Here is my last big project modelled by the latest addition to our family, my nephew Elijah. 🙂
I think everyone will agree that he looks absolutely gorgeous! I’m now wondering if I could make an adult sized one for winter 🙂
I teased with pictures of a project and said I would share the finished project once the tiny human it was destined for had arrived. 🙂
Well arrived he has; the tiny human in question is my nephew Elijah 🙂
I saw photos of a crocheted sleeping bag and hat that looked like the hungry caterpillar months and months ago. Very much inspired by the photos I set about crocheting my own version.
I didn’t use a pattern and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I wonder whether I could make an adult sized one 🙂
I made two hats as I have no clue about the size of babies heads. It’s nice tho as Elijah now has one to grow into 🙂
I woke up yesterday and the first thing I thought of was a way to do the spikes on an amigurumi hedgehog. I have no idea why this popped into my head; it wasn’t something I’d been focusing on at all.
There are some lovely amigurumi hedgehogs out there. Many use a yarn that has lots of threads coming off the main strand, this is a great way of making the hedgehog look spikey. However, I don’t have any of this yarn.
But, as I said, I’ve thought of a way to put spikes on a crocheted hedgehog. A different way that I’ve never seen before. Although I’m sure I wont be the only person to have thought of this.
After crocheting and stuffing a hedgehog shaped head and body (all one piece), I crocheted on the surface of the body. I used single crochets, picots and chains to create a spikey look.
I used a brightly coloured yarn (just to be different) and didn’t use a pattern. I think the nose may have been a little too long, I’ll shorten it slightly for future hedgehogs.
I’m pleased with the finished result, I’ll be making another tomorrow, tweaking things slightly. 🙂
I do love amigurumi. They are usually relatively straightforward to make and take less to time to finish. I find that I usually have a few longer projects on the go whilst also making amigurumi for people who have asked.
One of my favourite amigurumi to make is the Spring Bunny by Jessica Lau. The form is quite simple but gives a cute effect; the only difficulty getting the face right which will probably become easier with practice.
I made these when a friend asked and really liked how they looked 🙂