amigurumi

Crochet: what's next? #1: Owl Inspirations

Next on my list for an amigurumi creation is an owl, so off to google I went to find some patterns that caught my attention. [Image]https://www.tejiendoperu.com/amigurumi/b%C3%BAhos-coraz%C3%B3n/ With Valentine's coming up, these guys definitely ...

The Learning Curve #2: Amigurumi SCULPTING FACES

My journey into amigurumi has been fun and challenging. One of my biggest challenges is creating a face that looks good. I am NOT a perfectionist and "good enough" is good enough ... but when the face lets down the entire project, well, somethin...

The Learning Curve #9: Amigurumi HAIR

I'm in the process of making a doll and the goal was to make a face that didn't let down the entire project. I'm pleased with the result.   [faces.PNG] The patting on the back didn't last long, however, because, now, it needs some hair! I don't ...

Lola The Doll #1: Dola: The Beginning

I didn't start out wanting to make a doll. My goal was just to dip my toe into sculpting a face for amigurumi creations. With this in mind, I began by just making a doll head. From past experience, I knew that a basic head is a ball with some in...

Lola The Doll #5: Finishing Up

Well... I almost made it through doing the hair.  I have to admit that I got tired of doing hair and my "perfectionism" goal disappeared and my "good enough" mentality kicked in .... and I added a hat!  With the doll finished, a hat and dress fin...

Lola The Doll #4: The Hair

and here we are ... needing hair. I do not enjoy doing hair. Sigh... but it must be done. Checking my mindset for this part:  “"Adding hair is just like adding an arm or a leg...  it is crocheting one stitch at a time or one strand of hair at a...

Lola The Doll #2: Dola: The Body

With the doll face sitting there, staring at me, it was time to make a body. The pattern that I based the head on also had directions for a body but with the google translation, I decided not to use it. Instead, I went back to the pattern that ...

Lola The Doll #3: Arms

Head √ Legs √ Body √ Dola needs arms!  For the arms, I adapted the pattern for the Moose, making them more "doll" arms - with thumbs. Yes, basically, that's all I did. I added thumbs.  I don't have a lot of pattern details but here we go: (Skin...

Amigurumi Potion Bottle #2: The Insert

To keep the bottle of essential oil stable inside the potion bottle, I decided to make an insert to hold it. For the insert, I suggest using the same colour of yarn as the top half of the potion bottle.  Using white Camilla 6/4 yarn and a 2.0 mm...

Amigurumi Potion Bottle #1: The Vision

With Valentine's Day just behind us, there has been a lot of talk about love, of course, and I guess that is what triggered my idea of making a potion bottle - love potion #9, perhaps. "What would that look like", I asked myself. √ Well, it wo...

Amigurumi Potion Bottle #3: The Potion Bottle

The insert is complete... and now to make the outer bottle. I chose a deep red colour for my bottle, as it was leftover yarn that was sitting nearby. Again, it is Camilla 6/4 and a 2.0mm crochet hook. √ 6 sc in a magic ring (leaving a long tai...

Amigurumi Potion Bottle #4: Bottle Lid

We could stop here but I wanted a cap for the potion bottle. Using the white yarn, I made a circle: √ 6 sc in magic ring √ inc around = 12 √ [inc, sc] around = 18 √ [inc, sc, sc] around = 24 √ [inc, sc, sc, sc] around = 30 √ sc around in BLO to...