait! Since I have no shame in my game, here’s my current progress on my panel:

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this PacMan graphgan crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the PACMAN CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYPACMANCAL

<3, Angela

PACMAN CAL WEEK #3

You know how when you buy a new car, you start seeing them everywhere? That’s what’s happened to me with PacMan related stuff since this crochet-a-long started. I swear, I’m seeing PacMan stuff everywhere! I was on vacation a few weeks ago and I noticed the lifeguard’s sandals had PacMan all over them! Is anyone else finding PacMan in unexpected places?

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Like I mentioned last week, I found that the Pac Dots (those little dots PacMan eats) can be either white OR yellow. In the older versions of the game, the dots are white, while the newer versions of the game show them as yellow. So while you are working this panel up, take your pick! My tester that made the panel for this week decided to go with yellow Pac Dots (also what I picked)! This week in the PacMan CAL, we are working on the middle game panel…you know, where the ghosts start out:

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We are closing in here on the end of the CAL. I know, I know…we just started. But this PacMan CAL is a short crochet-a-long. With just 2 more weeks left, here is a rendering of what the crochet-a-long looks like at this point:

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this PacMan graphgan crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the PACMAN CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYPACMANCAL

<3, Angela

PacMan CAL Week #2

18 months ago I was first connected with Becki from Chloe Rebecca Boutique. In the last year and a half, we’ve become friends and collaborators. We worked together on my Grease crochet-a-long, and have done numerous little projects together. When we first started working together, Becki told me of her love for PacMan and her desire for a PacMan blanket crochet-a-long. This crochet-a-long has been 18 months in the making and I’m so excited we’re finally doing this. Enjoy Becki!

If you didn’t know, Becki makes super duper cute ergonomic crochet hooks. She has a PacMan hook that matches our crochet-a-long project:

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Week #1 of the PacMan crochet-a-long consisted of title banner. This week we jump into the game maze with the top portion of the maze. After some research, I found that the Pac Dots (those little dots PacMan eats) can be either white OR yellow. In the older versions of the game, the dots are white, while the newer versions of the game show them as yellow. So while you are working this panel up, take your pick!

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this PacMan graphgan crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the PACMAN CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYPACMANCAL

<3, Angela

I Otterly Love You

One of my favorite YouTube videos is of a pair of sea otters floating around holding hands. It’s just sooo gosh darn cute. And yes, they actually do hold hands. It helps keep them from drifting apart while they’re floating around.

It seems that sea otters have worked their way into popular culture lately. A quick search on Etsy alone pulls up over 2,000 results.  One of my favorites is this super cute enamel “You’re My Significant Otter” pin sold by Tiny Bee Cards on Etsy:

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So when I  asked to test an amigurumi pattern of a sea otter, I jumped at the chance! Tommy over at Snips And Stitches Shop on Etsy recently released his Emmet the Otter crochet pattern and it is just too cute. I love making amigurumi–they’re usually smaller projects (in comparison to my graphgans) and easy to do while on-the-go. My Emmet the Otter was worked up using my favorite–I Love This Yarn line from Hobby Lobby.

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Grease Crochet-a-Long: WEEK #14

Welcome to our last week of graphs for our GREASE crochet-a-long! While this is our last week of officially scheduled graphs, that doesn’t mean that the fun stops here! Stay tuned for next week’s joining and bordering, plus, there may be a few more bonus appliques and bonus graphs coming your way!

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For our last week, I pulled inspiration from the vote that happened early on in our Grease crochet-a-long Facebook group. One of the ideas with the most votes was for Blanche and her xylophone! With her kooky sense of humor, Blanche breaks the ice and brings a bit of comic relief with her fun loving self. I had to find a combination of her pink collared dress with her xylophone to add to my own blanket.

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This is our last week of graphs! Next week we will be joining our panels together and adding a border. Weave in all your loose ends and finish off each panel with an even SC (single crochet) border. You don’t NEED to do the single crochet border, but I HIGHLY suggest is as it makes joining your panels so much easier. Using the same color yarn as the background. My mini c2c = 2 sc in each chain 2 space + 2 sc evenly spaced out in the 3HDC + (sc + chain 2 + sc) in each corner. You can check out my blog post on this here.

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

GREASE crochet-a-long: WEEK #13

Grease was defined by the music. Well, afterall it is, a musical. The jukebox was a big part of social life in the 1950’s, so it’s only fitting that Grease features a jukebox in the Frosty Palace. As a tribute to all the music in Grease, I created this week’s panel.

