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« on: May 22, 2007 08:29:09 PM »

I'm relatively new to crocheting. I learned only a few months ago, although I've been doing it non-stop ever since. So far, my favorite creations are plushies, animals, toy, etc.

Problem is, I am terrible at putting faces on the little guys.

My method as of now is some doubled-over embroidery thread. It always winds up lopsided or just generally crappy.

Any tips or links to help me? Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007 09:19:55 PM »

i usually use felt and sew it on, something different.. but i would love to know what people come up with Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007 02:21:25 PM »

Embroidery gets better with practice I promise. If you are having trouble making them even try counting the rows from a certain point on the toy's face. Like perhaps mark a row with a bobby pin or saftey pin and count up from there on both sides. (this really helps!)
I also do this when using saftey eyes because on of my first projects came out lopsided and I wasn't even embrodering.
It also helps to have another person look at the item with you to help see if it's lined up. hold buttons or something in place of the eyes and see if they are even.
You can also paint your eyes or as suggested use a peice of felt. Felt compliments crocheting and knitting very well! Or you can try needle felting the features on. Smiley
Hopefully some of those ideas help!
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007 05:39:03 PM »

When I'm doing faces, I think of the amigurumi's head like a cross-stitch grid.  You can count up and down and across that way to even them up maybe?
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2007 06:07:55 PM »

I personally just use felt. Or buttons for eyes. I can't embroidery for the life of me. But I'm trying.
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