Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Amigurumi Cloud

Here's a pattern I made for an amigurumi cloud.

It is easy to crochet, but a bit hard to explain. Because of this the pattern involves a bit of counting... Once you get the hang of how the increases and decreases line up, though, you can forget the counting.

Because all the inc and dec have to be in line (on the top of the cloud), they don't actually really follow rows, but I think the pattern is easier to understand this way. So if the instructions for a certain "row" stop in the middle of the real row or go on to next row, don't panic, this is meant to be! If you have any questions , don't hesitate to ask!

Since the bends are ment to be sharp, the pattern has increases were you sc 3 times into a sc instead of the more common sc inc were you only sc 2 times into a sc. I've marked these as 3sc. There might be a real term for this, but I'm too lazy to try and find it at the moment...

Also, you should stuff as you go, so that all the bends will get enough stuffing.

PATTERN

Chain 2.

  1. Sc 6 times in the second ch from the hook.
  2. 2sc in each sc.
  3. Sc around.
  4. Sc dec once, sc in the next 10 sc.
  5. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 10 sc.
  6. 3sc in the next, sc, 3sc, sc in the next 13 sc.
  7. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 16 sc.
  8. 3sc in the next, sc, 3sc, sc in the next 19 sc.
  9. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 22.
  10. 3sc in the next, sc, 3sc, sc in the next 25 sc.
  11. Sc in the next 25 sc.
  12. Sc dec twice, sc, sc dec twice, sc in the next 20 sc.
  13. Sc dec, sc, sc dec, sc in the next 19 sc.
  14. Sc dec, sc, sc dec, sc in the next 17 sc.
  15. Sc dec, sc, sc dec, sc in the next 17 sc.
  16. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 18 sc.
  17. 3sc in the next, sc, 3sc, sc in the next 18 sc.
  18. Sc in the next 24 sc.
  19. Sc dec twice, sc, sc dec twice, sc in the next 14 sc.
  20. Sc dec twice, sc, sc dec twice, sc in the next 10 sc.
  21. Sc dec twice, sc, sc dec twice, sc in the next 11 sc.
  22. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 22 sc.
  23. Sc dec 8 times, stuff, sew shut.

Cute face optional:)

P.S. If you try this pattern, please leave a comment. I would also love to see a picture of the finished product:)

102 comments:

  1. I love this! I'm thinking of making an amigurumi mobile and this would be perfect on it! Thanks for sharing.

    http://unplain-Jane.blogspot.com

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  2. I'm glad you like it! A mobile sounds really sweet:)

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  3. Thank you so much for the pattern ! ;o))

    J'aime beaucoup votre blog !!!

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  4. You're welcome:) I'm glad you enjoy!

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  5. these are so cute!
    I stuck eyes and embroidered a smile on them. I'll take pics later.

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  6. Ooh, I'd love to see them! Please send me a link when you take pictures, or e-mail me! <3

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  7. Thanks for sharing such a sweet little cloud :)
    If you want to see mine please see it on my blog ;)

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  8. Your cloud looks so cute! The face is just perfect!

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  9. i love your clouds
    The look so cute ^^

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  10. Lovely!!
    Thank you for the pattern :))

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  11. They are so levely ! I'll try it very soon !
    Thanks a lot for the pattern ;-)

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  12. these are soO0Oo totally kyoot!!!!

    what size hook?

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  13. I feel like there are some inaccurate stitch counts in the pattern - rows 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22 cannot be accurate as written above considering they do not agree with the rows directly before and after them. I have typed out a correction - let me know if you're interested!

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    1. I agree! I found this very confusing when I was making one of the clouds. I found the best way to do it was to ignore the stitch count at the end of each line of instructions. Just follow the general pattern and it works.

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  14. i dont get what you mean at the first part,help please!!!!!!

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  15. Okay,I made this cloud but not yet the sun.I'm going to make it and make a lot of clouds.I might make a little thing that when a baby is in the cradle and is looking at it -a mobile-wait,no i can't!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Brooke, did you read the bit about "the instructions for a certain "row" stop in the middle of the real row or go on to next row"? I had a really hard time writing this pattern (and English is not my native language), so maybe I've explained it poorly? However, there can easily be a mistake in the pattern:) Feel free to post the corrections in the comments, thanks!

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  17. Thank you everyone for your comments! Please post links if you have pictures!

    avonlea: I used a size 2 (metric) hook, but just use the size your yarn calls for. It'll propably make a bigger/smaller cloud, but I don't think size matters:)

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  18. good afternoon
    I'll try it THIS AFTERNOON
    Thank you very much !
    my englich is not so good ! I'm so sorry ! I'm a french woman !
    I would like to know if it's posible to me to translate it in French with a link to your site (here) ?
    Thanks a lot
    stéphanie
    http://stecolargol.over-blog.com/

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  19. Stéphanie, my English isn't that good either! :) I hope the pattern works for you, feel free to translate it.

