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Hi, I just love your patterns. I have already made happypotomus, I am nearing completion of Fatty Lumpkin and am having trouble with Fatty's legs as they keep splaying apart. Do you have any suggestions thanks
Thanks Nell :)Make sure that the "joint' area between the body and the legs are very firmly stuffed to about one to two inches above and below the "joint" so to speak...this will help to firm up the legs. Let me know if you have any difficulty :) xxx
hi Love this pattern and enjoying playing with the colours. 2 questions.: you have included a pattern for an octagon but it isn't included in the list of motifs and I can not see it on Fatty Lumpkin. I live in England and our crochet terms are slightly different from the USA Their double is our treble. Am I right in assuming that you are using USA terms?Thank you and keep on hooking.
Hi Jill :)Thank you for your lovely comment! The octagon motif is used in the rocker extra PDF that is unfortunately not available on the Craftsy site as I can only upload one pdf per pattern. The reason i included the instructions in the main pattern is that all of the motifs charts and instructions are all together then which makes things a bit more ordered. In terms of the crochet terms, you are absolutely right. :) Hope you have a lovely day, xxx Heidi
I purchased a couple of your patterns and look forward to making them. I have a couple others I would like to get as well but wonder, is there any way at all to get the pattern with just a cover picture of the item and not all the picture tutorial? I am able to follow the directions with out all the blow by blow pictures that a beginner might need. They are nice to see but when printing them, to be honest it is just way to expensive. I printed the 2 patterns I purchased and it took a whole new cartridge of color ink. that makes each pattern nearly $20 apiece after buying the instructions and the ink. Can you do a pattern that is just the pattern and cover picture of the item? I would love to get the patterns I have in my save box but really really hesitate to buy them. I did not realize when I purchased some patterns that they were with all the pictures. so since I purchased them I had to print them. maybe this doesnt create an issue with others but as lovely as the patterns are and I would love to make them ......
Hi :)Thank you so much for your kind comments! I have had this question asked by others but as I said to them, I wish I knew of a way to explain the exact joining process without using photos, but because the animals are made seamlessly, the exact order of joining is important and can't be explained by words alone ...I am open to any suggestions that will work...two minds are better than one :)I know that not everyone owns a tablet, but if you do, you can easily load the patterns and bypass the need for printing...X
I just print the pages I need to print by using the page numbers in the print settings box that pops up if you press print.
it would be very helpful if you could indicate what colors you used for each of the motifs. I realize that one would havre topurchase quite a bit, but for those of us who are not so gifted in recognizing what blends well with what, it would help a lot. I purchased this pattern but after I downloaded it, I discovered it did not porvide any guidance on color. Also, how do I get the update that was referred to on the ravelyry site to turn this into a rocking horse? it said July 25th 2013 availability..I purchased this today but it wasn't part of the pattern. Thank you.
Hi :)The update is available only on Ravelry, where I am able to upload more than one file for the pattern, which I can't do on Craftsy...the pattern price on Craftsy is less than the cost on Ravelry as I didn't think it would be fair to charge the same as Craftsy purchasers don't have the extra PDF. The extra PDF just shows how to crochet a rocker, a wing and a horn... In terms of color guidance...the pattern is a long one and since I am no expert on color combinations, I didn't include any specific discussions on color combinations. I would suggest using Pinterest or other websites that deal with color inspiration boards :)
I WANT TO MAKE THIS LARGER THAN 27CM X 28CM. IS THERE A WAY TO DO THIS?
Hi :)Yes you need to use a heavier weight yarn and a larger hook, BUT, please please make sure that you use the smallest possible hook that you can for the weight of yarn you have chosen...the stitches MUST be as dense as you can work them while still being able to crochet . This prevents the stuffing from popping out :)
This is adorable
He is quite the item. I will have to add him to my massive crochet collection that I have acquired over the last 50 years.
loving this x
what a cutie!
The flowers' stitching looks open, is the animal made from a fleece or flannel and then covered with the crocheted pieces? I wanted to make them for a child, but it looks too easy for the stuffing to get pulled out. Or are they just for display?
Hi :)No, the hook you use for the weight of yarn is smaller than that recommended usually. This means that the stitch density of the flower is much tighter, making it extremely difficult for the stuffing to pop out. I have had countless people make my animals and never had a person say that the stuffing has come out. However, you should make sure that your crocheting is dense enough to allow for this. It will not work if your stitches are too far apart... hope this helps :)
What kind of yarn is required for this? I doesn't say in the listing. Thanks!.
Once you download the pattern, there are instructions included that make reference to an alternate way of doing the patterns for the purpose you indicated, DKoslowsky , that is, to make the stitches tighterMarilyn, it takes sock yarn weight
Marilyn, here is what it says about yarn:Sock weight / Fingering weight yarn/ #1 in colors of your choice... this little pony is a great stash busting project as you can use small amounts of sock yarn for eachmotif, and the more colourful the prettier I used random colors, keeping only to the cream colored yarn for Round 5 of each motif. Although I cant tell you how much yardage of each color I used, I can tell you that the total weight of yarn for the pony was around 160g (unstuffed). Youll need to make sure you have enough extra yarn for the tail and mane, depending on how full you want these to be...The yardage for the sock yarn I used is around 320m/100g (350yds/100g). It is a superwash merino yarn, but you can use any alternative fingering weight yarn you like...I suggest that animal fibre yarns would be preferable, as they have more stretch, making the stuffing and shaping of the pony easier.
Thank you - your pattern was so detailed and so well written, i never thought i could make it , but your explanation made it so easy - a lot of thanks
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