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Micro-crochet Polar Bear by KimLCrochets Micro-crochet Polar Bear by KimLCrochets
My latest micro. He is 1.5cm/0.6in long. Made with sewing thread and a 0.4mm hook.
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DreamInSymmetry Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Beautifully shaped. He's a sweetie. ^_^
KimLCrochets Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :)
Usako89 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely incredible. I'm impressed with how small it is.
YarnHoardingDragon Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Micro-crochet is always feels so impressive!  I love his little face, did you have to use a actually sewing needle to get those little details in? It is also awesome that you were able to give him some real shape similar to the polar bear. Although I just can't get over his little ears! 
KimLCrochets Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I use a beading needle, size 12, to join the different parts and to stitch in the detail. Beading needles tend to be thinner and longer than other sewing needles so I find they're easier to use with these projects. I'm glad you like the ears! I'm very proud of him though I do wish there was a bit more definition in the paws. Something to strive for with the next one :)
YarnHoardingDragon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :D OH a beading needle! That makes total sense haha. I can imagine that the longer and thinner the needles is is quite a big help. Although weirdly enough whenever I hand sew things I tend to use a very small sewing needles, just so I can do more with more thread. You should be very proud of the little guy since he spectacular ! The ears just are so darn cute! I'm now excited to see our next creation :D And I think his paws are swell. You could have sewed them close to make them more flat, or at least sewed in-between to give him toes...Although I know he is small so I'm unsure if there would be enough room for toes. 
KimLCrochets Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, I know what you mean about the shorter needles and I do swap out the longer needles for some shorter size 12 needles for some parts but I definitely have a tendency to jab myself more often with the shorter ones :) I'd like to make a standing bear in the future, maybe a grizzly, so I'll see about trying a different method for the paws. I'm thinking they might work better as separate pieces but we'll see. It'll be fun to experiment :)
YarnHoardingDragon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm the same way, since I tend to over think the size of the needle and end up stabbing myself with shorter ones xD
Ah! A standing grizzly!!! That would be super cool, and very awesome! :iconloveloveplz:
I feel like if the feet are a separate piece it may allow for a stronger support on the bear. Since you can use as much thread that you need to put it together, allow for a stronger hold on the whole piece. That's only my guess but Good luck on your different methods, it's going to be a lot of experimenting! 
Saria-Green-Leaf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
Wow, that must have taken up lots of time!
It looks totally awesome! :wow:
KimLCrochets Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! He didn't take too long. He was about a night and half's work :)
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