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1  Re: The Force Is Strong With This One (Free Plushie Yoda Pattern On The Way!) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Yarn_Bug100 on: January 24, 2008 09:16:09 AM
Sorry about that.
I'm not very good at clearly explaining things.
Here's are some step by step photos. Hope this helps
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Step 1: Double up the yarn used and Chain 30. Fasten Off.

Step 2: (Sorry, forgot to mention this part) Tie the ends together to form a circle


Step 3: Bunch the chain together to form this shape.
It might be a good idea to use safety pins to keep it this way while you sew.


Steps 4, 5 and 6: You can either use one of the 4 tails (normally you'd have 2 tails; one at the beginning and one at the end but remember that since you doubled the yarn you'll have 4 tails, 2 at the beginning, 2 at the end) to secure the shape of the foot or you can cut another lenght of yarn to sew it all together. I used a spearate piece of yarn.




Hopefully this picture doesn't confuse you even more(forgive the blurry red "here"):


Steps 7 and 8: You migh have to bunch the foot together a little more so the toes are close enough together. Once you do that place it as shown on the bottom of Yoda. Once you sew it on only the tips of the toes should be seen. All those pesky ends can just be worked into the toy.

This is the underside of the finished head/body


Here's what it should look like from the front:






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2  The Force Is Strong With This One *Pattern FINALLY added* in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Yarn_Bug100 on: November 29, 2007 07:32:28 AM
(Pattern on pages 4 and 5)

I made this little guy for a friend of mine.
A few years a go she didn't even know what Star Wars was. Thankfully I changed all that.
 Cheesy

Sorry about the lame photos.
I took them right before I went to give him to my friend so I was in a rush.

Hood Down:



Hood Up:



The little stick he's holding opens up and his lightsaber comes out.
The lightsaber (why oh WHY didn't I take a picture of that???) is made from a mini glowstick, some silver duct tape and some markers.

If I ever get the chance I'll take some better pictures of him.

So what do you think??

Pattern appears later in the thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=210775.msg2401024#msg2401024
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3  Re: where do i start? in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions by Yarn_Bug100 on: July 05, 2007 03:56:28 PM
I like to make little felt toys too.
I usually buy the regular felt squares you can get at any craft store.
They might not hold up real well if you intend to give them to a small child or if they're going to get a lot of use though.
But I made this little guy out of regular felt I bought at Walmart



I got the pattern from another topic somewhere on the Toys, Dolls and Playthings board.
To make something like that the materials I used were pins to hold the pattern piece on the felt I was going to cut, a sewing machine for putting the large pieces together, scissors obviously for cutting, a needle and some matching thread which I used for the arms and the other pieces too small for a machine, google eyes, hot glue and stuffing.
A sewing machine is not essential for toy making. You can hand sew just about anything. It just takes a lot longer in some cases.
For your first felt toy you might want to try a simple pattern with only two pieces, a back and a front.
You could go here
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=159340.0
and scroll down a little and click on the name "xlilbabydragonx".
That should take you to a website where you can get the pattern for those little bunnies.

Hope this helps
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4  Little Bunny (With Pattern) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Yarn_Bug100 on: July 05, 2007 10:40:55 AM
Tada!
Here's the pattern for the little bunnies.
I haven't tested this yet so if you make it and find a mistake or have a problem please let me know so I can try to fix it.







Little Bunny Pattern
Karissas Kreations

Size: From tip of ear to foot: Approx. 6 inches

K2TOG - Knit two together
K - Knit
BO - Bind off
STS - Stitches

Materials:
Scraps of WW yarn in whatever color you please
Some black WW yarn for face
Size 6 needles or appropriate size for yarn used
1 Set of Double pointed needles in the same size as the main needles (If you don't have DPNs I have an alternative I-cord making technique below) OR any tool used to make an I-Cord of the appropriate size
Yarn needle
Small amounts of stuffing

***DO NOT SELL THIS PATTERN PLEASE!***

Head, Body and Legs:
Cast on 20 STS. Working in garter stitch throughout work 20 rows
Next Row (First Leg): Knit the first ten stitches on the needle, TURN. You will only be working with these 10 STS for the leg. Work 10 rows. Bind off.
Second Leg: You should now have one little rectangle sticking out from the rest of your body and 10 stitches still on one needle. Work 10 rows with these 10 stitches. Bind off.

