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PlanetJune Stories: Cherie Fishlock

Today’s PlanetJune Story is from Cherie Fishlock and comes to us from Australia. (Isn’t it amazing how crafting connects us all into one big global community?)

Cherie writes:

I’ve been crocheting for a year and am self taught. June’s book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amigurumi, was my go-to guide when crocheting amigurumi especially after I discovered the brilliance of the invisible decrease.

Thanks to June’s amazing emperor penguin pattern I won first prize at the Royal Show in Canberra, Australia in the beginner’s crochet class. I also won champion. It was great seeing the penguin amongst all the crocheted blankets.

I just want to thank June for the well written pattern. I must confess that I crocheted it at the last minute and her clear instructions made the process so much easier especially since I had never done colour changes before.

Unfortunately I couldn’t give June the credit she deserves; I wrote on the entry that it was designed by planetjune.com however that was not displayed.

Considering it was the first show I had ever entered I must say I’m now hooked. 😉

I am impressed: my Emperor Penguin, with its white belly and black back, is my most ambitious pattern for colour changes and Cherie obviously handled them like a pro to scoop the prizes with her lovely penguin.

Congratulations, Cherie – I’m really glad that my pattern could help you showcase your crochet skills and capture the attention of the judges 🙂

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Cherie’s Emperor Penguin.

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Cherie showing off her prize-winning penguin at the show!

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Excellent achievements: certificate, ribbon and rosette.

All very well-deserved, I think, don’t you? Please leave Cherie a comment if you’ve enjoyed this post!

Do you have a PlanetJune Story you’d like to share? I’d love to hear it! Please email your story to june@planetjune.com, together with one or more high quality photos showing what you’ve made from PlanetJune patterns. If I choose your story to feature here on the blog, I’ll send you your choice of pattern from my shop to say thank you!

7 Comments »

  1. Heidi said

    Congratulations! Your penguin is adorable 🙂

  2. S.S.REVATHI said

    All r super good

  3. Lynn said

    Congrats! Beautiful penguin. Love it. Been thinking about doing this one myself but I really want to get started on the pug dog pattern I bought before buying another pattern.

  4. Monica said

    Congratulations!!! Such an amazing feat! Thanks for sharing such a fun and inspiring story!!!

  5. Congratulations on winning the Blue Ribbon! I love your Emperor Penguin! Have you participated in the PlanetJune Crochet-Alongs? I would love to see more of your crocheting!

  6. Simone said

    Congrats on winning first price and Champion! Fantastic story, thank you for sharing. 🙂

  7. Chrisie Merriman said

    Congrats on your win! It was well-deserved! 🙂 (I love the penguin pattern too.)

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