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« on: April 29, 2009 06:28:35 PM »

I want to do my body and legs like this.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/38635695@N00/3102997502/
I just don't know how to get the part where the legs connect done.  My mother is no help in this situation.  Can anyone offer any advice?
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009 01:46:33 AM »

normally you doesn't sart such amiguruis at the feet, but at the neck.. if you work them from the neck to the feet you can divide the main tube to two smaller tubes which will be the legs later...
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009 05:24:34 AM »

normally you doesn't sart such amiguruis at the feet, but at the neck.. if you work them from the neck to the feet you can divide the main tube to two smaller tubes which will be the legs later...

Well that was pretty obvious to me from the get go.  The problem is that I don't understand how to go from one tube to two.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009 06:52:15 AM »

Having never done this, this is how I'd try it:

Start by making one tube.

When you get to the leg part, work as normal until you reach what will be the middle of the torso, then make a sc directly across the tube on the other side, then keep going around and around until you've made a leg.  Then go back with a fresh start of yarn and make the other leg in the same way.

You might end up with a hole in the, er, crotch area, though.  Maybe use an end to sew that up?

Perhaps some amigurumi makers could chime in?
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2009 07:59:42 AM »

I have done it the way that fantasticmio describes. However, on larger dolls, the crotch area can get very pinched that way. So I do it like this:

Crochet until you are at the front middle of the torso. Chain a few. Skip half of the stitches in the round. So for instance, if the torso is 36 stitches around, skip 18 stitches. Continue to crochet in the round over the remaining stitches, as well as the chains. Once you finish one leg, you reattach the yarn in the front middle of the torso, in the first of the skipped stitches. Now crochet in the round over all the skipped stitches. When you get to the back middle, don't make any chain stitches. You can just crochet over the ones you made for the first leg again, which will close off the crotch nicely.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009 03:42:18 PM »

What she said  Cheesy
That's how to do it.  go around halfway - chain a few then keep going around and around.... then do your feet... finish off and then reattach and start going around and around again....

Remember that where you start sc'ing in the chain that that area is going to be a row longer since on the first leg there was only a chain.  What I do is start AFTER where the chains are so that you are starting your second leg in the first free stitch, sc aroun then in the chains... on your last row just don't work the sc's in the chains - it will make it so your legs are the same length  Wink
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