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Topic: My first ever crochet animal, with questions about joining all the bits!  (Read 392 times)
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« on: March 20, 2017 01:26:24 AM »

I have been wanting to make crochet toys forever, and I am so glad I gave this a go.

I can't remember where I found this pattern - I will credit him / her when I do - but I have some questions about joining all the bits together.

As you can see from the back photo, I had a really hard time stitching on the legs and the head.

Does anyone have any tips regarding how I can do a better job next time? Is there a sequence I should follow?

Thanks in advance!

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017 06:52:50 PM »

This is your first ever crochet animal? That's amazing! He looks awesome. As far as the joining bits question, I think the success of that comes from experience, luck, and youtube.  Cheesy There are a number of ways to weave your pieces together to make a seamless, or nearly seamless, join, and that's where youtube helped me. The good news is, your ninja turtle is so darn cute that no one is gong to notice the seams!

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017 11:29:06 AM »

I agree that this is fantastic, especially for a first effort. I use a whip stitch for joining pieces and with round parts like arms and legs I keep the opening that shape instead of flattening it.
This post has good photo instructions and a small video showing how.

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