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Amigurumi help

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MY mother in law wants me to crochet her a amigurumi schnauzer  for her.  I've never done amigurumi before ( I'm lucky I can spell it)but I don't know what type of yarn to use for the hair.  I'm supposed to connect it to the body, then brush it out to make it all fuzzy. 

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You can get a furry effect with plain old acrylic worsted weight.  If I were doing it, I'd make a swatch and test first to see how much brushing is too much, if one brush/comb worked better than another, etc.  Try googling 'how to brush out yarn', there are a bunch of videos out there.

PS I can't spell it either, I usually say 'toy' :lol

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I use a metal pet "slicker" brush from the pet department and I like Red Heart Super Saver the best. Gently brush the yarn in one direction. A lot of fuzz will come out of the yarn, but, the effect is perfect.

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