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Finally, what you all have been waiting for....*pause for effect*...DANGO PLUSH TUTORIAL! (Yays!)
This is my first time ever doing one of these so feel free to ask any questions if you get confused.

Here are some links that will help you on your dango making journey:

The Ladder Stitch
Basic Embroidery Stitches
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ItsChocoshettie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what are the scale on the patterns? 

like if the diameter of the circle is 10'. than what is the height and width of the triangle-like shape? 
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
You actually want to use the circumference as a scale, not the diameter. To calculate the circumference of your cloth circle, take the diameter and divide it by 2 to get your radius. Then use this formula to get your circumference:

C = 2•pi•radius

Divide your circumference by 4 to get the width of each triangle. I don't have my original pattern in front of me (I'm in the middle of moving) to give you a for certain answer on the triangle's height, but I'm pretty sure it's the same as the width.

So...say if you have a circle pattern 16 inches in diameter.
The radius of that circle is going to be 8inches. Then use the formula for the circumference of a circle and you get roughly 50.24 inches. Divide that by 4 (for the 4 triangles in the pattern) and you get roughly 12.5 inches. So, your triangles should be 12.5 inches in width and height. The resulting dango should be about that tall, give an inch or two because the stuffing will increase the height of the dango...depending on the fabric you use.
Let me know if you have any more questions! :)
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dangostorm Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
How much stuffing did you need for the small dangos? I'm wondering how much to buy.
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
For the size of the pattern on 8.5x11 inch paper, you won't need more than the smallest bag of Poly-Fil Fiber....which I think is about 12oz? I buy in bulk so I always have enough. :P
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Jettersfreak Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the pattern! I made one for my friend and modified it a little bit: jettersfreak.deviantart.com/ar…
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Asterodia Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for creating this tutorial!! I saw it a few months ago aaand finally did it a few days ago!
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Excellent work!
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AkaneArisu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Love your work thank you for your tutorial my grandma is finally here to help with my dango plush!Keep going your amazing!
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Haha, thanks! Your words are much too kind.Sweating a little... 
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BurntMarshmellows Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really want to make this for my friend ,but idk wear to buy fabric from ,where did you get yours?
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I get most of my fabric from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft. The anti-pill fleece is about US$9.99 per yard, but you can find many coupons online to lower the price, and they frequently have sales on the fabric I use too. I only pay about US$5.00 per yard for anti-pill fleeces when I'm through shopping. Hope that helps!
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BurntMarshmellows Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh ty!
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rie-ushio Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What exactly did you use to stuff it? just normal fluff or beans or..?
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I use Fairfield Poly-Fil Stuffing. It is pretty cheap. For the large size dango I used a 50 oz bag (plus a little extra I think), it only cost about $8 USD. 
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rie-ushio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for both of your answers!!! 
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NiteShayde37 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
I absolutely love this pattern. I've made four little dango guys from this; three by hand(one on an old t-shirt to test it out, then two out of actual fleece) and one fleece on a machine, and they turned out wonderful. When I find the memory card for my camera I'll gladly post a picture. Thanks a ton!
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Ev231 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Can I use the Ladder stitch if I'm using felt?? What fabric did you use?
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
I'm sorry that I'm very late on replying. I haven't had time to get on dA due to college classes. You probably figured everything out, but the ladder stitch works with just about any fabric. I use anti-pill fleece because it is soft and you won't get (as many) bobbles on your fabric. You'll run into pilling problems with fabrics like felt. Fleece is relatively cheap too.
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Ev231 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok, thank you so much! I'll use fleece then!
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thehobbypanda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh my... that is just so cute, i need to make some of these to put on my shelf at home, i loved them in the anime and i love them in real life :D
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magn-etism Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am definitely going to try this! I'm not the best at sewing so this may take a few tries but its totally worth it!
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ichi-haze Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
thank you for posting this tutorial!

I'll try making one for a friend :3 I hope I get it right ^^" I'm not really good with crafts >. <
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Of course! I'm glad that this can be of some use.
If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message.
I would love to see your finished product!
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Portmanteal Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
what kind of embroidery stitch did you use for the eyes exactly?
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
EDIT: For the larger dango that I made I used a satin stitch. However, since the dango in this tutorial was so small, I just threaded the embroidery floss through the fabric in a straight line 2-3 times (I think it was twice with all six little threads).
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Portmanteal Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you very much
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I used the satin stitch.
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Reymer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
OMG thanks :D, i've been looking for a tutorial or guide, i'm making one for my gf, our anniversary is coming ^^
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
That's great! I'd love to see how it turns out!
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Reymer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I'll upload a picture after i finish it, thanks for the tutorial again :)
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Reymer Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
So i finally did it, took me 4 days [i was too lazy to go to the store hahaha] [link], i noticed i needed to stuff it a little bit more after sewing it, omg... but my gf loved it so it's ok, thanks for the tutorial :)
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Bigfluffy3 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Damn... why saw it not before I made one Dango?
Thanks for that ^^ It will help me the next time xD
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Starstreak-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
The good thing is, is that there is no such thing as "too many dangos".
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