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JanelleJ
« on: May 19, 2009 12:38:33 AM »

My husband is wanting me to make him a cactuar from Final Fantasy, and I'm wondering how I would get the arms and legs to bend at a sharp, 90 degree angle. Can anyone help me or give me some hints as to how I can accomplish this. Thanks so much!

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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 01:17:54 AM »

Pipe cleaners maybe? I have seen other people here mention that they put the in to give some bendability to their creations. Hope that helps!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 04:03:34 AM »

You could crochet seperate tubes for upper- and fore-arm and -leg and sew them together rectangular.
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009 08:02:41 AM »

I agree with Tine.  After looking at the picture, I would make the arms and legs in two separate pieces and sew them together in the configuration that you want.  That looks like a fun character to make.  Please post a picture when you're done!
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JanelleJ
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009 12:57:35 AM »

Thanks everyone! This is what I was thinking of doing before I posted, but I wanted to see if there was any technique that I didn't know about. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009 01:05:08 PM »

I don't know if you are familiar with short rows in knitting. It's basically when your knitting in the round, on one row you change to knitting back and forth (normal style), but stop knitting one or more stitches before the end of the row.

I've used the same technique in crochet for something angular (I think it was a flower or something like that), and worked to perfection. You might want to give it a try.
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