Friday, March 21, 2014

Amigurumi stars

I recently came across this pattern online for amigurumi stars and I was immediately intrigued. They seemed simple enough and looked like a fun way to use up some of my yarn scraps.

 

A few YouTube searches later to freshen up my admittedly very rusty crochet skills and I was off. My  first formless blob didn't leave me with much confidence.

First attempt
However, a fortuitous visit from my crochet guru friend had me back on the right path and enthused anew, and my second attempts were better. Improved enough that I deigned to put eyes on them anyway.
Getting better
I had initially thought I might make enough to create a garland or a mobile for Ellie, but I think when I finish my current one, I'm retiring from crochet again. I don't even want to think about the number of times I have had to rip out and redo stitches here! Each little star that I have is definitely made with love.

Have you ever seen something and then when you tried to make it, maybe didn't quite 'nail it'? Please share!


3 comments:

  1. Awww I was hoping you'd make me a bunch to make a mobile for the newbie. Oh well I can understand the annoyance of unpicking. Thats why it takes me so long to do a cross stitch.

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    1. Well, _maybe_ I could un-retire again for a squish. Would need to get some lighter yarn colours I think though...

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