HiyaHiya Crocheters! That’s right. I’ve finally been teaching myself to Crochet. I’ve been able to make granny squares in the past and have made a couple of lap blankets, but I didn’t really understand the difference in stitches, and I didn’t follow a pattern. I’ve always wanted to learn amigurumi, so I grabbed a set of HiyaHiya crochet aluminium hooks from the warehouse and sought out tutorials.
I found this awesome tutorial on YouTube by Knit Grit. Thank you Codi for this video, as I found it a brilliant introduction to amigurumi, and after a few years of trying to learn through kits and books, it finally clicked! Here is a photo of my first attempt before the puppies ate him.
Combined with a few free crochet magazines we have in the office, I’ve learned how to read basic patterns. After a good look around Ravelry, I’ve been practising different pokemon (Ditto and Diglett below) and after finding several Perry the Platypus patterns I adapted this one below.
I’m currently working on this little Halloween devil, Adapted from this Bat Pattern. I just need to work out some horns, and potentially wings.