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Robin Wyatt

Arkansas Razorbacks - Looking for FREE pattern

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Hi everyone!!!!!

 

 

I'd like some help please.

 

I want to make something special for my grandmother's 80th birthday. I don't have much time, it's going to be celebrated the 2nd. I don't have much crochet skills just the basics, I taught myself from books and can read easy patterns but not charts/graphs.

 

What I'd like to make is something she would love that is small and has to do with the AR Razorbacks. But all the razorback patterns I have found cost money and I was looking for something free, and small so I can make it in the time I have.

 

Any help or ideas would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thank you for posting!

 

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For something small to make in about a week and a half, I think you're going to have to skip something that uses the actual 'pig' logo.  Link to logo shop http://shop.arkansasrazorbacks.com/?DB_OEM_ID=6100

 

There are programs where you can take an image off the internet and turn it into a graph, but it is over a lot of grids and is more suitable for an afghan than something small.  If you have photo editing software, you could reduce the number of grids for the pig by putting the pig in the center with a lot of white space around it, but it would look like a red blob with a tail once crocheted, I think--too 'pixelated'. Here is a link to one of the graph programs http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro.htm

 

What about a hat or hotpad with

'wooo

pig

sooie'

embroidered or surface slip stiched on it?  (Is that cheer a 'thing', or just in the apparel store?)  Trust me, 'Arkansas Razorbacks', even in 2 lines, is too many letters to get on something small in crochet, but might be possible embroidered in something smaller than worsted weight yarn.

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Yes, wooo pig sooie is a real thing!  My dad went to the Univ. of AR and I can remember he and my mom saying wooo pig sooie.  

 

Somewhere I still have a stuffed pig that was the team symbol at the time, which would have been around 1950.  It is just a simple pig shape, not the detailed charging boar of today's logo.  So Mermaid, if your grandmother is 80 she may remember the older symbol too.  I think you could pretty easily find a free patttern for a simple pig you can crochet.  then just stick an A on it.  You could embroider the A or crochet it and sew it on.  Anyway she will know it is supposed to be an Arkansas pig!

 

Or you could make her a simple hat or scarf, heck even a bookmark, in the team colors.  

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the costumes of the mascots look like cartoon pigs, http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=1515016

so again I think a simple pig shape will work.  

 

You could do a scarf like this http://the-anti-social-butterfly.blogspot.com/2012/01/piggy-scarf.html in the team colors of "cardinal red" and white, with black where needed.  

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lol there is even a team bouquet!  http://www.ftd.com/45824/the-ftd-university-of-arkansas-razorbacks-rose-bouquet-vase-included-prd/FARK/?sisearchengine=182&siproduct=(DYN)&ci_src=319130058&ci_sku=FARK

I wonder how many teams can say they have an official bouquet!  

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Ah!  good to have a reply from someone familiar with the team - what do I know, I live on the west coast LOL.  Those roses are awesome!

 

Free piggie patterns

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=crochet&view=captioned_thumbs&query=pig&availability=free&sort=best

If you wanted to add a little tusk, if you make a short chain, turn, and slip stitch back, it will curl a little.

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There is a group on FB that is called Free Graph Patterns.  They may be able to help you with a pattern.

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