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When I follow the pattern exactly as written for the head, in dc stitches, I end up with an egg shape, not the more spherical one that is visible in your other amigurumi, especially Rainbow Dash. There ends up being nowhere to sew the nose on, and working the closing rounds in dc ends up with a long "point" off the back. Working the final decreasing rounds in dc seems to have evened things out, but the overall shape is still very egg-like.
Additionally, when I work the initial rounds for a male nose, I don't end up with a flat front. Instead I get a deep cup shape, with an awkward dent produced when I try to work the sc round. Were those initial rounds also supposed to be worked in sc, and not dc? Also, in your picture of the male nose, it looks like you did the written sc round BLO (producing the visible ridge running around the outside), but you have it written in your pattern as FLO.
I'm doing some modifications to make a Big Macintosh plush, but these are issues I've noticed in general. Am I supposed to be working using British terms rather than US ones? Your ponies all turn out looking so lovely, and yet when I follow the pattern -- and I'm not an inexperienced crocheter by any means, or new to amis -- they just look completely different.
I'm wondering if there's just something that I'm missing, since yours are turning out so well.