An amigurumi dragon inspired by binge watching Game of Thrones. As I started assembly, I realized that while the pattern was cute, it was missing several “dragonish” details – like wings, the spine and I felt his eyes needed to pop – alot.
My new favorite yarns for making crochet amigurumi are DK and sport weight yarns in cotton, cotton blends, rayon blends and dralon microfiber. I’ll explain why.
Do you ever get so caught up in your knit and crochet projects (WIPS) that you end up with so many things sitting around that are half finished or just need the final finishing touches, such as blocking? Do you take a vow of completion?
Over the last several weeks, I’ve been taking a class offered through the American Crochet Association – called Crocheting for Profit. This has been a REAL eye opener, especially after the two less than stellar experiences at the craft fair. What I’ve learned so far through this class is that I’m really not charging enough! Imagine that. There is a lot of discussion about making a “fair wage” for your handcrafted items and I totally agree with that. But yet at the same time, how difficult it is to compete with someone who charges basically for materials and a few bucks in their pocket or the cheap mass-produced stuffed animals that you can buy at Walmart.
My oldest granddaughter, Rebecca, wanted an amigurumi giraffe for Christmas (they made their lists earlier this year when they were here), so we cruised through Pinterest and she found one that she fell in love with. I named her Jill.
It is hard not to see dragonflies as something mystical and wondrous – they seem to defy gravity with four transparent wings as they glide over hidden pools and near bodies of water. As a totem spirit, the Dragon fly teaches us whim, transformation, and adaptation to enliven our souls
Serentiy, the first crochet fantasy amagurumi that I made from Esther Emaar’s patterns.
Everyone loves mermaids and this has to be the most adorable of all the crochet mermaid patterns available! Finny is designed by Esther Emaar of House of Creations.
Octavia the Octopus is a free crochet amigurumi pattern available from http://www.yarnspirations.com and while the finished amigurumi is really quite lovely I found several flaws in the pattern itself, which was quite disappointing.
Frizzy is a minirumi or a little Fantirumi (little fantasy amigurumi), designed by Esther Emaar of Crochessie/House of Creations. Frizzy is Frozzy’s companion and I finished her early Christmas Eve morning!