Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Amigurumi Yorkie Tutorial





Novice Sandy on Knitting Paradise found this absolutely adorable pattern for an
Amigurumi Yorkie.  The only problem is the pattern is incomprehensible.  I think it was originally written in Japanese and the translation is really bad.  Fortunately, I have crocheted some amigurumi patterns using the Japanese chart method so I get what's going on here, so here is my translation.  I did have to change a few things here and there, but I think it's pretty true to the original pattern.

Materials:

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, worsted weight, Warm Brown
  • C or size 2 Hook
  • Stitch Marker
  • Polyfil Stuffing
  • Embroidery Floss in light browns, beiges, dark yellows and black
  • Red Heart Shimmer, Black
  • Lion Brand, Vanna's Glamour, Topaz
  • 2 round black shank buttons
  • Tapestry Needle
Abbreviations:
Rnd--round    ch(s)--chain(s)  sc(s) single crochet(s)  st(s)--stitch(es)
sc2tog--single crochet 2 stitches together

Head
Start with a magic circle
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 scs in circle (6scs)

From now on put a stitch marker in the first sc of each rnd.



Rnd 2: 2 scs in each sc (12 scs)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in sc, 2 scs in next sc (18 scs)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc (24 scs)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc (30 scs)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc (36 scs)
Rnd 7: 1 sc in next 5 scs, 2 scs in next sc (42 scs)
Rnd 8: 1 sc in each sc (42 scs)
Rnd 9: 1 sc in next 6 scs, 2 scs in next sc (48 scs)
Rnd 10-11: 1 sc in each sc (48 scs)          

Now you start to decrease, continue putting stitch marker in first st of each rnd.
Rnd 12: 1 sc in next 5 scs,  sc2tog in next sc (42 scs)
Rnd 13: 1 sc in each sc (42 scs)
Rnd 14: 1 sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog in next sc (36 scs)
Rnd 15: 1 sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog in next sc (30 scs)
Rnd 16: 1 sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog in next sc (24 scs)
Rnd 17-18: 1 sc in each sc (24 scs)

Start stuffing, but stuff loosely enough so you can shape the head.




Rnd 19: 1 sc in next sc, sc2tog (12 scs)
Rnd 20: 6 sc2togs, (6 scs)

Fasten off.  Leave bottom open for sewing later.  Shape head into an oval.



Body:
Start with a magic circle

Rnd 1: ch 1, 6 scs in circle (6 scs)

Rnd 2: 2 scs in each sc (12 scs)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc (18 scs)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc (24 scs)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc (30 scs)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc (36 scs)
Rnd 7: 1 sc in each sc (36 scs)
Rnd 8: 1 sc in next 5 scs, 2 scs in next sc (42 scs)
Rnd 9: 1 sc in next 6 scs, 2 scs in next scs (48 scs)
Rnd 10-11: 1 sc in each sc (48 scs)  

Start to decrease
Rnd 12: 1 sc in next 6 scs, sc2tog (42 scs)
Rnd 13: 1 sc in each sc (42 scs)
Rnd 14: 1 sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog (36 scs)
Rnd 15: 1 sc in each sc (36 scs)
Rnd 16: 1 sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog (30 scs)
Rnd 17: 1 scs in each sc (30 scs)
Rnd 18: 1 sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog (24 scs)
Rnd 19-26: 1 sc in each sc  (24 scs)  

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing later.
Stuff, but don't sew up the hole.




Front Legs:
Make 2

Make a magic circle
Rnd 1: ch 1, 6 scs in circle (6 scs)

Place a stitch marker in the first st of each rnd
Rnd 2: 2 scs per sc (12 scs)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc (18 scs)
Rnd 4-5: 1 sc in each sc (18 scs)

Start decreasing
Rnd 6:  1 sc in next sc, sc2tog (12 scs)

Stuff foot.




Rnd 7: sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 scs (10 scs)
Rnd 8-22: 1 sc in each sc (10 scs)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing in, stuff the leg near the foot, but not at the top.



Hind legs:
Make 2

Make a magic circle
Rnd 1:  ch 1, 8 scs in circle (8 scs)

Put a stitch marker in the first st of each row.
Rnd 2: 2 scs in each sc (16 scs)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc (24 scs)
Rnd 4-5: 1 sc in each sc (24 scs)

Start decreasing
Rnd 6: 1 sc in next sc, sc2tog (16 scs)
Rnd 7: sc2tog 3 times, sc in rest of scs (13 scs)
Rnd 8: sc2tog once, 1 sc in sc in rest of sts (12 scs)

Flatten right side on one leg and left side on the other leg. Partially stuff.



