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Crochet Moose and Bear

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  1. eve
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    Hey all! For this past Christmas, I crocheted my SO's parents a lil bear to go with a moose I made them two years ago (also for Christmas). Here's the pattern. I just used some Caron yarn that...

    Hey all! For this past Christmas, I crocheted my SO's parents a lil bear to go with a moose I made them two years ago (also for Christmas). Here's the pattern. I just used some Caron yarn that I've had for some years with 1.75mm crochet hook. Here's a few more pictures on the Ravelry project page. All in all, it took me about 3 days to complete in full. In comparison it took me about a week to a week and a half to complete the moose those two years ago!

    Generally, these types of stuffed animals are referred to as amigurumi, "a portmanteau of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll." (thanks wiki). I love, LOVE creating these little guys and will be posting more of the stuff I've made later! I also knit and occasionally sew.

    I just wanted to share this with you guys to show my face and also because I hope that there are other crafters here on tildes! I know the populace isn't that big, but if you're another crafter, no matter the craft I'd love to see your stuff.

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    JuniperMonkeys
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    Those are great -- I love how characterful the faces are. Thanks for sharing them!

    Those are great -- I love how characterful the faces are. Thanks for sharing them!

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    1. eve
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      Aaaah thank you so much! I always feel the faces are hardest for me since it's so easy to make them crooked. I'm glad you like them!

      Aaaah thank you so much! I always feel the faces are hardest for me since it's so easy to make them crooked. I'm glad you like them!

      2 votes
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    Rocket_Man
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    Wow that looks really good, pretty impressive for only 3 days work. Do these kinds of things take a lot longer when you're just beginning?

    Wow that looks really good, pretty impressive for only 3 days work. Do these kinds of things take a lot longer when you're just beginning?

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    1. eve
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      I think they definitely take longer if you're newer to the craft! Part of it is speed and tension (how tightly you're holding onto the yar and how tightly you're crocheting), as well as being able...

      I think they definitely take longer if you're newer to the craft! Part of it is speed and tension (how tightly you're holding onto the yar and how tightly you're crocheting), as well as being able to ignore/recover from messed up stitch counts. I'm by no means super good (closer to an average crocheted) so I'm still learning how to adjust as I make mistakes or how to fix those mistakes without taking apart the whole thing. As a beginner you don't have any real sense for how to recover from mistakes, how to easily go back, and you just don't have the speed or thd feel of the pattern and how it's going to take shape.

      Sorry for the long winded answer, I just enjoy talking about the craft aha.

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