Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Reindeer and Squirrel

Completed: Tuesday, 12/22/09. 
Reindeer Pattern: from Crochetville by Carrie Au.  Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn in Chocolate, Honey and Black.  
Squirrel Pattern: from Amigurumi Two! by Ana Paula Rimoli.  Yarn: Lion Wool in Pearl Gray, Vanna's Choice in Dusty Rose.  
Acorn Pattern: from PlanetJune by June Gilbank.  Yarn: Lion Wool in Pearl Gray, Vanna's Choice in Dusty Rose

This is the forest of amigurumi gifts I've finished over the last few days.  I needed a holiday pattern, so this reindeer was perfect and I fell in love with it when I saw the great pattern on Crochetville by Carrie Au.  Even the sort of complicated antler section was explained very well, including a few instructional photos.
I don't love the sewing everything together part, but it must be done.  I bought some pretty pins at Michael's to help out.
I couldn't find a pattern for a squirrel online, so I bought the adorable book Amigurumi Too! by Ana Paula Rimoli.  I'm making it for my boyfriend's daughter, so I wanted to make sort of a girly, pink squirrel.
I didn't have any felt to make the nose and mouth like the book wisely recommends and I'm having a little trouble getting the faces just right.  Will have to work on that, but basically I was happy with how everything turned out.

I also wanted the squirrel to have a tasty acorn, so I found this cute pattern from PlanetJune.  I was sticking with the pink theme, so it looks a bit like a strawberry, but I think the squirrel will be happy to have it for the winter.


She Crafty said...

I love this! And that acorn is awesome!

Rachel W K said...

these look so so cute! I could never figure out amigurumi but i love how adorable they look! Thanks for sharing it!

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