Halloween Ami-Along

I’m so excited to tell you that I’m hosting the Halloween Special edition of Ami-Along over at AmigurumiPatterns.net this month and it’s going to be so much fun! Besides getting a brand-new Halloween themed two-in-one amigurumi pattern at the price of one and access to the members forum, you also stand a chance to win a ton of crochet related goodies! Doesn’t that sound amazing!

We will be hooking up one of these spooktacular Halloween Kids during this Ami-Along, which will run from October 9 to November 11. And you get to decide which one of these cute little trick-or-treaters do you want to make—batty little Wanda or her catty little friend Hazel. Or if you are feeling super adventurous, you can even make both of them! Both Wanda and Hazel stand 24cm tall without their accessories.

If you’re hearing about this event for the first time, the AmigurumiPatterns.net Ami-Along is a fun monthly event where a large group of crocheters work on the same amigurumi project during a limited time, share photos of their work in progress and their finished amigurumi, ask questions and find inspiration in what others are making. During the event, the designer of the project will also be available for advice and some friendly chitchat. You can join the Ami-Along here.

Oh, by the way, if you’re wondering about Wanda and Hazel’s costume choice, I have the scoop for you.

Little Wanda has been dressing up as a witch for Halloween for as long as she can remember. But this year she wants to dress up as a vampire bat because bats are cool and they don’t need a broom to fly.

Her bestie Hazel, on the other hand, will be trick-or-treating as a cat because she loves singing and dancing and is a huge fan of the musical named after these felines.

The Halloween Kids is an intermediate level pattern. However, the pattern contains additional instructions on how to make some not-so-basic stitches, like the 4-dc bobble stitch and back post crochet stitch. It also contains over 30 step-by-step photos to help you through the difficult bits.

Though the pattern calls for sock weight yarn, you can use any yarn that’s already in your stash. Just make sure you adjust the hook size[s] accordingly. And there is absolutely no need to stick to the yarn colors recommended in the pattern. Feel free to experiment with colors—and have fun!

I’ll be looking forward to see your Wanda/Hazel over at the Ami-Along.

Update [November 13, 2019]: The pattern is now available for download at my Ravelry shop.

Happy hookin’! ❤️

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The Little Red Devil

When I was young, I used to be quite a major pain in a certain part of my parent’s anatomy. I often wonder roughly how many times the pleasant thought of disowning me crossed their minds, and did they see this when they saw me? The Little Red DevilSo tell me, does this little kid in a Halloween costume remind you of a little trouble-on-two-legs in your life? If your answer is yes, why not make this little amigurumi devil for your darling little pain in the butt! 😉

The pattern for this 7 inch amigurumi includes instructions and step-by-step pictures on how to embroider amigurumi hair. Also included is the pattern for a pumpkin. What’s even better, it’s absolutely free! 😀

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I hope you enjoy this pattern. And would you please consider making a small donation to Animal Nepal if you use this pattern? 🙂

Thanks for caring.

Serah

P.S. Thank you for helping Violet & Ivy make it to the list of top eight “visitors favorite patterns” on amigurumipatterns.net. You guys are the best! 😀

Halloween Amigurumi: Violet & Ivy

Halloween Special-Violet & Ivy-Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers Violet and Ivy are BFFs who do everything together, be it sitting next to each other in class or spending their weekends together doing fun things. And this Halloween, like every other Halloween before, they are going to go treat or tricking together. They have even bought identical outfits for the occasion!

Though the girls may have similar tastes in almost everything, there’s one thing that sets them apart. Ivy loves candies! She spends all her allowance on candies yet she can never have enough of them. Halloween Special-Violet & Ivy-Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted FibersHalloween Special-Violet & Ivy-Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers

Violet, on the other hand, may not have much of a sweet tooth but she has a major obsession with tea, which is a bit worrisome. Normally, “tea” and “worrisome” are not words you’d use together in a sentence but I’m sure the next couple of pictures will convince you otherwise. Halloween Special-Violet & Ivy-Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers Halloween Special-Violet & Ivy-Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers * organic tea from Sikkim

See what I mean? Now put these two girls and their respective obsessions together and this is what you get:Halloween Special-Violet & Ivy-Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers Halloween Special-Violet & Ivy-Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers Halloween Special-Violet & Ivy-Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers Violet and Ivy are 10.5 inch tall without the hat. A wireframe inside give these cute amigurumi girls moveable limbs and head, making them fully poseable. Just imagine the endless fun you can have making them pose for the camera!

You can buy the pattern for Violet and Ivy here. The 18-page PDF includes patterns for both the girls, along with detailed, step-by-step photo instructions on working with wires, and making moveable limbs and head. Halloween Special-Violet & Ivy-Amigurumi Pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers These amigurumis were made using cruelty-free acrylic yarn. You can click here to see why I don’t use or recommend yarn that contains wool or any other animal fiber.

I hope you have fun with this pattern. And please remember to keep your amigurumi cruelty-free 🙂

Cheers!

Serah

 

Mimi & Pocahontas

Mimi Amigurumi DollShe sells sea shells by the sea shore. Yes, that’s what Mimi does. And what do I do? I make amigurumis created by incredibly talented amigurumi designers when I’m not designing my own 😀Mimi Amigurumi DollA little over 6.5 inches, Mimi is a lovely little girl. She’s made from Vanja’s (of AmigurumiBB) free BB Dolls pattern available on her blog. The pattern is extremely detailed and easy to follow. And I must say this, this little girl was a pleasure to make. Thanks, Vanja! You make the cutest little dolls 🙂

In other news, I recently joined ravelry, a knit and crochet community, which introduced me to Irene Strange’s  fabulous work. One amigurumi in particular—the Patch Doll—caught my attention because of its realistic body shape, and the pattern’s adaptability. So out came the hook and, a few days of work later, Pocahontas was born!Pocahontas-front_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersWhile the original pattern is of a 12 inch Halloween themed doll, I altered the pattern to turn this patch doll into a native American princess who’s a little over 14 inch tall. Pocahontas-legs-shoes2_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersI elongated her legs, shaped her shoulders and head differently, changed the dress completely to give it a Disneyesque look, gave her a tattoo on her right arm, and fitted her with a pair of boots. To complete the look, I gave her a completely new hairdo using a wig making technique I learnt from AmigurumiBB. Pocahontas-back_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersThe end result: The biggest amigurumi project I’ve ever attempted! Thank you, Irene. This is the coolest amigurumi ever 😀

Thrifty Finn’s Halloween Giveaway

Hello friends. I know I’ve been away for a while but I bring good tidings 😀 It’s giveaway time at Thrifty Finn‘s blog (link here) and she’s giving away a load of amazing Halloween related craft goodies (see image below) to one very lucky winner.

All you need to do to enter this giveaway is do any of these three:

  1. Visit her blog, wish her Happy Halloween and tell her where you are from
  2. Post the giveaway image on your blog and link it back to her blog post
  3. Guess where is she originally from

It’s that simple! Hurry though if you want to participate; the giveaway ends October 15 😀

In other news, I’ve been working on a couple of Holiday themed projects. One of these is actually ready to be blogged about; the only thing stopping me from posting it is the darned camera battery charger which died on me 😦 But I shall fix that very soon and be back again with shiny new photos of my new projects. Till then, take care and keep crafting 🙂