Monday, May 24, 2010

Let the Adventure Begin!

Good day fellow crocheters, knitters, doll makers and crafters of all mediums! Welcome to my first crack at a blog in an attempt to document and share my favorite hobby.

To give a little background about myself, I was first taught the ways of the hooker by my dear grandma when i was but a wee one. However, being young and stupid, I didn't really make it a point to retain what she imparted. It wasn't until I was older and slightly less stupid that I came across one of the many adorable amigurumi critters scattered around the world wide web. I quickly set upon relearning what i had unlearned, and in short time i was making critters on my own for myself and friends.

Although its common knowledge that everything is on the internet (especially when safe search is turned off ;~; ), I was still surprised to discover a humongous community of amazingly talented crafters out there. Their amazing creations have been an inspiration to me.

I've since been on a personal quest to better myself at my craft, and so am throwing myself into this great global community to learn, share, and push forward the craft of amigurumi. In doing so, I hope to not only become a better crafter for my own part, but to also be a resource for those of you out there who are looking for information, inspiration, and discussion.

While this blog will focus mainly on amigurumi, I will also hopefully get a chance to discuss other crafts and aspects of crafting such as general crocheting, knitting, quilting, etc. I'm a huge fan of all things hand made and will definitly be posting my adventures in other mediums as well. I'm an equal opportunity crafter!

So without further ado, I present to you an amigurumi I cooked up to brighten up my kitchen. Summer's almost here and I can't wait for all the great fresh fruit that'll be available. So I made a little amigurumi lime and lemon:

Amigurumi Lemon and Lime

I used Red Heart Super Saver colors Bright Yellow and Spring Green, a size E crochet needle, 6mm safety eyes, and black embroidery thread. You'll need to know how to magic circle to start, single crochet, and decrease.

sc = single crochet
dec = decrease
(n) = number of stitches in round

Magic circle 6
round 1: 2 sc in each sc (12)
round 2: 1 sc in each sc (12)
round 3: 1 sc, 2 sc, repeat untill end (18)
round 4: 1 sc, 1 sc, 2 sc untill end (24)
round 51 sc 1sc 1sc 2sc around till end (30)
rounds 6-13: 1 sc in each sc (30)
round 14: 1 sc, 1 sc, 1 sc, dec in sc, repeat until end (24)
round 15: 1 sc, 1 sc, dec in sc, repeat until end (18)
round 16: 1 sc, dec in sc, repeat until end (12)
round 17: 1sc in each sc (12)
round 18: 1 sc in each sc (12)
bind off

If you have the happy fortune of stumbling upon this blog and use this pattern, I would love to hear your feedback!

And just to get the unpleasant legal stuff out of the way, please note that all patterns that I post are copyrighted by me and can be reproduced under the creative commons licence with proper attribution to me and my site. Please contact me if you have any questions about the licence for this pattern!
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