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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Oppie The Octopus - Free Pattern 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)

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

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!)

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*

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
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Update: Testers Found - Morris Mouth Amigurumi 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

3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Monsters, Mutant Cacti and an Apple In A Suit on: August 23, 2010 11:26:32 AM
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
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Happy Pills! W/ Free Pattern! on: May 12, 2010 11:21:33 AM
The first amigurumi pattern I ever wrote was for a 'Happy Pill', called Zack The Prozac. I still have him somewhere in my room. The pattern was super easy (it had to be for me to write it at that time!), so a little while ago I thought I'd make some more and put the pattern up on Craftster  Smiley

It's a super easy pattern, you only need to know the basic crochet stitches. It's also a great stash buster project as it only take a tiny amount of yarn for each 'pill'  Smiley

I hope you like!  Grin

You Will Need:
. Crochet Hook (I used 3.5mm [E])
. Small Amount Of Worsted Weight/Double Knit Yarn
. 5mm Safety Eyes
. Stitch Markers Or Piece Of Scrap Yarn
. Yarn/Embroidery Needle
. Poly-fill Or Other Stuffing
. Blusher or pink eye shadow (optional)

. Ch - Chain Stitch
. Sc - Single Crochet
. St/Sts - Stitch/Stitches
. 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

In White
1. Ch 2, Sc 6 into 2nd Ch from hook, or Magic Ring 6 (6)
2. Inc around (12)
3. *Sc, Inc* around (18)
4-11. Sc around (18)

*Change To Blue*

12-20. Sc around (18)

*Add Safety Eyes to top half of pill*

21. *Sc, Dec* around (12)
22. Dec around (6)
*Finish Off, Weave In End*

Apply a small amount of pink blusher/eye shadow to the cheek area

You might also want to add a mouth to your pill at this point


If you find any problems with the pattern or have any questions let me know and I'll get back to you asap! Grin
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Lesser Spotted Lemmyhog and Other Creatures on: April 13, 2010 06:57:29 AM
Just thought I'd share what I've been making lately - it's been a while since I last posted anything!

This is a creature that evolved from a hedgehog. I call it The Lesser Spotted Lemmyhog lol! She was made with a 3.5mm hook and has buttons sewn onto her 'shell' Cheesy

This is Flora, the small purple Octopus...

Rosie, the pink Jellyfish...

And Lydia The Flumplebee.

All c&c welcome! Thankies! Cheesy
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Nora The Hamster, Testers Found, Thankies! on: November 23, 2009 01:27:17 PM
*Thank you once again to all my lovely testers, I really appreciate it!*

Hi again!  Grin

I need some testers for a new ami! This one is called Nora, and she's a 13cm tall hamster. I made her in memory of my own hamster Nora who sadly passed away the other week Sad

It's a pretty simple pattern, only needing the basic crochet stitches.

If anyone would like to test of me please PM me and I can send you the pattern either by email or PM.

Thank You!  Grin
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Rene The Western Kokeshi Doll on: August 26, 2009 12:38:22 PM

Just wanted to share this doll I made, she's called Rene and she's a variation on a crocheted kokeshi doll. I love making Kokeshie dolls, and yesterday came up with the idea of doing them a bit differently by adding different hair styles and hats!

I gave her a little black beret and sewed on a rose shaped button for decoration. I'm happy with the way she turned out!

I plan on making more; with different hair and hats lol

Thanks for looking! Grin

8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / The Monsties! W/Link To Free Pattern! on: August 19, 2009 07:54:46 AM
I recently made a load of these little creatures for my Craft Stall this December, and thought I'd share!

I call them Monsties lol! They were really fun and easy to make! Grin It was great messing about with the different hair and mouth shapes lol!

If anyone was interested there's a free pattern for them I've just written up on my craft blog at http://esshaych.blogspot.com/2009/08/free-pattern-monsties.html

Hope you like them!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Petal The Bunny - Edit: Testers found, Thankies! on: August 10, 2009 12:43:27 PM
EDIT: Big *hugs* to all my lovely testers!! I now have enough, Thank You!  Grin

Hi again!
I need a few more testers! This time for my bunny ami, Petal Grin She's a bit of a moody character!

She is about 6'' tall (when using a 3.5mm hook) and takes about 2 hours to make. Though I'm allowing 2 weeks for her to be completed Smiley The pattern includes the little flower by her ear.

If you'd like to help me out please PM me and I'll send you the pattern!

Thank You!
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Muzzy The Flumpelbee! (4 Pics) on: July 29, 2009 08:19:20 AM
I was freeform crocheting the other evening, and decided to improvise a fairy type creature. The result was Muzzy, the Flumpelbee! He stands (or sits!) at about 6.5'' tall, made with double knit yarn and a 3.25mm hook. He has little wire wings, which I made from craft wire and sewed to his back. I'm really happy with the way he turned out!

All c&c welcome! Cheesy
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