My First Amigurumi Bear

This summer, my mom’s friend inspired her to take up crocheting.
Seeing my mom look up patterns on the internet, in turn, sparked the inner artist in me and inspired me to do my own crochet projects too. In the past, I have learned the basics of crocheting from my grandmother, but I have never completed a project before!

One thing I have always wanted to learn how to do is how to crochet dolls/animals/characters.

When I googled for crochet patterns, a word that kept coming up is “amigurumi”. Amigurumi is ” Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.” Wikipedia

Intrigued, I decided to attempt creating my own amigurumi bear. I found this super cute amigurumi pattern by thread bear artist, Cynthia Sickler, at DemonstrativeBears online.

I crocheted this bear using a C hook (2.50 mm), regular acrylic yarn, safety eyes (18mm), thread, and needle.

In my opinion, it turned out rather well! But only at the end, when I was trying to close off the head, did I realize that I had been making the bear inside out, which was why I had problems. Anyhow, it still looks decent…now I know for next time!

Here are my pictures!

July 9, 2010: The arms and legs are done! ( second pic is close-up of joined legs.)

July 13, 2010: I’m almost done the body…

July 14, 2010 @ 1:00am: I’m finished it..finally!

Next on my list…a Luma! (from super mario galaxy lol)

Thank you to Cynthia Sickler for the awesome pattern!
Thank you also to Youtube’s Nerdigurumi and WireMySoul for helpful tutorials. =)

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