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« on: May 10, 2017 02:30:07 AM »

I was inspired to make a small bat this evening by real life bats I saw flying around earlier. I love bats. They're so neat, and unless you are out at the right time of night, not often seen.





I haven't worked with pipe cleaner since I was a kid, but I used it in the upper part of the wings and for the feet as the pattern called for. I had to mess with it a bit to cover the pipe cleaner as well as I could, and if you look close you can see it sticking out in spots. Especially near her toes. But that's okay. It gives her a bit of character. I think I prefer using wire, so I'll probably just stick with that in the future.

I think I might hang her in the corner of my bedroom. I'll suspend her from the ceiling. I'll have my hubby hang it in the morning. Smiley It will drive my cat, Frankenstein, batty (pun intended)!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017 02:39:11 AM »

Oh. Just in case anyone fell in love with this bat like I did, here's the pattern: http://elbuhocosturero.deviantart.com/art/Amigurumi-bat-410616499

I used 9mm safety eyes placed between rounds 8 and 9, about 7 stitches apart. For the nose, I used a small heart shaped button I picked up at Michaels, but I bet if you made a small v shaped nose it would look like a heart, too.
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017 09:46:35 AM »

Super cute! I can't really see any pipe cleaner showing through, you did a good job. There isn't much in terms of instructions for wrapping them in the link but it's a Waldorf bendy doll technique I'm familiar with. There are good instructions here with lots of step by step photos if it's confusing for anybody.
http://theenchantedtree.blogspot.ca/2010/10/new-bendy-dolls-and-tutorial.html

I am trying to get better at reading patterns, maybe I'll tackle this one soon. Thanks for the link!
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017 04:15:29 PM »

Cute, I think you did a great job and I can't see the pipe cleaners either. However based on the 2 links and their pictures, I am wondering if maybe the yarn makes it a little harder to wrap around the pipe cleaners because it is Thicker? Also I don't work with a lot of pipe cleaner, but some is probably better wire then others. Overall I think he's adorable and I like the idea of hanging him In a corner. Thanks for sharing
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