Saturday, 21 September 2013

This is a very simple tutorial perfect for the absolute beginner and absolutely adorable.

Materials needed:
- Yarn in your choice of belly and body colour (8ply prefered)
- Crochet hook no larger than 4.00mm (I used 3.00mm)
- 6mm safety eyes 
- Needle and Thread
- Stuffing
- Scissors 

Video Tutorial:

Start with belly colour
R1: 6SC Magic circle
R2: (INC)x6 (12)
R3: (INC, 1)x6 (18)
R4: (INC, 2)x6 (24)
R5: (2, INC, 1)x6 (30)
change to body colour
R6-9: EVEN (30)
R10: (1, DEC, 2)x6 (24)
R11: 3, DEC, 6, DEC, 6, DEC, 3 (21)
R12: 2, DEC, 3, DEC, 3, DEC, 3, DEC, 2 (17)
R13: DEC, 1, DEC, 2, DEC, 1, DEC, 2, DEC, 1 (12)
Insert eyes and stuff at this stage
R14: (DEC)x6 (6)
ST finish off and thread tail through outter stitch and pull tight

Arms: make two
R1: 4SC Magic circle
R2: (INC)x4 (8)
R3: EVEN (8)
ST finish off

Tail: make two
R1: 4SC Magic circle
R2: (INC)x4 (8)
R3-4: EVEN (8)
ST finish off

Stitch on the arms onto the sides of the body and the two tail pieces together at the butt of the body.
Optional you could also make it look like the whale is spouting water by gluing some stuffing onto a headpin and putting it into the whale's blowhole.
And you are done~

Happy crafting~
Kim ^^

Thursday, 12 September 2013

I'm always hesitant with amigurumi tutorials but here we go with a very basic and easy Ice-cream in a waffle cone tutorial.

Materials needed:
- Yarn in Tan and you choice of Ice-cream colour (8ply prefered)
- Crochet hook no larger than 4.00mm (I used 3.00mm)
- Needle and Thread
- Stuffing
- Scissors
- Pins
- Small red pompom+head pin (optional for cherry)

Video tutorial:


Waffle Cone:
R1: 3SC Magic Circle
R2: (INC)x3 (6)
R3: (INC, SC)x3 (9)
R4: (2SC, INC)x3 (12)
R5: EVEN (12)
R6: (INC, 3SC)x3 (15)
R7: EVEN (15)
R8: (INC, 4SC)x3 (18)
R9: EVEN (18)
ST and finish off

R1: 6SC Magic Circle
R2: (INC)x6 (12)
R3: (INC, SC)x6 (18)
R4: (INC, 2SC)x6 (24)
R5: EVEN (24)
R6: (2SC, DEC)x6 (18)
R7: EVEN (18)
R8: (ST, 2DC in same ST)x9 (18)
ST and finish off

Make as many ice-creams as you want the more stacked the more amazing ^^

Stuff everything well, pin them together and sew away.

For the cherry, your headpin should be able to easily pierce through the pompom and you can either stitch it onto the top of the ice-cream or glue it on.

You have now completed the amigurumi~

Happy hooking everyone ^^
Kim <3


Thursday, 5 September 2013

It's been a hard challenge but I've done it even though I'm about 4 days late.
Don't think I'll be able to handle another challenge like this for awhile but it was fun while it lasted.
I actually had about 4 things related to kpop when I wrote a list of what I wanted to make for each day but throughout the month I cut it down to just 2 xD I also changed day 31 from Kyu from Super Junior to the EXO badge so it was kpop either way...I can't help the fangirl in me even though I'm pretty sure about 80%+ of my subscribers don't know anything about kpop...
I also tried balancing the number of amigurumis vs felt plushes and quite pleased I didn't do 11 amigurumis.
Anywho here is the video if you want a more thorough look at everything: 

Vist this for Anna's plushies:

She also had links for other people who participated in her update 2#

I hope you all have a lovely day