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AugustBell
« on: February 19, 2012 07:38:53 PM »

I know you guys have seen this Dobby recently, but I told the wonderful LucyRavenscar that I would post a finished picture of him when I got done. Dobby is absolutely one of my favorite Harry Potter characters so I was thrilled to get this pattern. This is my second amigurumi and I had a difficult time getting his limbs sewn on properly. Thank goodness his smock covers the seams Smiley Thanks so much to LucyRavenscar for this wonderful pattern!! You don't know how happy it's made me.







Hope you guys like him. Here's the pattern I used:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85800576/pattern-for-little-folk-amigurumi-elf?ref=sr_gallery_13&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=little+folk+&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012 08:44:42 PM »

So adorable! I want to hug him. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012 10:48:15 PM »

this is a amazing book sitter Smiley i love your Dobby...he is awesone
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012 02:03:46 AM »

Love Dobby! How did you attach the head? I freehanded a knight a couple of months ago, and stiching the head on was hard!

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012 09:36:02 AM »

Thanks everyone!

Love Dobby! How did you attach the head? I freehanded a knight a couple of months ago, and stiching the head on was hard!

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Sewing on the head was pretty daunting. His head is worked from the nose to the back of the head, so I was attaching the neck to a smooth crocheted surface. Its much easier to attach it to another open piece IMO. I turned him back and forth in my hands for approximately ten minutes fretting over where to begin. I eventually just went for it. I placed his body between my legs and placed the head exactly where I wanted to sew it on. After each stitch I readjusted the head to be sure it wouldnt become misplaced and get sewn on all wonky. After several stitches (maybe eight) I was able to just keep going without constantly readjusting.  I would say the key is to constantly check position while sewing. I also did two rounds of stitches in case my toddler got hold of him. I tried to attach the head with some stitch markers before beginning to attach, but I was worried that they would stretch out the tight crochet stitches.
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012 11:18:27 AM »

Love it, great job even though it's only your second amigurumi. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012 06:28:43 AM »

Love it, great job even though it's only your second amigurumi. 

Thanks so much!
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012 09:03:40 AM »

I love him!
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012 05:31:51 PM »

He's so adorable!
I'm planning to make one by my own pattern someday.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012 01:20:57 AM »

AugustBell, he looks great! I'm very impressed for only your second amigurumi, and I love the way you've posed him with the books. Sewing parts together is definitely the worst part of making amigurumi - I spend ages checking that I've put things in the right place before I sew them on. I usually use pins to fix the part on - they're not very secure, but they keep it place while you're sewing.
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