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Double Loop Stitch in Curly Teddy Bear?


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#1 orchestr

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 02:31 PM

I am trying to crochet the following teddy bear for my niece.

http://www.crochet-w...fs/CurlBear.pdf

There is a section at the top of the second column on how to do the "Double-Loop Stitch" that states [draw up a 3/4-1-inch lp, yo, draw through lp, insert hook under the top 2 strands of yarn (the long lp and the yarn that was drawn through), and complete a sc] twice." First of all, this explanation makes no sense to me. Second of all, it does not seem to match some of the online instructions on how to create a double-loop stitch:

http://crochetme.com...stitch-tutorial
http://www.ehow.com/...structions.html

Any suggestions? I could post a picture of how I interpret the original instructions, but it doesn't look pretty...

Edited by orchestr, 04 December 2009 - 03:13 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2009 - 06:49 PM

The double-loop description on this site looks closer to what the pattern describes, but I'm not 100%.

http://www.iseespots...er/stitches.htm

Edited by orchestr, 04 December 2009 - 08:23 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

I know this is YEARS after this post but I was wondering if you figured out that stitch. I am doing the same teddy bear and I just can't figure it out!

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 07:53 PM

I ended up improvising with a Picot stitch and it seems to be turning out pretty good. So it isn't EXACTLY the pattern, oh well, I think my daughter will still love it. ;)

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:07 PM

I never did figure this one out. I actually ended up doing a completely different pattern. Glad you found an alternative! I think the goal was just to get a clump of yarn in each stitch all over the bear. I just went the easy route and used fuzzy chenille-type yarn.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:24 PM

Thanks for responding after so many years! I finished the head today using the picot stitch and it actually looks very similar to the picture! (though it is hard to tell as the picture I have is small and low quality). For anyone else who might find themselves trying this teddy bear I started at the top of the head and did a SC with a picot in each stitch and to make it look more random and fill in the gaps I zigzagged from the top row to the one just below and back up again with every stitch, spiraling my way down to the bottom. It filled in quite nicely and my 2 year old daughter said "curlies!" when I showed it to her. I have to say this is only the second thing I have crocheted and it is proving to be a giant challenge. I am somewhat relieved to have read this post and found that even the more experienced have had issues with it. Thanks again!

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

Additionally I also considered using a fluffy yarn but I already crocheted a blanket for my daughter and wanted to make a matching teddy bear out of the same yarn so I was determined to find a solution. lol