Jessie the Raccoon

One of the two amigurumis that I made as Christmas presents is this one, Jessie.

This raccoon was made with Kerry Lord’s pattern from her book, Edward’s menagerie.


This amigurumi’s face called for some complicated colour changing, and, afterwards, I had to clean it up a little with a sewing needle and some yarn, to make it look more even. In the end it looks just like I wanted it to look, and I’m very proud of it!


From the back you have a good view on the tail, which was made using the loop stitch. I made the tail a little smaller than the pattern, only because I felt it was too big a tail for a raccoon.


I’m very pleased with the end result, I think he looks adorable. This pattern is not free, if you want to make it yourself, you will have to buy Kerry Lord’s book. However, on the TOFT Alpaca Webshop you can buy some of the patterns from her book individually!

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A crochet christmas

Happy holidays everyone!

Christmas has already passed, and just like every year, I gave away some crocheted gifts.


These gifts were a success! I will be doing a separate blogpost for each of these presents, in the new year you can even expect a free pattern for those adorable chevron pouches.

I also love to make decorations. I didn’t have a lot of time this year, but I did make this adorable reindeer cozy.



I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a happy New Year.

Kevin the Koala

Hi!

Last month I got two new amigurumi books as presents, one of them is Kerry Lord’s Edward’s Menagerie.

 

I quickly decided I wanted to make the pattern for “Samuel the Koala” first, because he looked so adorable.

Time and exams got in the way and I ended up not writing a blogpost on him right after he was finished, so, here it is.


This is my Koala, Kevin. His ears are positioned a little higher on his head than they are with most koalas, but that’s okay.


I had fun making this koala, the patterns in Edward’s Menagerie are clear, easy to follow and easy to remember since the base of each pattern is the same. This allows you to make multiple animals in no time. I absolutely adore Kerry Lord’s patterns now, they are truly addictive and I know I’ll be making a lot more of them.

Friendly Monsters

Hello hello!
I present to you: my Friendly Monsters.


I’ve been working on these little monsters for a while. I found this really cute, bulky yarn in neon colors and immediately decided I wanted to make cute, colorful monsters. They were made with a 4mm hook, the biggest hook I have ever used for amigurumis, and didn’t make them too big. They were all made with the same basic pattern for the body and arms. This picture might give you a better idea of their size:
 I absolutely love the texture of this bulky yarn, I think it definitely adds to the cuteness of these monsters. I also think that they would be excellent gifts for small children or babies (preferably made without plastic eyes, of course), they have an excellent shape to be made into rattles.


This one is the first monster I made and I adore this color-combination, it’s my favorite combination out of the four. He is the original pattern, basic body, arms, eyes and horns.


 This one, I had the most fun with. When you make a group of different creatures, there always has to be a silly one. I love the striped pattern   with these two colors together.


I just had to make one with only one eye. I also gave him four horns instead of two, to switch it up. I do have to fix that nasty color-change on his arm there, oof.


This one was definitely the trickiest. I didn’t have a plan beforehand where I wanted the spots, I just went with it. I accidentally sewed on his arms a little higher up, I didn’t mean to, but now I don’t really mind it. I was not too happy with his mouth and horns either, but he is my little misfit and I love him just as much as the rest of them!

I designed these monsters myself, and I am so proud! They are some of my favorite creations. I am not putting up the pattern for now, I’m not sure whether I want to share it, it also needs a little work, still, but if you are interested in making a friendly monster, let me know and maybe I will consider it! 🙂