amigurumi octopus

Colorful!

April 14, 2018


Hello friends! Wishing you all a very happy Tamil New year. Today marks the start of Chittirai, the first month of Tamil calendar year. This is one of the auspicious day in South India.
Meanwhile. i had the opportunity to make these colorful octopus babies for an order. Really liked how the project worked up so quickly:) 




These octo babies are made using Berrysprite's  Amigurumi Takochu pattern with some slight modifications.
I have worked 8 Popcorn stitch in circle for the tentacles.

For bow:

In magic ring,  ch2, dc, tr,dc, ch 2, sl st and again ch2,dc,tr,dc, ch2, sl st and close the ring.
Group photo. Cheers :)
Seems like i've lost my creative mojo lately. I do find lots of inspirations but it's more of lack of motivation to do on my part. Hope this feeling goes away soon as i really love making amis. Have you ever lost your creative mojo? If so how did you get it back?
May you all be filled with happiness, prosperity and abundant blessings this Tamil new year!! Have a fantastic day :)

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Catching up!

March 21, 2018

Hello all! i'm slacking off from my blog these days and i really want to catch up with it. I miss posting here but believe me i've been making lots of amigurumis lately. I'm just lazy to edit the photos and post them. Guess i should spend some quality time for blogging every week.

Here are some of the amigurmis that i made recently..



Aren't Axolotls the cutest sea creatures! They are called sea monsters but i think they look really cute with their smiley face.


I really loved seeing pictures of unicorn macaroons made by many in Instagram. You can find the free pattern to my Unicorn macarons here


And finally.. this caticorn seems to be fan favorite.
All of these cuties are available in my Etsy shop
Happy spring everyone :)

amigurumi free pattern

Spring Turtle

February 17, 2018

"If winter comes, can spring be far behind?"
I know it's still winter in most part of the world but it's never too early to be prepared for welcoming the spring right?? I've been wanting to make sea turtles for a while and added flowers on the top for a unique look. So here i am with a free pattern for Spring Turtle. The colorful flowers on them reminds me of spring and hence the name. Read below for instructions on how to make them.

Materials needed:
Acrylic yarn.
> Crochet hook according to the size of your yarn
> Black beads or safety eyes 
> Poly fibre fill

This project is worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise
sc -single crochet
st- stitch
sl st - slip stitch

hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
inc - 2 sc in same st
sc dec - sc 2 together


Head
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 

R5-7 : sc in each st (24)
R8: *sc in next 2 st, dec1*, rep ** (18)
R9: *sc in next st, dec 1*, rep ** (12)
Stuff and fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing



Shell:
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st* rep ** (36)

R7: *sc in next 5 st, 2 sc in next st* rep ** (42)
R8: sc in each stitch (42)
R9: *sc in next 5 st, dec 1 in next st* rep ** (36)
R10: sc in each stitch (36)
Switch to head color 
R11: (back loops only)  sc in each st (36)
R12: *sc in next 4 st, dec 1 in next st* rep ** (30)
R13: *sc in next 3 st, 1 dec in next st* rep** (24)
R14: *sc in next 2 st, 1 dec in next st* rep** (18)
R15: *sc in next st, 1 dec in next st* rep** (12)
Stuff firmly
R16: dec 6 times (6)
Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing

Front Flippers ( make 2)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 
Fold it into half and sew the parts together. You will get two pieces of half circles

Back Flippers (make 2)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)  
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
Fold it into half and sew the parts together. You will get two pieces of half circles smaller than the fore legs

Flowers:
(blue)
 6 sc in magic ring
*sc in next 2 st, sc inc in next* (8)
switch color
for the petals, *ch 7 and hdc in 3rd chain from hook, hdc in next 2 chain, sc in the next 2 chain, join with sl st in same space* and repeat ** in the same space once again and sl st to next sc space.
Repeat ** for other sc space as well. we'll get a total of 12 petals having 2 in each stitch.

pattern for the yellow flower can be found here

Leaf:
ch 7, sl st in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next, hdc in next 2 st, dc in next, 5 dc in next, dc in next, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next and sl st in the last chain.



Assembling:
Attach head piece to the side of turle shell.
Attach legs as shown above
Attach the flower and leaf to the shell top.
Sew in eyes


Hope you like the pattern. Have a cheerful day! 

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Hello 2018!

January 20, 2018

Hello friends! wishing you all a very happy new year. Hope you guys had a nice holiday with your friends and family. I had a great time with my family and get to visit lots of my cousin's home. Last year really good for me and i was able to try and do things that wouldn't have done otherwise.

I want to create more Amigurumis and maybe publish some patterns this year. Let's see if i'm able to accomplish it. The little bee girl below is one of my first finished project of the year. Do you guys like it?


This doll is now available in my Etsy shop if you like to have one :)
Also i got some cute little boxes to pack my orders and i love that these boxes fit my dolls very nicely.




So what have you been up to? May this year brings and all the prosperity and success. Have a fantastic year ahead!