Off the Hook: Kasey Golden's Hatch

The guys have reached their destination and I can finally reveal the identity of amigurumi Robber Ant’s friend! ^^

Crochet amigurumi blue creature Hatch


It’s none other than Hatch, of course! =D The little fella is one of my favorite characters by Kasey Golden!

Kasey Golden Hatch amigurumified
Hatch key chain amigurumi

The little guy is so cute and sweet that I couldn’t resit but to amigurumify him as well! ^^

On top of all he is blue, my favorite color! ^^

Blue amigurumi Hatch

I wanted to have him with me all the time so I turned him into a keychain!

With Kasey’s permission I’m in the process of writing the crochet pattern for Hatch and Robber Ant! =D

Hatch watercolour illustration by Kasey Golden

Hatch watercolour illustration by Kasey Golden

Here’s the beautiful creature that inspired this amigurumification! Visit Kasey and show her some love! ^^

In My Project Bag: Ants and Mini Me

Time to see what’s hiding among yarns and hooks in my project bag! ^^

Robber ant amigurumi

First up is this little guy that might be familiar to some of you! He is the amigurumification of Kasey Golden’s Robber Ant! =D

Kasey is an amazing illustrator and one of my favorites on YouTube! I love her style and all her illustrations but my favorites are definitely the ants illustrations!

Mini Me amigurumi

And now is time to update you on the progress of Mini Me 2.0. As you can see the lower part of the body is done! She’s growing slowly but growing! ^^

Can’t wait to have the body done so I can chose her clothes! ^^

This time my crochet project bag isn’t too full but it has two exiting projects that I’m loving working on!

Studio Stories: Queen of the Castle House Pattern Finished

Accompany me while I finish the Queen of the Castle House! 

I've been working on this pattern since 2016 and this day was hard to come, but it finally came and I wanted to share it with you! =D

In My Project Bag: Mini Amigurumi and Hats

What new things does my project bag hold? Lets take a look! =)

Crochet cat keychain

I decided to bring together all the ami keychain I made so far in an awesome bundle and add two more little friends to the group! So far you know Mini Peny, Mini Pony and Stitch! Of course I had to add a Kitty but for the last one I'm divided between a racoon and a hegehog! What do you think? 

Mini crochet girl

I decided it was time to update my own amigurumi version so I'm making the same body I made for mini Leslie! I also wanted to make a different outfit for myself and want to make it possible to dress and undress so I can change it when I want! =D

Pilot crochet hat

Also in my project bag is the third version of the aviator hat! I'm really liking it how it's coming out and I think this will be the final version! ^^

What's on your project bag?

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 Video 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!

 

Off the Hook: Into the Woodland House

The Into the Woodland House is done and Ferdy is ready to move in! =D

Crochet cat bed

The lawn was the final touch and I think it came out really cute! ^^ 

Amigurumi caterpilar

I promised Ferdy a new home and I think he is happy with this one! He's already checking out the roof! =)

I'm already working on the pattern and I hope to have it ready next month! Ferdy will be included, of course! =D

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:

Diddlina Amigurumi Pattern
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Off the Hook: Amigurumi Saguaro Cactus

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 

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.

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: Amigurumi Diddl and Owl Crochet Wallet

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.

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! ^^

Amigurumi Video Tutorial: Kitty Got my Key - Part 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