Cutey White Finch Amigurumi

I got a commission request to do a Amigurumi Critter representation of a white finch. I was sent some photos to help me along.

Here’s the birdie:

whitefinch1

Very tame! Wow! I’ve never seen such a tame finch before!

So, I took most of my Amigurumi Critter pattern for shaping and wings, with the tail and feet taken from Owl Amigurumi pattern. I also used felt to get that lovely tear feather patterning.

Our finished amigurumi, which turned out very well:

Amigurumi white finch by AwkwardSoul Designs (1)

Amigurumi white finch by AwkwardSoul Designs (2)

I love the chubby shape, with the bright orange beak and feet contrasting the white bird body. Very cute!

The crocheting and construction went very smooth, however I was reminded how much working with white yarn can take extra time – I’d wash my hands before working on the project, no drinks or food while crocheting and a clean surface when resting the project. White yarn can pick up dirt or get tinted by other yarn colours worked near it, so extra care is needed. I hand lotion often when crocheting and knitting, and I don’t when working with white yarn just in case if makes the yarn pick up dirt!

More pictures!

Amigurumi white finch by AwkwardSoul Designs (3)

Amigurumi white finch by AwkwardSoul Designs (4)

Appreciation photo:

white finch

I’m happy how flexible my Amigurumi Critter pattern is – maybe I should add a few more variations and photos to the pattern?

Currently, I’m working on a couple knitted lace shawls – photos coming soon.


Amigurumi Critter Pattern – Fox, Squirrel, Penguin, Chick and Hamster oh my!

Foxes, Squirrels, Penguins, Baby Chicks, Hamsters OH MY!

Group shot!
Amigurumi Critters 1

This pattern seriously took me almost 8 months to finish. Why? School interference, computer breaking down taking my progress photos with it and mass pattern testing.

My idea was to make a template body and from there, branch off into multiple creatures. Of course, testing each critter was a pain and took awhile.

Amigurumi Critters 2

Plotting together

Amigurumi Critters 3

5 pin bowling…. mebe

Onto each of the critters!

Squirrel 2 Squirrel 1
Squirrel – I modelled this guy after the polymer clay version I’ve created. Super cute and cheeky!

Fox 2 Fox 1
Foxy – My own interpretation of a cute fox with extra stumpyness. The tail is ultra cute!

Amigurumi Critters 6
Amigurumi Critters 5

all tails

Penguin 2 Penguin 1
Penguin – my prototype for a Prinny… Keep an eye out, once I got spare time, he’s becoming a Prinny.. Dood.

Chick
Chickie – was my pattern hint awhile back cuuute!

Amigurumi Critters 4

Oddly, I didn’t take many pics of Hammy the Hamster, but you may remember his sneak preview shot.
Preview 2

Phew, that was a lot of pics and tons of work. With this pattern, I also added 7 variations that I have no freaking time to crochet them all and test!

To get started on making your own critter, buy now via Ravelry (no account needed!) or visit my Etsy Shop to snag a pattern!


Polymer Cute

Firstly, Happy Canada Day! ♫ ♫ ♫

Lately, I’ve been working on a blanket (ugggg hate large projects), fishnetty bags, plotting new amigurumi and sculpting.

Polymer clay (ya know, FIMO, Sculpey brands) seems more attractive at first for kids and bead making. However, they are lightweight, fast hardening time, paintable, and durable. Check out the tools and my Canada Day mani <3
premo!

I loved sculpting when I was in highschool, however never did anything past that as the materials are freaking expensive or messy (and I’m the type who really makes a mess). I found sculpting with polymer clay to fulfill that sculpting void in me. Try it out sometime!

I made a sculpture version of my Orca Amigurumi (not as round though)
Orca Charm

Another two I made:
Squirrel Charm
Chickie Charm

I put these one of a kind charms for adoption on my etsy page http://www.etsy.com/shop/AwkwardSoul

♥ Check back soon for a new free pattern! ♥