Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Artisan Crafts / Hobbyist Evelyn27/Female/United States Group :iconknitting-and-crochet: Knitting-and-Crochet
Toy Contest
Recent Activity
Deviant for 4 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 287 Deviations 8,247 Comments 371,076 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Random Favourites

FAQ

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!

Donate

aphid777 has started a donation pool!
4,110 / 5,000

You must be logged in to donate.
:iconfluidpangirl:AnonymousAnonymousAnonymous:iconthehobbypanda::iconnanettew9::iconsaekishinaga::iconnanettew9::iconnocturne-31::iconlaurentia-hf:

deviantID

aphid777's Profile Picture
aphid777
Evelyn
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
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!


If you would like to make a do
Name of Image

Websites:
Instagram: instagram.com/evwin7565/
Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/people/epham75…
Twitter: twitter.com/Evwin7565
Interests

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconyumesnotes:
YumesNotes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your plushes! They're so cute!!
Reply
:iconrochaluarts:
Rochaluarts Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is amazing!
Reply
:iconkakashi-et-phoenix:
Kakashi-et-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I LOVE your amigurumis!!! They're all incredible! And your tutorials are very inspirating!^^
Reply
:iconhippie1o1:
Hippie1O1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How in the world do you have the patient to not all this!!!!
Reply
:iconsaphiracreations:
SaphiraCreations Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome for the faves ! Heart
-----------------------------------------
Star! Facebook: www.facebook.com/SaphiraCreati…
Star! Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCfIM5…
Star! DeviantArt: saphiracreations.deviantart.co…
Reply
:iconvividwind:
VividWind Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely LOVE your work... I'm a crocheter myself and have wanted to start on some pokemon and you are just amazing for posting patters!!! Thank you!!!
Reply
:iconamandajayne00:
AmandaJayne00 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconpopculturecrochet:
Hello! I hope you don't mind my posting on your page today! I'd like to invite you to a brand new group; Pop Culture Crochet. I'd love to make this group a hub for all things crochet with a pop culture spin and I think some of your items would find the perfect home there.
 :happybounce:  Please, help me get this group off the ground!
Reply
:iconnanskepanske:
NanskePanske Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016

Hi
I'm Nanske from Belgium First I like to tell you , .. your creations are amazing!!!!
I have a FB group (secret just for friends) and my friends asked me if I would translate your wonderful Pokemons into Dutch
Can I please have your permission ??
I will put the link to your webpage or blog on it or I give you the translation and put the link to it on my group 
Greetings and Blessings 
NanskePanske

Reply
:iconhardtack:
hardtack Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
You are absolutely amazing. I've never seen such accomplished crocheting before. Kudos to you
Reply
:iconxyuo:
Xyuo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous creations. I wish you did commissions! Love to get a hand on a deadpool or ninetails from you.
Reply
Add a Comment: