Waaay back in Malabrigo March, I had a crocheted critter who didn't quite turn out how I was expecting - apparently, I am a very loose crocheter! I wrestled with whether or not I should try felting my Moose so that he wasn't so floppy, but decided to sleep on it....for almost six months!
FreshStitches Mystery CAL project from earlier this summer, so guess who was next on the carnival ride? They turned out fairly well, though I discovered that the Lopi yarn I'd used was not such a great choice for felting (I ended up having to shave off a considerable amount of fuzz). I already have found the Roos a new home and somehow managed to forget to photograph the felted version before they went on their merry way - oops!
The lessons I've learned are this:
1. When I crochet through the back loop only, I make my stitches way too loose and need to go down two or three sizes from the recommended hook if I don't want to have that happen.
2. When I crochet through both loops, I am still pretty loose and need to go down at least one hook size from what's recommended.
3. Felted amigurumi critters are cute! I might have to do this more often!