Magnets for amigurumi

I had an idea to put magnets in the arms of little ghosts i’m making with bernat baby blanket yarn so they could hold hands, but the magnets i bought don’t connect through the yarn. has anyone tried this, and do you have a specific brand or strength of mini magnet you recommend?

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the ones i am using now that don’t hold are neodymium magnets. the magnet in one arm can connect to a bare magnet, but a magnet hidden in two arms can’t

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reminds me of the little socks holding hands! i wouldn’t know too much & haven’t thought of magnets haha!

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I actually bought some magnets called “button magnets” at my local dollar tree to try lol I’ve never tried it before but I’m curious to see how it’ll work with yarn, maybe the reason it doesn’t work with yours might be because it’s a thick yarn

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Did you glue them directly inside ? Sometimes they get buried under the stuffing

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i didn’t glue them and i didn’t even add stuffing!! i just put them right at the front of the arm. if i put two magnets in each arm then it works, but that seems rather wasteful

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Oh hmm i never really had this problem and i use bernat blanket too. Maybe its the magnets or maybe you can try cutting some fur off the top and pressing on the surface to make it thinner?

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Also try to see if maybe the magnets are facing the wrong direction and are repelling. Sometimes that happens

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what size/type of magnets do you use? maybe the ones i have are too small

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I just buy some off of amazon. I dont use any particular brand i just search up small circle fridge magnets on amazon and they dont have any problems with them

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For everyone using button magnets - if you are planning on selling your items, please be VERY careful with button magnets and children. If accidentally ingested, it can be fatal.

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There’s a couple reasons this might happen. Could be you’ve got one of the magnets backwards, could be it’s not powerful enough, magnets could’ve lost their charge (Can be recharged by rubbing a functioning magnet against it) There might be other reasons too

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Ive never tried magnets myself, but i remember a freind said he uses more than 1 magnet to make it stronger. so like 3 connected together . Also make sure the magnet faces the way you want before sewing, so it attracts not repels what you want

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So I know it may not be the look you are going for but maybe you can use velcro? It could probably be painted white.

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Love this idea! Has anyone told you any recommendations for magnets?

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I’m just using small neodyminium magnets you can find at any hardware store or on amazon. if you’re using thick yarn you’ll have to use more than one for it to actually work. i have to put 2 in each arm for a slight magnetic pull, but it works!

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