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11  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: Testers Needed - Morris Mouth Amigurumi on: April 16, 2011 11:52:56 AM
Wow, that was quick!! Thank you to everyone that volunteered to test for me! *hugs* Grin
12  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Oppie The Octopus - Free Pattern on: April 16, 2011 11:27:01 AM
Hi! I recently wrote a few new amigurumi patterns and posted them on my craft blog, so I thought I'd share them here as well Smiley This is Oppie, the big mouthed octopus Grin

This pattern gives you the option of making the tentacles all in one piece, instead of one by one. It's pretty tricky working with all them triple crochet stitches, but it makes for a neater finish on the bottom of the ami. I've also included the pattern for making the legs individually Smiley

Hope you enjoy! Grin

Big Mouth Octopus

You Will Need:
Crochet Hook (I used 3.5mm, E)
Double Knit/ Sport Weight/ Light Worsted Weight Yarn in Mint and White
12mm Safety Eyes
Stitch Markers Or Piece Of Scrap Yarn
Fiber fill Or Other Stuffing
Curved Needle (Optional)
Sequins and Seed Beads/Small Beads (Optional)
Cotton/Thread (Optional)
Fine Sewing Needle (Optional)

St/Sts Stitch/Stitches
Ch - Chain Stitch
Sc - Single Crochet
Tr Triple Crochet
Slst - Slip Stitch
Inc (Increase) - 2 Sc into 1 St
Dec (Decrease) 1 Sc across 2 Sts
** - Marks a group of stitches to be repeated until the round is completed

1. Ch 2, Sc 6 into 2nd Ch from hook, or Magic Ring 6 (6)
2. Inc around (12)
3. *Sc, Inc* around (18)
4. *Sc 2, Inc* around (24)
5. *Sc 3, Inc* around (30)
6. *Sc 4, Inc* around (36)
7. *Sc 5, Inc* around (42)
8. *Sc 6, Inc* around (48)
9. *Sc 7, Inc* around (54)
10. *Sc 8, Inc* around (60)
11-16. Sc around (60)

You can take this opportunity to sew on the beads and sequins, before it gets too difficult to reach the inside top of the head. Its very fiddly and time consuming, so you may want to leave this step out. But I think it makes him look all special lol! I used a mixture of sequins and glass seed beads, though any small beads would look fab!

When youve done all the sewing, continue with

17-20. Sc around (60)

You can stop here again and add some individual seed beads lower on the head, if you wanted him to look all fancy hehe!

21. *Sc 8, Dec* around (54)
22. *Sc 7, Dec* around (48)

The head closes up pretty rapidly from here, so youre gonna want to stuff it whilst you go.

23. Dec around (24)

If using Safety Eyes, attach now, half way up the head.

24. Dec around (12)
25. Dec around (6)
*Finish Off, Weave In End*

There are 2 ways of doing the tentacles. You can do them all in one piece, which is the way I did it because it leaves a nicer finish on the bottom of the body, or you can do them individually. Heres how to do them in one piece first

Tentacles (One Piece)
1. Ch 2, Sc 8 into 2nd Ch from hook, or Magic Ring 8 (Cool
2. Inc around (16)
3. *Sc 1, Inc* around (24)

WARNING - This gets VERY fiddly/annoying!! Youre been warned!!

4. Ch 15, 6 Tr in 2nd Ch from hook; 7 Tr in each of the next 7 Chs; 1 Tr in each of the remaining 3 Chs

When youre back to the beginning of the Ch, Skip 2 Sc and Slst into the 3rd Sc of the base circle
Repeat Round 4, 7 more times to make 8 tentacles.
*Finish Off, Leave Long Tail*

If you dont fancy doing it that way, you can do them individually

Tentacles (One by One)
Ch 18, 6 Tr in 4th Ch from the hook; 7 Tr in each of the next 10 Chs; 1 Tr into each of the remaining 4 Chs
*Finish Off, Leave Long Tail*

Repeat 7 more times (or however many youd like!)

Ch 15, Join with a Slst, Ch 1
Sc 18 into the loop, Slst to beginning Ch 1. Ch 1
Sc 18 around, Slst to the Ch 1 at the beginning of the round
*Finish Off, Leave Long Tail*

To make the tentacles abit more curled up, you can give them a twist Clockwise (It may be Anticlockwise if youre left handed, Im not too sure :S)
Sew the tentacle piece/the individual tentacles to the bottom of the body.
Arrange the mouth in whichever shape you would like (Have fun! It could be a perfect O, smiley, sad) on the front of the head, and sew in place.

Tada! Youre done! Grin

Hope you like Oppie! Grin
13  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Update: Testers Found - Morris Mouth Amigurumi on: April 16, 2011 11:02:31 AM
EDIT: Testers Found! Thankies! Cheesy

Hi! I'm looking for a couple of testers for my latest amigurumi, Morris Mouth

It's quite a complicated pattern; you'll need to know how to change colours and be familiar with crocheting in an oval instead of a circle. Plus his mouth dips in in the middle, like a bowl. I've made a PDF pattern with full instructions, but I would say you'd need to be an intermediate or advanced crocheted for this little guy Smiley

I'd like him completed within 2 weeks if that's possible, so there's no rush Smiley If you're interest PM me! All testers will be greatly appreciated!! Cheesy

14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Amigurumi Addiction 2 (send April 11) on: April 06, 2011 02:56:04 PM
Pictures just posted! Grin
15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Amigurumi Addiction 2 Gallery on: April 06, 2011 02:52:29 PM
Love the fishie! Grin

I recieved from Sewarty today! Here's what was in the fab package...

An ami Yeti! Yay!! I loves him! He's so well made, and the details are amazing! Here's his little face...

I also got some extra goodies, including some lovely yarn, some sweeties, beads and a crocheted heart!

Thank you so much Sewarty! I love everything! Grin
16  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Amigurumi Addiction 2 (send April 11) on: April 06, 2011 10:05:43 AM
I recieved from Sewarty! I got a big blue and white yeti!! Grin He's so lovely, I'm going to be posting pictures in the gallery tonight Smiley
Thank you so much Sewarty!  Kiss  Cheesy
17  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Pink and black puppy on: March 29, 2011 12:12:32 PM
Aawww, he's cute!!  Grin
18  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Spencer Reid Ami! on: March 29, 2011 12:11:38 PM
Great job!! So detailed!!  Grin
19  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Big Bang Theory Sheldon! First amigurumi ever. on: March 29, 2011 12:09:33 PM
Fab job!!  Grin
20  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Amigurumi Addiction 2 (send April 11) on: March 28, 2011 03:33:14 PM
All done! I will hopefully be sending tomorrow  Grin
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