Friday, September 3, 2010

Amigurumi Dolls

Hello! Its time I share with you all what Im busy with at the moment. Getting a little tired of making hats, but still have a few to finish over the next couple of weeks. But my newest project is still in its very early stages, and it will probably be a good couple of months before Im done. Amigurumi Dolls!! 'Amigurumi' is a fancy Japanese word to describe the art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed creatures, usually animals. But in my case, not so small, (35cm tall) dolls.

And yes Im talking plural. One doll requires 6x 50g balls of wool in different colours, and me thinking I was smart, decided to buy 6x 200g balls of wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills and then mix and match the colours and make 4 dolls!!!! I do have 3 daughters after all, so three of the dolls will find a home right here, Im thinking the 4th will go to my little niece..
It will be interesting to see if  I can get them all done before the year's out!
So here is the pattern that Im working from. So far Im working exactly to it, no deviations. But looking forward I may make the head a little more rounder than what the pattern suggests...
It is all worked in one type of stitch (sc) on a small hook to keep everything tight.
Its my first try at working from a pattern chart, I think Im getting the hang of it!

And this is how far Ive come, 3 and a half legs!

Considering my crazy weeks with birthdays and colds all round, I think Im doing pretty well!
Im really happy with the colours Ive picked, girly-ish, without using pink! :)

So Im off to go work on the rest of that leg!



Cindy said...

Wow that fourth leg is really coming alomg ... LOL You know I love it!

Emma said...

Lol, thanks Cindy. Got distracted by another hat last night, but now Ive got the 4 legs done.. half way!

Denise said...

Thanks for the link Emma. Very cute!! I'm trying my hand at this backpack now.

It's also sc so it's much slower than the hats, but good fun. But at least I'm not changing colour all the time.

Emma said...

Oooh Thankyou for that link Denise, that little backpack is cute!! Another one for the to-do list!
Happy crocheting :)

Denise said...

Hey Emma are the colours you are using for your doll light teal, denim blue and wild lavander? What's the top colour on the photo? I'm finding it hard to choose colours from the web. Years ago I got some samples from Bendigo, but I think that was the wool and I"m sure it's changed.

Denise said...

sorry I just realised that you're using wool not the cotton....which is what I was looking at.

Emma said...

Yeah thats right Denise, Im using the luxury wool range. The first order I recieved came with sample cards of all their products, much easier than picking from the web page!