Ok, so I'm looking for some advice on designing my own amigurumi patterns. Specifically, I'm looking to make some pieces to auction off or sell as part of fundraising for my rather student thesis film. The film is a short buddy comedy about a doctor who's being stalked by the grim reaper, Death. Death (who wears an ACDC hoodie) kind of follows this doctor around, waiting for him to make a mistake. Hilarity ensues. Anyway, the website is here
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Basically, I'm wondering if anyone has advice or knows any good resources for designing your own amigurumi patterns. I've been crocheting for a few years now, but I've never taken on the task of designing anything more complicated than a simple scarf. Is there a good book on formulating patterns? Or should I just work off of existing patterns and tweak them? How do you approach designing patterns?
Also, if anyone has any other ideas of crocheted items that might work well with this film, let me know! I was thinking of making graphic potholders or something with Death or scythes. I also considered making a doll of the doctor character, Dr. Hedd, but I feel like it's harder to do without seeing what my actor will look like first (I'm not casting until January.)
I appreciate any advice! This is an important project to me, since somebody once told me "women can't write comedy."