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TUTORIAL: Embroidered Bootlaces

TUTORIAL: Embroidered Bootlaces

Embroidering laces on your crocheted boots is such a great and easy way to add a little detail and make them look more realistic. It's not difficult to do at all, but it can be a bit tricky to get a nice symmetrical result on your first try. Here's how I like to do it: 1. Before you reach for the needle, you may want to use small sewing pins to map out where the stitches will go, this way you can be sure things won't start to get crooked midway through. 2. Cut a length of yarn and thread it onto...

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Embroidering a smile

Embroidering a smile

Today I will show you how I like to embroider a smiling mouth (or any other curved line) on my crocheted toys.

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Crocheting into the "bumps" on the back of a starting chain

Crocheting into the "bumps" on the back of a starting chain

I have a very quick and easy trick to share with you today - crocheting into the loops or "bumps" on the back of a starting chain. Doing this will leave a nice even row of loops along the bottom edge.

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Finishing an open piece

Finishing an open piece

In this post I will show you two ways to finish open amigurumi pieces. The first one is great for pieces that will later be sewn to another piece and the second one for pieces where the edge will be visible.

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Tutorial: Three ways to attach jointed limbs

Tutorial: Three ways to attach jointed limbs

In this post I will show you three ways to attach the arms and legs to your amigurumi animals to make them movable.

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