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new beastie with loads of wool!!
by starbutcher (starbutcher)
at January 1st, 2007 (03:49 pm)

hello! my name is danie and, obviously i am new to this community. i have been crochetting for about seven years now and it has been limited to blankets, scarves and hats for that time. recently though, i have learned about Japanese Amigurumi and have fallen in love. i bought some books off of the internet. obviously, if you have looked at the photo, i do not speak the language they are in. i can imagine if i study them well enough i could get the hang of it, but my concern is that i am still feeling a bit less-than-confidant in making things that do not go in continuous lines and make flat things. well, what i am asking for here is if any of you lovlies have any links or recipes for crochet patterns that i can make creatures from. i just want to have the general idea for making a head, body, arms... things in general.

it would be grately appreciated!

x-posted like woah!


Posted by: Jennifer St.Clair (jenstclair)
Posted at: January 16th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC)

If you know how to make a hat, you're set. :)

Say you want to make a bear. The bear's head is a hat turned sideways with a pointy top. (It's kind of hard to describe in text.) The bear's body is two hats with round tops smushed together. (An oval, basically.) The bears arms are sausage shaped; the bear's legs are a bit more difficult, but not hard if you look at a stuffed teddy bear and go from that image.

You can vary this 'pattern' any way you'd like. But essentially, what you are working towards is the distilled shape of the object you want to crochet. Does that make sense?

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