Inspired by Trish’s post earlier today, I thought I would share a few of my recent crochet projects, little amigurumi dolls from the book Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden. I saw this book on Amazon and knew I had to try making these!
I’ve been crocheting for as long as I can remember. It’s pretty much the only crafty talent I have. I actually have no idea when I started; all I know is that my mom and my grandma taught me and I crochet righty even though I’m a lefty. I tried to switch once I realized I was doing it wrong, figuring my stitches might be neater if I was using my dominant hand, with the help of a crochet book my future mother-in-law gave me, but it seemed crazy and difficult, so I’ve continued doing it backwards. Mostly I’ve crocheted blankets, flowers, and pillow covers that adorn my parents’ house, so when I learned about amigurumi, I was really excited. Something different! Yay!
I needed a little help getting these projects started. They use a magic circle rather than what I normally start out with to crochet in the round, but a video tutorial I found here really helped.
My first project was a little ninja for my fiance:
He was pretty easy to make! He was also one of the beginner projects. Apologies for the crappy flash, but you couldn’t see his sash without it. The next guy I made was a businessman doll for my dad to take to work with him.
I also made a little trojan warrior and a vampire before I had to actually do schoolwork again.
I’m really looking forward to making more. I don’t have the book with me anymore, but I have requested a couple from the local library. I’m also thinking about getting back into knitting, which I have actually forgotten how to do. It’s fun to devote time to something and have a tangible result at the end of it, so unlike the feel of all my grad school work these days!
Are you crafty? What do you make?