Friday, December 12, 2008

Seriously Cute Crochet Project!

Happy Friday! I hope this finds you doing well, staying healthy and having fun preparing for the upcoming holidays. I know I've been quiet again. That's the one thing with doing all these knitting/crocheting projects...I'm sure you don't want a play by play of how much I've gotten done in a day, so I have to wait until I have finished something. I'm still working on the fringe for the poncho, but getting closer to being done. I'm even almost done with the neckwarmer (just a round and a half left, plus the bind off). But I DID start and finish this crocheted dog...ummmm...yesterday! And I giggled and grinned just about the whole time I was creating it. The girls enjoyed helping me stuff it, too.

I can't remember if I mentioned that I wanted to do this type of project for the kids that we hang out with after school each day. It's called Amigurumi, which is Japanese for crocheted stuffed doll. I've picked up three books with patterns for these types of projects. The one I am using for now is called Amigurumi World~Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli. You can find it at Michaels (for sure) and Hobby Lobby (I only saw the one copy at the one by my house).  I hadn't seen it at HL until this week and used a coupon to get it.

Okay enough talk, here you go. It was kind of hard to photograph, so I hope you can tell how cute this thing is...100_5291100_5288













I used Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight yarn. He measures about 7 inches long and it's all single crochet. My only semi-complaint is I was supposed to use 9mm eyes and I could only find 6mm locally, which one would think isn't too far off in size, but he might have been even cuter with the right size eyes! LOL I'm planning on hitting that craft store I recently found on Saturday because I know they sell the eyes there. These are safety eyes that you snap on with a disc on the back, so they won't come off.

Maybe I'm the only one (along with my girls) that thinks this is so very cute. And that's okay. I'm working on a penguin right now. Amy has requested an octopus and Jessica would like an egg with a chick in it. Walmart sells this yarn for a great price and I keep buying up different colors. Too bad my fingers can't work faster...

I had to stop my projects for a bit today as I volunteered to go in to the school and help with some parties that a couple of classes earned. The school has a fundraiser every month or so, where we are invited to go to Chick-Fil-A (fast food restaurant) to eat dinner. A portion of the proceeds from that night's sales goes back to the school. The girls love going as do I (because I don't have to cook). Well, they  have contests to see which class has the most students in attendance. Apparently last month both Jessica's and Amy's class tied! So they each got a party as a thank you. Jessica's class chose chicken nuggets and lemonade and Amy's class chose sundaes. I went in to help the Chick-Fil-A representative get the food out to the kids. It was fun! All the kids enjoyed their treat!

Okay, that's it for now. I'll be back when I finish another project to share. In the meantime I hope you have a fantastic weekend!



Kathi Carlson said...

Seriously cute is right! I took a look at the book cover, and they're all cute. I'm partial to the turtle - don't know why! For fun. Amy and Jessica have got to be impressed with their very cool mom! Enjoy!!

Barb W said...

Super cute, Jeanne. I saw some of these patterns on the Lion Brand website. How fun! I've been bitten by the yarn bug,too now, esp. after reading The Friday Night Knitting Club. I am making scarves and hats for the girls, a hat for My Man and a sweater for my doggie. Thanks for sharing your creations...they inspire me!

Carol said...

That is seriously cute. You are just so talented.

Anke said...

this is just really cute, you are a woman with many talents!!!