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« on: June 14, 2010 10:18:58 PM »

Hi there! I'm new to craftster and apparently, a total noob at amigurumi. I'm trying to make an amineko for a friend's birthday, and I'm having trouble with the head. I'm hoping my fellow crochet enthusiasts will be willing to help me out?  Wink

I followed the pattern exactly (http://www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~mite/diagram/crochetedCat.html) and I'm using Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a 5.0 mm crochet hook. based on some googling and such, it seems that other people have been using the same materials. Yet for some reason, the head keeps turning out to be way too flat, sort of too bowl-shaped? I need it to be a little more spherical.

I don't want to alter the pattern too much and according to others, their aminekos turned out fine with this pattern, so I'm concerned that this may be my own fault. Am I doing something blatantly wrong here? Is there anything I can do besides altering the pattern too much?

Thanks a bunch!

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010 11:47:22 AM »

Have you stuffed it yet?  Sometimes amis look a little different without their stuffing, and then they turn out fine when you stuff them.

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010 10:09:13 AM »

If you post a picture of what you have so far, it'll be easier to tell what the problem might be.  Wink
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010 01:47:29 PM »

Most ami head patterns are constructed more as a cylinder than a sphere. The stuffing, though, can make it look rounder and less cylinder-like. Have you finished the piece yet? I find that my body parts often look weird while I am making them, but stuffing can disguise all sorts of weirdness.
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