Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ducky amigurumi!!

I'm very proud to introduce you to...Ducky!!


Yes, I know he's an odd colour for a duck - but my daughter chose the colours and she helped make this cute little guy!

For my daughter's 8th birthday last week, her sister got her some more wool - and we downloaded and printed some amigurumi patterns:

She chose a duck to start with, and although it was bigger than I'd imagined and so took a bit longer than expected, I'm really pleased with the result..

I kind of followed the pattern - but didn't always count my stitches - so he's a little lop-sided! But I think that just adds to his charm!


Following the patterns was reasonably easy. You really only need to know chain (ch) and single crochet (sc) (which I've learnt as being called double crochet - how confusing!!).

The hardest part is the first few 'rings' at the beginning of each part. As it gets larger and wider the 'holes' where you put your crochet hook get much easier to see. My daughter can chain really quickly, and perfectly evenly now, but is still practising with starting the circles! Once I get that done - she's great with the double (or single) crochet too!
So we'll keep going and soon we'll have loads of different and brightly coloured amigurumi!!

From zero crochet skills to this in just 4 months I'm quite impressed!!

One thing I think I might invest in is a stitch marker - I seem to loose count and track of where I'm up to very easily. Any recommendations?

I"ll be linking this project to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons can be found on the bottom of this page and direct links on my linky party page.

13 comments:

  1. He is just ducky! I actually love the funny color scheme, makes him cuter.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Yes - I do think my daughter's choice of colours was a good one!

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  2. Nice job! Ducky looks cute :) Yes, stitch marker is a must - everyone uses it for amigurumi projects. Me too :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm looking for a stitch marker this weekend so I can try another of these cute amigurumi!

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  3. He's gorgeous! I've just taken up crochet and very keen to try amigurumi. I always find I can't keep track of my stitches either. Looks like I need a stitch counter too!

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    1. I'm hearing they're very good Di - and hopefully will mean that wings and feet etc will be of equal sizes for future creatures! :)

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  4. He's so cute! Stitch markers are a must for me, I lose count of my stitches so fast otherwise. A great makedo solution until you buy some markers is to use a paper clip as a stitch marker :) Have a great day xx

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    1. OH thanks Elisabeth! I hadn't thought of a paperclip! I shall try that next time!

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  5. Ducky is cute, the lips are a bit like the ones Mick Jagger has:)

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    1. But, oops it are no lips off course, my mistake:) it is a cute little beak.

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    2. Ha - yes, I see what you mean! Ducky Jagger it is! :)

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