Off the Hook

Lets see here... what do I have to show you today...

 Lilo and Stitch crochet hat

This cute guy was once again hanging from my hook! I'm preparing a bundlecious pattern for six super cute crochet hats and this guy had to be included! =D 

 Polar bear crochet hat

Also included in the bundle of cute hats is this guy! The polar bear is one of my favorite animals, there was no way around it, it had to be made! ^^

 Amigurumi crochet Minion

This poor guy was waiting to be finished for a long time and finally the opportunity came! =)

And now, to the computer to finish all the patterns! =D

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part V

Last but not least to be amigurumified was Leslie, the violin player! =D

 Amigurumi girl doll

I wanted Mini Leslie to have more delicate features and wanted her to show off Human Leslie's femininity and elegance! 

I thought Leslie's red dress with the tutu was really fun and colorful, making her stand out from the boys, I knew I had to make it! =D

To make her hair I mixed several techniques for making wigs and doll hair and I really really like the result!!! Maybe I'll make a tutorial one day... say yes if you agree! =D

 Crochet violin

The violin was challenging to make, it's all so tiny! But in the end I really like it! =)

 Mini doll sandals

For her sandals I had to go a different direction, they were too tiny and delicate to crochet! I think they came out really cute! ^^

 Amigurumi band

Of course, before they left they threw a special concert live from BuddyRumi's living room! =D 

 Crochet band

But after they saw the Queen of the Castle House they had to throw yet another spectacular concert!!! =D

 Kitty house crochet band

With a very special whiskered star! Rock on Leeloo!!! =D

Leslie Ann Jordan, Rarefolk

Human Leslie in concert!

Leslie was the last of the Rarefolk members to be amigurumified! This was a very challenging project but fun at the same time! I came up with new ways of doing things and improving on old techniques and that's what makes making things from scratch so fun and addicting! That, seeing our projects come to life and, of course, seeing people react to our creations! =D

Thank you to Sardinha de Papel for the opportunity to make this wonderful project! =D 

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part IV

Marcos, the guitar player was my next amigurumification target! =)

 Crochet guitar player

Love all the little details on Mini Marcos! The hairdo, the stick in the hair, the earring, and the details in the shirt and pants! =D 

 Crochet guitar

Marcos' guitar has a sunburst effect that at first I was afraid I would not be able to capture but I think it came out quite good! =D

 Crochet boots

This mini ami prefers boots!

 Mini amigurumi rocking

Mini Marcos at a very special concert! =D

Marcos Munné, Rarefolk.jpg
Marcos Munné, Rarefolk

Human Marcos rocking on his guitar! =)

Tomorrow the last on the amigurumification list will be revealed! Don't miss it, it's a very special one! =)

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part III

Next on the amigurumification list: Mangu, the double neck guitar player!

 Two arms amigurumi guitar

I had so much fun making his guitar! I ended up coming up with a new way of making them sturdier! =D At first it looked like a cookie, but once I added the details a crochet guitar was born! ^^

 Crochet shoes

One more mini ami that likes to keep his feet comfy! =)

 Amigurumi guitar player

I really liked adding his piercings but I completlly forgot to take close up pictures of them! *slaps on forehead and shakes head slowly*  He has four earrings on his left ear and one on the right, and a piercing on his nose! =D

 Photography by Flora Salamanca

Photography by Flora Salamanca

Mangu Diaz, Rarefolk

Human Mangu and his unique guitar! =D

Monday find out who was next on my hook on Part IV of the amigurumification of Rarefolk! =)

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part II

The second victim of amigurumification was Ruben, the flute player! =D

 Crochet flute player

Here he is trying out is flute! Can you hear it? Sounds lovely! =)

 Amigurumi kicks

For enduring the long concerts with maximum energy you need to have high quality sneakers! =D

 Amigurumi concert

In concert with his fellow mini ami musicians!

This was the first time I made a mini shirt, I think it came out alright!

Ruben Rarefolk

Human Ruben jamming on his flute! =D

Want to know who was my next victim? Don't miss Part III of the amigurumification of Rarefolk! =D

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part I

These guys have been off the hook for some time now but only now they have met their human counterparts and I can finally show them to you!!! =D

This was a project made in partnership with Sardinha de Papel, a local community store. The band is the spanish band Rarefolk!

 Rarefolk mini amigurumi

You already know Oscar, the bass player! He was my first subject of amigurumification! Well, he was feeling lonely and asked me to amigurumify the rest of the band! =D

I said yes to the challenge and the first victim was Rafael, the drummer!

