Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thank you for being a friend.

Buy GOLDEN GIRLS crochet patterns on ETSY
Buy GOLDEN GIRLS crochet patterns on RAVELRY

I have a running list of "dream projects" in my Erin Condren Life Planner. There's things I might never get around to, and there's things I'm working on right now. One of the projects that has been on there the longest is to do a full set of The Golden Girls.

I used to watch it when it came on in prime time. Truthfully, I wasn't killing myself to never miss an episode, and many (many) of the jokes were way over my head. I thought it was funny, though, and my sisters and mom and I still reference it to this day.

You know how you like a show when you're a kid, and you go back and watch it as an adult, and it is sooo different from what you remember? Either it's WAY lamer than your 4th grade mind imagined it (I'm looking at you, "Silver Spoons" and "Three's Company"), or it's so much better than you remember ("Good Times", "The Jeffersons", and yes, even "Murder, She Wrote").  Golden Girls is a prime example of that. If you haven't watched it in a while, PLEASE, watch some clips right now. It is hilarious.



SO FUNNY!

Anyway, I finally got to mark the Golden Girls off my list! Yahoo! Here they are:

Dorothy Zbornak crochet amigurumi

Golden Girls crochet amigurumi

Sophia Petrillo crochet amigurumi

Golden Girls crochet amigurumi

Golden Girls crochet amigurumi set

By now you are ready to make your own, right?! The patterns are available in my Etsy shop and my Ravelry shop. Make them for yourself or give them to a friend. They use simple crochet techniques and the set is 31 pages long with lots of photos and illustrations. Each pattern includes a comprehensive list of materials, with a list of yarns I used for each example. Let me know if you have any questions!

So, are you a Dorothy, a Blanche, a Rose, or a Sophia?


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Doctor Who's Done

Well, I'm done! Kinda sorta done, I mean. I fulfilled my order, and that means done. A couple of years ago I made a full set of Doctor Who doctors with the TARDIS and the Doctors 1-11. The same client that ordered them asked me to make a set of Companions and Villains to go along with them. These are some fans, y'all, and I can't blame them. There are some really cool characters on Doctor Who so she named off all of her favorites and I went to work. I finished the dolls in time for Christmas and now the patterns are all done too!


Doctor Who Companions and Villains Amigurumi Set

I have all of them listed on Ravelry and Etsy individually, and there are now two sets you can buy: The Doctors and the TARDIS set, and the Companions and Villains set. These sets are enormous. They have lots and lots of photos, illustrations, a list of yarn for each doll, and should be easy to follow. Here are some photos.

Amy Pond Amigurumi

River Song Amigurumi

Clara Oswald Amigurumi

Rory Williams Amigurumi

Weeping Angel Amigurumi

Dalek Amigurumi

Cyberman Amigurumi

The Master Amigurumi


All the Doctor Who Amigurumi together!

Anyone missing here? I've had several requests for Martha, so I'll probably do one of her some time in the future. What else can you think of? I feel like I've given the Doctor a pretty thorough treatment (ha see what I did there?), but I'm always open to suggestions!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coming Up Roses Hat and Giveaway!

* UPDATE: Giveaway Extended!

While I most enjoy making little cute creatures and amigurumi or AmiguruME people, of course, I also like to take a break once in a while and make scarves, hats, and stuff like that.
The awesome people at Yarnspirations were kind enough to send me the yarns to make something from their Fall Lookbook, and there's a ton of gorgeous projects to choose from. I decided on the Coming Up Roses hat, not only because its a glorious pattern but also there happens to be a beautiful Elliott Smith song of the same name. But, I digress.


Isn't it rad?? I love the colors, and the pattern may look complicated with all the color work, but its actually really simple to do.
Coming Up Roses Hat from Yarnspirations
The whole flower motif is cross stitched onto a very easy single crochet hat. It would be fun to make in different colors too, like a black hat with a big blue rose, or brown with a beautiful coral/orange rose. Take a look at the rest of the free projects in the Look Book. See anything you want to make?

Leave a comment below with what you think you'd like to make. I'll choose one winner late on MONDAY 11/17  to receive the yarns needed to make the Coming Up Roses Hat! Make sure you leave your email address so I can notify you if you've won!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Trick or Treat?

How about a FREE pattern? This is a fun Halloween pattern I wrote for Michaels Stores that is quick to work up. Get started now, and you'll have several done in time for your favorite trick or treaters!

 Kids love to dress up, especially at Halloween, and one of the hardest decisions they have to make all year is what costume they'll wear for the big night! This little amigurumi kid comes with three options: a witch (or wizard), a superhero, or a jack o'lantern. Dress him or her up and put the little treat bag into place for some pretend trick or treating. The doll can be customized with different flesh tones and hair color to match the lucky little kid that gets to keep it.

Dress Me Up Trick or Treater
Materials List
Caron "Simply Soft" – Bone (A, 1 skein) for flesh tone, Black (B, 1 skein), Mango (D, 1 skein), Grape (E, 1 skein)
Lion Brand "Woolease" -- Paprika (C, 1 skein) for haircolor
Caron "Simply Soft Party" -- Red Sparkle (F, 1 skein)
Crochet Hook, Size 3.5mm (US E)
Yarn needle
9mm safety eyes
Pink embroidery floss
Embroidery needle
Black felt
Craft glue

Notes:
Doll, hat, and pumpkin costume are worked in the round in unjoined spirals. Use a locking stitch marker if necessary to mark the beginning of each round. When you complete a round, move the marker to the loop on your hook and continue crocheting.
Gauge is not important for this project. Use recommended hook or hook that enables you to crochet tightly enough to prevent large holes in the fabric.

Keep reading for the pattern!
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