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Old 03-15-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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I actually made a crocheted drawstring cupcake purse!!!!!
I saw this pattern on Etsy and bought it hoping that one day when I figure out the basics of amigurumi, that I'd give it a try. After soliciting help from you very patient crocheters, I was able to find a really great amigurumi tutorial on Hook and Needles! Believe it or not, just watching where she put the stitch marker made all of the difference to me. So I tried the purse and voila! I actually did it!

Now I am ready to go on to some cute amigurumi!!! The only thing I dread is the sewing. I'm really kinda shakey on sewing crocheted pieces together. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:03 PM   #2
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A purse to carry cupcakes in. I'd almost be tempted to carry one of those

Stitching is fairly easy. It's usually just a whip stitch.
You can also crochet them together if the rib you get works for the design.
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A purse to carry cupcakes in. I'd almost be tempted to carry one of those

Stitching is fairly easy. It's usually just a whip stitch.
You can also crochet them together if the rib you get works for the design.
Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:19 PM   #4
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I should warn you that if you whip stitch through both loops you get a ridge on one side and a valley on the other.
It looks more like they were made together if you only go through the back loops.
I've done both and either depends on the look you're after.

There's another way of a duplicate type stitch but I've never tried it and can never find the link when I'm ready.
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Adorable!
You did a GREAT job on that. I have made about 4 of them...they are so cute, aren't they?

The sewing will get easier...the more you do of it!

Thanks for the link to that amigurumi tutorial...that's really helpful!
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Oh that purse is cute! Thanks for the link to the pattern...my little girl would love that

Beware amigurumi....it's addictive! I found a cute pattern for my little girl and started on it and was once again reminded how much I like doing amigurumi and now have found several more patterns for my queue!

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Originally Posted by knitpurlgurl View Post
Now I am ready to go on to some cute amigurumi!!! The only thing I dread is the sewing. I'm really kinda shakey on sewing crocheted pieces together. Any suggestions?

I found several joining methods on Daphne's Tutorial pages for joining with crochet stitches without a seam. Most of these are methods for joining motifs but can be adapted for joining other pieces. The last is a DC join that can be used on flat pieces using any crochet stitch to match the rows to be joined. In the drawing, step four is followed by an equivalent of step one, then step 5, then repeat from 2.

I find Daphne's drawings so helpful that I keep a print-out of each of her pages for off-line reference. It appears her last update to her site was in 2004; I am not sure how long this resource will remain available.
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Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post

I found several joining methods on Daphne's Tutorial pages for joining with crochet stitches without a seam. Most of these are methods for joining motifs but can be adapted for joining other pieces. The last is a DC join that can be used on flat pieces using any crochet stitch to match the rows to be joined. In the drawing, step four is followed by an equivalent of step one, then step 5, then repeat from 2.

I find Daphne's drawings so helpful that I keep a print-out of each of her pages for off-line reference. It appears her last update to her site was in 2004; I am not sure how long this resource will remain available.
The DC one looks like it may just do the trick! Thanks!!
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That is just adorable. Makes me want to try!!!
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That is really cute!! Can't wait to see more amigurumi. Love it!

I've had this cupcake purse pattern saved but haven't tried it yet. It's all one piece, so thought I'd throw it into the mix.

http://www.crochetville.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=39446
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