May 23

Yeti Amigurumi Pattern

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Hot, summer days are nearly upon us, but that doesn’t mean we have to solely embrace swimsuits and suntan lotion.  We can hold onto that last little bit of winter. . .by making a cuddly, cute yeti friend.

I wrote this pattern because I saw plenty of adorable yeti patterns online and yet not a single one of them represented what I like most in my amigurumi: little, bitty bodies and very large heads.  Here’s a yeti pattern that embraces both of those things, and I think it’s pretty cute for such a ferocious beastie.

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May 16

Firefly Amigurumi: Kaylee Frye Doll

Firefly Amigurumi: Kaylee Doll

KitLaurie’s Kaylee (found here) is just too cute in her fancy gown and crooked smile.   She looks all ready to head out to a swanky shindig in her outfit–that comes complete with gloves and a yummy strawberry.  Kaylee was made using a pattern found here.  Or if you’re not a crocheter, don’t despair.  KitLaurie takes commissions over on Tumblr.

 

April 27

Handmade Sally From “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

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Hannah081986, a poster over at Craftster, recently uploaded some pictures of the Sally doll from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” that she recently made.

“Sally is complete. Jack finally has a partner. She was fun to make. She stands about 18 inches tall. Her dress is made from felt pieces, and she is hand painted. What do you think? Smiley The movie is very dull colored, so she make look a bit bright but it gives her personality haha <3 She and Jack were made for my niece, she is IN LOVE with Nightmare before Christmas, so, naturally, I had to make them for her.”

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For anyone interested in their own Sally doll, there is a free pattern on Ravelry for a crocheted version of a patchwork doll, courtesy of Irene Strange. While the Ravelry version isn’t named for Sally, take a look at her and decide for yourself.

April 27

Big Daddy Nerdigurumi!

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A few days ago, I stumbled upon this mind-blowing Amigurumi Big Daddy from Bioshock. Isn’t he amazing?! Emjay made Big Daddy, and many other amazing amigurumis, with lots of patterns (including Big Daddy) available FREE on her website, Nerdigurumi. I might just have to attempt to make a Big Daddy for my boyfriend’s birthday, although it would probably take me about 10 years to finish, looking at how fiddly the pattern is.

My other favorite patterns on Nerdigurumi are:

March 31

Ami Sheldon Cooper Doll Giveaway

IMG_9305A(mi)dorable Crochet is having a Sheldon Cooper (from the series, The Big Bang Theory) doll giveaway.

‘This contest is open to everyone worldwide! To enter the draw all you have to do is comment on this post and tell me your favorite Sheldon Cooper moment from the show! Only one comment per person….duplicate entries and spam will be deleted. You can enter until April 7th, 2013 at 7pm. I will use random.org and provide a screen shot of the winning number.  The winner will then have 24 hours to contact me to provide their shipping address or a new winner will be chosen.” Please note, you have to comment on A(mi)dorable Crochet’s site in order to enter her contest. We’d love to have your comments here as well, but you must use the link above for your comment to be valid.

A(mi)dorable Crochet, who is a regular poster at Craftster, said she’s holding this contest because of how many requests she’s gotten for her ami Sheldon doll. And yes, Jim Parsons has seen his own ami double.

So start thinking about your favorite Sheldon moment and enter soon! You’ve only get a week left! Good luck, everyone!