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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Attempting to make a Teddy Bear....

Last Christmas, one of my lovely sisters bought me this book-

I admit to being a little nervous about trying it as I'm not very confident following patterns but one of my nieces has been very unwell and now that she's home and recovering, I wanted to make her a little present.  So I used the pattern for one of the teddies on the front cover and managed to make this...


Sadly, I didn't stuff the head enough and it came out a bit wonky :-(  As a first attempt I think it's not too bad although I'd love to know how exactly you can stitch these things together without going completely mental!  The book is lovely but I found it difficult to follow-it presumes a lot of knowledge but I do like how the patterns are laid out.  I think I need a lot of practise-maybe I'll be brave enough to attempt another amigurumi toy for my nephew or one of my niece's next birthdays.

3 comments:

  1. The trick is not to completley finish your pieces before you start attaching. For these monkeys I start at the head, get to wear the decreases start and then stop, attach the snout, ears, and eyes. Close it up and when I get about 40 rows into the body I stop and attach the head and arms. Its so much easier than dealing with two pieces that are finished and stuffed. http://pinterest.com/pin/573223858791665215/

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  2. Thank you so much for this! I've not wanted to give it another go because I had so much difficulty putting it together. I'll definitely follow your advice when I try again :-)

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  3. No problem, I love making the critters for my nieces and nephew, so my loving mother (who is not crafty but is great at figuring out solutions) sat down and found a way around the problems. :)

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