I'm trying to make a small animal each season that incorporates a little bit of fun fur. Here's is this season's creation, Spring the lion! He was made with Bernat Satin in Banana and some light brown fun fur from my overly large stash of Dollarama fun fur. I used a 3.5 mm crochet hook for stitching and 9 mm black safety eyes. He came out about 3.5 inches tall.
Quick Lion Tutorial
If you've ever made an amigurumi ball before you know there's always that point you come to in the middle where you stitch the same amount of stitches for X number of rows. When I got to that part I did the first of these repeating rows in Bernat Satin yarn and then switched to the fun fur for 5 rows, then went back to the Bernat Satin yarn for one row before beginning the decreasing part of the ball. It's a pretty simple technique for making the mane. The fun fur part is a little tighter, but you can't tell because it's so fluffy.
Each of Spring's ears was made by chaining 2 then making a 6 hdc shell stitch in the first chain space. His body is just another ball (six stitches smaller in width than the head). I stitched in back loop only for the first row of the repeated same number of stitches section to give him a flat bottom. (I was worried the mane would make him top heavy and figured this would help balance him). Finally, for the tail I started with the fun fur and crocheted 8 sc in a round until I was satisfied that the fluffy part was big enough. Then I switched back to the Bernat Satin and decreased down to four, and stitched these 4 sc in a round until I was happy with the tail length.
Here's Spring posing with his buddy Winter. Winter is a squirrel, in case you were wondering
So, I think that working with fun fur once per season is enough, don't you? If you have any ideas for a summer animal that I could make that would incorporate a little bit of fun fur please share you idea.
Thanks for looking,