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Topic: DORMANT: Amineko (amigurumi cat) Crochetalong (w/pattern link)  (Read 39793 times)
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dilemmax
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2006 09:13:39 PM »

Sorry guys!! I'm a newbie to crochet but this crochetalong has inspired me to take up crocheting. I've been practising a bit but I am having trouble starting crocheting in rounds.. Can anyone point me to the right direction?
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IamSusie
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2006 07:28:01 AM »

Check this out: http://www.crochetme.com/Dec_Jan_0405/reads_round.html

and this http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa091104.htm

When I do rounds for amigurumi, I do not slip stitch at the end of every round.  I like to just go around in spirals.  It's easier.

Here is the english aminekko directions from the Japanese site it has good diagrams:  http://www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~mite/diagram/crochetedCat.html
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« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2006 09:51:48 AM »

I would like to join this group! too cute
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100Bean
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2006 02:28:18 PM »

Hi again everyone - I found some yarn in my pile that has worked out pretty well and I went ahead and started my amineko guy. But now I have a new question - I've finished the head piece and the body, and I don't really understand how to attach them. The opening at the bottom of my head is bigger than the opening of the body - is that normal/right? If so, should the head overlap the body a little bit? Does that question even make sense? I've still got a lot to do but I thought I should ask before I get to that point. Does anyone have any pointers or advice for assembling this little creature? Thanks!
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« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2006 02:33:12 PM »

100bean- You should have the same number of stitches on the openings of the body and head, so when they are sewn together they sit neatly together. I suggest either going back a couple rounds on the head and decreasing more, or going back on the body and decreasing less. I suppose you could overlap the head and body, but it will leave a noticable seam Undecided You could always put a permanent collar on the lil guy...
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« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2006 03:15:45 PM »

Thanks wallaby - right after I asked my question, I thought to check the number of stitches on each piece. (This is my first crocheted animal/toy, so I'm a bit slow with the seeing of the obvious.) I do indeed have the same number of stitches, but the head opening is still bigger. This annoys me greatly. So I did some very unscientific stretching of the body opening and they pretty much match up now. Smiley So if I sew them together with each stitch matching up, how is that not going to be a noticeable seem? These questions may be kind of silly, but like I said, I've never done one of these before and the instructions are pretty vague on the pattern for the assembly. I'm scared my cat will end up looking like a crazy frankenstein cat! (Which would be ok actually, but that's just not what I'm going for here. Smiley )
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IamSusie
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2006 06:58:33 PM »

Check out this article about assembling amigurumi. http://www.crochetme.com/assembling-amigurumi

 You'll be surprised at how the seams work out.
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dilemmax
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2006 06:59:43 AM »

Thank you so much IamSusie!! The first link made a lot of sense to me. Hopefully I can show of my amineko soon Smiley
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superlisa
« Reply #38 on: June 26, 2006 09:40:18 AM »

I made another one. yay!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/56632920@N00/
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« Reply #39 on: June 26, 2006 09:48:47 AM »

Yours has a striped t-shirt! That is awesome!
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