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« on: March 06, 2011 12:08:13 PM »

Here's my most recent amigurumi: a green Chuchu! I decided to make him tiny by using embroidery thread (all 6 strands).  He took me forever to do: not because he was hard, but because I just don't have much crafting time (maybe 1-2 hours a week) right now.  Otherwise I probably would've finished him in less than a week.  I used a B/1/2.25mm hook as that was the smallest hook I had, although as you can see, I could've gone smaller.  Even though you can see the stuffing, it isn't coming out, and I love him anyway 'cause he's so cute!  Grin  Still getting the hang of stuffing though...does anyone have any tips? More stuffing? Less stuffing? Make stuffing more condensed? Less condensed?  Anywho, thanks for looking!



He stands just short of a standard highlighting marker.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2011 12:19:22 PM »

Great job!  Seriously impressive detail on something so small!
I have no idea what a ChuChu is but I love his eyes!!  I need to learn how to embroider!
I have the same problem with the stuffing so I'm interested in what advice you get.

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2011 12:25:31 PM »

Great job!  Seriously impressive detail on something so small!
I have no idea what a ChuChu is but I love his eyes!!  I need to learn how to embroider!
I have the same problem with the stuffing so I'm interested in what advice you get.

The eyes are actually small crocheted circles that are sewn on.  The only embroidery is the purple "bags" under the eyes and the smile.  I just did a simple stem stitch for those. Easy peasy Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2011 01:06:29 PM »

I squeed when I saw the thumbnail! I especially love what you did with the eyes.

For something so small though, you might want to use a smaller hook so it doesn't leave large holes. I personally use a size 10 hook / 1.20.

As for stuffing, it helps to stuff amigurumi as you work. Start stuffing when you get to a decreasing row. It helps keep the shape and the stuffing even. The decreasing row following keeps the stuffing in. You can use any available equipment with some sort of broad or flat surface like pens or the tip of your scissors(?) or even a comb to smush it. I don't think you needed it for this project. Whatever you tried, it worked really well!
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011 02:41:12 PM »

Ah!  I thought the purple ring was all embroidery! 
I do a lot of beadweaving with tiny seed beads but haven't mastered crocheting anything this small.  I am impressed!
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2011 01:38:35 PM »

I squeed when I saw the thumbnail! I especially love what you did with the eyes.

For something so small though, you might want to use a smaller hook so it doesn't leave large holes. I personally use a size 10 hook / 1.20.

As for stuffing, it helps to stuff amigurumi as you work. Start stuffing when you get to a decreasing row. It helps keep the shape and the stuffing even. The decreasing row following keeps the stuffing in. You can use any available equipment with some sort of broad or flat surface like pens or the tip of your scissors(?) or even a comb to smush it. I don't think you needed it for this project. Whatever you tried, it worked really well!

Thanks for the stuffing tips! I did look at purchasing a smaller hook, but my local store only had the entire set of steel hooks and it was too expensive to justify buying the whole set.  So I went with this one...funny enough the top of the head is actually nice and tight (can't see the stuffing), but as I crocheted my tension must've gotten a bit looser.

Ah!  I thought the purple ring was all embroidery! 
I do a lot of beadweaving with tiny seed beads but haven't mastered crocheting anything this small.  I am impressed!

It wasn't that bad, actually! The hardest part was trying not to split the strands!
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