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81  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Piggy & bookmarks from swap on: November 27, 2006 01:58:02 PM
I recently made a few crocheted items for a swap, so I thought I'd post them here. The swap was based on the Discworld book 'The Hogfather' by Terry Pratchett. Hogswatch on the Discworld is similar to Christmas, but with a certain bias towards pigs (lots of sausages and so on), so I made this little piggy, imagining it to be a traditional Hogswatch present:

Witches and wizards feature heavily in the Discworld books, so I made these bookmarks, which I was rather pleased with. They were very simple, but fun if you like these sort of books, or Harry Potter. I think I'll make some for myself.

Sorry about the photo quality, I took them very quickly before I posted the package.
82  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Claudius, the Eater of Socks on: November 27, 2006 01:42:03 PM
This is an amigurumi I made for a recent swap, based around the Discworld book 'The Hogfather' by Terry Pratchett. In it there is a small creature described as being vaguely elephant-like, which eats socks (thus explaining why you can never find a matching pair).

Here we have Claudius. He has been tamed and no longer eats socks. In fact, he is very useful as he now eats scraps of yarn, so he makes a great pet for the avid crocheter or knitter.

His snout is wide to allow him to suck up and eat socks, and his legs are naturally patterned that way to form camouflage amongst brightly coloured socks.

I grew very fond of him, and was quite sad to send him away on the swap. However, his new owner knits beautful socks, so he was very keen to live with her. Check out more photos of him on my Flickr page.
83  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Black Kitty & Monkey Keyring on: November 01, 2006 09:00:59 AM
Here's a couple of things I finished recently. The black kitty I made to remind me of one of the kittens our cat had. She had 3, 2 tabbies and a black one. We gave them away, but I missed them, so I thought I'd crochet them. Haven't got round to doing the tabby ones yet though!

I made the monkey for my little boy to hang on his school bag. It has his initial on it, rather wonkily embroidered on I must say!

84  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Wicket the Ewok - now with tutorial on p9! Update on p13. *PDF pattern attached* on: November 01, 2006 08:54:22 AM
My boys are mad on Star Wars, and when I asked my 6 year-old what he wanted me to make him, he said an Ewok (Wicket to be precise). So here's my attempt:

I'm happy with the body (he's 5 inches tall), especially the fingers and toes. The features were quite difficult, especially as Wicket has grey fur on his face, and I couldn't think of an easy way to do it. I ended up just embroidering it on.

***Now with tutorial on page 9***

***UPDATE - link to full pattern on page 13***

***NEW UPDATE! 14th September 2011***
The PDF pattern is now attached to this post - see below.
85  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Orange monkey on: October 04, 2006 08:54:44 AM
I'm obsessed with making monkeys. I keep trying different shapes and sizes and types of face to get the look of monkey I really like. My son requested an orange one to hang on his bag, so I gave this fairly dumpy one a try.

Here's me holding it for a bit of scale. I haven't attached it to a key-ring or anything yet.

86  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Red cat with stripey top on: October 02, 2006 11:44:54 AM
My 13 year-old brother-in-law saw some of the things I had been making & asked me to make him a cat. He chose the colours - I think they look pretty good.

I tried to make an edge to the cat's top, but it was really fiddly. I couldn't manage to do it on the edge of the sleeves.
87  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 15 ENTRIES / Robot (not an elephant, honest!) on: October 02, 2006 01:40:06 AM
My first challenge - this is fun!

I wanted to do a robot, but I wasn't sure what shape to make him, so I asked my 6 year-old son to draw me a robot. He did a very simple picture, which then turned into this:

I don't know how he ended up looking like an elephant, but there you are. His 'ears' are in fact two extra heads with eyes on them, so he can look all around.

See, he can even look behind himself!

He has a 'trunk' which is a sensor and can also pick things up.

He has wheels on his feet, which are actually marbles. He is bright and colourful so that he is not mistaken for an elephant, which would be embarrassing.

I hope you all like him!

88  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / White Totoro, with link to pattern. on: September 25, 2006 09:24:56 AM
As a follow up to my last post, here's the white Totoro I made for my 4 year-old, and the pattern is on my LJ: http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/730.html

I don't know if or when I'm going to make the big Totoro. If it's in scale with the other two, it'll be pretty big! Miyazaki films are a good source of inspiration for cute things to make.
89  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Blue Totoro, with pattern link. on: September 25, 2006 06:20:30 AM
Hi, first proper post here!

I made this a few weeks ago for my six year-old son, after we watched My Neighbour Totoro for the first time. I finally got round to writing out the pattern, which is my very first post on my LJ! http://heavens-hellcat.livejournal.com/420.html
Hope this all works...

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