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CROCHET => Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions => Topic started by: highxxfive on March 25, 2008 11:11:20 AM



Title: ami butts..=/
Post by: highxxfive on March 25, 2008 11:11:20 AM
haha ok well i'm crocheting a cow for my friend and i don't really know what to do with the butt! everytime i do it it comes out looking like this:



how can i fix this?
also i was wondering, how can i make a tail for the cow? what should it look like?


Title: Re: ami butts..=/
Post by: djonesgirl on March 25, 2008 12:15:58 PM
Well, when you finish closing up the hole, take a tapestry needle and thread the remaining yarn onto it and poke it into the center and out through any spot on the side of the doll.  Pull it tight and it should make it flatter.  Then cut the yarn close to the body.


Title: Re: ami butts..=/
Post by: Eliea on March 25, 2008 12:26:54 PM
I think if you chain a few stitches from that point, finish it off and add some fringe to the end in the dark color you have an instant cow tail.
I googled some pics of a cows tail for you:
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:_o1F_DqMNnO2jM:http://farm1.static.flickr.com/55/165110795_21db6ef625.jpg
http://www.amandajones.com/images_portfolio/cow_tail.jpg
http://media.cbs3springfield.com/images/CowsTail.jpg
See what I mean? A real cows butt kinda does that anyway!


Title: Re: ami butts..=/
Post by: highxxfive on March 25, 2008 12:57:26 PM
alright i chained a few and single crocheted in the chains, this is what i got.


 hows it look? and i dont really know how to make a fringe/tassel thing at the end of it...?


Title: Re: ami butts..=/
Post by: Eliea on March 25, 2008 01:09:47 PM
It looks like a tail! too cute!
Cut a few long pieces of the other color then follow the directions on this link from step 4 down. You can use more than one strand of yarn at a time. I'd say 2 or three would be perfect.
http://www.ehow.com/how_2226277_add-fringe-scarf.html
And instead of a scarf base you're going to attach them to the last stitch on your tail.
If  you have more than one stitch just pick the one that looks closest to the center or do 2 strands per stitch at the bottom of the tail.


Title: Re: ami butts..=/
Post by: Tiel on March 25, 2008 06:31:48 PM
I would love to see the final project.  Never would I have thought to google cow butts  ;D.  It looks good and fringe is easy.


Title: Re: ami butts..=/
Post by: Eliea on March 25, 2008 06:41:32 PM
I would love to see the final project.  Never would I have thought to google cow butts  ;D.  It looks good and fringe is easy.
What can I say I was bored and thought it could be neat. :)