Thursday, May 20, 2010

Random Amigurumi

These are a bunch of other characters that I have crocheted in the past year or two. I don't have patterns for all of them, but I will try to post as many of them as I can. I don't have any of them written out, but I'll get to them as soon as possible. Enjoy!

Ninja from the book Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden.

Skeleton groom and bride from Creepy Cute Crochet.

Cup of coffee from the book Amigurumi World by Ana Paula Rimoli.

Cupcake from Amigurumi World.

Harry Potter and Hedwig.

Hermione Granger and Crookshanks.

Ron Weasley in his quidditch gear with a quaffle.

Draco Malfoy.

The engineer from Valve's Team Fortress 2. His hard hat is made from Sculpey--it's a little too heavy and makes his head tilt to the side. Oh well.

Kratos from God of War. Blades made of Sculpey. I'm not great with it, but they'll do, I suppose.

Sora from Kingdom Hearts. His necklace charm, keyblade, and keychain are all made of Sculpey, as well.

A platypus I made for a former student of mine. It's based on the pattern created by beavisfreak posted on Craftster.

Totoro! Based on Lucy Ravenscar's Blue Totoro pattern posted on her blog.

Super mushroom from the Mario Bros. games. Based on the pattern posted on WolfDreamer off the Hook.

Mario from the Mario Bros. games, obviously. Also based on a WolfDreamer pattern.

Zombiebot from the book Crobots by Nelly Pailloux.

Mechanobot from Crobots. This little guy is one of my favorite things I've ever made. Look at that cute little face with his nail antennae and safety pin ears. And he's holding onto that screw like a teddy bear. Awww...

I made up all the ones that don't list a source, and like I said, I will try to post patterns for most of them as soon as I can. That's all for now!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Final Fantasy Black Mage

This little guy was comissioned by a friend of mine.

I discovered that it is incredibly difficult to base a pattern off of a pixelated character because there's a huge lack of detail. Based on the images, I decided that the most important parts of the design were the shape of the sleeves, the slight collar, the hat (obviously), and getting the correct height to width proportions. I did some calculations to form a basic plan for number of stitches around, number of rows high, etc.; I adjusted all that while I worked of course. In the end, I think he came out really well. I'm almost tempted to keep him for myself...

You can download the pdf from Ravelry. As always, please let me know your thoughts, especially if you make one for yourself!

Companion Cube

I decided to make my fiancĂ© a weighted companion cube from the video game Portal. I looked online for a pattern, but all the ones I found were either really puffy--so much so that they almost looked more like spheres than cubes--or otherwise not quite what I was looking for. I finally said, "I'll just make a pattern myself. How hard can it be?" It took a little trial and error, but I eventually got it figured out.

Actually making the cube was insanely tedious work. It took me about 4 months to complete just because I would get annoyed with making the same pieces over and over again and eventually would have to put it down for a while. I finally finished it though, and I think it's pretty awesome.

You can download the pdf of the pattern from Ravelry. Let me know what you think of it, and if you make one, please be sure to let me know (and send me a picture if you can)!


I'm Leslie. I run Lens Love Photography in Bloomington, IN. (I''d appreciate it if you checked out my photography blog, too!) I've been crocheting off and on for a couple years now, though I don't pretend to be an expert by any means. I started out making amigurumi from the book Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden. Soon after, I began to adapt the patterns in the book to make other characters.

I started making entire patterns of my own fairly recently whenever I couldn't really find what I was looking for online. I love finding free patterns when I need them, so I thought that I would give back by making the patterns that I've created available for free as well. I hope you like them. Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, or requests. Also, if you make anything from my patterns, I'd love to see a picture of your completed project!