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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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:icononly1cutegirl:
only1cutegirl Featured By Owner 4 days ago
you sound just like me ^^ minus the artist part lol
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EmmO3 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
I want to thank you <3
The patterns you wrote and youre beautifull works are inspiring me <3
I'm german, my english is really bad, but I wantet to show you, what I made from the base of youre patterns <3

Vulpix:
emmo3.deviantart.com/art/Vulpi…

Ponyta:
emmo3.deviantart.com/art/Baby-…

And Dragonite:
emmo3.deviantart.com/art/croch…

I hope you enjoi them xDD
Thanks again :*

Cheerz~
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for sharing!  I love how all of them turned out and I'm so glad my patterns helped you come up with such wonderful designs!  Keep up the good work! ^_^
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:iconemmo3:
EmmO3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016
<3
Thank you so much :3
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ThatCraftyJellyfish Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww I wish you did commissions, this is by FAR the best crochetting I've ever seen in my life.
Does no commissions mean no trades as well?
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!  Sorry, I don't do trades right now either.. I'm swamped with too many projects T_T  I appreciate the interest though!
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ThatCraftyJellyfish Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool, no problem! ^w^
Nonetheless, I still can't wait to see more from you~!
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tunguyen261 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Your work is amazing!! Love them all 😍
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aphid777 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :hug:
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Honesta Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not sure how to link you to my specific uplaids, but I posted 3 pokemon made or inspired by your patterns. ^^
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