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Topic: Help with Large Amigurumi!  (Read 1445 times)
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« on: July 30, 2011 09:01:56 PM »

So this Ami is all my own design, I'm making the bunny from the anime Tiger and Bunny and I wanted it as large as it was in the anime which is roughly 4' from ears to toes. I started on the body but it just doesn't seem to go anywhere no matter now many single crochet rows I do. Should I try it with two yarns and a larger hook?

When I say large, I do mean large. If there is a problem with me posting this pic let me know and I'll take it down but this is the reference I'm working from. http://kajiko-chan.deviantart.com/art/TnB-Good-Night-214463420?q=boost%3Apopular%20kotetsu%20tiger&qo=115
« Last Edit: July 30, 2011 09:33:54 PM by Theleighlee » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011 03:12:05 AM »

Hi Theleighlee, I haven't made anything that big before although after looking at the picture you posted I really want to make one!! The largest amigurumi I've made so far is a little over a foot and I used a larger hook and double yarn for that one and it does crochet up a lot quicker that way i think. With something that large I would double yarn and use maybe a 6/H sized hook. I hope you manage to get your bunny made it's gonna be awesome if you do Cheesy
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2011 04:20:48 AM »

As you probably know even a small amigurumi can take long time to make and a big one with thin yarn and small hook can take ages. Personally I haven't made many big amigurumis because I know that I just don't have the patience for that. I have never even thought of making that size amigurumi, I know I wouldn't be able to finish it.

In my opinion you can make the bunny faster if you work with two yarns and a larger hook but you can make more details if you use only one yarn and smaller hook. Looking at the picture, though, it seems that there are not that many tiny details so I'm sure you can pull it off by working with two yarns. So if you feel like your work is going nowhere then maybe you should really try to use two yarns instead of one.

I'd love to see the ready bunny posted here at some point! Smiley

« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011 11:10:25 PM »

Thank you for the help ^^ I decided to do the tiger first (Which is just basically a green version of the bunny http://kajiko-chan.deviantart.com/art/TnB-Good-Night-2-214971060 )

And so far, I got the body done and the eyes attached, so right now he just looks like a pillow monster lol.

Pardon the terrible picture, it was from my phone. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a310/edwardpuhh/untitled-4.jpg
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011 11:48:43 AM »

Be sure to post the finished product! I want to see how they come out.  Wink
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011 06:56:44 PM »

Sometimes when I am working on something larger,I will cheat a little and do an sc row and then a hdc or dc row the sc row again. As long as your stitches are fairly tight it turns out fine and if you do it continually in a pattern it wont look wonky, but doubling your thread esp. if it is a size smaller than worseted will make a big difference.. I cant wait to see it done.



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