I feel like its easier to find motivation for knit/crochet projects in the winter, when snuggled up inside with a nice hot beverage. I haven’t started any exciting projects recently, so I’ll be posting about some of the neat projects I have worked on in the past year or two.
Featured in this post is an amigurumi creation, for which I followed this pattern from Pinterest. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting stuffed toys. If you grew up in the 90s, chances are that Pokémon are near and dear to your heart. My younger brother was a true PokéMaster. Pokémon was a huge part of his life growing up, and so when I found this pattern on Pinterest, I decided to make him a crocheted Snorlax for Christmas.
It took about a month or so, crocheting after work and on the weekends, for me to finish Snorlax. Following the pattern, you crochet everything piece-wise, stuff the pieces with poly-fil fiber and then sew everything together. I dug up some old photos (please excuse the rudimentary quality!) from when I was in the process of making Snorlax:
Once I had finished assembling all the pieces, I was bothered that the seam between the cream portion of his face didn’t align exactly with the topmost portion of his cream belly. So, I improvised and decided to add a little red bow-tie to lessen the harshness of the seam. The eyes and mouth are cut from black and white felt, and adhered with a fabric glue into place.
I have to say, I was not expecting the final product to be quite so large! My brother really enjoyed his gift, and I had a lot of fun making it. This was my first amigurumi project, and while I did have some trouble following the pattern exactly, I found in the end that any mistakes could be hidden easily when stuffing and sewing together all the pieces.
I definitely recommend this pattern if you are looking to make a gift for anyone who loves Pokémon. If you try the pattern or have any questions, comments, or thoughts, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!
Thanks for reading!