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    Amigurumi, shawls, scarves, stoles, afghans, hats, mittens, EVERYTHING
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    Since Nov 2014
  1. difang

    Pacman amigurumi!

    I started crocheting around the start of November cause I got sucked into the craft of amigurumi. After 2 months of playing around with different patterns, I've finally started coming up with my own designs! So, since my bf completely forgot to tell me that we were exchanging gifts at our Chanukkah party, I decided to make some small amigurumi keychains to send out with the thank you cards. Might as well say my Thank Yous in style! The pattern for the strawberry can be found here. I came up with the patterns for Pacman and the ghosts on my own. My written in
  2. My mom loves apple-picking so I thought this would make a nice mini apple bag for her. It's a tote done in pineapple lace stitch, and it fits about 2-4 skeins of yarn, 5-6 apples, or even... wait for it... 1 pineapple! I decided to add a rose for some pop of color. Here are the patterns, hook sizes, and yarn I used: Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Dark Red), and a worsted weight green/brown/white variegated yarn I got a while back (...can't remember the brand name, sorry) Hooks: 3.25 mm and 3.5 mm for the rose / 3.75 mm for the bag Patterns: Pineapple Lace Market bag a
  3. difang

    Amigurumi craze!

    Thanks, everyone! Haha yeah, I remember being super impatient when my grandma first tried to teach me. I only got as far as the chain and the single crochet the first time, and even then, I was overly frustrated and swore I'd never touch crochet again. (I couldn't keep the same tension through all my stitches, probably cause I was used to keeping even tension with two needles instead of one hook.) Funny how the right kind of motivation will get you back into a craft! Thanks! And haha, right? It's strange how the second time's the charm. Though I'm impressed you went f
  4. Aww thanks everyone for the sweet compliments and warm welcomes to Crochetville! Haha yup, the temps have been all out of whack here in NYC this winter. Hopefully we'll get more snow come January. So far, it's just been cold, dreary rain. Thanks! And haha yeah, I didn't know what to name the set so I just went with the primary stitch I used. I chose the sagebrush color cause it was the closest to my bf's mom's favorite color, robin egg blue.
  5. Hey veteran felters! I've always wanted to try my hand at felting but never knew how to start. I have a friend who has been felting for years and she said that all you have to do is knit/crochet a piece in wool and throw it in the washer/dryer. I doubt it's that simple. Anything more I should know before I try this out? Also, I bought approx 800yds of LH's fisherman wool and about 400yds of Vanna's Choice glamour yarn but am not sure what project I want to use this for. All I know is I want to combine the two yarns in alternating rows and felt it so that the fisherman wool turns to fel
  6. If you are still doing this, I'd love to crochet something for your donation bin for next year. Please pm me and let me know where to send stuff. This is truly a great cause.
  7. difang

    Amigurumi craze!

    Thanks! I can barely believe it myself, haha. The first time I tried to learn crochet, several yrs back, was ridiculously difficult and I gave up in a matter of minutes. Amazing what a bit of motivation can do the second time around! Thanks! You should definitely try it. Super fun and super addicting! Thank you!
  8. difang

    Amigurumi craze!

    I've been knitting for more than half a decade now... I've been crocheting for only 2 months. Amigurumi was what finally compelled me to learn to crochet. My grandmother gave me her sets of crochet hooks a long time ago and tried to teach me but I never really got the hang of it, mostly cause I still preferred the feel of knitting needles in my hands and couldn't get used to using a single hook. Amigurumi and the promise of super cute creations changed all of that. I started off with a few cupcakes (youtube tutorial found here) and played around with the toppings a bit: S
  9. After about half a month of aggravation (on and off), I've finally finished this scarf/mittens set for my bf's mom. It's a late Chanukkah gift, but better late than never! And here's how it looks when worn (by me): I've been knitting for years but didn't truly learn to crochet til 2 months ago, when I stumbled onto the craft of amigurumi, little crocheted critters. This is my first big crochet project. The hardest, most time-consuming part was figuring out where to put the flowers. Every time I got it wrong I had to unravel each flower cause I was attaching the motifs by
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