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« on: August 26, 2010 02:27:32 AM »

hi, im trying to make a stuffed animal for my sister and wanted to make a mane with yarn...im sure it's really simple...but i cant figure it out....can anyone help me please!!?? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010 09:27:23 AM »

Depending on how long you want the mane to be, will depend on the size of the cardboard.  Cut out a piece of cardboard to the length of the mane.  Wrap your yard around and around the cardboard.  Then, cut a piece of yarn, slide it under the loops, and tie it off.  Slide your mane off of the cardboard.  You can either cut the loops, or leave them.  I hope that makes sense.  Good luck. E.
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010 10:06:15 PM »

When I make my custom plushies, I follow the beginning part of that method. But instead of tying them off, I stitch the yarn bits at the middle to the area needing hair. For a horse it's less work, of course, just following a line down the center back of the neck. The lion will be a bit more work.

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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010 11:11:19 AM »

My daughter knitted a couple of horses which I assembled and finished off.  Depending on the size of the horse, cut a bunch of strips of yarn that is slightly more than double the finished length you want.  I would suggest using sport yarn instead of worsted on a fabric horse and worsted for a knitted or crocheted one. For my horse's mane I made 2 parallel rows of loops using the fringe method. I used 2 strands and with a yarn needle or big eye needle, I started between the ears on one side and I attached the yarn just like you would make a fringe on a scarf, and worked along each side down the neck.  I used double strands.  You can find tutorials on how to make fringes if you aren't familiar with them.
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