Rnd 9-13: 1 sc in each sc (12 scs)


Start stuffing the leg as you finish up.
Rnd 14: sc2tog, 1 sc in next sc (6 scs)
Rnd 15: sc2tog all the way  around to close (3 scs)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.




Ears:
Make 2

Make a magic circle
Rnd 1: ch 1, 4 scs in circle (4 scs)

Put a stitch marker in the first st of each row.
Rnd 2: 1 sc per sc (4 scs)
Rnd 3: 2 scs per sc (8 scs)
Rnd 4: 1 sc per sc (8 scs)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc (12 scs)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in each sc (12 scs)
Rnd 7: 2 scs in first sc, 1 sc in rest of scs (13 scs)
Rnd 8-10: 1 sc in each sc (13 scs)  
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing later.  Fold ear, don't stuff.




Tail:
Make a magic circle
Rnd 1: ch 1, 5 scs in magic circle (5 scs)

Put a stitch marker in the first st of each row.
Rnd 2: 1 sc in each sc (5 scs)
Rnd 3: 2 scs in first sc, 1 sc in next, 2 scs in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 scs (7 scs)
Rnd 4-7: 1 sc in each sc  (7 sc)
Rnd 8: *2 scs in first sc, 1 sc* 3 times, 1 sc in next 2 scs (10 scs)
Rnd 9-10: 1 sc in each sc (10 scs)

Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing in.


Muzzle:

Make a magic circle.
Rnd 1: ch 1, 6 scs in circle (6 scs)

Put a stitch marker in the first st of each row.
Rnd 2: 2 scs per sc (12 scs)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in each sc  (12 scs)
Rnd 4: 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc (18 scs)
Rnd 5-7: 1 sc in each sc (18 scs) 5,6,
Rnd 8: *2 scs in next sc* 4 times, sc in next 14 scs (22 scs)

Fasten off leaving long tail for sewing in. Stuff muzzle.


Finishing:



Sew muzzle to the head.


Sew front legs to body.



I tacked the legs down mid way to help the dog stand upright
 and then the head to the body.


Sew the hind legs onto the body


Sew the tail onto the body


Sew on the ears with the fold to the back.

Weave in yarn ends.

Now start to attach embroidery floss and shimmer yarn.  I used full strands.  If you want to anchor the hair so it won't fall out, here is a good tutorial on how to do doll hair.



It helps to have a picture of a Yorkie.  Here is a good photo or you can use the photo on the original pattern.


 Embroider the nose.




I've had some questions about how to sew on the fur that is pulled up between the ears, so I'm adding this to help with this question.
Attach yarn at the bottom of the snout for the hair that is pulled up between the ears.


Once you have enough yarn attached, pull it up between the ears and use some attached yarn by the ears to tie the yarn up.





Trim floss to make it even



Sew some yarn at the base of the snout and pull it back between the ears and then tie it back.  You can also use ribbon.  Then sew on the buttons for the eyes.



Here's how it looks from the back.  The black fur is the black shimmer yarn.





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91 comments:

  1. Thank you for translating this adorable pattern.

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  2. Love this doggie! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. What an amazing tutorial! Thank you for sharing :-)

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  4. We appreciate all of your hard work, thank you :)

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  5. Honestly, so Cute!!! I would actually consider making one of these. Thank you for the step by step layout!!

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  6. Hi, Thank you. When I saw this little guy late last night I was bring him to life, till wee hours this mornting. I am done about to put together. I am looking at your pictures and the body Black yarn. How'd you attach it??
    Thank you very much for posting this little fellow....

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  7. I sewed the yarn up underneath the base of the head and made it even lengths on both side and cut it. I went all around the head that way and then I sewed yarn underneath the yarn I had already done to make it thicker and then trimmed it a little longer than the first row. I did about 3 rows altogether.

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  8. OMG! Your awesome. Love this pattern!

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  9. So cute, thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  10. Do you have patterns for other breeds? I'd be interested in Schnauzers and Siberian Huskies. Thanks for this one too! Adorable and you've made it easy to follow!

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    1. I don't have any right now, but I could probably work something up. I'll post it on the blog when I do. If you are in a hurry, the books Ami Ami Dogs and Ami Ami dogs 2 have several different breeds done in amigurumi.

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    2. Thanks Pam! No hurry, just curious. I'll be watching for your post.

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  11. Thank you for sharing such an adorable amigurumi yorkie. I love it. I cannot wait to make one. It would look great on my shelf with my porclain dolls. Thank you for translating the pattern. I checked out the other version of the pattern and I am so grateful that you translated it. Thank you and have a nice evening.