 Mini amigurumi drummer

It was so much fun to make him and his drum set! =D

I really wanted to make his drums justice so I tried to add as much detail as I could! =D

 Crochet drums
 Amigurumi drum set

I tried to replicate all his drums and cymbals and I think it turned out really cool! =D

 Crochet drummer and drum set

Here he is trying out his drum set for the first time! =D Will he like it?

 Crochet mini amigurumi drummer

I think he likes it! =D

Have you checked out his cool tattoo? 

 Photography by  Alejandro de Larriva

Photography by Alejandro de Larriva

 Photography by  Alejandro de Larriva

Photography by Alejandro de Larriva

The human version of the drummer and his drum set! ^_^ 

Stay tuned for Part II of the amigurumification of Rarefolk tomorrow! 

Amigurumi Tutorial: Zombie Finger

Autumn is here, the leaves are changing, the air is humid and fresh, and all the fun holidays are coming! =D

The first one to sneak up on us is Halloween! (Boo!) If you're plotting a party you know you need one of these: a spooky fun amigurumi zombie finger!

Follow along the video tutorial below and make your own! =D

On the next video we'll attach the nail to the finger, shape the finger and add a little detail to make it even more ghoulish! =D  

Don't forget to share your creations!

 

Amigurumi Pattern: Diddlina

The pattern for Diddlina is ready!!! =D

 Diddlina amigurumi pattern

I had so much fun making her! She's so sweet and cute! ^^

 Diddlina stuffed doll

She's soft, with no hard parts, a truly huggable friend!

 White mouse amigurumi plush

She's 44cm (17.32 inches) tall!  You can use chenille or her tail and hair so they can be posable!

She has shorts is the same color as the bow! ^^

 Diddlina crochet softie

Have I told you lately that I love Diddl's and Diddlinas hands! ^^

The pattern has 35 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques! You can get the pattern below:

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Amigurumi Pattern: Diddl

The pattern for Diddl is ready! =D

 Diddl amigurumi pattern

I love how he came out! =)

He is so sweet and soft! The perfect snuggle buddy! ^^

 White mouse stuffed toy

He is 44cm (17.32 inches) tall! 

The overalls have a front pocket and the front buttons can be undone.

 Crochet mouse pattern

You can use chenille to be able to pose his tail!

 Amigurumi hand

Can't resist showing off his little hand again! It's adorable! ^^

The pattern has 26 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques! You can get the pattern below:

Diddl
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Amigurumi Pattern: Shetland Pony

The pattern for this big boy is ready!!! =D

 Crochet horse

He is a sweet fella that get a little cold sometimes so he needs to wear his cute jacket to help him be warm! 

 Amigurumi pony pattern

A perfect gift for the horse and pony lover in your life! =)

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How to... Crochet an Amigurumi Cylinder

The cylinder is very useful when you want to make shapes that stand on its own. You can use it to make feet, legs, long bodies, hats, barrels, cups... 

Learn how to crochet a cylinder by using these simple rules:

1. Start with a flat circle

Crochet a flat circle with the diameter you want your cylinder to have.

2. Work up and on the back loop

Work without increases or decreases into the back loops only.

3. Increase height

Work without increases or increases until you reach the height you want for your cylinder.

4. Decrease to close

Decrease evenly around on all rounds until you have 8 to 6 stitches.

Important: the first round of decreases must be worked into the back loops.

5. Close and finish off

Close the opening and finish off securing the yarn.

The cylinder is complete and ready to be used! =)

 

Off the Hook

As you may know I started working on the second volume of Gardening with Crochet!

This volume is going to have new cactus and succulents and some fun pots too!

First to be finished was the saguaro cactus! =)

 Amigurumi Saguaro cactus

The Saguaro cactus was a custom request and made me think that was time for another Gardening with Crochet bundle! =D

I love receiving requests that challenge my skills and with this one the bent arms were a must! I think it came out well! I really like it and the person who requested it liked it too! =)

I'm already working on the next cactus and having lots of fun doing it! I think you are going to like it! =D 

How to... Crochet an Amigurumi Ball

Balls are a very useful form to crochet for your amigurumi! They make great heads, eyes, embellishments, bodies... the imagination is the limit! =)

To crochet an amigurumi ball follow these simple rules:

1. Start with a flat circle

Crochet a flat circle to the width you want your ball to have.

2. Work up

Work the same amount of rounds with no decreases or increases as the number of rounds you increased on. For example: if you started by increasing on 5 rounds, now you need to work 5 rounds without increasing or decreasing.

3. Decrease to close

Decrease evenly around on all rounds until you only have 8 to 6 stitches or less.

4. Close and finish off

Close the opening and finish off securing the yarn.