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  20. i just looked trough your whole page and i am amaized by your cool creations i wish i had an imagination like that.:)

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  21. Nice article as for me. I'd like to read a bit more concerning that theme. Thanx for giving that information.
    Sexy Lady
    Escort in London

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  22. Hi! I just made this cloud, and I totally love it! You are so creative, and your directions are wonderful. Thank you so much!
    Dagmar

    P.S. Have you heard of Ravelry.com? If not, you should join and add your patterns there! I'm sure they will be a big hit, because they are so cute!

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  23. Maggan: Thank you! *blush*

    Dagmar: Thank you, I'm glad you liked the pattern! I do have a Ravelry account actually, I just got lazy and never posted anything there... I have to look into it again, thank you for reminding me!

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  24. oh my goodness thank you so much!! I'm doing an ami swap & this fits perfectly for what I need :]

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  25. Hi! I made both your cloud and sun pattern. I have yet to put a face on the sun, but they both ended up adorable and I thought you might like to see them! I think I am eventually going to make a mobile out of them when I get the time.

    Thank you so much for the pattern! They are well written and so very cute!

    http://chijadey.deviantart.com/#/d2rlzbl

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  26. So cute! Thank you for sending me a link, I'm glad the patterns worked for you!

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  27. hi!
    i just found your blog and am in love!! your work is wonderful. I have been struggling with making a cloud to go with a rainbow and raindrops - this looks perfect! I can't wait to try it today.

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  28. Thank you! Rainbow and raindrops sound absolutely wonderful! Do you have them on your blog? I'd love to see those!

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  29. I have been looking everywhere for a cloud pattern! Thank you so much for sharing this xxx

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  30. thanks, i love the clouds you made & did my own attempt: http://bit.ly/9tQCLJ
    i'll try another time and count better ;)

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  31. No problem, S! :) I'd love to see how yours turns out.

    Hiskia, your cloud is so cute, I love the face!

    I'm sorry the pattern is a bit freaky... I think the most important thing is just to make sure all the inc and dec line up.

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  32. I think that it is a nice cloud but the problem it is that the shape can be misunderstood for other things.

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  33. Hi,

    super sweet cloud, but when I tried it I produced a kind of weird looking carpet!
    :( You think you could make a short video of the first 5-7 rows on youtube?

    Would be just great! Want to make a toy for my daughter...

    lots of regards

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  34. Hi,

    do you crochet it back and forth or do you work rounds? That could have been my mistake. :)

    Regards

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  35. Hi there!
    I finally got around to making a rainbow and raindrop to go with the cloud I made from your fantastic pattern! Here's a pic...
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/erinnsimon/5080008440/

    Thanks again for posting this, it is the cutest!!
    xo
    erinn

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  36. Aww, Erinn! I absolutely love those!

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  38. oh thx, now it really looks like a cloud an suddenly makes sense! :) Does someone have a pattern for small raindrops to go with it? Would be nice to hang some small drops under the could so it looks like a rainy one. Don't you think? ;)

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  39. Hi,
    This is so cute. I'm lost though. I made it and my bumps on the cloud are off. One is on top and the small one ended up on the back. Help please!!!

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  40. I think you mean where instead of were in your description, fyi.

    love the clouds!!

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  41. Thank your for that pattern. I just made a cloud, and it is so cute :-)

    Kind regards
    Rikke

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  42. Ohhhh! Thanks for this lovely pattern!

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  43. I tried this pattern and it came out really great. I'd love to show you a picture - you can see it on my blog: meadowsknits.blogspot.com

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  44. hi! my name is caroline and i am a teacher from Belgium! i really ADORE your clouds and sun. i'm making them right now and i'm planning on using the in my class. They can help my children to talk about the weather. I'm sure they'l love it too!
    Thank you verry much for your free patern!

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  45. hello, i'm chloe from korea.
    i'm a knitting artist.
    i like your work very much, especially this cute stuffed cloud.
    i'd like to refer your pattern on my next knitting book. i'll comment your name as Riikkael under the pattern.
    but i tried your pattern in practice, there were few problems with this counting crochet stitches.
    i recounted and remade the pattern.
    plz, refer my new pattern.
    and if you have further questions, feel free to contact me to "salondechloe@gmail.com".

