Post # 1
To knit a dog? I found this book suggestion looking through a magazine and i thought one of these guys might be cute sitting on a nursery shelf. I am partial to the French Bulldog myself. (Some of the reviews do state its not a toy as they contain pipecleaners and other non child friendly parts etc. ) I do not have knitting or sewing experience so i will let you know how frustrating this project is for me.
Post # 3
I would not have the patience, but they look like they would be super cute!
Post # 4
@octobermom: I do something similar. I make crochet animals (bears, dogs, cats, etc). They’re so cute and fun to make. I had never crocheted in my life until I started making them. I say go for it! You might really enjoy it.
Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro
Sorry they’re so big. I tried to make them smaller but it didn’t seem to work.
Post # 5
@noenyu Those little guys are super cute! I am really into this now after searching on amazon, there are really neat animals and characters you can make that are child safe. So if i have no supplies what would you recommend that I buy to start a small project, is there a starter kit? i have been searching on amazon but i dont really know what i am looking for.
Thanks for the help!
Post # 6
@octobermom: The ones I make are called “amigurumi.” I haven’t seen any actual kits and I’m not sure what you would need exactly for the knit ones but I would think some knitting hooks, yarn and some sort of stuffing (for crochet ones you need all that except crochet hooks instead of knitting hooks). If you get a book, they usually tell you what you need for each pattern. The book I have is called Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts!: Amigurumi though her patterns are different than normal crochet patterns. I’ve also been eyeing Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet. I think her patterns are more standard crochet. Sorry I don’t know much about knit dolls, but if you want to learn about the crochet ones, this site has tutorials to get you started and a few free patterns http://www.hookandneedles.com/patterns/ Whenever I would get stuck, I would search through Google and it would usually help me; i.e. Magic ring/circle- I didn’t know what it was so I would just Google it and saw how to actually make one.
The first few times I made them they wouldn’t come out right and I would have to pull the yarn and start all over but after a while I got the hang of it and it actually gets easier. I can now make a doll in a day. For the eyes, you can either get plastic safety eyes or just stitch them on. Hope that helps and I hope you enjoy!
Post # 7
My grandma made one for me, I still have it on my shelf today.