Toys
Toys
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How do knitting and crochet stitches work up differently in similar applications? Find out as our hosts knit and crochet cute animal toys.
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Knitting vs. crochet: What's the difference? And is one better than the other? Find out in this Bluprint original series, where crochet artist Vincent Green-Hite and knit artist Morgan Woltersdorf stitch up the same five projects side by side. Along the way (with a bit of friendly banter), they offer tips and techniques for knitters and knotters of all levels.
Vincent Green-Hite & Morgan Woltersdorf
Vincent Green-Hite & Morgan Woltersdorf
Knit bunny, elephant, and hippo toys perched on a window sill
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Stuffed animals get even better when you make them yourself. The next time you need a gift for a baby shower or child's birthday, stitch up one of these cuties. And if you have trouble letting go, we get it. Go ahead and just make two.
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Handmade crocheted teddy bear with a striped shirt on a chair
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Amigurumi is it's own special beast, for sure, but it doesn't have to be hard. Keep these tips in mind when you're starting out, and you'll be crocheting all the cuteness in no time.
Ashley Little
blonde boy doll with embroidered face
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Drawn-on eyes can make a doll look super cute, but taking the time to hand-embroider those peepers will give her (or him!) a LOT more personality, plus a more cohesive look.
Marna Lunt
In the Hoop Stuffie
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Stuffed animals are always adorable. Sara shows how easy it can be to create your own stuffed animals in the hoop.
Handmade crocheted teddy bear with a striped shirt on a chair
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Crocheting amigurumi — those cute little dolls, animals and monsters — can be complicated. But these tips and hacks make it way easier! Use 'em and you'll be an amigurumi artist in no time.
Dedri Uys
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Get creative with Jeremy Helgeson as he attempts to build something three different ways out of three different materials. Using Minecraft, LEGO, Toca Blocks, Roblox, Styrofoam, clay, popsicle sticks and cardboard, Jeremy uses his imagination to build the coolest projects you've seen.
Jeremy Helgeson
Jeremy Helgeson
Body Assembly
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Move on to working your next amigurumi: Barnaby Bear and Delilah Doll. As you stitch, you'll discover essential techniques for making flat pieces and joining the different parts of your amigurumi.
Color & Shaping
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Discover how kawaii can be applied to more than dolls with the Diggory Dinosaur project. You'll learn about changing colors and working in joined rounds instead of spirals. Stacey will also explain how to make asymmetrical shaping for Diggory's dino body.
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