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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2005 08:03:40 AM »

Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments!

The kittens just came out of my head and the little girl was copied from a picture in a Japanese amigurumi volume that I have. 

The "peach pig" was my attempt at a San-X (Japanese toy company) character.  Here is their home page: www.san-x.co.jp
They have lots of cute characters to get you inspired.
 I actually modeled mine on a coloring page that can be printed out here: 

I don't have any real directions to share because I wasn't writing down pattterns as I went along.  Generally, for all the amiguruim I've seen, you just start out crocheting in the round and increasing evenly every row or so until you get the desired circumference (I always start with the head). then crochet evenly until it looks right to you.  Then begin decreasing to get a rounded shape. 

The key to the amigurum-type look is the enlarged heads and the fact that the features are usually low on the face with the eyes at about the same level as the nose.

Sorry I don't have anything more specific to say!  Just come up with an animal or character you'd like to try (kitties and bears, of course, are some standard favorites) and give it a try!  As I said, these were the first I'd done without a pattern and they were actuallly really easy.

Hope that helps!

« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2005 10:10:40 AM »

Do you have a pattern that you are willig to share for the amigurumi dolls? I especially love the little girl in the tunic!
I have an adopted son that is Hawaiian/Japanese. I would love to mkae that doll for my grandaughter!


« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2005 08:06:36 PM »

Do you have a pattern that you are willig to share for the amigurumi dolls?

As I said above, I don't have a pattern, as I was just eyeballing it as I went along.  In my last reply above, I gave some tips for making amigurumi.  If you get started and become stumped, I can try to help you figure stuff out!

« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2005 06:33:42 AM »

Thanks for the advice, Amy.  You're a big help.  Cheers, Alita
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2005 12:48:43 PM »

You're welcome!  Please let me know if you get stuck on anything and I'll try to help.  And don't forget to post your creations so we can see!  Wink

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