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  12. Thank you for this! I had seen that Yorkie Pattern and I took it and wrote it down so that I could make it and did, but it was one of the first things I had done and I didn't quite know how to put it all together correctly but it seemed to come out ok. Now I will use your instructions and try to make it again. I don't know how to send you a pic but I could show you a pic of the one I made from the original pattern and then I'll have to see how it comes out using your pattern which will be much easier!

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    1. You can send a picture to my email at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com

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  13. Adorei seu trabalho,muito bem feito.Parabéns!

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  14. Loved your blog, very beautiful, thanks for kisses graphics, ja'm second

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  15. Hi, I love this pattern and your Yorkie looks amazing. However, is there somewhere I can get a really simplified set of instructins as I'm a beginner and really struggling to understand making a magic circle without it turning more into a tube. I'm from UK and so I'm not sure if terminology differs or if I'm just being really slow! I would love to make one of these for my mum and was told crochet was really easy but I'm starting to doubt that. Thanks!

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    1. You can try this video by Crochet Geek
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYVutk2iYY

      Make sure you pull the tail tightly once you join your circle together. Once you finish the piece you can sew the tail in to make the hole stay closed.

      If you are still having problems you can chain 2 and then do all the stitches in the second chain (first chain you made) from the hook.

      Also, I'm not sure if you realize it or not, but UK crochet terms are different from US terms. A UK sc is an US dc (double crochet). To see how to do an sc US style take a look at my baby rattle pattern. It has graphics on how to do single crochet.
      http://crochetparfait.blogspot.com/2012/07/baby-rattlecat-toy-pattern.html

      Crochet Geek also has a good video tutorial on how to do single crochet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hwHtyJFMf0
      There are links in the pattern for special stitches, like the sc2tog that will lead you tutorials.

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  16. Hola Pam,
    Es un perro adorable! muchas gracias por el patrón.
    Un abrazo.

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  17. Hi Pam,
    Loved this little Yorkie as soon as I saw the picture.
    I have it made, and am now starting to put the "hair" on it. I don't understand how to
    do that part. At first I was pulling yarn under a stitch, and wrapping it back around the
    stitch to hold in place, but after looking over the instructions again, I removed what I had
    completed, and started just pulling the yarn under the stitches, and letting it hang. If I do
    that though, I thought that will just pull out of the stitches.
    How do I actually keep the yarn "hair" in place?

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    1. You could try knotting the hair, close to the stitches, on either side, but I just pulled it through. I guess it depends on whether it's going to sit around looking pretty or get played with.

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  18. Thanks Pam, I just can't find a knot I like the look of. Have no plans for it, so will probably just go with hoping it just sits around looking pretty.
    I loved this pattern, it will join my 3 other yorkies, they look at it like what is that! I hope the little one doesn't get ahold of it to pull the hair out. My three are real yorkies.
    Thanks again for this patter, it is the first time I have tried one like this.
    Judy

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    1. I'd love to see a picture when you get it done. You can email it to me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com.

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  19. I love the simple instruction. Thank you. Thinking that I could use the same basic body to make other dogs..possibility is endless.

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    1. Yes, think you could, you may just have to change the ear shape.

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  20. Definitely going to make this for mom so she can have her baby with her at work.

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  21. BEAUTFUL!!!! I'm from Brasil! and I love it!
    my blog is: www.pontocomartesanatos.blogspot.com
    :)

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  22. thanks a lot!! because of your talent in japanese tanslation I did mine...a girl as you can see
    http://www.zimagez.com/zimage/chienchien0.php

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  23. oh my, my mother in law would love this! super cute!

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  24. Thank you so much for this pattern. I haven't been crocheting long but can work American patterns and translate to UK terms as I am going along. I am living in Ireland and I know that one of my adult daughters would absolutely love this. Here's hoping I can do it. Once again many many thanks.

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  25. hair as you put the part that goes between the eyes.?
    to give the hairstyle so

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    1. Sew yarn in at the base of the snout, then pull it upwards and tie a ribbon or yarn around it. Then sew on the buttons for eyes. I will make a picture and put it on the blog.

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  26. I just love the look of this adorable Yorkie. Since my youngest daughter has two REAL Yorkies, I am definitely going to give this pattern a go, although I have never tried to do an animal before...just mainly lapghans and afghans. Maybe I can get Miley and Endie to pose for me when it's time to assemble and put on the finishing touches! :) What do you think??? LOL Many thanks for posting this! Much appreciated.

