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« on: February 06, 2014 10:50:24 AM »

Hi All,

I'm trying to crochet the 'Short and Wide Female Head', pg 37 of 'Amigurume: Make cute crochet people' by Allison Hoffman, and I can't seem to get it right...

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The pattern itself calls for worsted weight yarn with a 3.5mm hook, but I can't source worsted yarn here easily. Instead, I'm using a 2.5mm hook with dk yarn, but it doesn't seem to work. I've tried bigger hooks (3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm) and that doesn't help. Should I be using an even smaller hook?? I would post the pattern I'm following (well, up to where I am, anyway) but I don't think copyright would allow it Sad

It should make a nice spherical(isn) head, but by Rnd7 it's so ruffled I really can't see how it will form a sphere when I start decreasing. This is not a problem I've encountered before, so any advice would really help me out! Thank you my lovelies xx
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014 07:06:47 PM »

I am not familiar with the pattern but my first guess upon  seeing it is too many increases.  It looks like rnd 3 you are still *inc around* instead of *inc, sc* like you typically see in an amigurumi head.

Its been a few days so Im wondering if you have had any luck?
If not can you find a picture of what a finished doll from this looks like?
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014 11:29:56 PM »

It's been a while since I made anything from that book. I can't remember, does hers have an irregular increase sequence at the beginning? Because that can definitely do it, if you're going from six increases to a smaller/larger number.

Check to make sure you're doing your increases correctly, as has been suggested. If you are, then just keep going and finish the head. The irregularities should even out when you stuff. I don't think I've ever had anything except small, really tight spheres turn out properly round before they've been stuffed, and I seem to remember the patterns from this book looking a little wonky until they were filled out. Smiley
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