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« on: November 11, 2009 05:02:06 PM »

This fox came about because I wanted to crochet something that looked like it was sewed.  I started in the craft store trying to purchase real wool yarn that I could crochet and felt.  I couldn't find ANY natural fibre yarn except for a giant ball of "fisherman sock yarn".  So, I thought I might try really thin yarn and a really tiny hook so I'd end up with super-small stitches.  I ended up with mercanized cotton and a 2.7mm (Size 00) hook. There was no orange mercanized cotton, so I died two white balls orange.  I really like how it ended up turning out.  The eyes are 21 mm diameter

Many, many stiches later, here's my fox. 

I had to include a close-up of my tiny stiches.   Cheesy

I'm not sure I was successful in making something that doesn't look crocheted, but I think that it is a nice alternative look to crocheting with heavier yarn.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009 05:09:28 PM »

I love it! It's so cute! I love the color and that you dyed it.  I can't believe you crocheted that with that small a hook!  I don't like going smaller than a size E (US).  Anywho, great job and it turned out fabulous!
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009 05:53:47 AM »

Awesome! It looks great.  Where did you get the eyes?
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009 06:09:40 AM »

Fantastic job on the fox and on dying the yarn!
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009 12:08:44 PM »

Wow! I love him. super cute. i wish i had that kind of patience
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009 02:37:25 PM »

What a fantastic mr fox!  How big is he?

It looks great  Smiley


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