Off the Hook: Kasey Golden's Robber Ant

Robber ant’s head is finally where it belongs! He now spends his days doing yoga while he waits for his friend to be finished (it’s a surprise so I can’t show him yet!) and preparing for a big trip that he and his friend are going to make! =)

Here are some of his favorite poses:

Amigurumi ant doing yoga
Crochet ant in downward facing dog
Amigurumi ant handstand

He can’t resist but to show off with this unique headstand! ^^

Kasey Golden Robber Ant in Amigurumi

Every professional ant in this field needs a stylish balaclava! ^^

Crochet Robber Ant, Kasey Golden’s original character

His name might be Robber Ant but it doesn’t mean that that is all he does, that’s why I made an opening in the back of his crochet balaclava so he can slip it on and off any time he wants! =)

Watercolour illustration by Kasey Golden

Watercolour illustration by Kasey Golden

The amigurumi Robber Ant is inspired in the original character of the same name by Kasey Golden! Check her out!

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!

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! 

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.