Ears (Make 2):
Cast on 5 stitches leaving a long tail for sewing. K 6 rows.
Next Row: K2TOG, K to 2 STS remain. K2TOG
K 1 row. Cut yarn and pull through remaining STS. Pull tight then weave end in.

Arms (Make 2):
If you are using DPNs (or circulars) cast on four stitches to make an I-cord about 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches long
**Or**
Using regular needles cast on four STS. The needle these STS are on (the needle in you left hand) will be called Needle 1. Your right hand needle is Needle 2.
Instead of working these STS slip them to Needle 2. Take Needle 2 in your left hand and put Needle 1 in your right. The yarn should be coming from the left most stitch. Pulling yarn tight knit all four stitches. Normally you would now move the needle with the STS to your left hand. DO NOT DO THIS. Instead of switching needles, slip the four STS to the needle in your left hand. Just as before, the yarn should be coming from the left most stitch. Also just as before pull the yarn tight and knit all STS. Keep slipping the STS from the right hand needle instead of switching needles until your I-cord is long enough. To bind off cut the yarn and slip the end through the STS pulling tight.
Whatever method of I-cord making you use make sure you leave a long tail. It will be used for attaching the arms to the body.

Sewing up the body: Heres where it gets a little tricky. (The bunny is sewn with the right sides out. I used the invisible stitch or ladder stitch) Take the bunny head, body and legs. Take one of the little rectangles and fold it in half. Sew up until the little rectangle stops. Do the same for the other leg. Make sure you sew the bottom of the rectangles as well. You might want to stuff the legs now. Fold the remaining piece of fabric in half and sew it up stuffing it as you go. The seam of the body should be in the middle while the little leg seams should be on the inside. Stuff the body completely then squish the two sides of the top of the body together and sew them up. You should now have this funny looking rectangle or tube with two little tubes sticking out the bottom. There should be no more holes to sew up.
Making the head: Take your yarn needle and thread a piece of yarn about 10 inches long. Insert the needle about two inches down from the top of the head. It doesnt matter where you stick the needle. Make a running stitch all around the tube. Pull the yarn tight to form the bunnys head. Tie the yarn tight then weave the loose end in the body.
Attaching the ears: Take the cast on edge of the ear and pinch it together. Using your yarn needle and the long tail you left sew the ear to the head. I dont have the exact measurement for placement. Youll have to eyeball it. It might be a good idea to pin both ears on the head before you sew, that way you can make sure theyre were you want them.
Attaching the arms: Thread the long tail you left on the I-cord and sew on the arms on either side of the bunnys body right below the running stitch.
If youd like to put a tail on your bunny make a little pompom out of matching yarn and sew it on.
All you have to do now is embroider your bunnys face and weave in any other loose ends you may have.

Please keep in mind I have written this pattern down from memory. I really dont know if it is accurate. If you have a problem or find a mistake please let me know. I will try my best to fix it.
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5  10 Bunnies and 1 Bear (Link For Pattern Included) in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Yarn_Bug100 on: June 19, 2007 10:10:29 AM
Here they are my 10 bunnies and one bear. I made them a couple of months ago for a teacher I know.

This is PB. She's a very curious little thing.
She has a little necklace with a purple star on it but I forgot to put it on her before I took the picture.



This is Pudgy Bunny. He's not very photogenic.


These little guys were given out to the students in her class


And here is my favorite, Mr. Green Dude.



So what do you think?
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6  Tiny Turtles in Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects by Yarn_Bug100 on: June 17, 2007 07:04:57 PM
I've been hanging around Craftster for months now so I thought it
 was about time I finally posted something of my own.  
Here they are. My tiny turtles:


 




 Smiley  Grin  Cool

The pink one's name is Quinna. She was the first thing I ever crocheted following a pattern.
The purple one's name is Flurp and he was a gift for my sister.
The little green guy was given to a coworker so I don't know his name. But I do know she flipped when she saw him so he's in a good home.


For anyone interested I got the pattern here
 http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=40998
It's a super simple pattern that's very quick to crochet.
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