Thursday, 5 March 2015

Cyril the caterpillar

Meet Cyril the caterpillar.

I've been playing around with some new designs and Cyril is the first new amigurumi to be finished. He started as an idea to make a jointed caterpillar in one piece. My plan was for this to be a child toy so I thought it would be safer made in one piece rather than lots of balls sewn together.

Hes pretty big over 60cm long so  I though he would make a nice pull along toy. I ordered some lovely wooden wheels for him but yesterday when I finished the body the postman still hadn't delivered the wheels. I had a spare afternoon and really wanted to try and get him finished so I made a lot of little legs.

At first I toyed with the idea of mixing up the colour of the legs with the colour of the body part but it just looked a bit busy so I went for matching the colours. I think just by picking out the middle section colours for the antenna make it colourful enough without being too busy now.

I wrote the pattern in my usual way of typing up the pattern before I pick up my hook and get making. This way I'm testing the pattern as I'm making it and am able to make any changes as I go along. It also means I can get the patterns released quickly and brighten up my etsy pattern shop for the spring.

If you'd like to get your hands on the pattern its in my etsy shop which you can find here

I've used the Rico cotton yarn which I get from wool warehouse

More new patterns coming very soon and also quite a lot of my magazine patterns from last year are now free from copywite so keep you eye on my etsy shop where I'll be listing them.

Happy crocheting xxx