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CROCHET => Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions => Topic started by: brideOFkniterstein on October 31, 2006 01:55:26 PM



Title: amigurumi question
Post by: brideOFkniterstein on October 31, 2006 01:55:26 PM
what is the best yarn to make these lovely creatures??

i've never made one, so i'm clueless

tia


Title: Re: amigurumi question
Post by: Tangerine_Dreams on October 31, 2006 04:08:52 PM
I think the "best" yarn is up to you.  I usually use Caron Simply Soft since that is what is available to me (it's my favorite yarn right now!) and I like the colors and it makes really soft amigurumi's....but I know others use different yarns too.


Title: Re: amigurumi question
Post by: DisneyFan on October 31, 2006 06:57:56 PM
Personally, I like Red Heart because it's a little thicker than simply soft and a little more...hearty?  I guess that's the word I'm looking for.  I've found that it holds it's shape well when you stuff it.


Title: Re: amigurumi question
Post by: Aelita on October 31, 2006 07:07:50 PM
I use both of those yarns when I make them and they are both great but it's also up to you what yarn you may want to use. I've even combined the two types Caron SS and Red Heart. RH for the body and Caron SS for the clothes and it was awesome together. See here is what I made with RH for the body and Caron SS for the clothes:

It's a fairy in which her wings are RH and so is her hair. It's from a lady named Kristie her name is Blushing Becca.


Title: Re: amigurumi question
Post by: djonesgirl on October 31, 2006 07:48:40 PM
I like the simply soft as well, but I wish there were more colors to choose from.  I need to use a smaller hook when I use that yarn too-- usually a D.


Title: Re: amigurumi question
Post by: brideOFkniterstein on November 02, 2006 11:57:39 AM
thank you.

i thought it had to be a specific yarn


Title: Re: amigurumi question
Post by: Naff Productions on November 03, 2006 02:40:56 PM
I've also used cotton yarn like Lily Sugar'n Cream.  It works really well, also.  And that yarn is so easy to crochet with, IMHO.  Plus comes in lots of fun colors.


Title: Re: amigurumi question
Post by: djonesgirl on November 06, 2006 12:51:21 PM
I don't know if it is new or not, but today I discovered that red heart has a soft yarn collection that is just as soft as simply soft but a little thicker.  I bought about 10 skeins today.  The colors are really nice, too!


Title: Re: amigurumi question
Post by: ecreations on November 06, 2006 01:58:19 PM
I, personally, prefer cotton for the body because its strong and quite mouldable. However, the choice is yours


Title: Re: amigurumi question
Post by: iSearchToBeLost on November 29, 2006 07:58:04 PM
i love caron simply soft, it comes in such pretty colors, i snapped up the deep violet without even knowing what i was going to make with it because it was so beautiful!