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miss_joy
« on: November 20, 2006 11:03:54 PM »

hello everyone! i wanted to make my bf a pillow of this cute character's head but it called for an oval shape... i was wondering if anyone has any idea or link where it shows how to do that.

if you're curious, i was going to crochet him an amigurumi of gloomy, http://www.madamedgar.com/en/gloomies.jpg, but i decided to make him a huge pillow instead =)
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006 09:49:42 AM »

I image instead of a circular top, you could do it in pieces (i.e. one side would be 2 semi-circles and a square or rectanlge in the middle) or as a 2-piece (same basic shapes, top & bottom) with a lot of straight rows in the middle. The stuffing would round it out to a basic oval, I think.
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006 01:33:49 PM »

To crochet an oval, instead of joining your initial chain into a loop, and crocheting around that, you crochet a length of chain, single crochet back down the chain, then all the way around the other side of it, (but I guess it would need an increase at the ends).

Here's an example: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa100299.htm
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