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« on: April 06, 2019 01:59:03 AM »


I made this tiny baby this evening, from a pattern I found on Ravelry. I used size 10 cotton thread and an antique crochet hook, doll-sized buttons for eyes, and pastel threads for his mane and tail. His body has rainbow shiny filaments in the thread, and his hooves and horn have actual golden metal filaments in them, too! The only pattern change I made was to add a muzzle. I thought it made him look more equine. I used a magic loop with 6 single crochets, in 2 rows. Hes for a friend who is liquidating her LuLaRoe business (an online clothing brand). Since sought-after patterns for the brand are referred to as unicorns, I thought this was appropriate. Wink


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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019 06:37:59 AM »

Another cutie! Totally agree with your decision to add the muzzle; wouldnt look nearly so unicorny without it!
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019 08:13:24 AM »

Splendid little horned horsey!  I agree that the addition of a muzzle was a good choice and you can never go wrong with a multi-colored mane and tail.  Calling a sought-after item a unicorn is certainly appropriate too.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019 08:20:01 AM »

Really cute!
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019 08:32:20 PM »

OMG look how teeny tiny!???!?!? You're nuts! (lol jk) I don't know how you do it. These little guys you're making are adorable.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019 07:04:55 AM »

He's adorable.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019 05:35:40 AM »

Oh my goodness, how do you even? WOW!
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019 07:28:57 AM »

Thank you, everyone, for your sweet words! I love these little things. I enjoy making personalized items for friends and family, but I don't necessarily want to give them something large enough that they wonder where to put it, so these baby amis are the perfect solution. They take about twice as long as a regular size amigurumi, simply because at this scale, I drop about twice as many stitches and normal, and the thread splits frequently or gets stuck around the hook.

I use antique metal crochet hooks (found at actual Antique shops, because it's hard to find hooks that small in regular stores anymore), held in one of those weird silicone rubber egg-shaped handle attachments--it has a weird learning curve, 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.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019 07:48:02 AM »

I have all my gran's teeny weeny tiny tatting hooks, I'll keep them forever even if I never get around to making anything as small as your miniature creations. Just because, they are precious just as the weird old unbelievable tools that they are Cheesy.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019 10:15:47 AM »

That's awesome, craftylittlemonkey. What a cool legacy from your grandmother. Neither of mine were crafty, so we share other things. I love the concept of tatting, and I bought a couple antique tatting shuttles (normal size, though), from a small shop in CA once, but I still haven't taken my Craftsy/com tatting course. Someday! Cheesy
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