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Exclusive Hello Kitty Crochet Tip #1: The head-molding exercise

20 Sep

Konnichiwa! 

It still feels like a dream…it’s been barely a week since the release of my book, Hello Kitty Crochet and the love has been steadily pouring in nonetheless!

I’m very excited for all those who have yet to receive your books, I’m sure you’ll love the 25 patterns that I’ve lovingly put together for you. Write in and tell me which is the first pattern you went for and why! I’d love to see your work and share it here on my blog 🙂

In the next few posts, I hope to share a series of exclusive Hello Kitty Crochet tips, to help you make Miss Kitty White and the rest of her pals as picture-perfect as possible!

Ready? Let’s go!

Exclusive Hello Kitty Crochet Tip #1: The ever-important head-molding exercise

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As mentioned in the “Special Techniques” part of the book (pg 11), most of the head patterns require a good squeeze to mold them into shape.

Step 1: Crochet as normal.

Step 2: When it’s time for stuffing, simply shape and squeeze the head piece so that the front (where the face will be) has a flattened appearance.

Step 3: Stuff with polyfill fibre according to this newly-shaped shape.

Step 4: If necessary, give it a few more squeezes after you fastening off.

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Squeeze…

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…and squeeze…

Tada! There you have it! Unique Sanrio character-shaped heads! Try it and let me know what you think 🙂

P/S Next up will be all about giving Miss Kitty White a sweet and cute face! Plus, don’t forget to send in a picture of yourself and where the Hello Kitty Crochet books can be found at your local bookstores to join my exclusive amiguruMEI giveaway contest!

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6 Responses to “Exclusive Hello Kitty Crochet Tip #1: The head-molding exercise”

  1. Hannah September 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm #

    Thank you for this! I found it very helpful!! 🙂 I can’t wait to show you what I chose to make first 🙂

  2. Jen September 22, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    Hi Mei Li

    Could you post a tutorial on how you crochet in stripes in the round

    Luv your book

  3. renee September 30, 2014 at 10:04 am #

    while on my travels bought your book in West Virginia glad I did as its hard too find in book stores in city of fort myers florida yeah I got it love it thanx

  4. Sofia March 24, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    I made my first Hello Kitty this week… It’s very cute, but i did have problem getting this flat head……. I have to make another try 😉

    I love the cute book!
    Love from Sweden

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