In February I was still really new to crochet. One of the projects I did back then was a Star Wars stormtrooper. I was reasonably happy with how it came out, but I also knew I could do better. In August, having completed a few other projects in the meantime, I tried the stormtrooper again. The second one came out much better, though in looking at it today I can still see places where further improvement could be done. Here is a comparison of the two, to show how practice makes perfect (sort of) and how quickly it’s possible to improve in crochet over a short period of time. :)
It’s been eight months since I started crocheting amigurumi. I’m having a lot of fun with it, particularly as it still allows me to engage in other things I also enjoy, like science fiction, fantasy, gaming, and so on. So far I’ve completed about a dozen projects and have progressed fairly well with my skills (though I still have lots to learn!). While reflecting on how far I’ve come, I realized there are things I’ve learned along the way that would have been helpful to know up front. I’m sure I’m not alone in this, so, without further ado, here are ten beginner crochet tips I wish amigurumi tutorials had taught me!
In May I was working on crocheting the second test for my Pod Palls doll. Beta 2.0 was going to be more detailed, potentially able to stand on its own, and would have been a bit larger than Beta 1.0. In the end I scrapped that test as it was taking too long and I was getting frustrated over trying to work in the extra details. Possibly I’ll give it another go in the future. Instead, I decided to move on to doing my first official Pod Pal, for Mynxee!
I spent Canada Day by sleeping in late, tidying up my home, enjoying some sun on my balcony, and then finally by watching episodes of Stargate SG-1. While Jack O’Neill and his team went out on their adventures, my idle hands needed to be kept occupied…so I made something new and tentacle-y. Check it out in the Gallery!
Tomorrow is Father’s Day, so I made my Dad a little gift: the ghosts Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde from Pac-Man. Check the Gallery to see pics!
They say the eyes are the window to the soul…
After completing the Pod Pals Beta 1.0, I took a break in my crochet plans to try something else.
The result was Timothy the T-Rex!
Some people like to collect things, particularly when those things are items which represent something they are passionate about. When it comes to EVE Online, the MMO I play, the playerbase gobbles up official merchandise from CCP whenever it can. Many of the in-game corporations, alliances, and coalitions have also made buttons, armbands, patches, coins, medals, pens, mousepads, mugs, and all manner of other kind of promotional materials for their members. Then there are the individual players who frequently make their talents available to create fabulous artwork, videos, logos, tshirts, posters, paintings, sketches, and more by request.
Welp. Here I am, tentatively throwing my hat into that ring.
Another crochet project has been added to the Gallery! This one is a very cute elephant. After a couple more projects I think I will split the crochet work into its own Amigurumi section.
I’m really enjoying crochet. It’s a wonderful pastime and fairly relaxing, something I can do when I’m not really interested in playing games or otherwise working on my computer. Good activity to keep my hands busy while I’m watching a movie!
My next project will be a doll. A very particular doll. :D
My first crochet project is done! Check out the Gallery for pictures. :D
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- Quietly EVE-ing 21 May 2017
- On the Radar 2 February 2017
- A Big Thank You – Pod Pal Auction 30 January 2017
- Pod Pal Auction! 23 January 2017
- Revisiting Sec Status 8 January 2017
- Pod Pals Info Page 30 October 2016
- Scouting for Cute: Pod Pal Mynxee 14 August 2016
- A Different Look 23 May 2016
- Pod Pals: Beta 1.0 13 March 2016
- The deGuerre Family 12 March 2016