Monday, March 29, 2010

Amigurumi Apple

This was a bit bigger than I thought it would be, but it made up quickly (2 hours or so) and was really fun to make!

Amigurumi apple by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I found the pattern at the Lion Brand Yarn web site, although I very much doubt that I actually used Lion Brand Yarn for the pattern - it was probably the run-of-the-mill Red Heart that I had, just lying around the house. cool, huh?!

Breakfast is served!

Anyone hungry for breakfast? It has plenty of "fiber"!

Crochet bacon and eggs by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

The bacon is from Lion Brand Yarn. Instead of Lion brand yarn, I used Red Heart TLC 'Barn Red' and a mystery tan yarn (probably a Red Heart Super Saver worsted), and it came out awesome!

And I modified the egg pattern from Monster Crochet.

How did I modify it? As written, the egg was made to be sewn on a cuff, so the yolk is hollow. I just did rounds 1, 2, and 5 in white yarn, and then continued with 6, 7, and 8. That way, you can make the yolk as instructed in the original pattern, and sew the yolk on the white, without ever having to tie on another yarn. Just stuff a bit of fiberfill in the yolk as you sew it on, and you're good to go!

I just put the coffee cup in the picture because it looked SO right. I hope you agree!

I did both bacon and eggs with an F hook.

Amigurumi Coffee and Cookies

I couldn't resist making this one - it was too cute!

Crochet coffee and cookies by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I got the pattern for the coffee at Bittersweet's blog, and I found the pattern for the cookies at The "coffee" took me three or four hours to make. As I've said before, crocheting is mainly a leisure activity for me, so I tend to be a bit pokey. I could have finished it quicker, but it would take all the enjoyment out of it!

It is pretty neat, though, huh?

Crochet Doughnuts

Another foray into the fun world of amigurumi - Crochet Doughnuts:

Donut#1 (made for my amusement):

Crochet donut pincushion by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

Donut#2 (made for the joy of my neighbor):

Crochet donut pincushion 2 by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I was amazed at how simple these were to make - although, I do wish that I didn't have to sew so much! :D

I found the pattern on the Crochetville forum.

And as you might have guessed- the heads of the pins are the "sprinkles"!

Amigurumi Sushi!!!!

For my next trick, I will make some amigurumi sushi. Although it has been said that the technique used to make them is technically not amigurumi - probably due to the fact that most of it is sewing the pieces together (UGH!) - the results are well worth the temporary unpleasantness endured by the craftsman making them:

Crochet sushi by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

Gorgeous, huh?
The top row is nigiri-type sushi. From left to right: surf clam, shrimp, crab meat, and tamago.
The bottom is roll-type sushi, one salmon roe garnished with cucumber, and the other a makizushi roll.
This was commissioned by my friend Heather. Someday soon, I will see her again, and it will be hers - all hers!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Crochet Carrot

My first attempt at Amigurumi :

Crochet Carrot by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

This amigurimi carrot was done with an E hook. Red Heart sport yarn for the carrot, and mystery sport green yarn for the greens on top.
I got the pattern from a book:

Amigurimi! Super Happy Crochet Cute
by Elisabeth A. Doherty

Came out pretty good for my first amigurmi crochet project, huh?!

Crochet Dishcloths

Ribbed Crochet Dishcloth by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

Here's a cotton dishcloth. I decided to do a couple of simple projects to get acquainted with cotton, and the washcloths made up both quickly and beautifully. I got the pattern for the dishcloth at Wendy's Woolies.

Ladder Stitch Dishcloth by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

This dishcloth was done in ladder stitch - yeah, I had to learn a stitch to make a dishcloth! Cool!

I got the pattern HERE

I used Lily Sugar and Cream 100% Cotton - cream/natural worsted weight. It's crocheted with an H hook, and a whole lotta love. :D It actually turns out that I did the stitch wrong - I crocheted in the front instead of behind the ladder "rung." Still, it looks awesome! That's one of the things I love about crochet - the patterns done right, and then...the happy mistakes!

Turns out, I love cotton. It's softer and less just feels good in my hands. You'll probably see more of it in this blog in the days to come.

Crochet Lion Toy

Crochet Lion Toy by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I crocheted this for a friend's one year old son...and it may be the only one that I EVER do. It created much, much swearing and yelling...I prefer not to revisit the experience.
I got this pattern from a little crochet binder from a now-defunct publisher; it was given to me by my grandmother. This pattern is circa 1983.
I did this with Red Heart Sport Yarn - in eye searing yellow and orange. Hope you like ;)