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Acorns to Oaktrees

January 18th, 2008 at 12:07 am

Crochet Cat

in: Crochet

I’m a big fan of Elisabeth Doherty. So, of course, when her book, Amigurumi!: Super Happy Crochet Cute, came out, I bought it.

And (can you believe it? :accomplished: ) I’m actually working on something from it. I’m making Hep Cat. Pulguito thinks that I am making it for him. The paws are from some old Sugar N Cream yarn (dusty rose color – that should tell you how old it is). The arms are from a poly microfiber yarn that I picked up at Joann’s; they don’t carry it anymore, so I can’t tell you what it is. I bought it to teach Chunguita how to do something, but the yarn didn’t have enough twist; her hook kept catching. It’s a lighter weight than the pattern calls for, but it seems to be working fine. I didn’t do any gauge adjustments. I think the arms came out fine.

Elisabeth’s directions in the book are fantastic. For example, she gives explicit locations on where to place things like eyes. She has a couple of techniques that are new to me, too, like the invisible decrease and the way she closes off the end of the arms and other pieces. I highly recommend the book.

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