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1  Re: Amigurumi Ferrets! in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by thisisheartcore on: May 17, 2007 07:48:48 AM
Thanx so much for the pattern, June! It worked out pretty well, and the new ferret has not peed on anything yet  Wink
I did not have much time for going shopping, so I used plain worsted weight yarn which I had left over. I'll get some heavier yarn next weekend and try another one. Here's the result, I tried to make the amigurumi ferret resemble my boy Vicky: 



Since I'm not too great at crocheting, I just followed the pattern 95% of the time. I miscounted the stitches once, so the body turned out to be a bit slimmer. But I absolutely love it!
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2  crochet earrings: bananas, apples & shrooms (+pattern!) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by thisisheartcore on: May 17, 2007 05:36:48 AM
I crocheted some cute earrings featuring tiny bananas and apples for my sister.

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I made those apples from scratch



the bananas are derived from a free pattern I googled after seeing a similar banana here on craftster. Here's the pattern: http://chezmichelle.vox.com/library/post/baby-banana-amigurumi-pattern.html


My sister now requested shrooms and pears, I guess I have to keep crocheting  Roll Eyes

That's what I did. I came up with this shroom:



It reminds me of my old nintendo games Smiley The picture is not too great though, the pink cheeks are hardly visible.

I attempted a pattern for the shroom. It's my first pattern ever, so if you spot any mistakes, feel free to contact me and I'll change it : )


Tiny shrooms

You need red and white yarn (embroidery floss is fine), a 1.25 mm crochet hook, and black and pink thread for embroidering the facial features.

Do not join rounds.

Start with red yarn:

Ch 2
R1: 6sc in second ch. from hook
R2: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
R3: (1sc in 1st sc;  2 sc in 2nd sc.) six times (18)
R4-R8: 1 sc in each sc around
R9: (sc 2sc tog.) nine times (9)

stuff the shroom's head and switch to white yarn

R10-11: sc in each sc around (9)
R12: (2sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in next sc) four times, 2sc in last sc (14)
R13-14: 1sc in each sc around (14)
R15: (sc 2 sc tog ,1sc in next sc) four times, sc last two sc tog. (9)
stuff
R16-end: sc 2 sc tog. continue til end fasten off leaving a long tail.  

Now comes the tricky part: you need to get the shroom in shape. Take the tail and stitch from the bottom to the top right through the shroom and back in order to compress the shroom a bit.
Embroider eyes and cheeks using thread.

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3  apple-shaped sleeping bag for ferrets in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by thisisheartcore on: May 07, 2007 12:51:26 PM
My ferrets like to curl up in their sleeping bags and I thought it would be cute to sew them some special sleeping bags. I drew an apple (approx. 30x35 cm.), used the drawing as a pattern and sewed this sleeping bag out of red, orange and green fleece fabric.

I'm not allowed to post pictures yet, so I have to link my flickr:
Vicky and Emily by mo hellfire, on Flickr
Emily Weasel by mo hellfire, on FlickrNext time I'll go for a strawberry sleeping bag... an orange would be nice, too.




 
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4  crocheted ferret in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by thisisheartcore on: May 07, 2007 12:32:59 PM
Hi there,

since I discovered craftster a couple of weeks ago, I've become completely addicted... I started out with stenciling and now turned to crocheting. My grandma taught me how to crochet when I was a little girl and luckily I can still remeber the basics. Last week I crocheted one of my ferrets. I did not have a pattern, so I made it from scratch. Since I'm not allowed to post pictures, I'll just post the URL of my Flickr:



My next project's going to be my weasel boy Vicky... I already bought yarn, yahooo Smiley

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