Hi, everyone! This is my second-ever post, and the first project I've posted. I totally (heart) this board! So posting this is fun and just a little bit intimidating.
I've been crocheting for about three months. I made four inches of a washcloth, then a scarf -- and when I figured out how to increase and decrease, the world of amigurumi opened up to me. Woo hoo! I made this for a friend who's a huge Rocky fan. The boxing gloves are removable.
A few things: I worked without a pattern (Rocky may be the only crochet pattern that you cannot find on Etsy), which was fine, but I did most of this in the car on a long trip and I forgot to pack any pictures of Rocky, so I had to do it from memory. The proportions (the torso, the headsize, the shoulder) are all a bit off. And I knew I wanted him to have those baggy shorts boxers wear, but then I couldn't figure out how to slim his waist -- now he looks like he could bear children. But I feel good about his arms -- I decreased around the wrist, elbow, and shoulder, which gave his arms a muscley appearance. (It's more pronounced when you're looking at him from the top rather than the front.)
I think it would be fun to do a bunch of movie characters. Crocheted action figures. That would rock.