Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Angry Bird

The pigs have stolen all the EGGS!!!


The Pigs must be hunted down and DESTROYED!!

….and what better way to bring about such destruction then with an angry bomber bird!


Crocheted in  the round this is an easy toy to make for adults and children alike. Crochet a round ball to the dimensions you prefer and when you reach the final closing rounds leave out the decreases to create the chimney like wick…changing colour at the top to create the fire!


The features are made separately and sewn on. Begin the eyes with flat circles and then add an extra half row at the bottom in grey wool. To create the ‘eye-bag'’ effect add in a few larger stitches in the middle of this row. Eyebrows are just two rows of single crochet sewn into place. One thing I find it important to remember when making amigurami is don’t get hung up on the details! If the circles for eyes are looking a bit oval or too round don’t rip it out and start again you really can make the adjustments when you’re sewing the features on…an extra tight stitch here … a stretch here and a few extra backstitches and before you know it you have one cross looking birdy!


This was a leaving present for a colleague and will hopefully provide some stress relief by being chucked across an office!


Sunday, 2 October 2011

A Leaving Blanket

The biggest crochet hook I own and a huge pile of Big Softie in shades: Foam 336, Mitten 341, Vivid 345, Muffler 342, Souffle 333, Flossie 340 and  Cupcake 334. The result a sofa blanket fit for a leaving present. The blanket was made in three panels and a simple hdc stitch. I sewed the three panels together and edged with some simple single crochet. The yarn is chunky and soft so it works up really quickly! I off to enjoy some unseasonal sunshine now…enjoy the pictures!