This weekend I travelled to Coventry to attend a wedding of an old friend. Weddings are a perfect occasion for a crochet gift though I must confess that I take every opportunity to integrate crochet into my daily life. Never would have thought that after my first try about three years ago that looked like a cringing, twisted worm instead of a nice, flat band).
So I proudly present you the bride and groom:
If I had only known that the groom would get his hair cut before the great day I would have given his little version a more thorough trimming…
The bride is a bit smaller than the groom. I actually attached her veil with hairpins I wore to my wedding two years ago to add a personal touch.
I winged those dolls, No pattern followed but I based them on my experience with the dolls from week 27 (based on the pattern from Corchet Ninja). Though this couple is a lot smaller. Why? Cause I needed to fit them into this box:
Getting this box to Coventry then was a bit of an ordeal. I was so scared that the box might be dented, I almost screamed at people when they came to close. And I was very close to punching the girl in charge of the X-ray machine at Nuremberg airport since I showed her the box and asked her to be careful and first thing she does is shoving (yes, shove!) the present into a the tray and pressing it down so it would fit into the machine. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
But we made it to the wedding unharmed and now the newly-wed couple will live happily ever after.
I will post some more pictures on my facebook page, don’t forget to become my fan.
In contrast to the happy piggy from last week, I hereby present the passive-aggressive emo-bunny. A present for my little sister’s 18th birthday. Every teenager needs a passive-aggressive emo-bunny!
And its behind, featuring a black puffy tail.
The tutorial for this bunny, which can certainly also be made in a cute way can be found here: Crochet Spring Bunny. Spring bunnies also flourish in summer!
… to live somewhere else. I have made a piglet again. And this one turned out to be even more perfect than my first one. Made of pink cotton yarn that seems to exist in abundance in my yarn stash. This time it even figures a tail!
Before I wrapped it up as a present (it moved out yesterday), it had a photo session with the older piggy:
First try on the right, new piggy on the left. The ears are definitely better on the new piggy.
You can’t see it but it really does have a little pink tail.
Last week I ordered some real Amigurumi eyes so you will see some more animals this year.
The only thing I find really sad is that I cannot keep this week’s projects… They are presents for the original versions! So they will leave me tonight.
Who the hell I am talking about? About those two awesome dolls I just finished:
Andi on the left, Richard on the right. They own a lovely Biergarten here in Nuremberg and tonight we will celebrate their birthdays (actually we throw a surprise party for them so if you read this and know them, don’t tell them!). As those two guys are very special to me, they deserve a special present.
One more picture of the two of them:
The pink piglet I made last year when I was down with a bad cold used to sit on my couch, next to the frog from week 1. I gave the frog away last week to my dad’s girlfriend since she is a huge fan of frogs. The whole week the piglet was incredibly sad so I had to make another friend and neighbour for it. And here it is: the peguin!
I used this pattern to create him: Pattern for Joe Penguin. Though my penguin turned out to be more round than square. Still, he gets along great with the pink piglet and that is the main thing right?
Here are some more pictures of the happy couple:
So the pig from week 20 could not stay alone. It is a mean pig and needs to be kept in check by its major opponent: the red cardinal bird. So here we go:
Here is the red bird surveilling the pig from above:
Plus an action shot with my husband:
As the pattern for the pig, the pattern was bought from ItsyBitsySpider.
Do you know Angry Birds? It is an ingenious game for the iPhone/iPad. My husband has been harassing me for weeks to make a new Amigurumi for him. ItsybitsySpider provides a really nice step-by-step tute for several characters from the game.
Husband wanted the pig.
Here it is:
And here for comparison with the original pigs from the game:
Check out ItsybitsySpider’s shop on Etsy, where you can find among other things the pattern for the green pig: ItsybitsySpider on Etsy.
And I am off to throw the pig at some birds now! Let’s reverse the roles!
This week’s project does not need many words but a lot of pictures. Easter decoration – inspired by the zombie bunny.
And here is one last group shot of the zombie bunny guards.
The pattern for really cute crochet nests can be found here: Living at Home.
Surprise, surprise! No, it is not Sunday but I am so smitten with this week’s project that I simply could not resist posting. For ages I have been wanting to make one of these. I did so, a knight and a an alien.
But I also got really creative. Have a look at my awesome Zombie rabbit!
For some more pictures, click on “Read more”. Hope you like this project!
My project for week 1 was actually demanded by my husband. A while ago I had crochet a frog for him. And he wanted a new one. A great source for finding free crochet patterns in abundance is Crochet Pattern Central. I picked the following pattern, written by Michelle: Keroppi Amigurumi Frog.
The frog turned out be quite huge. My husband says that he looks too cute when he is beside the piglet I made some time ago, so the frog stays on the couch and is not taken to the office by my husband.
And here is a picture of him:
He is made of 100% cotton yarn (brand: Puppets) with which I used a 3,5 crochet hook.
What I hate most about Amigurumi is the sewing together of the individual parts. Same goes for this frog. Most crocheters do not like sewing in loose threads, I hate assembly. This is definitely a weakness I need some improvement with.
To see some more pictures, read on.