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Topic: Stuffie/Amigurumi makers - which way do you crochet?  (Read 3508 times)
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« on: October 22, 2008 04:04:30 AM »

There is no right or wrong way to do this... but I am curious..
Which way do you crochet???

Along the inside?


or along the outside?



Which way do YOU do it???
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008 05:03:57 AM »

I use both ways, depending on which way is more comfortable for holding the piece.  I think usually I start off along the inside and then turn it inside out and crochet along the outside when it gets a bit bigger.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008 06:50:12 AM »

I crochet the correct way - along the OUTSIDE  Grin

BTW, I love that hook - is it okay to have hook envy??
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008 07:07:31 AM »

Hook envy is perfectly acceptable...and even better after your *correct way*!  It is my favorite hook - a Susan Bates bamboo handled one... but then what are friends for if we can't want what the other one has, aye?
Maybe the Christmas elf will leave you one of those hooks.... G hook, right?  They are on sale 40% off right now although they might go to 50% off in the upcoming shopping frenzies...

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2008 09:19:15 AM »

I started out doing ami from the inside of the ball because I learned it from this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hKBeu2BlhU

I noticed right away that it made the crochet inside-out, but it still looks good. Later I figured out how to do it from the outside, and now I do it both ways. It does look different when you are examining stitches closely, but the overall effect is the same--you still get a little animal in the end. I like having the options.

I want to add on a question--what size hook do you use? I use an F.
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2008 01:51:47 PM »

I always learned to do it on the outside.
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008 04:57:22 AM »

Inside to start. It's just the way it works - my knitting in the round on DPNs goes the same way...
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011 09:48:13 AM »

crocheting from the inside works well with fun-fur yarn
working around the inside rim of your work, crochet in back loops only
keeps most of the fur to the outside (right side) and makes stitches easier to see

I enjoy both techniques.


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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011 03:40:29 PM »

Outside, so the correct side shows out from the beginning. I'm pretty sure this is technically the correct way to do it, since you would otherwise have to turn the piece inside-out to have the outside stitches facing outwards. Not that it's wrong to have the inside stitches on the outside, especially when working with furry yarn.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2011 11:26:08 AM »

I work along the inside.
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