    here is new pattern by me,

    Chain 2.
    1. Sc 6 times in the second ch from the hook.
    2. 2sc in each sc.
    3. Sc around. 12
    4. Sc dec once, sc in the next 10 sc. (11chs)
    5. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 10 sc. (13chs)
    6. 3sc in the next, sc, 3sc, sc in the next 10 sc. (17)
    7. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 16 sc. (19)
    8. 3sc in the next, sc, 3sc, sc in the next 16 sc. (23)
    9. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 22. (25)
    10. 3sc in the next, sc, 3sc, sc in the next 22 sc. (27)
    11. Sc in the next 27 sc.
    12. Sc dec twice, sc, sc dec twice, sc in the next 18 sc. (23)
    13. Sc dec, sc, sc dec, sc in the next 18 sc. (21)
    14. Sc dec, sc, sc dec, sc in the next 16 sc. (19)
    15. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 18 sc. (21)
    16. 3sc in the next, sc, 3sc, sc in the next 18 sc. (25)
    17. Sc in the next 25 sc.
    18. Sc dec twice, sc, sc dec twice, sc in the next 16 sc. (21)
    19. Sc dec twice, sc, sc dec twice, sc in the next 12 sc. (17)
    20. Sc dec twice, sc, sc dec twice, sc in the next 8 sc. (13)
    21. 3sc in the next, sc in the next 12 sc. (15)
    22. Sc dec 8 times, stuff, sew shut.

    numers in parenthesis refer to the total crochet stitches each rows

    thank you.

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    1. I think there might be a possible error in row 10. When I follow the directions I end up with 29 stitches total instead of 27.

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  46. even though i corrected and remade the pattern, i'll put your name under the pattern. if you don't feel comfortable about including the pattern(corrected one by me) on my book, (not published yet) please tell me and i won't include the pattern on the book.:)

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  47. hello again <3

    i waited your reply, but there wasn't..

    i decided to do not use a cloud pattern on my book anyway.. :)

    i'm working for a whole new cloud pattern now.

    and the whole new pattern will be in my book.

    i'll link the picture of the new cloud someday.

    thank you. and enjoy knitting! :)

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  48. Fantastic! Used this pattern to make a stuffed Rainbow Dash cutie mark for my friend! :) Thanks so much! (If you don't know half of what I said, look into My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.)

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  49. Haha, that's awesome! I love My Little Pony!

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  50. Brohoof, my friend. :D Brohoof.

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  51. outstanding! I find the articles you provide here are interesting and worth to read. Great share thanks for the read!

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  52. This pattern is adorable but don't bother with it, IT DOES NOT WORK. I have tried it multiple times and it just does not come out correctly. I even tried the corrected version in the comments and that didn't work either. Soooo... find something else, don't waste your time.

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    1. Aww, I'm sorry. A lot of people seem to have trouble with this one. I recounted the pattern again and just can't find a mistake, I think it's just the crazy way the pattern is written in that's so confusing. Sorry about that!

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    2. It does work! Lots of people have made one and commented on how nice they are, including myself!

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  53. Super cute cloud! Made it tonight within an hour. Got a little off center on top, but its a cloud, it doesnt have to be perfect!

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  54. I don't know what people are saying about this being wrong, I made this perfect my first time! Sewed it onto the end of a rainbow I made! I'll embroider a little face on it soon, thanks sooooooooo much for this pattern! ~<3

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    1. Hey, that's great! And I'd love to see the face!

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  55. I will try to do this cloud! I don't understand the abbreviations in the patterns in english but I need to learn.. I want a cloud so much.. haha

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    1. You can learn what the abbreviations mean and how to do the stitches just by Googling, there are loads of instructions and videos in the Internet. That's how I started, too. :)

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  56. hi! i included a cloud for a baby carrier mobile that i just made and posted it on my blog. craftycatchoo.blogspot.ca
    thanks for the pattern!!

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    1. That looks just perfect! Nice job! :)

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  57. Hello, I made a pokemon amigurumi, and your pattern helped me a lot! When you see it you will understand why :)
    This is the picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/icedeb/7128543593
    Thank you so much for the pattern!!

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  58. I am such a plonker... followed your wonderful pattern just fine and then must have miscounted towards the end. Stuffed it regardless, the cats love their new toy! Looks a bit like a deformed cauliflower, much to the amusement of my boyfriend who will sleep on the couch tonight. Fresh start tomorrow, thanks so, so much for the pattern!

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  59. I have several attempts to make the cloud. I failed. I had an eye on how it works. With my common sense, it succeeded. Because I wanted to make more clouds I've written for myself.
    The pattern is on my blog. www.lutjehaakt.blogspot.com In the Dutch language.
    Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  60. I used thread and I had to stuff it long the way so it would hold its shape. It like took me 6 tries to get two bumps but the third one didn't show...

    overall this cloud is cute! :D

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  61. Hi, there, I'm from Argentina, I'm trying to make these lovely clouds, but I fail all the time. So I wanted to ask you if I have to crochet both sides of the starting chain or is just in rounds? Thanks you so much.

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    1. Just rounds. You can also start with a magic ring if it's easier. Here's a link to a tutorial http://imaginarywardrobe.blogspot.fi/2008/11/magic-ring.html

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  62. Hi!!! I love this pattern, thank you for sharing it with us. It's easy and cute.

