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?