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Oh wow. I want one, but I have no crochet skills wahhh (trust me, I tried - not good).

If you feel like making another.... :-P

he he, check the update! :o)
I'll need to check on postage costs since I haven't posted anything in a *long* time!! :o)

(Apologies for the "Anonymous" post -- I'm KnitDVM on ravelry, but I'm not signed up for LJ.)

Your little guys are very cute! I can't seem to get mine to come out right.

I've followed the instructions, but my arms are coming out really short and stumpy. Is it me, or is there a line missing from the directions for them, or what? It sure *looks* like the arms in the picture are more than three rows long, and it seems like there should be some sort of curve for the shoulder.

Hi there, sorry for the incredible lateness of this response, it's been a *long* time since I've used LiveJournal!

For the arms, it's 3 rows, then chain 3 (to make a thumb) and complete a fourth row, and then there's a 5th row made with chains for fingers. It's a little bit confusing I know! :o)

Need help

I'm having trouble understanding your instructions for the amigurumi adipose, I'm not used to seeing them written out that way. It looks as though by "2inc 1sc*2-10" you mean increase in next 2 sc, then sc in next sc then repeat this whole thing, ending up with 10 sc. But then what does the next line mean? Also, are you referring to the English sc, or to the American sc (= English dc)? Please help!
many thanks!

Hi there, sorry it's taken me so long to respond!

I'm referring to American sc, despite being English, as I learnt with US terms without knowing any better :o)

You are correct in the first line :o)
The second - "inc 1sc inc 2sc * 2 - 14" mean increase in the first stitch, then sc in next sc, then increase in the next sc, then sc in the next 2 sc, repeat that again, and you should get 14 stitches.

I'll be honest, I wrote it down in the shortest way possible so it was quick to scribble down on a piece of paper for me... it perhaps doesn't make sense to anyone else ;o)

What are your abbreviations? And what do the numbers mean at the end of your lines? These are so adorable. (:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet (US)
inc = single crochet increase (2 single crochet in one stitch)
dec = single crochet decrease (turn 2 stitches into 1)
slst = slip stitch (US)

The numbers at the end of the lines are how many stitches you should have in that row.

Hope that helps :o)

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