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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...

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 #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...

Nanuk: Amigurumi Bear #3: Finishing Up

Nanuk is coming to life .. √ body √ head √ nose √ eyes Next: arms, ears, and a scarf for an added touch. ARMS (2, of course) > magic ring: 6 > inc, inc, inc, inc, 2 sc= 10 >, 8 sc, dec = 9 (we now have a paw) > 2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec, 1 sc > sc...

Nanuk: Amigurumi Bear #2: Body

Before we begin with the body, let's make the muzzle.  Why do we want to start here? Because, when we are making the face, we will want to add the nose/muzzle before adding the eyes. To do this, we are going to need yarn that is the same colour as...

Nanuk: Amigurumi Bear #1: In The Beginning...

With my latest crochet project completed, I went back to looking for an amigurumi animal that hand-size, rather than 18" or so.  Sifting through the photos of inspiration, I decided to make a bear.  I had made a bear before but, having skipped p...

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 #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...

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 #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...