Finally finished! Let me present my first elephant amigurumi, little Ella.
As I always make several of same dolls to check up on the pattern, right after finishing her made her a boyfriend as well. Think both make nice infant or baby toy. Both are soft and cuddly.
Here are pictures of Ella and her friend
Further more, had some left over yarn, so used it to make little fun ball. Suggest everyone to do it. makes great baby gift or cat toy. All you need to do is to make 12 equal size crocheted discs and sew them piece by pice together to create this ball. Before sewing the last one, stuff it in finish sewing up and ball is ready to play with. Here are few pictures.
Crocheted discs in difernt colors (but same yarn weight)
And here is the finished ball:
Ball measures about 10 cm from side to side
Doing my best to systemize and write down as many of the patterns I have worked on and to publish them here. Wish days are longer in order to finish them sooner. Today published Totoro squad. Fore many, one of the fave ami dolls. This is my version of Totoros.
Chu, Chibi and Sprite pattern are available under free patterns from today. Hopefully soon will finish and place more patterns.
And at the end proudly present photos of little Karla girl done by Marje and Helen! Thank you very much for sharing the photos with us! Dolls are so adorable 🙂 Still have to encourage Helen to sew on the eyes and lips! 😀
First heard of Angela the cat when my friend told me how it is adored by her daughter Sara, and asked me to make that cat as amigurumi doll for her.
For all of you that don’t know who is that Angela, here is a picture of this adorably cute cat.
Took me a few days, maybe more…almost a month to research about this Angela cat and to figure out how to do that doll.
Encouraged myself this week to finally make it, and here it is what I came up with. My version of Angela the cat.
Even have the pattern done and ready if you would like to try making one. Have to say, that it is working pattern so some mistakes might be found. I did check it in written, but didn’t make time to make second and third Angela cat to be absolutely sure about this pattern. So keep that in mind if you decide making Angela.
For any details or further instructions please, feel free to ask. I do apologize for any mistakes or misunderstandings caused by my english, but am here to clear those as well 🙂
So here is the pattern! Hope you will enjoy making Angela!
sc: single crochet
inv.dec.: invisible decrease
2.00 mm crochet hook
white color cotton yarn for the cat (sport wight)
mohair or any other fuzzy yarn for the tail
embroidery thread in blue, black and white color
pink yarn for nose and mouth
embroidery needle for sewing the parts together and designing the face
Row 1: Chain 6
Row 2: starting second stitch from the hook sc4, 3sc in next sc, turn around as we are making stitches around the chain, sc3, 2sc in next sc (12)
Row 3: *2sc in one st, sc1* x6 (18)
Row 4: *2sc in one st, sc2* x6 (24)
Row 5: *2sc in one st, sc3* x6 (30)
Row 6: *2sc in one st, sc4* x6 (36)
Row 7: *2sc in one st, sc5* x6 (42)
Row 8-11: sc 42
Row 12: *2sc in one st, sc6* x6 (48)
Row 13: *2sc in one st, sc7* x6 (54)
Row 14: *2sc in one st, sc8* x6 (60)
Row 15-20: sc 60
Row 21: *Inv.dec.1, sc8* x6 (54)
Row 22: *Inv.dec.1, sc7* x6 (48)
Row 23: *Inv dec.1, sc 6* x6 (42)
Row 24: *Inv.dec.1, sc5* x6 (36)
Row 25: *Inv.dec.1, sc4* x6 (30)
Row 26: *Inv.dec.1, sc3* x6 (24)
Row 27: *Inv.dec.1, sc2* x6 (18)
Tie off and stuff the head firmly.
Row 1: 4 sc in magic circle
Row 2: *2sc in one st, sc1* x2 (6)
Row 3: *2sc in one st, sc1* x3 (9)
Row 4: *2sc in one st, sc1* x4 sc1 (13)
Row 5: *2sc in one st, sc1* x6 sc1(19)
Row 6-9: sc 19
Tie off and leave long end for sewing the ears later.
Legs and body
Row 1: sc6 in magic chain
Row 2: *2sc in one st* x6 (12)
Row 3: *2sc in one st, sc1* x6 (18)
Row 4: sc 18
Row 5: *Inv.dec* x6, sc6 (12)
Row 6: *Inv.dec* x3, sc 6 (9)
Row 7-11: sc 9
At this point start stuffing the leg and continue as we move along.
Row 12: sc2, *2sc in one st.* x2, sc5 (11)
Row 13-14: sc 11
Row 15: 2sc in one st, sc5, 2sc in one st, sc4 (13)
Row 16-20: 13
Row 21: 2sc in one st, sc4, 2sc in one st, sc4, 2sc in one st, sc2
Row 22-26: sc 16
Tie off, finish stuffing the leg and leave long end for sewing later.
Repeat from Row 1 to 26
After finishing Row 26 DON’T cut off the yarn.
Finish stuffing the leg.
Now take both legs together and put them side by side, toes pointing same direction. Tie both legs together for easier work to continue.
Row 27: sc5, ch1, sc15, ch1, sc10
Starting with second leg, where we didn’t cut the yarn:
Sc5, ch1, continue stitching to next leg starting to stitch on the last stitch you worked on before tying off, sc15 (leave last stitch on this leg unstitched), ch1, leave unstitched 1st (first empty stitch after last one you stitched on this leg) sc10 (32)
Row 28: sc 32
Pull out the yarn you left for sewing on the first leg made through the gap between the legs so it doesn’t get into your way while crocheting. We will use it later to sew and close this gap.
Row 29: sc4, 2sc in one st, sc2, 2sc in one st, sc5, 2sc in one st, sc14, 2sc in one st, sc3 (36)
Recent work I have been busy with is this little plush I named Blue Bear, you might wonder why 😀
As I like working with 100% cotton yarn, so is one made of such. I like my dolls to be easy to maintain, and also like them to be suitable for smaller children (more hygienic and hypoallergenic). That is why I choose cotton.
This teddy is made of 8ply (sport weight) cotton yarn, crocheted with 2 mm size crochet hook. Head and body are stuffed firmly, but arms and legs are stuffed just in the bottom parts of each. Didn’t use pebbles (didn’t have any) but think those would make nice change weighting limbs downwards.
Will have to give it a try with next one, while checking the pattern before publishing it.
In the front, on bear’s belly crocheted this simple half oval pocket.
In the pocket (to show it is pocket) placed this little Purin dog I made some time back, based on the free amigurumi pattern posted by one very creative blogger Amigurumei. Here is the link to this pattern: http://amigurumei.com/2012/06/10/free-amigurumi-pattern-purin/
And that’s it! My Blue Bear done and ready to play with. Hope you like him.
And at the end could not finish without showing you one photo! Little Sara with her Sara Ballerina doll. Ballerina doll was really a jack pot doll for little Sara, but I found out about the secret on how much she likes Angela the Cat from Disney production, so am working on the pattern of this cat as well 🙂
Here is little Sara 🙂
At the moment working on elephant soft doll and Angela the Cat. In few days will come up with new photos.
Just recently finished this little shy teddy called WheeWhee.
She talks a little but loves to play with ChubiChu the Cute who is her best friend. Free amigurumi pattern of this WheeWhee the shy bear will try to post by the end of this week. By that time enjoy the photos of this little one 🙂