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It’s been a while since I crocheted an amigurumi, especially one of my puppy amigurumis, so what better way to celebrate than by revisiting my favorite hobby with a pug amigurumi!
This pug amigurumi was based off my baby Chihuahua amigurumi, with a few tweaks here and there. If you look closely, you’ll notice this pug amigurumi’s paws get a little bigger at the ends to give it more of a cartoony feel. My original pattern was just a straight tube.
I also changed the back legs to be small nubbins, just because I thought it would look cuter that way! My previous pattern had short tubes that you would sew near the back end of the puppy amigurumi. I did a similar look for my Polar Lucibear amigurumi, which was published in a small pamphlet called “Crocheted Amigurumi.” Some people have questioned whether the back legs are wrong, but they indeed are correct as written in the pattern. The back legs are supposed to resemble nubbins for that cuter look, so please go ahead and sew them in place like that! To make this amigurumi a pug amigurumi, I cut out small circles from brown felt for the eyes, and a larger circle for the snout. Such a simple and easy thing to do to change up the look! I’m all about simple and easy things.
So, has anyone gotten into the trend of terrariums lately? Terrariums are super neat! Just the thought of creating your own ecosystem in an enclosed space is pretty awesome. But what if you just suck at taking care of plants? Don’t worry! There’s hope for us yet! Since all we can do is crochet, let’s just make some amigurumi terrariums instead!
Actually this idea came from someone who was paranoid about getting their pug amigurumi dusty…a thought that never crossed my mind before. I guess some people are just super anal and paranoid! But it did make for a really cute idea!
The brown paper trimmings were bought from Daiso. The little hearts came with the trimmings too, so convenient! I also had a random sticker with a dog bowl and bone in it, perfect for decorating, so I had to stick it on the jar. And we picked up a cute pug phone charm on our trip to Taiwan recently too!
Just in case you wanted to see that adorable pug phone charm more close up!
Oh, it broke loose of its jar! How cute.
Now it’s just getting restless!
One last shot! Thanks for looking!
Posted May 3rd, 2013 at 10:22pm (Comments: none)
Filed under Amigurumi, Animals, Valentine's Day
Regular Price $8.99 Discount Price 15% OFF
(with coupon code WEAVE15)
One of the most frequent questions I get on my blog is “Where can I buy your monkey amigurumi pattern? I can’t find it for sale on your website.”
Honestly, that darned monkey is one of the most popular things I’ve ever crocheted and every time I hear that question my heart sinks a little. That’s because it’s not for sale… at least not on my website.
You see, I shipped off my dear Ayo and Kiki monkey amigurumis to CrochetMe so I could participate in a contest to be included in their 2012 amigurumi calendar and they ended up selecting my monkeys! Here they are posing cutely for the calendar:
So the short answer is I can’t sell it on my website, but you can get it from the Interweave Store and it costs $8.99. Now you might be saying, that’s a lot to pay for a monkey amigurumi pattern and I would tell you you’re absolutely right! But the CrochetMe ebook actually contains the patterns for all the animals in the calendar! So it works out to less than $0.75 a pattern which in my opinion is pretty good.
Read what real people are saying about it:
I love this calendar! The patterns are innovative, fun to make & easy to understand. The finished results have been wonderful. I know the children I give these little lovelies to for Christmas will enjoy them. Thanks for putting this calendar together. It has been a joy to use already!!
I loved each and every amigurumi pattern. Each one is a winner and oh so cute! I’m proud to be included among such talented people. Aah! I’m going to enjoy making each of these sweeties. xoxoxoxo
This was great have made a lot of the animals and everyone loves them
The full list of dolls from the calendar (from left to right):
- Pucker the Goldfish
- Lovey the Lovely
- Chiyo the Mouse
- Ellie the Giraffe
- Roy the Gardener
- Ayo & Kiki the Monkeys
- Sunny the Bunny
- Frankie the Lobster
- Pixel the Puppy
- Buttons McZipperson
- Terrence the Turkey
- Polar Lucibear
To (hopefully) make it up to you a little, I have an exclusive coupon code you can use to get 15% off. Just use code WEAVE15 at checkout to apply the discount. It will work on your entire purchase if you plan on getting some crocheting supplies while you’re at it.
Now as to why I can’t sell my monkey pattern here on my website: I can’t because I signed a contract not to. In order to be in their calendar, I had to give up rights to the pattern and agree not to sell it myself… *sigh*. It makes sense since they are selling the ebook and calendar themselves and any competition would affect their sales. At least it’s in good hands in a good home for a reasonable price.
So support the Interweave Store and buy the ebook if you like my monkey pattern so much! It makes a great gift and 12 adorable amigurumi crafts.
Regular Price $8.99 Discount Price 15% OFF
(with coupon code WEAVE15)
Posted December 18th, 2012 at 11:58am (Comments: none)
polar lucibear amigurumi 1
Just wanted to let you all know that you can download the Polar Lucibear pattern for free from the Crochet Me site for the first week of December. Sorry for the late reminder, but there are a couple days left before it’s not free anymore.
Update: It’s no longer free
but you can still purchase it. Click here
for more info.
I still cringe everytime I see myself referred to as a “designer” in the pattern. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not cringing out of disgust or anything. It’s more like a surprising cringe, like do I really qualify as a “designer?” Me, really?? Nah, “designer” is the last word I would use to describe myself…
Much to my sister’s chagrin, they also changed the descriptive story of Polar Lucibear to a much milder version of her original story. Polar Lucibear actually had a prop, which was a ring seal plushy made of felt. We forgot to send it in along with the bear when we mailed it. I wonder what they would have done if we had permanently attached the ring seal carcass to the bear haha! Enjoy!
Posted December 5th, 2012 at 9:47pm (Comments: 2)
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To finish off our crazy Halloween amigurumi spree, we present to you a Vampire Monkey Amigurumi!
Isn’t he so dashing? Looking so sharp with a tux instead of the usual heart chest piece, sparkly black buttons, and a nice little bow tie too. So fashion forward! He even holds a romantic red rose in his paw, handcrafted by my sister polarbear of course. This little vampire monkey amigurumi is sure to charm his way into all the lady’s hearts! Don’t get too excited though ladies…rumor has it he’s dating the little Witch Monkey Amigurumi. Sigh, she’s a lucky monkey, I know…
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Posted October 24th, 2011 at 7:41am (Comments: 2)
Filed under Amigurumi, Animals, Halloween
Since the first time I posted about my monkey amigurumis, I have received lots of positive feedback and interest in getting a pattern for them. Not knowing so many people would take interest in my monkeys, I actually submitted my pattern for them in Interweave’s 2012 Crochet Me Amigurumi Calendar Contest, and surprisingly got chosen to be a part of the calendar! I received my complimentary copy of the calendar in the mail about a month ago, and have been waiting since then for them to publish the ebook which contains all the patterns for the amigurumis in the calendar. (If you want to buy either the calendar or the ebook, be sure to use coupon code WEAVE15 at checkout to get 15% off your entire order). They finally have, so I’m posting about it now to spread the good news!
Here are some pictures of the calendar I took myself:
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Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:24am (Comments: 6)
Filed under Amigurumi, Animals, Pattern