Monday, April 02, 2007

Amigu...what?!?

Hmmm...what could this be?



Add two of these:



A few of these...



And a couple of these...



Are you starting to catch on?



Aha! It's a cute widdle bunny!



I have been wanting desperately to try my hand at some amigurumi (just a fancy Japanese word for crocheted dolls and animals.) I have seen some really, really cuties! They are supposed to be quick and easy. Well, mine took most an afternoon and all evening, but I can be a bit dense. Everytime I would think, "Wow! This is so easy and it goes so fast!" well, that would be about the time I would discover I made a mistake...2 or 3 or 4 rows ago. And then it would be mutter, mutter, rip, rip, rip, do it over again!

Things I learned? Well, I am going to have to crochet tighter or use a smaller hook. I am seeing spaces between my stitches after I stuffed it. I can't wait to do more. I think I could even make my own patterns once I master all the simple shapes.

Want to see the work of an expert or two? Check out this (I love Crochetroo's blog. She is an artistic Aussie. Be sure to take time to browse the archives!): http://crochetroo.blogspot.com/

and this: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=26966

and this: http://amigurumi-along.blogspot.com/

and this: http://www.roxycraft.com/pattern_shop.htm

5 comments:

slugmom said...

oh that is soooo cute.
And I was going to guess you were making cat toys, LOL!
I'll have to show iliacat, she's my self-taught (self-teaching) crocheter .... she'll love it!

busyHSmom said...

Iliacat will have a ball! Amigurumi is basically just single crochet with increases and decreases...so it isn't hard!

Pam said...

CUTE!!!

Marcia said...

He's absolutely adorable! Makes me want to make little animals/dolls too!

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