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« on: August 01, 2011 05:11:05 PM »

I'm new to amigurumi so I haven't decorated my things much. I was thinking it would be cute to make a Sackboy that matches my boyfriend skin tone. How do I give it an afro? Is it just a ton of tiny tassels around the head or is there another way I can do it?

Also suggestions for inexpensive yarn in the right color would be appreciated. My boyfriend is not very light nor he is he very dark...Imagine a carmel color maybe the color of a cardboard box.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011 05:40:23 PM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=250738.0

Maybe something like this? Just a ball made of fuzzy yarn perched atop his head? You could use a slicker brush (wire pet brush) to fluff it out even further than in the example. Acrylic and wool yarns work best for this.
You could also crochet a ball using the loop stitch (the loops will be on the inside, so you'll have to turn the ball inside-out), then trim the loops and brush them a bit.

You could probably needle felt wool roving of the appropriate color right onto the finished amigurumi.

There's a similar topic over on the toys dolls and playthings discussion board also. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=365772.0

Hope this helps
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011 06:25:48 PM »

Wow the needle felted hair looks great and just like his hair! I considered needle felting but was doubtful. When I am closer to the project I'll hop over to the fiber boards for advice on how to get the right kink in the wool. I hope I can find a good wool yarn to do sackboy. Thanks for your help Smiley
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