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1  Stay Puft! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: February 26, 2012 08:48:10 PM
We all know this guy!

Originally I made a smaller Mr. Stay Puft quite a while back, but I was never satisfied with it. I thought he looked too "simple" you know?



This version is way better, if I do say so myself. He has much more detail and a great presence!



If you want to see what the original looked like (as well as a few more shots and ramblings on this guy) check out my blog:

http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2012/02/upgrade.html



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2  Robot Santa with free pattern! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: December 10, 2011 12:45:49 PM
Nothing says Christmas to me like sitting down in front of a glowing TV and watching Robot Santa terrorize New New York. Christmas is about bringing people together, not blowing them apart! Hahaha I just love the Christmas Futurama episodes!

     



So, in honor of my Futurama love I crocheted my own Robot Santa who sits (aka, tied forcibly with lights) atop my Christmas tree. To see more pictures, including him on my tree please visit my blog:

http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/12/wont-you-join-my-slaying-tonight.html

I also have a list of the "extras" I added to make him truly Robot Santa. Here's the free pattern, and as always email me if you have any questions or problems! My patterns are untested, but hey, they're free! MostlyNerdyCrochet@gmail.com

Body: In red to start
Magic circle with 6 sc.
Increase to 12 sc
inc every other stitch for 1 row
inc every 3rd stitch for 1 row
inc every 4th stitch for 2 rows
inc every 5th  stitch for 2 rows.
3 = rows
inc every 10th stitch for 1 row
2 = rows
inc every 10th stitch for 1 row
2 = rows
dec every 7th stitch for 2 rows
2 = rows
switch to white
2 = rows
dec every 5th stitch on inside half of previous row.
dec every 4th for 1 row
dec every 3rd stitch for 1 row
dec every other stitch, then every stitch, fill and finish closing.

Arms: In red to start
ch 17, attach ch 1 to ch 17
4 = rows
dec every 10th stitch for 3 rows
4 = rows
dec every 10th stitch for 2 rows
switch to white
2 = rows
dec every 3rd stitch twice (not two rows)
dec until closed
Attach to body.

Head: In grey
ch 22, attach ch 1 to ch 22
5 = rows
dec every 15th stitch for 4 rows
3 = rows.
dec until closed OR slip a strand of yarn along the opening and cinch closed. This will be under his hat
Stuff and attach to body.

Legs: In red to start
ch 10, attach ch1 to ch10
3 = rows
switch to black
4 = rows
ch 3, attach straight across the foot to divide heel and toe.
2 = rows on half for toes
sl st closed and sl st back to other open half
dec until closed
stuff and attach to body.

Hat: Totally forgot to write out instructions for the hat, sorry!
ch enough to fit the circumference of his head in red
dec ever 10th or so stitch for a couple of rows, and then decrease more frequently to form a point.
switch to white,  increase for a row and then decrease on the next row to form the ball.
close and tie off
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3  Gingerbread Tree in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: October 30, 2011 11:05:52 AM

A good friend of mine asked me to make something unique to donate to a charity auction. After several days of trying to figure something out I went with a pretty winter tree filled with cardinals. It's all amigurumi style, though I'm not sure you would technically call it a amigurumi. The birds are though!



To see more pictures please visit http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/10/gingerbread-tree.html

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4  Jawa with pattern! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: October 07, 2011 07:06:54 PM
My husband requested Blizz from Star Wars the Old Republic and so of course I had to make him! (He doesn't request things very often)

     

To see a bunch of in progress pictures and a few others see my blog: http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/10/jawa.html

     

Thanks everyone for taking a look!



Body
Ch 45
sc 5 = rows
dec every 8th stitch for 2 rows
4 = rows
dec every 10th stitch for 1 row
2 = rows
dec every 5th stitch for 1 row
make approximately 1 inch of = rows (I lost the exact count, sorry hahah)
Tie off

Arms
ch 9
sc 5 = rows
inc every 4th stitch for 3 rows
2 = rows
tie off
attach to body
repeat, attach to other side of body.

