Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sugar Bunny

I know I said I would post again in a few days last time, but it's been over a week! I'll have to try harder this time. :-P

Anyway, this is Hilary again, with yet another cute little stuffed animal to share! This time it's a bunny. When I happened upon the Baby Snow Bunny pattern from Darncat Crochet, I just had to try it. I love how it's a realistic-looking bunny, since most of the crocheted bunnies I've seen look more like toys, with teddy bear-like bodies. Then again, I made this one in pink, so that pretty much threw the whole realism thing out the window! The recipient of the bunny loves the color pink though, so she was very pleased with it.

The pattern calls for a worsted yarn, but I love the way crocheted stuffed animals/amigurumi look when they're made with textured yarns. Here I used Red Heart Baby Clouds, a super-bulky boucle, in Sugar Multi. It's so pink and fluffy that it reminds me of cotton candy! I had to use a larger hook - an E hook was just too small for such a heavy yarn - but I compensated for the differences in both the hook and yarn by halving the number of stitches called for, more or less. The pattern is fairly straightforward if you're used to working in rounds, so I didn't make too many precise calculations in resizing... I just stopped increasing when I thought the parts looked big enough. I think I kept the spirit of the pattern though - and most importantly, the bunny's new owner loved her. :-)

That's all for today, but I promise I'll be back soon! (I mean it this time, really!)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Wow, it's been way too long since we've had an update here, hasn't it? This is Hilary, Marie's daughter, writing, and over the next several days I'm going to update my mom's blog with some of the projects we've finished lately. I even have a few new patterns of my own to share with everyone.

Today though, I'm going to keep things simple and just share a cute little baby harp seal amigurumi I made recently as a gift for my brother's girlfriend.

I don't think the photos do her enough justice - she's so soft and adorable in person! She was crocheted with Caron Bliss in Snow, which is a very soft, fuzzy, bulky weight yarn that's great to work with. It's a discontinued yarn, but if you can find any I highly recommend it. I used the Baby Seal pattern from SociallySkilled.

That's all for today, but I'll be back soon! Until next time, happy crocheting. :-)