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Minecraft Baby Pig Amigurumi

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It’s been a while since my boyfriend first suggested that we play Minecraft together. I’ve had a go on my own, but, I spent most of my time getting lost and not knowing what I’m supposed to do. ‘Anything!’ My boyfriend would say. It is a pretty cool game where you can pretty much build anything and do whatever you want. I just run out of ideas pretty quickly.

We had a go playing multiplayer in Minecraft last week and it’s much more fun than playing it on your own; at least for me. I get to spend more time on things I like, like my crop farm and breeding animals, while my boyfriend travel to faraway caves for minerals and had to fight hostile mobs! I think he’s starting to see the unfairness in this arrangement as he kept telling me to come to caves with him… I really don’t want to but I guess I’m gonna have to for equality’s sake.

Anyway, breeding is my recent project in Minecraft and I’ve been having lots of fun with it. I love the little baby animals with their disproportionately big heads and high-pitched squeaks!ย Because they are so cute, I decided to crochet one for myself. I chose the baby pig as it was the first baby born in my farm ๐Ÿ™‚

A comparison between Minecraft baby pig and the amigurumi I made

My baby!

They took longer than I thought to make, mostly because I’ve never made square-shaped amigurumi before. I didn’t write out the pattern, but what I basically did was to make a square and then continue to single crochet around the square until I get the size I wanted. At every corner, I will make a turning stitch (which is basically a chain stitch), skip a stitch and single crochet the next. I would also make a slip stitch at the end of every row, make a chain stitch and continue to single crochet around.

As for dimensions of the starting square, I used 5 chain stitches for the head and made about 6 rows of single crochet. The snout and the body used 4 chain stitches which I made into 2 rows and 3 rows of single crochet respectively. The limbs used 2 chain stitches made into 2 rows of single crochet.

If you want to make your shapes more pronounced, you can always sew an outline using the same yarn with an overcast stitch. That’s what I did with the head, body and snout.

I might make more minecraft mobs, but not just now as I have work that needs to be done… If you have any suggestions and/or requests as to which mob I should try out next, do leave me a comment!

Ram

Pet Amigurumi

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For Christmas, I received gifts, not only from my boyfriend, but also his mother and sister. This came as a pleasant surprise to me ‘cos I didn’t even know that they knew I existed! (I wish my boyfriend had told me though, then I would have prepared presents for them too). My boyfriend has told me countless stories about his family pets: his mom has a budgie and a dog, and his sister also keeps her own dog. I thought making them something would be a nice gesture, so, I asked him for pictures of their pet and tried to make an amigurumi version of them.

Jenny the Budgie

Ozzy the Dog

I had so much fun making these!

My boyfriend doesn’t keep a pet at his place but he does have a potted plant. He’s also received a thank-you amigurumi in the shape of his house plant ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m a house plant!

The budgie and house plant are both based on Ana Paula Rimoli’s pattern, but, I changed the size and colour a bit. I also added the cheek marks on the budgie amigurumi to imitate the real thing. As for the dog, that is my own pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ It would’ve looked better if I had brown toy eyes with me at the time, but I didn’t have any. I had to make a pair using felt instead. Didn’t turn out too bad though.

Ram

Friend-Inspired Amigurumi

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The Summer before I started my final year of university, I attended an almost-exclusively Entomology Field Course as part of my degree (we did have a Bird day and Mammal day as well but the rest of the 2 weeks was focused on bugs and other creepy-crawlies). ย There, I spent most of my time with 4 very interesting characters that inspired the following amigurumis.

There was a guy who enjoyed monkeying about. He would tease and annoy the 4 of us to no end but, for some reason, others in the course never saw that side of him. He would never be caught dead wearing anything but a blue t-shirt (he’s got loads) and his dark blue tracksuit, at least not that Summer anyway.

Alongside him, there was another guy, a sweet one, yet so very slow at everything… ‘You have to be careful with delicate things’, I can imagine him say. And ‘delicate’ would be him. He would constantly worry about being sun-burnt and would always put on his ‘farmer’s hat’ whenever we were out and about. He’s a real sweetheart though, and a big-eater too!

One girl was quite mellow and would always have a cup of tea or soup with her while working. She has a t-shirt I really liked that says ‘give me energy’, and I would constantly put my palms on her back and hum loudly as if to transfer mine to her. LOL!

Lastly, there was this hardcore chick, who loves yellow so much that almost everything she owns was yellow! I think she would suit being something more ferocious than, well, a duck, but it was the only yellow thing I could think of when making the amigurumi.

Amigurumi Friends! (Tortoise, Monkey, Mug and Duck)

Again, the base pattern is Ana Paula Rimoli’s. But, the clothing details are all me ๐Ÿ™‚

Ram

Amigurumi Galore!

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After much practise and giving away my amigurumi, I decided to make some for myself. Some of them are (better) repeats of what I’ve made earlier. I still have them hidden in a secret place back home, safe from the prying hands of my nieces. All of them lost the amigurumi I made them while moving houses, so, they wanted me to make them some more. I would, but, I’m pretty occupied at the moment with work (as I continue to write entries in my blog…). One did make me promise that I will try to find time to make her an octopus amigurumi. I should probably get to that soon…

Ram

But, I want a bird…

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While his siblings were looking through Ana’s book deciding which pattern they liked most, one of my nephews told me that he wanted a dinosaur amigurumi. Of course, I told him that I was just a beginner and I can’t make things without a pattern. To which he defeatedly said, ‘Fine, make me a bird then.’

There were no bird patterns in Ana’s first book but he didn’t want to settle for anything less. So, I promised him I would give it a try… Because I’ve knitted a toy dolphin before, I decided to try and crochet a similar shape, add a beak, legs and wings and hope for the best. It turned out way better than I expected!

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My only regret is that I didn’t write down my first own pattern… Again, this amigurumi was so precious that I was quite reluctant to give it away. But, a promise is a promise and I told my nephew to be nice to it. He said he will, and a year later, I found out that he lost it when his family moved to a new house.

‘No, I didn’t lose it… It’s still in our old house. I was playing with it and threw it so it would fly, ‘cos it’s a bird. Then, it got stuck high up between the top stairs. And I couldn’t reach to get it. But, it’s there. I didn’t lose it.’ – was his story.

I’m not too bothered though. I was already aware of that risk when I gave it away. It didn’t change the fact that I successfully made an amigurumi from scratch! And, I have pictures to prove it ๐Ÿ™‚

Ram