Friday, 10 February 2012

Chester the Extreme Crochet Cat - an update on progress!

Hi there!
I've been a bit busy lately so sorry if it's been a while since my last post.  I've been crocheting my little heart out, trying my hardest to get Chester finished!  For those of you who are not familiar with Chester the Extreme Crochet Cat , if you click on this link it will take you to the post on my blog which explains a bit more!
Well not many pictures to support the amount of work involved really ....
Before you ask, yes the legs are the same - different colours I know, but the grey toes and the size are the same, just the picture doesn't make it look like they are!
Legs and arms now! Legs are the shortest ones.  That surprised me really, thought they would be the longest!
To give you an idea how much is involved, I started the last arm at about 11am today and finished at about 3.30pm ish.  Ok I put a couple of loads of washing in and out of the machine and stopped for lunch as well but you don't have to be Einstein to work out why it's taken all week to get these finished!

Now I need to work out how to stuff them, before I stitch them on!  To be honest I think I should have stuffed the toes and hands before I crocheted the narrow bits!!  But ... it's too late now!

I have managed one ear too!  But I've stopped now ... I'm completely crocheted out for today.  Just another ear and the mouth to go.  There's light at the end of the tunnel!!

Can anyone suggest any magazines or websites who may be interested in Chester the Extreme Crochet Cat?  When he's finished of course!!!  

Just before I go.  Taffy has been a very helpful bear today so I shall put up a post over the weekend, showing you how he helped.

That's it for now then.  We're cracking open the wine!  It's Friday!!!!!  See you soon xx


  1. I have never had anything published but most of the mainstream crochet magazines have websites and contact e-mail addresses, I would get busy contacting a few...I thin Chester looks like he is going to be a superstar and I really love your extreme crochet idea. Taffy would adore an extreme 'Bear' buddy! I am sure children in playgroups, nurseries etc would love these huge, durable and handmade 'friends'. I am not sure I would have the stamina for making them though.

  2. To Roughing it Smoothly and Inthesky. A big thank you for your support! I went as far as applying to the Guiness Book of Records but you had to send off a signed copy of something and I wasn't in the mood at the time :( I'm not completely sure it is a record? so I lost confidence a bit. Maybe I'll have a go when I get a feel for what interest there is in him. You're right I must contact the magazines. I'm a little afraid to do it because I'm not sure of the response! Need to pluck up the courage!! Perhaps when I have a photo of him completely finished I shall feel more confident. Taffy can go swing for a Bear Buddy!!!!!!! One Extreme Cat is quite enough for anyone!!! My stamina is on a downward slope. I long to crochet something small!!!
    Thank you so much for your comments, they mean such a lot. xx

  3. I will try again as it did not take the first time. Well done Alison, i am looking forward to meeting Chester in the wool so to speak very soon x

  4. He's nearly there Liz! There wont be another for a while! Something small and dainty may be nice!! xx

  5. Taffy's friend thought these looked like balloons to inflate. What about a little competition for us followers to guess the length of Chester's tail in cm? Or what the circumference of his paws are?


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