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arwhyn
« on: October 17, 2006 01:38:15 PM »

hiya,

i have only recently found out about amigurumi. i think these dolls are just adorable! now i really want to learn how to do them. having found this forums already helped me a lot  Grin especially the FAQs and the how to do it part! as i've never ever crocheted a thing in my life.
and that's where i'd need your help: all the free patterns i've seen so far look awfully complicated. isn't there anything simple, something that would give me some practice and still "look something"? i would so much love to start crocheting some amigurumi; i just can't find the right thing!
i would be ever so thankful for any tips or links  Smiley

cheers,
arwhyn.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2006 01:48:34 PM »

When I was learning amigurumi, I had such a hard time. For practice, I took some scrap yarn and just practiced working in the round and increasing. My first amigurumi project was the cat from roxycraft. It was so easy.
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2006 01:54:25 PM »

thanks for your answer! Smiley
i found that roxy page earlier, i just didn't want to buy anything yet, not knowing how difficult it might be.
i haven't even got any hooks or yarn yet, i was going to get some tomorrow! any ideas as to what is necessary/ideal to start with?

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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006 05:24:31 PM »

I just use plain Red Heart acrylic yarn and a G hook. For the first amigurumi project I did, I made the mistake of using a big J hook. Whoops.
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006 06:29:47 AM »

i've just bought some yarn and hooks, and made my first stitches. i can't believe how easy it is!   Cheesy mind you, it's still quite knobblyand it's got some big holes in it already, but it's a start and i absolutely love it!
thank for your help!
arwhyn.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006 01:51:44 PM »

i've just bought some yarn and hooks, and made my first stitches. i can't believe how easy it is!   Cheesy mind you, it's still quite knobblyand it's got some big holes in it already, but it's a start and i absolutely love it!
thank for your help!
arwhyn.  Smiley

You're welcome. Good luck in all of your amigurumi adventures!
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