    I made a mobile too!!

    Love from Argentina!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/ajax/messaging/attachment.php?attach_id=d17f5431a92f867fb02f3d88f6febe75&mid=id.132975700179002&preview=1&ext=1346043288&hash=AQCyScXASBbA3MUg

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    1. Thanks! The link doesn't work for me, but I'm sure yours is super cute! :)

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    2. Luciana, podrías pasar el link nuevamente? Da error... Gracias!!

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  63. Hello! I spotted this a while ago and after making three (yes three), I got a bit carried away and created a giant raindroppy cloud (the first thing I've made from scratch on my own), which I would love to share back with you!! It is on Ravelry called RainCloud by OwlPrintPanda: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/raincloud

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    1. Oh, lovely! I might have to try that!

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  64. Hey, thanks so much for the free pattern---I made one (and then a couple more, smaller) for my mom's birthday this year! You can see them on Ravelry here. :)

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    1. Thanks for trying out the pattern! They look really cute!

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  65. Hi! thanks a lot for the cloud, I wanted to do a cloud and drops mobile and your cloud was perfect, a link to see it: https://herramientasposidonia.wordpress.com/2012/10/14/el-movil-para-julia/

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    1. I love the white cloud with colorful raindrops!

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  66. Hi ! I wanted to know .. can I post this pattern in my blog ( translated into estonian ) ?

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  67. i just tried this one and i think i did something wrong cause they look nothing like your picture... but still turned out cute. i also tried the one that chloe hong posted in the comments and that worked better for me, for some rason. i am going to put both together to make an awesome mobile for my son's room...or maybe i'll hang it over my own bed... :)

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    1. Yeah, the pattern is a bit crazy. If I was to write it now, I'd try to follow actual rounds. Glad it worked out for you in the end!

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  68. Hi there!

    I love this pattern! I am fairly new to crochet, but would love to make this pattern for my wall! I was wondering if you could give me some advice on how to make this cloud way bigger to use it as wall art? I'm wondering how to alter the pattern but have it still work.

    Any advice would be great!

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    1. Hmm, I'm not sure. For a wall you'd want it to lay fairly flat, so, I'd say, just add more stitches and more rounds where you increase. So instead of increasing in 5 consecutive rounds increase for 20 rounds, or however big you want it to be. And use thicker yarn! Some on here did a bigger one so maybe they have better ideas? Good luck and let me know how it goes!

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  69. Thanks a lot for the pattern! I've started my first cloud yesterday and pattern is easy and clear!!

    I want to make a mobile like you suggested, it is adorable!!

    Thanks again!

    Sara

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    1. Hey, that's so nice to hear, thanks! I'll have to keep an eye on your blog to see the mobile:)

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  70. it's so cute!!! I will try it!!

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    1. Thank you! Let me know how it goes!

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  71. Hi, I am having a hard time making the cloud correctly. I followed the directions exactly as they are written and I ended up with on bump on the top, and one on the side...I have tried re-doing it four times, and it keeps turning out wrong. Do you have an updated pattern, or one that is a little more descriptive? Thank you!

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    1. Sorry, I don't have an updated version. If you find the counting confusing just make sure all the decreases and increases are in line. Never increase on the side or opposite side or anywhere else except on top of previous increases/decreases, that way they'll all end up on top. Just completely ignore how many sc's there are and just pay attention to weather you are supposed to increase or decrease that round. Hope this helps:)

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  72. 100 percent confusing..... make a video? call it How To Make An Amigurumi Cloud on YouTube. WOULD APPRECIATE

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    1. Sorry about that. If counting doesn't work for you, just try to line up the increases and decreases. For example, if you 3sc, sc, 3sc on the previous round, 3sc into that middle sc on the next. Then on the next round 3sc both into the first and third of the 3sc of the previous row. They should make a nice line on the top of the cloud.

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  73. I just made this...and I don't know if it's just me...but for some reason it doesn't look the same. :( It still looks alright though.

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  74. Kiitos inspiraatiosta. :) http://tuunaustilkkujatyyny.blogspot.fi/2013/11/sataa-sataa-ropisee.html

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    1. Kiitos! Hienolta näyttää sun pilvi, tykkään noista pisaroista!

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    2. Thanks so much for this. Brilliant. I could NEVER have worked out a pattern 3D like yours. Thanks again

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  75. Thank yoo so much for this so cute Cloud! I have just made one, it is on my blog if you want to see it^^
    http://42cottonstreet.over-blog.com/2014/03/day-8-cloud.html
    many thanks!!! ^^ bisous from France!

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  76. hello, I have just made another cloud with your wonderful tutorial! if you want to see, they are on my blog, many thanks again ! ! !

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  77. Did you use the same hook for all of the pieces? What size did you use? :) Planning to recreate for a baby shower next month!

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