I've just taken up crochet after a few years of knitting, and thought it might be fun to share my first projects. I started from Tamie Snow's Tiny Yarn Animals book, then decided to stretch my wings and make up a few patterns of my own. The lamb and hippo are heavily based on patterns from the book (with some unintentional modifications, as I made lots of mistakes along the way!), but the rest are mine. Hope you enjoy!
One of my very favorite characters, in all his yarny splendor. I shelled out an extra $.69 for a pack of animal noses, and made his whiskers and claws out of floral wire Sharpie'd black. He's stuffed to the neck with lentils, too, so quite the hefty little fellow!
A special project for my little sister Meisha. I couldn't find a pattern I really liked, so I borrowed ideas from lots of pictures of stuffed fawns of all varieties (especially this cutie). I originally wanted to make her in a lying-down position, and was going to make her neck as part of the body. Not so cute, but I might try again next time.
Because I'm a gigantic Final Fantasy nerd... I created this pattern myself based off of my three licensed chocobo plushies. I'm especially pleased with the wings, but the shaping may be hard to see from the picture. She also has three big tail feathers around back. Wark!
My first try at an original pattern, although as a beginner I am, of course, extremely dependent on the methods from Tamie Snow's Tiny Yarn Animals. This is Sackboy, the main character from LittleBigPlanet for the PS3. He's such a happy little fellow that I couldn't resist trying to make one for myself. Part of the fun of the game is dressing up your Sackboy, so I plan to do a series of customized Sacks for some friends.
Another based on a pattern from Tiny Yarn Animals by Tamie Snow. Mostly, I liked the way her pattern for the snout looked, and I made up the rest (in particular, the stubby limbs, teensy ears, and tilted head). My fiance called dibs on him as soon as he was done, and I think he's going to be named Hipolito after the writer from Amelie.
My very first crochet project. I tried to work from a pattern in Tamie Snow's Tiny Yarn Animals book, but managed to muck it up at many steps along the way. I did my best to adjust on the fly, and even though she didn't turn out the way she was supposed to, I'm quite happy with her!