Hood
ch 20 and attach to body (see pictures) leave several stitches between the attachment points.
sc all the way around the hood, body, shoulders, etc.
3 = rows EXCEPT dec twice at the shoulder and hood connection for the 3 rows
dec every 6th stitch until approximately a quarter size hole is left
dec every 3rd stitch until the point comes together.
Tie off
Sc almost a full row around his hood in grey for the frosted detail.

Details
Face: Cut out a rounded piece of black felt and just sort of stuff it in his hood (I didn't bother to even sew it in!) Glue or sew on little yellow eyes.
Patches: grey felt sewn on with embroidery floss to make the stitches stand out.
Sash: one long strip of brown felt with embroidered details on the edges.
Hands: felt folded in half with rounded edges (there's a little foil gun inserted into his grip).
Shoulder pads: cut out pointed bits of felt and line with the same grey as the hood. Sew around so the yarn is incorporated around the felt.
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5  Abominable Snowman! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: September 25, 2011 03:58:33 PM
Now that Halloween is everywhere in the stores it's obviously time to prepare for Christmas! Wait, you mean that's just me? Aww Sad

Well in any case I have the Abominable Snowman here! Sure his torso is a little long, and his head isn't quite shaped right, oh and he's not nearly furry enough, but who said an artist's work had to be perfect? Wait, you did? Aww Sad

Hahaha! Well if you would like to check out more picture you can take a gander at my blog: http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-just-abominable.html

 

OK, this last picture just cracks me up. My flash accidentally went off but I love how bug eyed and crazy he looks! I imagine this is what you would see if you ran into him in the wild. Granted he's only about 8 inches tall, but still!



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6  The Dark Crystal's Fizzgig with Pattern! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: September 03, 2011 01:44:44 PM
I've been on a Jim Henson kick lately!







For more pictures, including WIP, feel free to stop by http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/09/fizzgig.html

Thanks for looking!

Pattern:

Fizzgig Untested Pattern
Body:
(Make these stitches looser than you would normally)
Magic circle with 6 sc in the center
Increase to 12
Inc ever other stitch for three rows
Increase every 3rd stitch for 1 row
Sc 10, inc, sc 10, inc, for 2 rows
4=rows
Ch 25, attach back to the base about half way across with a sc (follow the slack around the circle, this will be the opening for his mouth)
5 = rows
Sc 10, decrease, sc 10, dec for 3 rows
Sc 5, dec, sc 5, dec for 2 rows
Dec  every 3rd stitch for 2 rows
Dec until closed.


Mouth:
In red; crochet a basic flat oval with an 8 ch base (more accurate patterns easily found online than what I would be able to describe). Increase in size until it more or less matches the size of the mouth opening. Attach to the mouth opening, but dont forget to stuff before you close! Only put polyfill in the top and bottom sections, do not fill completely as this will prevent his mouth from closing.


Little feet Optional (usually you just see him as a giant fluff ball)
Ch 40, link ch 40 to ch 1
2=rows
Ch 4 and link directly across (create a narrow oval with line through it)
Working on half the oval at a time: 1=row*
Using same ch 4 and attach separate the half into three sections
Sc around the new thirds and decrease each row until you have a point. Fasten off or slip stitch back to the next opening. Repeat for all three toes.
Repeat from * for the second foot. (they will be very close together, feel free to make each foot individually by skipping the initial large oval).
Attach to the bottom of his body so his toes peak out.


