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« on: April 06, 2019 01:51:40 AM »


Just made this little narwhal tonight on a whim. The pattern was on Ravelry, and the only change I made was using size 10 crochet thread instead of worsted weight yarn. His tusk and belly even have sparkly fibers in them. His eyes are tiny doll buttons left over from other projects. He is going to be a gift for a friend. Ive been doing handmade Christmas ornament swaps with a coworkers mom for two years, and the mom is coming to visit, so I finally get to meet her tomorrow! This little guy is for her. Smiley




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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019 06:34:00 AM »

Adorable! And I love that you swap ornaments every year with a coworkers mom!
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019 08:18:38 AM »

Awesome!  I love the proportions of the rotund body.

How small can you make your amigurumi?  I've seen some insanely teensy stuff on Google and other web sites.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019 08:20:33 AM »

Also adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019 07:06:04 AM »

Sooo cute!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019 05:36:02 AM »

So. Tiny. The wee flippers are awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019 10:11:39 AM »

Thank you, everyone! I'm so glad he delights y'all as much as he delights me (and his new owner, I'm happy to say).  Grin

While I usually make these with either embroidery floss or crochet/tatting thread, the tiniest project I ever made was a pair of earrings from 2 strands of sewing thread held together. Second smallest were sheep for my Dad. I made two, actually, a micro one and a nano one. Both from the exact same pattern; the size change was accomplished with different thread and a minute crochet hook from an antique store in a size I'm pretty sure doesn't come commercially any more! The smallest ones take significantly longer than the larger ones, since it's much harder to see and count the stitches, and much easier to drop stitches and split the thread by accident.

I also use the occasional neck-hanging magnifying glass, and one of those weird silicone rubber egg-shaped handle attachments--it's hard to get the hang of, but once you get used to it, it truly minimizes the strain you get crocheting that small/tight. I use this one: Boye Ergonomic Aluminum Crochet Handle.

Here are pictures of the two sheep (for Patraw, and those others curious); the big one is a bit larger than the Narwhal, so ~1.5 inches in diameter, and the small one is probably about 0.75 inches in diameter. As I recall, he was made from very thin tatting cord. Smiley


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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019 11:34:17 AM »

Impressive miniature sheep!
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2019 12:15:02 PM »

Thank you so much, Patraw! Smiley
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