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Journal Entry: Mon Jul 6, 2015, 5:47 PM


First of all, thank you for your ongoing support!  I feel guilty that I haven't had much time to respond to many of the comments and notes I've received.  I've been meaning to put together a "frequently asked questions" page for some time now.  I hope it helps!

  1. What type of yarn and hooks do you use?

    I usually use worsted weight (medium weight 4) acrylic yarn and a size F hook (3.75mm) for most of my works.  Occasionally, I will use a size E (3.50mm) to make smaller pieces as needed.

  2. What yarn brands do you use?

    I started off using mostly "Red Heart Supersaver" yarn since it was inexpensive.  I've expanded into other brands for a greater range of colors including: "I Love This Yarn", "Lion Brand", "Impeccable", "Vanna's Choice", and a few others.  Basically, I will use any brand of worsted weight yarn if it comes in the color I want.  I am easy to please :meow:

  3. Do you sell your patterns?

    I do not sell my patterns since I usually make copyrighted characters.  I do have a few patterns posted for free here: aphid777.deviantart.com/galler….  However, I do not have patterns for all of my works.  Most of the stuff I make comes from my head as I work, with the help of reference photos.  I have no idea what I'm doing a lot of the time, believe it or not.

  4. How do you make the eyes on your works?

    I used cut-out felt for my earlier works and sewed the pieces to the surface.  Nowadays, I needle felt directly onto the surface of my works after assembling it.  I have a simple, brief tutorial here: Needle Felted Eyes: A basic picture tutorial by aphid777

  5. What materials do you use for needle felting?

    I use a special needle felting needle to make eyes.  These needles have notches that catch the wool fibers and condense it together as you stab.  I like using coarse needles because from my personal experience, the material sticks better to the crocheted surface.  Most of the time, I use wool roving for eyes and details.  Occasionally, I will brush out some yarn if I don't have the color I need and use it as my "wool".  I prefer wool over brushed out yarn because it layers on more smoothly, in my opinion.

  6. What do your abbreviations stand for?

    Ch: chain stitch
    Sc: single crochet
    Hdc: half double crochet
    Dc: double crochet
    Inc: single crochet increase
    Dec: single crochet decrease
    Sl st: slip stitch
    FO: fasten off

  7. Do you have any tutorials?

    I do not have any tutorials.  However, there are tons of resources on YouTube and online that teach the basics of crochet.  If you are a beginner and are interested in learning how to make 3-D stuff, I would recommend looking up these basic stitches:  chain stitch, single crochet stitch, single crochet increase, single crochet decrease, magic ring.

  8. Do you sell your work?

    Crocheting is just a hobby and a stress-reliever and I mostly make things based off of copyrighted characters, so I wouldn't feel right making a profit off of them.  Sorry!

  9. Can I sell things made from your patterns?

    I would prefer that you didn't sell stuff made from my patterns since I am posting them for free as a learning tool.  Thank you in advance!
I'll continue to update this periodically as needed!

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Evelyn
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I've always wanted to learn how to crochet and in about Spring of 2011, I finally had the time to crack open some books and start learning (In hindsight, Youtube might have been much easier). After a lot of practice making scarves, I began making plushes and have stuck mostly with that ever since (it's just so satisfying getting a toy after all that work :D). I focus on making animated/fan art characters because I enjoy working on them. The majority of these are my own original patterns besides a couple with link references to the patterns.

Regarding patterns, I have a few posted up. Because I learned so much from patterns that many people generously shared online, I'm hoping to give back a little by sharing some too :) I don't write all of them down though because I sometimes don't know how to describe what I'm doing when they get too complicated and I start winging things. I'm working on it though!

As for commissions, unfortunately, I don't do those. I don't really know how to set a price that would be fair for both parties and I just don't have the time! I will probably be much less productive for some time since I'm currently in dental school, but I'll be needing my study breaks :)

Thanks for the page visit :D

P.S. Please excuse my lack of photography skills!


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Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a basic face pattern?...I seem to get all messed up with faces and hands
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FROG-and-TOAD Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Your work is fantastic. We just followed you on Instagram aswell. Are you on FB, Tumblr or Pinterest by any chance so we can support you there too?
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saekishinaga Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
Hii! I love your plushes. They're beautiful pieces of artwork! I'm going to collect and donate to you! It's 100 % worth it to me. Great Job! :)    Heart Heart Heart 
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LaRoisBeaute Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
your work is amazing! wish you did commissions! Hah but anyways, keep up the good work!
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Alex35ex Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Bravo pour l'ensemble de vos créations !
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RoxyFierce Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Keep up the great work!La la la la  You've inspired me so much over the years and still enjoy seeing your work. Love 
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LucyRanelle Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello, and happy happy birthday to youu~!^^
I´ve featured my favorite piece of your wonderful art here:

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Have a great day :hug:
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feralglance Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday!
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happy birthday to you!
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