Originally Posted by DogCatMom
I looked at the photos of the Corgis and at the eHow suggestions.
What the eHow suggestions seem to do is just give the equivalent height in stitches: 1 row of crochet sc = this much knitting, and on up the line as the crochet sts get taller. I didn't see any advice for shaping.
Looking at the Corgi pattern, there is a *lot* of shaping in small spaces: the faces and ears especially. Since you've said elsewhere that you've *just this weekend* started to learn how to crochet, I'd suggest making a note of the sts needed to make the Corgis and putting them front and center in your learning plan.
Then, when you feel confident about those sts, come back to the pattern. It should only take a few weeks, depending on the other demands on your time, so not too long!
Get all the other supplies you need: are there hardware fasteners required for the joints? plastic nose/eyes? special yarn you want for the colors? special-sized hook(s)? These can all be put into a dedicated project bag together with the Corgi pattern. That way, just as soon as you feel you have those required stitches under control, you can pick up the Corgi project bag and take off!
Thank you. That's kind of what I was doing - I read through the pattern carefully and made notes of what I need to practice most. I've already made 4 small round objects practicing something else. And I have a 4 foot strip of alternating stitches, like sc, half dc, dc, and treble. Because I do other crafts and started knitting other toys, I already have most of the supplies I need. But that is a great suggestion, to get it all together so when I'm ready I can just jump on it.
These are the stitches used and I already feel comfortable with most of them individually so it's just to put it all together and shape it right. The only thing not done is the decreases but I don't think it'll be a problem. I've watched the videos and it doesn't seem difficult.
terms Ch: chain C ring: collapsible ring Hdc: half double crochet Sc: single crochet 2sctog: 2 single crochets together (decrease) 3sctog: three single crochets together (de- crease over 3 stitches) Sl st: slip stitch St: stitch Tr: treble crochet