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ZoeyQ
« on: February 03, 2012 08:01:05 AM »

Meet crochet Starfox.



It was quite a struggle to make him, it took me a month, but now he's finished. I didn't love him at first, now I do! Designing him, and especially his head and face, gave me a bit of a headache. I hope you like him!



There's more about him at my blog: http://sonspopkes.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/crochet-starfox/



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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012 08:12:08 AM »

I love him - he is wonderfull! He has just the rigth expression - good job on his face, He rocks.
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012 08:41:52 AM »

Ohhhh! Such a good job! I love him!
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012 08:43:19 AM »

great job.  what kind of yarn is he made out of?
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012 08:47:30 AM »

want, need Love...Want Need Love...WANT NEED LOVE LOL!!! This is awesome I just adore him so much too cute really!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012 08:54:59 AM »

I love this guy!!  Terrific job!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012 09:04:39 AM »

Thanks for all your really enthusiastic reactions! That's just so great to hear.

He's made with Letit Lopi wool (except for the green), from Icelandic sheep. It's very rough and fuzzy.

Thanks for the comment about his face. At first I wasn't happy with it. I wanted to give him real Starfox eyes, the big white oval eyes he has, but that didn't work out al all and gave my doll a mean expression. I was really disappointed, it had cost me so much time and effort to make him, and now I didn't like him because he had this mean face....After a lot of doubting and testing different kind of eyes, I decided to just leave the white bit and make the eyes round. And it's just great now. Thanks to my boyfriend's good idea to add a black 'eyelash' above the eyes, he really got the right expression.

I think everybody here knows how important the face of an amigurumi is!
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012 10:23:16 AM »

Bravo!
Like the others, I find him adorable.
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012 08:48:28 PM »

Great Job!!! keep the awesome work  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2012 03:35:30 PM »

This is absolutely wonderful!!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2012 09:31:00 PM »

He is fantastic! I knew who he was from the thumbnail! Job well done!!!
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012 08:28:38 PM »

Amazing!! Would love to make this for my grandsons.How tall is he?
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012 06:12:39 PM »

He looks amazing! I don't think I have ever seen him crocheted before!
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012 06:14:32 PM »

I think everybody here knows how important the face of an amigurumi is!


OH GOSH YES.  Roll Eyes I, like you, start with feet... and so I make these adorable little boots... and then body... and arms... and it's just amazing how a face can ruin an entire doll! (Or likewise, how a face can save something ugly.) I keep telling myself I need to crochet dolls head-down so I don't waste time if the head comes out bad, but...

ALSO I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. The halo of your yarn is wonderful, he looks so fuzzy!
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012 04:14:07 PM »

Thanks BunnieB!

Maybe we should start with the head....but lucky for me, I've never ruined a doll so far...I just keep on adjusting the face till it's good, or, till I've gone completely mad Tongue and decided the first try wasn't that bad...

A thing that always helps me when the face keeps on looking totally ridiculous is; I just get the doll out of my sight for a little while, and start fresh all over. Then I mostly get it right after a few tries!

And, a small tip, if the face seems a little off, look at it in the mirror, that gives a different perspective, which makes your brain see 'better'.
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012 01:51:47 AM »

He's gorgeous! I don't know the character, but I love all the detail and the yarn you've used for the head is just perfect. I always start with the head and try and get that right first, you're totally right about the expression being one of the most important parts of an amigurumi. I sometimes find if I'm not sure about something I've made, it's just because I've been studying it too much. I leave it sitting around so I get used to it and I find I often like it better than I thought.
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