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« on: December 12, 2004 07:17:32 PM »

Hi, I just started crocheting and I'm working on my second project/Christmas present to my best friend:

I altered it some and came up with this:

(Sorry for the tiny pic!)

It somehow seems more sinister looking than the original, but I'm pretty happy with it. :3 Still have some embroidery and other little details to do though. Only problem is, I'm not really sure how to make the shell's center. I have crocheting in rounds down; I'm just not sure how those stitches look so neat, full, and petal-like. I tried doing 6 treble stitches to see how it'd look, but it didn't really look as nice. Help please?  Lips sealed
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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2004 07:35:49 PM »

Your version looks cute, but where did the original come from???  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2004 07:40:56 PM »

A Japanese amigurumi site. Smiley There's no patterns, but it had a lot of cute pics. I'll post the link if I find it!

Edit: Found it! http://rire.if.tv/
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2004 07:51:34 PM »

I dont' know hot to crochet, though your post makes me wish I did.
Sorry I can't help with your little shell-problem, but I just wanted to say how adorable that little guy is.
I LOVE turtles and that my dear is just too cute for words.
I'd totally buy one of those, it looks so homey.
Let us know how your shell turns out if you get any help!

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2004 07:51:46 PM »

Cool!! Thanks!! Grin
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2004 03:51:38 PM »

I think I got it, but have no way to show a picture...hope this makes sense...

the general idea is to use double crochet, but do not pull the hook through all the loops,

I made 2ch.

Then began to make a double crochet (sorry I am assuming you know how to do this) in the first stitch - like you do for a round. Normally you would crochet through two of the loops on the hook and then crochet the remaining two. To make the shell, do not pull through the remaining two, leave them on the hook. Make another modified double crochet again only pulling through the first two loops. Make three of the modified double crochet stitches. You should have 4 loops on the hook. Now finish the double crochet by pulling the yarn through all four loops at once. Then chain 3. Make the next group of modified double crochet. Looks like the second row is done in the spaces from the first.

This technique probably is actually a named stitch, but for the most part I make stuff up as I go and don't do a lot with patterns.

Hope this makes sense. The critter is quite cute.

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2005 07:14:19 AM »

This is probably a far too late to help you.
That stitch that is on the shell is a popcorn of sorts... a cluster.
You do your say 4 dc.. then take your hook out, put it in the first one and the last one and pull the hook through.
You can also do a popcorn by doing your dcs but not finishing them off - like you are going to do a decrease then on the last dc pull it through all the loops on  your hook.

I am sorry I didn't know this board existed until today.. with my almost fanatical search for amigurumi stuff!


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