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[Crochet] Learned to Crochet

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Post time: 2015-9-8 03:33
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It also depends on the stitches the pattern calls for. Single crochet is the shortest, then half double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. Just glancing at my toy patterns, most seem to call for single crochet.

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Post time: 2015-9-8 06:02
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I wish I had the patience to keep knitting.... but my mom taught me crochet first, so knitting seems awfully slow in comparison. I suggest you try to crochet something with a double thread and twice the hook size, that can really make a difference! And the kind of yarn you use is important as well... Something made with Drops Paris ends up twice the size of something crocheted with Phildar Cotton 3, for example!

But it really comes down to the fact that a lot of amigurumi are just really small! Try something by Delicious Crochet or MyKrissieDolls... most of those patterns are quite big.

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Honestly, I think it's because bigger ami take more time to design. You could design something hand sized in a day, bit bigger than that takes much more time.  Post time 2015-9-8 17:54
Hi and thanks for the advice. I am def going to check your suggestions:) I'm use to making big dolls. I just had a request to make Snoopy in knit, so it's going to be big. Why are most amigurumi smal  Post time 2015-9-8 07:54
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Post time: 2015-9-9 11:11
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basically for crochet toys. in order to get a BIGGER toy, just GO UP in terms of yarn weight. and change your hook size accordingly. personally, if your crochet toy is smaller than your knitted toy. it's just the pattern, the pattern is the root of it?

if u are doing a toy, amigurumi, you should always use a smaller hook, cos that gives u a TIGHTER WEAVE, without holes and hence no stuffing peeking through.

the larger your yarn, the larger your toy. if your toy now is made in a DK, go up to an aran, or a chunky.

i'm a tight crocheter, so my DK toys, end up usually being 3/4 the size of the actual toy (in photos), so i know that i have to go up in terms of yarn weight to at least aran to get a nice cuddly size
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 Author| Post time: 2015-9-9 21:22
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thanks lyraine for the advice.  What size hook should I use for amigurumi's?  I do see the stuffing using a larger hook, but crochet turns out a very small toy.   I use acrylic yarn, size medium DW.  That yarn on a size 4 knitting needle produces a very nice size doll.  With crochet, I used a size I or H hook and the amigurumi is pretty small.  I want to crochet the doll and have the end result coming out as big as my knit dolls.  See  Rae's Knit Knacks for my dolls and their sizes.  Thanks
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Post time: 2015-11-2 19:44
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I learned to crochet when I was 7 years old and has become my only passion
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thanks everyone for your advice.  I do appreciate your help!
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Post time: 2017-5-16 08:49
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sundrop016 2015-9-9 21:22
thanks lyraine for the advice.  What size hook should I use for amigurumi's?  I do see the stuffing  ...

Amigurumi uses tight single crochet stitches, pretty much never anything else because there would be gaps and you want a solid fabric.

The overall size just varies depending on who designed it, if I'm understanding you correctly. You can vary size by varying the yarn weight and hook size; just follow the pattern exactly as you normally would. The key is the hook size in relation to yarn weight. Use a smaller hook than you normally would and your stitches will be small and tight. I usually use a 3.75mm hook with worsted weight yarn.

Look up a site called "All About Ami", she has excellent tutorials.

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Thank you so much, I desperately want ti learn  Details Reply Post time 2019-9-17 15:25
thanks for the info:)  Post time 2017-5-16 21:52
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Post time: 2018-10-20 04:15
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good luck!
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Post time: 2019-9-17 15:25
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Yarny 2017-5-16 02:49
Amigurumi uses tight single crochet stitches, pretty much never anything else because there would  ...

Thank you so much,  I desperately want ti learn
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