A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 297,065
Currently Running With Scissors:
400 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Poseable crochet  (Read 686 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
monoped
« on: April 08, 2006 04:20:53 AM »

Does anyone have any tips on making crochet toys poseable? Smiley

I'm making my friend a monkey for her birthday & want to make the tail & maybe the limbs poseable. I figure pipe cleaners are a good bet but am wondering if I need to anchor them somehow.

Any advice would be great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

amie
Offline Offline

Posts: 625
Joined: 04-Aug-2004

Get Hooked on Style!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2006 07:04:07 AM »

I wonder if you bought pipe cleaners that were the same color as the yarn for the monkey and worked them into the tail as you were crocheting, if that would be enough. I'd want to buy long pipe cleaners and work a bunch in. The plus side there might be that the fuzz of the pipe cleaner would mimic the hair of the monkey. Perhaps start crocheting at the tail and work them vertically, allowing enough extra pip cleaner to remain coiled at the top, you know, so that it doesn't slip out. Does that make sense to you?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

vanillaxlight
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5823
Joined: 31-Jan-2004


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2006 08:41:32 AM »

Slip some heavy wire into the tail?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm no longer a moderator, but I will always love June 2005 - October 2008

http://robotsinagrid.com
bixby2
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2006 08:04:56 AM »

I use pipe cleaners.  They work great.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out the Electric Sheep Fibers!  http://amysbabies.etsy.com

My Blog
http://amysbabies.wordpress.com/
Croshayqueen
Offline Offline

Posts: 127
Joined: 09-Aug-2005

I make crochet SEXY!!!!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2006 10:13:00 AM »

I know this probably sounds complicated....buuut, I used to make these dolls, and I would make a separate torso, then separate arms and legs... THEN I would use tiny lentils for the stuffing(makes them have a really neat feel when you squish them, like a beany baby)

 then I would just use a large upholstery needle, and go through one arm (Shoulder)  through the upper body, then through the opposite arm with some thick/strong yarn or a double strand of the same yarn used to MAKE the arm so it blends in (fishing line works great too!)

Then knot it on the outside to keep the tension, then I cut off the excess and tuck it back inside. (Your hook works great if it's hard to get back inside)

This gives a nice shaping to the arms so they have "muscle definition" instead of a plain round arm, know what I mean?Huh  Plus they move really smoothly with no worrying about wires poking out or poking someone else if it's for a kiddo  Wink

Hope that made sense! LOL  Good luck Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

monoped
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006 05:25:52 PM »

Thanks for the tips. I ended up finding some long pipe-cleaners which i stitched to the inside of the tail.

Muchos Gracias.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Get Candy Cane Nails
3 Spices That Speed Up Your Metabolism
Dazzle Her with Diamonds This Holiday
Easy & Festive Holiday Beauty Tutorials
Holiday Makeup Tutorial
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Decoupaged Table Top
August 20, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.