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1  Re: Amigurumi Addiction 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by EssHaych on: April 24, 2011 12:23:36 PM
Love all the ami's!! So cute!! Cheesy

I'm not too sure where my partner has gone, but I know she recieved from me, so I'm posting my own pics of what I sent Grin

I saw on her Wists she likes the Alien Bunny pattern from Etsy, so I bought it and made her one, wearing a hoodie lol He has wire in his arms and legs so he's posable Smiley


I also sent some other bits, including safety eyes and noses, buttons, a Christmas craft book, guinea pig treats, Jelly Belly's and a fancy glitter pen Smiley

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2  Oppie The Octopus - Free Pattern in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by EssHaych on: April 16, 2011 11:27:01 AM
Hi! I recently wrote a few new amigurumi patterns and posted them on my craft blog, so I thought I'd share them here as well Smiley This is Oppie, the big mouthed octopus Grin






This pattern gives you the option of making the tentacles all in one piece, instead of one by one. It's pretty tricky working with all them triple crochet stitches, but it makes for a neater finish on the bottom of the ami. I've also included the pattern for making the legs individually Smiley

Hope you enjoy! Grin

Big Mouth Octopus

You Will Need:
Crochet Hook (I used 3.5mm, E)
Double Knit/ Sport Weight/ Light Worsted Weight Yarn in Mint and White
12mm Safety Eyes
Stitch Markers Or Piece Of Scrap Yarn
Fiber fill Or Other Stuffing
Curved Needle (Optional)
Sequins and Seed Beads/Small Beads (Optional)
Cotton/Thread (Optional)
Fine Sewing Needle (Optional)

Abbreviations
St/Sts Stitch/Stitches
Ch - Chain Stitch
Sc - Single Crochet
Tr Triple Crochet
Slst - Slip Stitch
Inc (Increase) - 2 Sc into 1 St
Dec (Decrease) 1 Sc across 2 Sts
** - Marks a group of stitches to be repeated until the round is completed

Head/Body
1. Ch 2, Sc 6 into 2nd Ch from hook, or Magic Ring 6 (6)
2. Inc around (12)
3. *Sc, Inc* around (18)
4. *Sc 2, Inc* around (24)
5. *Sc 3, Inc* around (30)
6. *Sc 4, Inc* around (36)
7. *Sc 5, Inc* around (42)
8. *Sc 6, Inc* around (48)
9. *Sc 7, Inc* around (54)
10. *Sc 8, Inc* around (60)
11-16. Sc around (60)

You can take this opportunity to sew on the beads and sequins, before it gets too difficult to reach the inside top of the head. Its very fiddly and time consuming, so you may want to leave this step out. But I think it makes him look all special lol! I used a mixture of sequins and glass seed beads, though any small beads would look fab!

When youve done all the sewing, continue with

17-20. Sc around (60)

You can stop here again and add some individual seed beads lower on the head, if you wanted him to look all fancy hehe!

21. *Sc 8, Dec* around (54)
22. *Sc 7, Dec* around (48)

The head closes up pretty rapidly from here, so youre gonna want to stuff it whilst you go.

23. Dec around (24)

If using Safety Eyes, attach now, half way up the head.

24. Dec around (12)
25. Dec around (6)
*Finish Off, Weave In End*


There are 2 ways of doing the tentacles. You can do them all in one piece, which is the way I did it because it leaves a nicer finish on the bottom of the body, or you can do them individually. Heres how to do them in one piece first


Tentacles (One Piece)
1. Ch 2, Sc 8 into 2nd Ch from hook, or Magic Ring 8 (Cool
2. Inc around (16)
3. *Sc 1, Inc* around (24)


WARNING - This gets VERY fiddly/annoying!! Youre been warned!!

4. Ch 15, 6 Tr in 2nd Ch from hook; 7 Tr in each of the next 7 Chs; 1 Tr in each of the remaining 3 Chs

When youre back to the beginning of the Ch, Skip 2 Sc and Slst into the 3rd Sc of the base circle
Repeat Round 4, 7 more times to make 8 tentacles.
*Finish Off, Leave Long Tail*



If you dont fancy doing it that way, you can do them individually

Tentacles (One by One)
Ch 18, 6 Tr in 4th Ch from the hook; 7 Tr in each of the next 10 Chs; 1 Tr into each of the remaining 4 Chs
*Finish Off, Leave Long Tail*

Repeat 7 more times (or however many youd like!)


