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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Android Robot Amigurumi on: February 12, 2010 09:56:33 AM
Look who I just finished!

He's my little Android Robot! I think he would be perfect decor for a desk or cubicle, or even great for a bookshelf at home.

He stands at a little over 5 inches tall, and is around 4 inches wide at the arms.

There are lots more pics over at my blog if you care to see them. He's a mischievous little thing!  Wink

The pattern is not available for now, but I'm thinking about giving it away as a freebie soon. Maybe I'll do something like "if I have x amount of followers on twitter, or x amount of blog comments." I'm not sure yet, though...
2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Ice-Cream Bunny Baby on: February 04, 2010 06:04:56 PM
I have something new to show you all!

She has been in progress for the last 5 days, 6 if you count the day of sketching. I really love her!

I'm not sure what flavor she is, just that she has a cherry on top of her head.  Grin Maybe Valentine's Day flavor?? Now I'm working on another flavor - chocolate chip with chocolate sauce and another cherry on top. I want to make lots of these bunnies in different flavors. This particular bunny is for (surprise, surprise) my daughter as a Valentine's gift. I think these bunnies would make good Easter gifts, too.

I hope you all enjoyed looking at my ice-cream bunny!!
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Toastee the Marshmallow on: January 31, 2010 07:41:51 AM
Introducing Toastee the Marshmallow:

I made him in September in preparation for my daughter's Christmas stocking, then I lost the pattern. As I was cleaning out my shelves and cabinets a few days ago, I stumbled across the pattern!

Toastee was my first exploration into making legs with feet. The technique I used to create his legs is the technique that I tweaked and adjusted to make Elyse's legs.

Toastee has a very simple face, which sort of makes me cringe.  Wink I plan on remaking him with a slightly different face, probably safety eyes and embroidery with floss instead of yarn. Right now his face is just felt and yarn embroidered cheeks.

I particularly like him when he's sitting. I remember having a giraffe doll who sat like this when I was little, so that was my inspiration for making Toastee sit with his legs so wide and floppy.

My daughter definitely liked him when she got her stocking. She is a big fan of hot cocoa, so her stocking included a mug, lots of different flavors of hot cocoa, marshmallows, chocolate chips, a spoon with marshmallow cream on it, and Toastee.  Grin
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Grape Bubblegum Fawn on: January 28, 2010 11:39:20 AM
Here is my newest project:

She is crocheted from the "Fawn 2.0" pattern by Elisabeth Doherty or http://www.etsy.com/shop/GourmetAmigurumi on etsy.

Here is a pic of the other side:

I really loved crocheting this fellow. She got her name because her color makes me think so much of the Double Bubble grape flavored bubblegum. Don't you want some now?

Instead of the suggested hook, I used a D or 3.0 mm hook. The other size made gaps when I decreased, even using the invisible decrease. I really wanted to add the bead and sequin details, but I had to make her child safe.  Sad

I hope you all like her!
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Elyse, Amigurumi Doll on: January 26, 2010 12:30:54 PM
Introducing Elyse!

I have been working on her since November, and I'm very happy to finally have her finished.  Grin

She is going to my daughter for her fifth birthday in March. She and my daughter (also named Elyse) share brown hair and eyes, and the amigurumi Elyse is dressed in my daughter's favorite colors.

Between creating a pattern, crocheting and sewing all the parts together, Elyse was a lot of work!

Here are some WIP shots.

I'm really proud of her legs! They are probably my favorite part.

I also like her torso, but you can't see the shaping on the finished doll because of her clothes. I just need to work on giving her a booty!  Cheesy

I hope you all enjoyed looking at Elyse. She is probably my favorite project to date.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Super Stretch Ribbed Cap - With Pattern! on: January 15, 2010 02:26:55 PM
I have knitted this cap SO many times for my daughter, my husband, my sister and myself. I wrote the pattern about three years ago when I decided I wanted to make a hat, but wasn't ready to knit in the round. I thought I would post it here to help any of you who feel the same.  Grin

Here is the pattern:

You will need: about 2 oz. of a bulky weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick.
Size 11 straight knitting needles
Yarn needle

Cast on 44 stitches
Work a knit 1, purl 1 ribbing for 5 rows

*knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl in front and back of the next stitch for an increase
Repeat from * to increase to 55 stitches

Row 1: knit 1, purl 1, *knit 3, purl 1
Repeat from *, ending with a single knit stitch
Row 2: knit 3, *purl 1, knit 3
Repeat from *

Repeat the last two rows for

4.5 inches for new baby
6 inches for older baby/toddler
8 inches for child
10 inches for adult
12 inches for an adult with a big head  Grin (my husband)

End the pattern stitch with row 1

knit 2 tog. to the last stitch, knit 1
purl the 28 stitches
knit 2 tog. to the last stitch
purl the 14 stitches
knit 2 tog. to the last stitch

cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. Run the yarn through the remaining 7 stitches and cinch closed. Turn the hat so that the wrong side is facing you and sew up the two sides. Weave in your ends and wear it!

I hope you all enjoy this pattern! Please post a pic for me if you knit a hat from it.  Grin Grin Grin
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Knitting Resolutions for 2010 on: December 31, 2009 04:29:02 PM
Does anyone have any knitting resolutions for 2010?

I have been knitting for a few years, but am primarily a crocheter. Something I have always wanted to do is learn to knit in the round. That is my number one resolutions. After I master that, I would like to learn to knit socks.

So....I would really love to hear if anyone else has knitting resolutions or goals.  Grin
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Reece the Retro Owl on: December 31, 2009 10:03:15 AM
Hi there craftsters! This is my first official post on here, so hello.  Grin

One of my resolutions for this new year is to create a new amigurumi pattern each month. Reece is my pattern for January.

The finished Reece the Retro Owl toy stands about 5" tall, and is about 5.5" wide at his widest point.

To crochet Reece, I used Red Heart Super Saver in in Carrot, Gold, Light Raspberry and Dark Orchid...plus a little white for his eyes. He has stripes that you can't see in the photo, sadly. The top is gold, then carrot, gold, orchid, gold, raspberry, gold....etc.

I hope you all like him!

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