Week #13: Frosty Palace Jukebox…

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Just a friendly reminder to weave in all your loose ends (don’t wait until the last minute to do this…you’ll thank me later for bugging you about it now) and finishing off each panel with an even SC (single crochet) border. You don’t NEED to do the single crochet border, but I HIGHLY suggest is as it makes joining your panels so much easier. Using the same color yarn as the background. My mini c2c = 2 sc in each chain 2 space + 2 sc evenly spaced out in the 3HDC + (sc + chain 2 + sc) in each corner. You can check out my blog post on this here.

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

Grease Crochet-A-Long: WEEK #12

It’s getting to be that time again–the end of a crochet-a-long. We have just 2 more weeks left of our GREASE crochet-a-long! And, just like previous CALs, the end means more detailed (aka lots of color changes) weekly and bonus panels. So if you’re just joining us, go ahead and start at the beginning (or at least a few weeks back) because I’m going to start pulling out all the stops on graph details.

This week’s panel inspiration comes from the drive-in scene. The snack bar commercial in the background during Danny’s solo always stands out when I watch that scene, so I coupled that with a little bit of Danny and Sandy in his red car to create this panel. Here are the two clips I pulled inspiration from:

Week #12: Stranded at the Drive-In…

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By this point, you should be weaving in all your loose ends (don’t wait until the last minute to do this…you’ll thank me later for bugging you about it now) and finishing off each panel with an even SC (single crochet) border. You don’t NEED to do the single crochet border, but I HIGHLY suggest is as it makes joining your panels so much easier. Using the same color yarn as the background. My mini c2c = 2 sc in each chain 2 space + 2 sc evenly spaced out in the 3HDC + (sc + chain 2 + sc) in each corner. You can check out my blog post on this here.

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

Grease Crochet-A-Long: WEEK #11

Banner time! Yes folks, we’re getting to that point in our GREASE crochet-a-long where we’re starting to wind down with the banner and the last few panels–just 3 more weeks to go! We’re almost to the finish line! The inspiration for the banner comes from the show’s title. You really could not go wrong with this image. Be warned, this is likely the most difficult panel in this crochet-a-long, and if you’re just joining us, I suggest you start with another panel before jumping into this one as the color changes may have you running for the hills if this is your first panel. Just take it one row at a time and remember that this isn’t a race! :)

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By this point, you should be weaving in all your loose ends (don’t wait until the last minute to do this…you’ll thank me later for bugging you about it now) and finishing off each panel with an even SC (single crochet) border. You don’t NEED to do the single crochet border, but I HIGHLY suggest is as it makes joining your panels so much easier. Using the same color yarn as the background. My mini c2c = 2 sc in each chain 2 space + 2 sc evenly spaced out in the 3HDC + (sc + chain 2 + sc) in each corner. You can check out my blog post on this here.

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For more information on the this CAL or to purchase your copy of this crochet-a-long, head on over to my Ravelry store. It’s never too late to join us!

Feel free to make and sell products using this, but because I put a lot of time and love into this big CAL project, I ask that you give me credit or if it’s online somewhere, you link back to me. If you’re not a part of our CAL Facebook group, come and join us in our special Facebook group reserved only for those that are doing the GREASE CAL with us (you can find information on how to join that particular group in your purchased pattern).

I can’t wait to see what you do with this! The official hastag for this CAL is:

#CHAOSANDCHOPSUEYGREASECAL

“She looks too pure to be pink.” –Rizzo

<3, Angela

Happy Fall!!!

Fall is my time of the year. I love seeing all the leaves changing colors. It truly is a magical sight to see. I grew up in Hawaii where there is no fall. When I moved away from the islands at 25 years old, I immediately fell in love with the drop in temperature and the beautiful colors of fall. One of my favorite things to do is have a glass of hot apple cider and sit by the firepit in our backyard with a campfire going–all while wearing a sweater. Now, because of where I live, our fall is short (sometimes you can wear shorts on Thanksgiving), but that just means I savor every moment.

To celebrate the first day of fall, I have designed a few fall themed graphing panels that you can grab for free, right here on my blog.

Like I said earlier, I love hot apple cider. Don’t throw rocks at me, but I don’t understand the love for pumpkin spice lattes. My husband loves them, but I’d rather have some hot apple cider. So, the panel I chose to work up is my Hot Apple Cider. I plan on turning this into a fall throw pillow for my living room–it’s the perfect size!

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For those of you who are PSL fans, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered:

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Just because I’m not a PSL fan, doesn’t mean I don’t like pumpkin! I love pumpkin pie!

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These graphs are the perfect size for making a seasonal throw pillow or two. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, you could always arrange them in a grid and make a small lap blanket!

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To grab your FREE copy of my FALL TRIO graphs, just click on this link. It’ll take you to a Google Drive document that you can download at your leisure.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Be sure to tag me (#ChaosAndChopSuey) in your photos so I can check them out (and possibly feature)!

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Happy Fall y’all!

<3, Angela