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Edward's Menagerie - finishing legs etc.

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CatRash Sun 05-Nov-17 17:24:56

Hi

Just wondering if anyone has made any animals from Edward's Menagerie and can help me out??

With things like the legs, once finished it says to fold flat and the DC across the top. I can't find any instructions on Google or the Tofts website on what exactly I should be doing here and I'm not sure if my interpretation of it is correct??

What I've done is fold flat and then DC each opposite pair of stitches together using just the outer part of the V from each stitch. So there's 12 stitches in the end of the leg so I finish with 6 stitches once I've DC'd the opposite stitches. Does that even make sense??!

And is that even right??

Also for some reason I convinced myself I needed a 4mm hook (3 month old baby so probably sleep deprived) when actually I should be using a 3mm hook. I've almost finished Emma the Bunny using a 4mm hook. Should I just make any future animals using 4mm too as I assume if I move to a 3mm they'll end up smaller??

Sorry for daft questions but fairly new to crochet!!

Piffyonarockbun Mon 06-Nov-17 19:08:53

The only thing with using a bigger hook is not only is the result bigger but the holes are bigger so you can see more of the stuffing. Use whatever hook feels better for you but with toys its better to go a bit smaller for that reason smile. Just check your bunny when shes stuffed and decide then.
With the leg it does mean to fold it as you have done. You could dc through both bits of the v or one. It wont make too much difference but it sounds like what youve done is right smile. Im making a unicorn for a friend at the mo and shes picked the fiddliest pattern ever. Its been slow going but im nearly there!! Good luck with the bunny

CatRash Mon 06-Nov-17 19:49:57

Thank you!!

It doesn't look too bad, I think I tend to do fairly tight stitches anyway and it's loosely stuffed. Probably helps that it's light brown so doesn't contrast too badly with the stuffing.

Awww you've got to love a unicorn!! Would love to see a photo when you're done!

Piffyonarockbun Tue 07-Nov-17 15:12:49

Ive done the head but havent attached it to the body yet so its sitting on the shelf glaring balefully at me :-). I enjoy making toys but tend to double my yarn. Its not as fiddly and tough on the fingers that way :-). Glad the larger hook worked out ok :-)

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