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Crocheted Hobbit Hole!

At one of my homeschool co’ops, girls my age have a crochet class. I’m the only one in the class who already knows how to crochet. This week’s assignment was to make a chain and ball it up, but since I can do that already, I asked the teacher if I could make a prize for whoever has the longest chain. The prize I was to make? A hobbit hole.

In twelve days, I managed to whip the hole together with no tutorials, no pattern, no help, no nothing except several skeins of yarn, a needle, a pair of scissors,  and a size five crichet hook. I’ve never even seen a crochet hobbit hold before, but I got it done and it looks great. I set it on a rug (an awful ugly rug, but it was the only well-lighted space I could find that didn’t have people or objects everywhere) and took a plethora of pictures.

The hole is modeled after Bag End, the inhabitants being Sam, Rosie, and Elanor. The dolls were tough to make, especially because I was doing it on such a small scale, but I made them work out in the (Bag) end.

Here are the pictures:

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(The green and orange things are pumpkins and cabbages, by the way.)

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Bag End’s infamous green door…

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This tree was a brilliant idea, in my humble opinion. I like that you can see the roots on the ceiling – it is a hill after all.

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I like the way Rosie’s hair turned out, and I went with a pretty blue dress like the one she dances in at the party.

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Baby Elanor and my poorly manicured hand.

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Samwise the Brave. His hair is from the same skein as the pumpkins. His breeches took FOREVER to get right.

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Aren’t they so cute?

I’m very happy with the way it turned out. Just now I realized that Rosie sort of looks pregnant, which is I guess appropriate, as Baby Frodo was born right after Baby Elanor. I think whoever gets the hole will be very happy…..

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