Detail time!
Sc 1 row of dark brown around his mouth. Cut out off white felt in a tooth pattern and sew to the top and bottom of his mouth. Also cut a tiny tooth set for the back of his mouth and sew on. Using black felt cut out his throat but remember the little red dangly guy!
Follow the same general procedure for his eyes and nose. As for his fluffiness  you will be looping dozens of 2-3 chunks of yarn through the loose stitches all over his body. Make sure youve attached his eyes and nose before you fluff up his face. I had a 4ply yarn that I separated each strand apart to give him extra oomph. Kind of looks like he got a perm, but at least hes properly fluffed!
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7  Labyrinth Worm! With Pattern! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: August 20, 2011 08:56:19 AM
Who doesn't love The Labyrinth? Especially the little worm who says "ello" instead of "hello" am I right? He's just so cute! And his transformation into an amigurumi also turned out cute!

He was a two night project for me. Maybe two or three hours each night, though that may have been because I did his face once, disliked it, and redid it. But I think he turned out cute in the end! (I may have mentioned that already...)



     



Here's the pattern. I do have some general disclaimers on it, since it hasn't been tested... but to read more about that you can see my original blog post here: http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/08/ello-did-you-just-say-hello.html which also has my contact information if you have questions.

“Ello” Labyrinth Worm
Magic circle with 6 sc (in blue)
Increase to 12
Inc every 3rd stitch for 2 rows
Sc 7=rows
1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, sl st around the rest of the row, repeat one more time

Switch color to a pale yellow
1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, sl st around the rest of the row, repeat 3 times
Sc 12=rows
1 Inc on either side of the face (for cheeks) sc in between- Repeat for one more row
dec every 3rd stitch for 1 row
Fill with polyfill before the opening gets too small!
Dec every other stitch for about 2 rows, then dec every stitch until closed

Hair – darker blue than the body for contrast
Slip stitch several strands of yarn at the top of the head and down the body. Separate the strands for a good fluff. (There will be 17 bits of fluff all together. Top of head and cheek fluff is longer than the rest).
I added some of the darker blue up his back and on the top of his head almost like embroidery (only with yarn).

Scarf - Use an orangey red thin yarn (or thick thread)
Ch approximately 15 inches, turn and DC down the length. Weave in the ends. Loosely tie around the neck (I wrapped mine twice).

Face: I used a dark orange (almost a light brown) embroidery thread for the eyes. Bits of black of course for the pupils/nose/mouth, nothing too fancy!




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8  Crochet Toothless in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: July 10, 2011 05:42:18 PM
Who doesn't love Toothless?



Made on commission for a friend he's about 18 inches long and took probably 15 hours to make. Not too sure though since I worked on him slowly over a few weeks.



I think he turned out super cute.



You can also see him on my blog: http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/07/crochet-toothless-ii.html

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9  Mr. Squid in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: June 25, 2011 05:16:16 PM


Yay squid! I made him to send to New Zealand for a very large public crochet art display (mastermind: http://knittygraffity.blogspot.com/2011/06/it-only-gets-better.html) called the woolly walk along. Sadly enough he only has 7 tentacles, he lost the 8th in a bad accident.. he doesn't like to talk about it. (7th tentacle not pictured).

So Mr. Squid is about 4.5 feet long and 16.5 inches high. He's a full on amigurumi attached to a long "scarf" so he can be sewn on to a railing. This has been my first tagging project and it's been fun! You can read more about him here: http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/06/mr-squid-is-done.html

Thanks for stopping by!

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10  Duo Baby Benders with Beer! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by Loefferst on: April 10, 2011 06:35:57 PM
Taken straight out of the episode "lethal inspection" these lovable little Benders come complete with Mexican beer!
The first one I just made for myself, but the second was commissioned. I'm actually a little jealous! The second
one is better than my first!



These guys take about 30 hours to complete, so it's a darn good thing I have no job. Bender is also one of the most fun,
and frustrating, amigurumi I've made. I think because he is so BIG! That darn beer bottle is life sized my friends!



This was a very ambitious project, but I'm proud of the way they turned out. I love being able to throw myself into a
project, and these guys definitely have been my most complex design.

Anyway if you would like to read a little more about my ramblings on the project and my love of Futurama feel free to
 check out my original blog posting: http://mostlynerdycrochet.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-cant-stay-mad-at-what-is-essentially.html



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