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    1. You can always take a picture of them. That's what I used.

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  27. Una preciosidad, intentaré hacerlo.

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  28. Thank you for the awesome tutorial. I am going to try this in grey and see if I can make it look like a schnauzer! Thanks again!

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    1. Your welcome. I think this pattern will easily translate into a schnauzer.

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  29. This Pattern is awesome! It looks like a real yorkshire. I will give this a try ;)

    Cutey Patuty Crochet

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  30. Hi! I am Jei Crochet and I featured your Amigurumi Yorkshire on my weekly featured pattern on my blog. You can grab my I've been featured button. I love this pattern!

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  31. Pam, Your crocheted yorkshire really grabbed my attention and is wonderful. I don't know if you are selling your items and instructions and I hope i'm not sounding like a spammer but if you are interested, my website is an online craft marketplace to sell craft instructions, patterns and handmade products. We are just starting out and it's free to join and post products. ecraftandshare.com

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  32. I'm saving this pattern~ i want to make it for my friend's birthday, fortunately not until February. This will take me a while, as I'm in the middle of two baby blankets and a queen-sized spread in size 10 thread. But I will prevail!

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    1. This pattern should be a lot less work than that queen-sized spread. My hat is off to you!

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    2. Blankets are finished! So I've got the dog made...and I know I'm going to have to make a Skippyjon Jones next (he's a chihuahua, and this pattern would be perfect) and I have some questions. Does it matter what order you do the hair in? Black first? And I wasn't able to find the exact brands, but I think they'll work. I've got black bamboo viscose instead of the shimmer. But how long did you cut the strands? and how much did you use?

      My many grateful thanks,

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  33. Espectacular trabajo!!!! Parece realmente un perrito.

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  34. bellisimo ...y un trabajo de enano ...te felicito, por tu arte...bs

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  35. Thank you so much for all your patterns. You make me wish I had more time to crochet. If I eliminate sleeping and eating, maybe I can make all the things I want to make.

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  36. Gorgeous pattern - and I've got just the person who'd love one! :)

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  37. Oh my goodness!! This is fantastic!! Exactly what I was looking for!! Thank you so much for sharing! I can't wait to make this little cutie!!

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  38. I got a question asking about the order of sewing on the fur. On the legs, sew on the fur from the bottom up so you can see what you are doing. Other wise the yarn will cover up where you need to sew on next. The yarn I used is just a suggestion, other crocheters have used different yarns to great effect, check out these examples on Ravelry.com. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/yorkie-tutorial/people

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  39. Je découvre aujourd'hui ce merveilleux York !! superbe merci pour ce partage de photo et de tuto

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  40. Hi i like this patter But I have found a few mistakes in it in Rnds 12 to 18 and a few more further down I tried it the way it has been written but I couldn't get the right sts. But i managed to make this cute little yorkie. Thanks for the pattern

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  41. What are the finished dimensions of this?

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  42. This is soo amazing! Is there a way I could pay you to make one these for me? I wish I had the time for this but I don't and my mamaw just lost her yorkie and this would be perfect.

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    1. I'm sorry, but I don't really have the time to do it. But you are welcome to take the pattern to a yarn shop or to look on Etsy for a crocheter to make it for you. There are several crocheters on Etsy that do custom work. Etsy.com. If you would like a pdf version of the pattern, email me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com. Be sure to let me know what you want, I get a lot of email, thanks.

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    2. I would have no problem making one for you if you have not already found someone. You can email me at hooksnyarn13@gmail.com

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  43. The feet didn't look right to me.. so I looked at the original pattern and I think you have yours on the wrong way. Im pretty certain the part sewed to him is the foot pad, not the leg. I've just begun working on this little guy (: Thank you for translating the pattern. I'm essentially going to make 4. Two big ones , and two puppies (: they're going to be for my boyfriends daughter and his neice. They're going to love these little gems! Thank you so much ! Here's to happy crocheting.

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  44. I love your pattern. I will make it for my best friend. Thank you

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  45. I see that someone mentioned making a bigger one then using your pattern for the puppies. How would you make this bigger? I'm going to give it a try and see. Thanks for the translation! Great job!

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    1. You could try using heavier yarn and a bigger hook. Or make this one as the older dog and use a smaller hook and lighter yarn for the puppies.

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  46. Pam could you please explain doing the hair . I never did this before but want to learn. Do you go in one stitch and up the next one.

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  47. How big is this yorkie when it is finished, if we use your crochet hook size?

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  48. Evet süper olmuş teşekkürler

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