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Topic: DORMANT: Sammy the Hedgehog Crochet-along (with pattern link)  (Read 6394 times)
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2007 07:37:16 PM »

also, i would mention that joining rounds conventionally means to slip stitch after your last stitch of the round, into the first stitch, thereby joining into a circle. afterwards you usually raise your yarn up to the next level (round) with one or more chain stitches, then continue crocheting as before.
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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2007 12:06:43 PM »

Thanks Gwydion and weberly for both explaining how you join the rounds
and for pointing me in the direction to avoid the ladder effect.  Smiley
 
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2007 04:42:13 AM »

ooooooh love love love love love!!!  Grin
has anyone finished one of these little guys?
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2007 09:53:23 AM »

this little guy is too cute for me to pass up.  I'm going to make one right now  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2007 11:54:27 AM »

I started one of these for a swap, and, even though it doesn't look quite like the picture, the body came out okay (except that I forgot to crochet into the back loop only). I had some major issues with the pom-poms for the "spikes"- I was using fun fur and it just wasn't cooperating (the pom-pom sort of "exploded- I am still finding bits of fun fur all over the house...

If anyone can help me out on the pom-pom part, I'd appreciate it!
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2007 03:26:56 PM »

I think ordinary yarn works just fine.  What I would do is fold a lot of 1.5-2 inch sections, fold that in half around a hook or twisty tie or whatever,  wrap tightly around the bottom, just above the hook or twisty tie (to make the bump smaller), and using a big needle, 'sew' through that gap made by your hook/twisty tie a few times, then tie securely (may need to sew through/around some other yarns.

Take scissors and cut through all the loops you made.  Sew the base on, then spread & arrange the 'spikes' as you like, trim, etc. And repeat until you're satisfied with his 'do.  Make sense?

I think it's okay to mix and match yarns, too.  Hedgehog quills tend to be mixed colors, some even have patches of color, called pintos.
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2007 03:45:13 PM »

Sew the base on, then spread & arrange the 'spikes' as you like, trim, etc. And repeat until you're satisfied with his 'do. 
Thanks for the advice!

It was the sewing on part that caused the problem. I couldn't really get to the part that was securing the pom-pom all together. Maybe I'll try using a pom-pom maker (I have one around here somewhere), instead of wrapping it around my hand like the directions say.

Hmmm...now I have to figure out where I tossed the body...
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2007 04:09:17 PM »

Hmmm...now I have to figure out where I tossed the body...

 Shocked

 Wink LOL. 

I'm not sure, but if the pom maker is for a full sphere pom, keep track of that middle! Good Luck!
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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2007 08:45:10 PM »

I finished making one, and even though it doesn't quite look like the one they have in the picture, I think it looks alright.  My two pompoms turned out a bit too small, so I made a third and stuck that on too.  Now he's exploding with 'quills' on his back.   Cheesy

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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2007 10:34:56 PM »

I request pic-a-tures!  Grin
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