Mouth
Ch 15, Join with a Slst, Ch 1
Sc 18 into the loop, Slst to beginning Ch 1. Ch 1
Sc 18 around, Slst to the Ch 1 at the beginning of the round
*Finish Off, Leave Long Tail*


Assembly
To make the tentacles abit more curled up, you can give them a twist Clockwise (It may be Anticlockwise if youre left handed, Im not too sure :S)
Sew the tentacle piece/the individual tentacles to the bottom of the body.
Arrange the mouth in whichever shape you would like (Have fun! It could be a perfect O, smiley, sad) on the front of the head, and sew in place.

Tada! Youre done! Grin

Hope you like Oppie! Grin
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3  Update: Testers Found - Morris Mouth Amigurumi in Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions by EssHaych on: April 16, 2011 11:02:31 AM
EDIT: Testers Found! Thankies! Cheesy

Hi! I'm looking for a couple of testers for my latest amigurumi, Morris Mouth



It's quite a complicated pattern; you'll need to know how to change colours and be familiar with crocheting in an oval instead of a circle. Plus his mouth dips in in the middle, like a bowl. I've made a PDF pattern with full instructions, but I would say you'd need to be an intermediate or advanced crocheted for this little guy Smiley

I'd like him completed within 2 weeks if that's possible, so there's no rush Smiley If you're interest PM me! All testers will be greatly appreciated!! Cheesy

Thanks!
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4  Re: Amigurumi Addiction 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by EssHaych on: April 06, 2011 02:52:29 PM
Love the fishie! Grin

I recieved from Sewarty today! Here's what was in the fab package...


An ami Yeti! Yay!! I loves him! He's so well made, and the details are amazing! Here's his little face...



I also got some extra goodies, including some lovely yarn, some sweeties, beads and a crocheted heart!



Thank you so much Sewarty! I love everything! Grin
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5  Re: Little Visitor Swap Round 12-Summer Fun Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by EssHaych on: September 05, 2010 12:22:52 PM
Glady is back!! Thank you so much Beckashell for all my goodies, I love them all! Grin

Here's the amazing scrapbook and some of my favourite pages...









Some cute toys and origami!



Shot Glass from the zoo, 3D glasses, Guides Badge, Chop sticks and a really pretty cross stitch



Bookmark, Oz Slang book and leaflet



Sweeties!



Beautiful Aboriginal art work



Also, not pictured, was a bag I was told was used as padding in the box. It's fab!! I gave it to my Mum to use whilst shopping - she loved a good shopping bag! Cheesy

Once again, Thank you beckashell for all the great goodies and for taking such good care of Gladys!! Cheesy
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6  Monsters, Mutant Cacti and an Apple In A Suit in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by EssHaych on: August 23, 2010 11:26:32 AM
Hi!
It's been a while since I posted anything on here, so thought I'd share some of the stuff I've been making!

This guy is simply called 'Cuddle Monster'. He loves a good cuddle! I used real make up for his cheeks - red eye shadow from my MCR days!



Next is another Monster I made up - he's called Gibbley. I made Gibbley for a contest over on Deviant Art. He has a massive pom pom tail!



This is a little apple ami in an apple cosy. I've always wanted to make an apple cosy, so thought it would be cute to make the apple too!



Last but not least is my first mutant cactus, Specimen 101! He's an aaaaangry Cactus!



I hope you like! Cheesy
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7  Re: PostSecret Round 12 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by EssHaych on: July 16, 2010 01:05:56 PM
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8  Re: PostSecret Round 12 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by EssHaych on: July 10, 2010 04:04:09 PM




I always wanted to be the hero... but I'm too afraid of failing to step up.



Front: I'm afraid I don't have the talent nor the skills to make my dreams come true. Sad

Back: ... and that really makes me sad Sad
Thanks for listening!
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9  Re: PostSecret Round 12 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by EssHaych on: July 06, 2010 11:16:31 AM
I recieved 2 postcards!



'He's an instigator. He's an attention whore. Bit I don't know what I'd do without my little man.'





Back: 'I color code my planner and as stressed as everything might make me all the colors make me smile! (This is a nicer version of a month in my planner. Everything is there just with names/locations/cussing left out and actually leible for others than me he real pages writing is something like this: Anotherreal page but not as crazy)
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10  Re: PostSecret Round 12 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by EssHaych on: July 02, 2010 09:42:47 AM



Front: I used to be an awarded writer. I haven't written anything serious for five years.

Back: And when someone wants to make an interview I refuse.
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