Thursday, December 09, 2010

Sweet Angel Amigurumi Ornament and Doll

Sweet Angel Amigurumi Ornament and Doll

My husband and I put up our tree last week, and like the trees of many newly-married couples, ours was lacking ornaments. Especially lacking was an angel ornament. So I sat down to figure out an amigurumi pattern for an angel ornament that could also double as a doll.

My Amigurumi Ornaments

Here she is with the other two ornaments I designed. Now Manly says he wants a whole village of amigurumi ornaments and keeps asking for a Santa one.

As always, this new pattern is available in my etsy shop. Enjoy!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Sweet Winter Bear

Sweet Winter Bear

Here's my latest amigurumi attempt. I was trying to make a Christmas bear, but that didn't go so well. Nonetheless, this little bear was born on a very cold Chicago winter day.

Sweet Winter Bear

I think every amigurumi designer should have at least one bear in their pattern batch. I wanted something cute and sweet but with some personality. So much depends upon how the face comes out. I think I spend more time on the face than on crocheting the whole doll.

Sweet Winter Bear

The removable scarf was an afterthought, but I think it makes the bear look extra cozy.

As always, the pattern is available in my etsy shop.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Baby Rudolph and Abominable Snowman Amigurumi

Baby Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Ornament and Toy

Here's a new pattern that I worked on this week: Baby Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Ornament and Toy. Needless to say, you can make it an ornament, a toy, or both. It's easy and works up quickly.

Baby Rudolph and Abominable Snowman

Here is little Baby Rudolph with Baby Abominable Snowman, who is also an ornament and toy.

You can purchase one of both together (discounted if bought together) in my etsy shop in time to get them crocheted and hung on your tree.

As a child, I absolutely loved watching the Rudolph special on television. That was way back in the day before we could own it on video or DVD. If I missed it one year, that was tragic.

I want to make more ornament patterns before Christmastime, but the semester is demanding that I grade and make amends with my dissertation revisions. We'll see.

Monday, September 13, 2010

New Amigurumi Pattern

The Incredibly Hungry and Sleepy Puppy Play Set - Amigurumi Pattern

I finished another amigurumi pattern over the week. I'm calling this one The Incredibly Hungry and Sleepy Puppy. It's a play set complete with puppy bed, puppy chow, and a little ball for it to play with.

The Incredibly Hungry and Sleepy Puppy Play Set - Amigurumi Pattern

The pattern features a reversible face so the puppy can be either sleeping or awake. Isn't it so cute? I think it's SO CUTE!

The Incredibly Hungry and Sleepy Puppy Play Set - Amigurumi Pattern

You know you want to make one. So visit my etsy shop and purchase the pattern before I get all sad that no one is buying my patterns.

Update: this pattern won a spot in the CrochetMe 2012 Calendar and will not be available in my etsy shop. Keep an eye out for the calendar for the pattern.

In knitterly news, I just finished a baby blanket and am now making another. I need to make some booties, too. All this for a very special January delivery.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

My first amigurumi pattern

Scary and Sweet in Pink

I spent a few nights last week coming up with a doll that was partially inspired by a Tokidoki character. It's a mishmash of that and my own whimsy. What I love about this pattern is the doll's reversible face. You can make it look scary or you can make her sweet.

Scary and Sweet in Pink

She also has a cute little skirt and candy stripe legs.

Scary and Sweet in Pink

The pattern is up in my etsy shop. Enjoy!

I'm currently working on a little puppy amigurumi. Almost done! I hope to post the pattern this weekend.

Monday, August 30, 2010

More amigurumi

My amigurumi obsession continues. Below is a little frog amigurumi (using the same pattern as the bunny one in the previous post) that I made for my little sister's birthday. My mom saw it and now wants one, so I'll need to get working on a doll for her, too.

Frog amigurumi

This little guy was made for my nephew who adores Elmo. After seeing how easy it is to design your own dolls after you learn a few basic amigurumi shapes, it was easy to come up with this design. He loved it! I put some jingle bells inside, but I think the stuffing muffled the sound too much. Next time I'll place them in the little arms.

I'm currently working on my own doll patterns and hope to have a few posted to my etsy shop soon!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hello again and amigurumi addiction

Hi, all. I'm back. At least for now. I've been working steadily on my dissertation, and I hit that mental wall that says I need a break. So I thought I would update this blog and take a dissertation break at the same time. Is anyone still there?

I've been so into amigurumi lately. All I want to do is browse patterns and make them. Here's my latest creation:

Bunny amigurumi

This was made using a pattern from K and J Dolls, an ever-so-talented amigurumi designer on etsy.

This was my second attempt at amigurumi, made using a pattern from Amigurumi World by Ana Paula Rimoli.

Apple Amigurumi

I need and want more little crocheted dolls.