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1  Amigurumi: cozy cow in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by PlayWithString on: August 11, 2007 07:04:33 AM
Here's a little blue cow I made yesterday. Isn't she stylish and cozy in her sweater & scarf?  Wink

This was one of those times I just picked up hook and yarn and had no idea what I was going to make, and this is what emerged. That's what I enjoy so much about making amigurumi: you don't have to know how to do anything too complicated to have a lot of fun. I think that crochet really lends itself to improvisation.

The cow is just under 6" tall and is made of worsted weight acrylic yarn using a 4 mm (F) hook. The scarf is the same yarn but knitted on 4.5 mm (UK 7 / US 7) needles using a simple drop stitch pattern.

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2  squid & prawn in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by PlayWithString on: August 09, 2007 11:58:37 AM
This week I made some sea creatures using patterns by Jessica Polka. I totally recommend her patterns as they're very clearly written.

First is a squid. I used a 4mm hook and some thrifted worsted weight yarn that's probably an acrylic/nylon blend. This is my new favourite thing to make. The squid body is 4" long, and the whole thing including the longest tentacles, is 10.5".

 

Second is a prawn. I'm not as excited about this one, but still think it's cute. I used a 4.5 mm hook and Lily Sugar & Cream cotton yarn. It's 5" long.


I seem to have a bit of an obsession with making sea creatures these days!
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3  Amigurumi: two little bees in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by PlayWithString on: August 09, 2007 05:00:55 AM
I crocheted two little bees, using a free tutorial I found online.

The first one is 2.5" tall and is made of worsted weight yarn and a 4 mm hook. (I believe that is about an F hook.)


For the second one, to make it a little smaller (just over 2") I used light worsted (double knit) yarn and a 3.5 mm hook. (E hook.)


Bzzzzzz!


There was no info on making the antennae, so I just chained a few stitches for each. For the second bee, I made stripes, doing two rows (rounds) of crochet for each stripe. Each bee took about an hour to make. It was very easy and fun!
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