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Amigurumi Rainbow pattern

June 08, 2018


Hello friends! The scorching summer heat is finally over and we are now getting regular showers with occasional heavy rains. In addition to the cool and lovely weather, we also get to see Rainbows at times. Aren't they splendid to look at!
Rainbows reminds me of  happiness and positivity. I want to share the joy with you all so here's an amigurumi pattern on how to make a mini rainbow.



Materials needed:
  •  Acrylic yarn in violet, blue, green, yellow, pink and dark pink
  •  Crochet hook according to the size of your yarn
  •  6mm black beads for eyes
  •  Polyfiber stuffing
  •  Black embroidery thread
  •  Little piece of white felt for bow (optional)
Instructions:
This project is worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise

sc- single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
sc inc - 2sc in same stitch
dec - sc 2 together

With violet yarn, leave around 15 cm at the start and chain 12,  sl st to the first chain.
R1: sc in the same space and sc in each of the remainig 11 chain space (12sc)
switch color to blue yarn
R2: 2 sc in each stitch (24)
switch to green yarn
R3: *sc in next st, sc inc in next st*, rep **  (36)
switch to yellow yarn
R4: *sc in next 2 st, sc inc in next st* rep ** (48)
switch to light pink color
R5: *sc in next 3 st, sc inc in next st* rep ** (60)
switch to dark pink color
R6: *sc in next 4 st, sc in next st* rep** (72) leave a long tail for sewing

Note: While changing colors, in the last stitch before color change use the new color for final yarn over to complete the last sc.

Assembling: 
  • Fold the round piece into half and whip stitch around the bottom half using the long tail of violet color yarn left at the beginning.
  • Whip stitch at top half with the dark pink yarn and stuff as you go.
  • Add in the round beads for eyes.
  • Make a bow out of white felt and sew them to the top of the rainbow.
  • Embroider a mouth using black thread.


Turn them into brooch or into hairclips. I'm sure the little girls will love to wear them.


Make them for your loved ones and spread the happiness all around you :)


amigurumi octopus

Colorful!

April 14, 2018


Hello friends! Wishing you all a very happy Tamil New year. Today marks the start of Chittirai, the first month of Tamil calendar year. This is one of the auspicious day in South India.
Meanwhile. i had the opportunity to make these colorful octopus babies for an order. Really liked how the project worked up so quickly:) 




These octo babies are made using Berrysprite's  Amigurumi Takochu pattern with some slight modifications.
I have worked 8 Popcorn stitch in circle for the tentacles.

For bow:

In magic ring,  ch2, dc, tr,dc, ch 2, sl st and again ch2,dc,tr,dc, ch2, sl st and close the ring.
Group photo. Cheers :)
Seems like i've lost my creative mojo lately. I do find lots of inspirations but it's more of lack of motivation to do on my part. Hope this feeling goes away soon as i really love making amis. Have you ever lost your creative mojo? If so how did you get it back?
May you all be filled with happiness, prosperity and abundant blessings this Tamil new year!! Have a fantastic day :)

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Catching up!

March 21, 2018

Hello all! i'm slacking off from my blog these days and i really want to catch up with it. I miss posting here but believe me i've been making lots of amigurumis lately. I'm just lazy to edit the photos and post them. Guess i should spend some quality time for blogging every week.

Here are some of the amigurmis that i made recently..



Aren't Axolotls the cutest sea creatures! They are called sea monsters but i think they look really cute with their smiley face.


I really loved seeing pictures of unicorn macaroons made by many in Instagram. You can find the free pattern to my Unicorn macarons here


And finally.. this caticorn seems to be fan favorite.
All of these cuties are available in my Etsy shop
Happy spring everyone :)

amigurumi free pattern

Spring Turtle

February 17, 2018

"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
I know it's still winter in most part of the world but it's never too early to be prepared for welcoming the spring right?? I've been wanting to make sea turtles for a while and added flowers on the top for a unique look. So here i am with a free pattern for Spring Turtle. The colorful flowers on them reminds me of spring and hence the name. Read below for instructions on how to make them.

Materials needed:
Acrylic yarn.
> Crochet hook according to the size of your yarn
> Black beads or safety eyes 
> Poly fibre fill

This project is worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise
sc -single crochet
st- stitch
sl st - slip stitch

hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
inc - 2 sc in same st
sc dec - sc 2 together


Head
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 

R5-7 : sc in each st (24)
R8: *sc in next 2 st, dec1*, rep ** (18)
R9: *sc in next st, dec 1*, rep ** (12)
Stuff and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing



Shell:
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st* rep ** (36)

R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st* rep ** (42)
R8: sc in each stitch (42)
R9: *sc in next 5 st, dec 1 in next st* rep ** (36)
R10: sc in each stitch (36)
Switch to head color 
R11: (back loops only)  sc in each st (36)
R12: *sc in next 4 st, dec 1 in next st* rep ** (30)
R13: *sc in next 3 st, 1 dec in next st* rep** (24)
R14: *sc in next 2 st, 1 dec in next st* rep** (18)
R15: *sc in next st, 1 dec in next st* rep** (12)
Stuff firmly
R16: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing

Front Flippers ( make 2)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 
Fold it into half and sew the parts together. You will get two pieces of half circles

Back Flippers (make 2)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
Fold it into half and sew the parts together. You will get two pieces of half circles smaller than the fore legs

Flowers:
(blue)
 6 sc in magic ring
*sc in next 2 st, sc inc in next* (8)
switch color
for the petals, *ch 7 and hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc in next 2 chain, sc in the next 2 chain, join with sl st in same space* and repeat ** in the same space once again and sl st to next sc space.
Repeat ** for other sc space as well. we'll get a total of 12 petals having 2 in each stitch.

pattern for the yellow flower can be found here

Leaf:
ch 7, sl st in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next, 5 dc in next, dc in next, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next and sl st in the last chain.



Assembling:
Attach head piece to the side of turle shell.
Attach legs as shown above
Attach the flower and leaf to the shell top.
Sew in eyes


Hope you like the pattern. Have a cheerful day!