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141  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Chocobo time (PATTERN UP) on: August 26, 2009 06:25:51 PM
So... I just realized that I've been making amigurumis (and everything else in the round) somewhat incorrectly, no wonder I was having trouble x_x  I'll be starting over (yet again!) sometime soon, I just need to get a jump on some other projects before my baby is born in a month.  I WILL finish a chocobo, I've got a personal vendetta now! Cheesy
142  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: I've been doing my ami's WRONG! on: August 26, 2009 06:22:31 PM
So, I just died a little inside x_x  I thought I had finally figured out how to do it properly, but apparently I was wrong again!  I checked my own work after I watched the video, and I totally understand now, at least about hdc.  I just made 3 hats (luckily not given yet) with some hdc stitches and I thought they looked funky.  Now I understand that it was because they were inside out (I THOUGHT the inside was prettier!!!)  Does the same thing apply in anything crocheted that's a curved shape?  Totally blew my mind tonight XD  Nothing feels quite like realizing you've been doing something wrong the entire time  Embarrassed

So wait, is WireMySoul doing it the wrong way on her youtube tutorials for her amis?  'Cause that's where I learned to crochet in the round and that's what I do.  Now I need to unlearn @_@
143  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Luma from Mario Brothers... on: August 13, 2009 12:09:41 PM
It looks to me like you only crocheted in either the front or the back of the stitch (I always get those mixed up when I'm working in a round) instead of in both parts of it.  That's what made your ribbed effect.  You might want to watch a you-tube video or something to help with that for your single crochet stitches.  I did all my scs like that until I read in a book somewhere that someone else had made the same mistake I did when they started crocheting.  It might help with how tall yours ended up.  Just a suggestion Cheesy
144  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Chocobo time (PATTERN UP) on: August 08, 2009 09:42:59 AM
I'm still working on making a chocobo!  I just get a little busy sometimes Cheesy

I had some problems on the beak, specifically on rows 5 and 6.  I couldn't figure out what exactly you meant by 4 sc then sc followed by an Inc 4x, it sounds like you want 5 sc then an increase (sc two in the same spot)?  or do you want 4 then an increase (sc two in the next spot) and so you actually do more than a full row of stitches, or am I just misunderstanding because I've taught myself how to crochet and it's been very much trial and error Smiley  I did this instead for rows 5 and 6 so I would end up with the same stitches in each row that you did

My row 5 - [2 sc, Inc] 4 times (16)
My row 6 - [2 sc, dec] 4 times (12)  Finish off.

Also, my beak point looked wonky, but it looks fine if I turn it inside out, I'm going to give it one more go before I pick my finished beak.

Beak:   4 Sc in ring. (4) Use orange yarn.
   Row2-Sc around. (4)
   Row3-Inc around. (8 )
   Row4-Sc then Inc until you have 12 Sc around. (12)
   Row5- 4 Sc then Sc followed by an Inc 4xs. (16)
   Row6- 4 Sc then Sc followed by a Dec until you have 12 Sc around. (12) Cast off.

Also, in the Largest Wing piece, in the following rows, when you refer to the chain...

Largest Wing piece: This is the base of the wing and is placed under the other two. As you make it, it will begin to curl like a flower petal, this is not a mistake in tension as its curve will make it conform to the shape of the body.
Row1- ch 4, 2 dc in chain. (2) turn, ch2.
Row2-  2 dc in first dc of row. Skip 1 dc, and make 2 dc in chain. (4) turn, ch2.
Row3- 3 dc in 1st dc of row, skip next dc, 2 dc in same dc space, skip dc, 1 dc, slip stitch to chain. (6) turn, ch2.
Row4- 2 dc, skip dc, 1 dc, skip dc, 1 dc, skip dc, 5 dc in last dc space. (9) Cast off. Make 2. The bases of the two wings are now complete. If you do not wish to layer the wings, you can stop here and sew one each to each side of the body.

are you referring to the starting chain in row 1?
145  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Chocobo time (PATTERN UP) on: August 01, 2009 03:47:20 PM
So I decided to pretty much get straight to work, and finished the body and started the neck.  Then I noticed that I skipped some rows >_<  I didn't notice when you had multiple rows with the same line until I got to the neck where it was line 3-6 or whatever, so my body isn't as tall, I guess Smiley  Might want to make it a little more clearer, or I should just make sure to fully read the pattern, heh.  I'll keep going, and post a pic when I'm done!
146  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Chocobo time on: July 31, 2009 07:00:53 PM
I'll test out your pattern for you!  I've now got a great purpose for the orange and yellow yarn I've had for years and have done nothing with  Grin  Baby blanket might go on hold for this!  Wink
147  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Chocobo time on: July 31, 2009 06:31:49 AM
Ah!!!!  I LOVE IT!  Where did you get the pattern?  I'd love to make one too!  I've wanted a stuffed chocobo for a long time, but I'm too cheap to order one.  I'd make some in different colors for my boys Cheesy
148  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Tutorial: Jordy Bag - Square Bottomed Lined Bag on: March 18, 2009 11:33:35 AM
I'll add my thanks as well!  This was one of my first sewing projects, and was absolutely great!  I'll post pics when I find my camera battery charger (moved two weeks ago and still can't find it Tongue )  Super tutorial!
149  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Japanese Knot bag on: March 17, 2009 02:05:45 PM
Did you put any kind of closure in it?  And I tried to make a similar one but that would hold a square tupperware container upright, and wow it needs work (I'd post a pic but my camera battery is dead, and we just moved into our first house, so I have no idea where the charger is since my mother in law packed half of my stuff)  Also, any tips on lining?  Like how did it work with the straps?  Are the undersides of them the same piece as the lining?  I'm really new and sometimes overly ambitious  Wink
150  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: My Firefly themed love letter box on: February 25, 2009 10:35:19 AM
We had the same problem with our wedding napkins.  My husband is fluent in Chinese and so my family wanted to have love in Chinese on the napkins.  We found out the mistake when we caught my dad's friend trying to rewrite the symbol on our car and my husband said he was wrong.  The napkins still looked really cool though  Wink
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