And that's it! Your ball is finished and ready to use! =D

Updated Amigurumi Pattern: Gir with Hood Down

One more amigurumi pattern updated! This time was Gir with Hood Down! =)

 Amigurumi Gir with Hood Down

In the previous version of this pattern the head would rotate and move because of the weight of the eyes! I love the doll and its proportions and I din't want to change them, but this was something that always bothered me. Finally I found a solution without changing the doll!

In this new updated version I show you a new way to support the neck and head in such a way that they don't move with the weight of the eyes! The head stays up and the eyes forward! =D

The PDF pattern for the Gir with Hood Down has 20 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques.

Gir with Hood Down
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In My Project Bag

No, I'm not making another amigurumi Diddle. This time I'm making Diddlina! =D

 Diddlina crochet

I started with the feet and legs but realized that I hadn't chosen the colors for her clothes yet so I had to stop before joining the legs.

 Amigurumi mouse

The body parts are crocheted the same way for Diddl and Diddlina so I started to make the snout before moving on to the clothes.

 Amigurumi birds in nest

On the House in the Forest front almost all the pieces are ready. This time I made the birds in pink and purple as requested by the person who is going to get it! =)

 House in the forest lawn

Now I'm starting to work on the lawn. I like the lawn to be soft and fluffy so I place t-shirt yarn on all spaces available. This one isn't ready yet and it's very clear that the area where all the spaces are used is much fluffier. =)

What's on your hooks? Share on BuddyRumi's Facebook page!!! =D

Off the Hook

This guy was requested by a friend and was a really fun amigurumi project to work on!

I love him! =D

 Amigurumi Diddl crochet plush

Although he came out much bigger than I had anticipated at first, I really love him! It was one of those projects where you come up with new ways to do things, all comes together really well and the end result is gorgeous! ^^

 Diddl crochet hand

I love his little hands! ^^

I can't wait to make the pattern so you can enjoy him too! Oh and he is not going to be alone!… ^^

 Crochet owl wallet

Another crochet project I finished this week was Mr. Owl Buddy Wallet! He is going to be a birthday gift, hope the birthday girl will like him! =)

Have a lovely creative day! =D

Amigurumi Pattern: Gardening with Crochet

One of my passions, besides crochet and amigurumi is gardening, and in that world I love orchids, succulents and cacti! My orchid collection, while very loved, is small, but my succulent and cacti collection reaches almost 200 specimens!!! So I really had no choice in the matter… this pattern had to be made! =D

 Amigurumi cactus and succulents

These cacti are inspired in the Organ Pipe cactus (Pachycereus marginatus), the Pincushion cactus (Mammillaria), the Star cactus (Astrophytum asterias), the Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica), the Spider cactus (Gymnocalycium horstii), and the Peanut cactus (Echinopsis chamacereus). 

 Crochet pincushion cactus

They can be used as pincushions or as decoration! They add a fun detail to any part of your home! In your desk, in your kitchen's window sill, on your favorite shelf or among your real plants! =D

These guys don't need sunshine and don't need to be watered, they'll last forever! Perfect for those friends that keep loosing the plants you gift them! =)

 Crochet prickly pear pattern

The pattern includes a tutorial on how to attach the cacti to a ceramic or plastic pot, giving the plant an even more realistic look! =)

This PDF pattern has 28 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques.

Gardening with Crochet
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Second World Amigurumi Exhibition at RESOBOX Gallery

In October I was invited to participate in the Second World Amigurumi Exhibition by RESOBOX, which was a exciting and intimidating at the same time! =D

 Amigurumi crochet bush basil

This year the artists must make at least one piece that represents their country in some way. I made a bush basil with a red carnation, and a sardine, both traditional symbols of the Popular Saints Festivities that take hold of Portugal in the summer! =D

 Amigurumi fish sardine

Today I went to the post office to send them on their way! I felt anxtious, excited and a little sad to let them go...

 Amigurumi for the World Amigurumi Exhibition 2015

I hope they make success at the exhibition and that they get adopted by a loving amigurumi fan! ^^

The exhibition is going to take place at the RESOBOX Gallery in Long Island City, between  the 11th of December and the 28th of February. If you can go say hello to these guys for me! ^^

Kitty Got my Key - Amigurumi Keychain Tutorial III

The third and final part of the amigurumi kitty keychain is here!

Today we are going to assemble kitty's ears, legs and tail, and attach the keychain! Let's go!

 

All you have to do now is to place your keys on the keychain or hang kitty on your bag! =D

Send me pictures of your kitty and share them on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the #mybuddyrumi (and/or tag me: @buddyrumi)! I love to see how everyone's buddies come out and how you make them your own! Also, I will post them on Pinterest! =D