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ocelotito

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  • Favorite hook type
    Wood
  • Favorite projects
    cowls, scarves, amigurumi
  1. Thank you Krys. After that row, then you continue to spiral?
  2. Most of my crochetting is amigurumis and I always make the usual color change that leaves an ugly step. I know there are several tutorials for making an invisible, or somewhat less visible but each method is a bit different. I'd like to know if anyone has here has a favorite method and if you can share a link to the instructions or video. I don't need to do stripes or anything too complicated, I just need to do one single color change in my pattern, but I want it to look as clean and good as possible because the toys are to be sold in a fundraiser. Thank you
  3. I know this is not exactly a crochet question, but related. Many amigurumi patterns call for embroidering details, especially faces. Though I understand how to do this, I don't know how to anchor the stitch so it can't be pulled easily. Sometimes it can be hidden if a part of the piece has a similar color, I just tie it there and then take the needle in the toy until it comes out in the right place and then take it back to secure it. But most of the times, I can't do this without leaving a very obvious knot of a contrasting color. How do I do this? Diana
  4. Amigurumi is perfect for that. They can get complicated, but most of the projects are easy and super fast to finish. Another option is appliques.
  5. I don't crochet complicated stitches, mostly amigurumi. I have a horrible time whenever I need to do a whole line of slip stitches. For some reason, I find it very hard to get through the last loop.
  6. Thanks. I will check out the lion brand. I hadn't had this problem with red heart. Sometimes it doesn't make that much difference or the problem can be solved easily, for example, when making a toy where the limbs go in another color. Even with the different thickness, it is possible to add a stitch and maybe row to make up for the difference, as long as the toy is big enough. With the toy I was making, I had to change the color in the middle of each row, to form a mask on the face. It was impossible to correct it without changing the ovreall look, very fristrating.
  7. Most of the crochetting I do is amigurumis. I buy red heart because it is easy to find, cheap and I think it's stiffness is actually a plus for the toys. I have noticed difference in quality depending on the color, some could be very plasticky and some felt nicer. But the last two balls had slightly different thicknesses, enough to ruin my project. It was a very small doll. It was a promised gift so I modified the pattern a bit and it looks odd but ok, but now I am left with all this yarn that I can't combine well with other yarns of the same brand. Has anyone had that problem before? I know it is not a very fine yarn but, given how artificial and "industrial" it looks, I expected it to least not vary in thickness.
  8. Maybe this can help. It https://www.planetjune.com/blog/amigurumi-help/perfect-stripes-for-amigurumi-video/
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    I am groot (too)

    They also sell the kit in Amazon. They don't carry it all the time i Costco. I have seen it several times but not during the whole year. I think they carry it during the fall.
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    I am groot (too)

    Hi, I was going to post my groot and realized there is another one here. I made this one from a book/kit that I bought from COSTCO with patterns for MARVEL characters, but I adapted the proportions to make it more baby-ish. The original one is for big groot. Haven't figured out how to put the leaves. The texture in the body that I added too is made with embroidery. I don't know how the stitch is called, chain stitch? As with all amigurumis I have made, the little details are the most time consuming.
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    Chewbacca 2 & 3

    WOW they are awesome. I made a similar one to the less hairy (from a kit). The hairy one looks great too. Was it very difficult to work with that yarn?
  12. Thanks for sharing! I was crochetting a Hogwarts scarf for my son with chunky yarn with dc but I was not liking the way it looks. I will try this stitch.
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