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Monday, December 30, 2013

crochet menagerie

after crocheting a Santa and then Rudolph, I was hooked on amigurumi (crocheted cute figures) and decided to create one in lieu of a gift tag for all the family gifts, creating a figure related to each person’s interests.  There are so many amigurumi patterns on line and I easily found something applicable for each person

CHRISTMAS-AMI

[links to the pattern]

the nurse was for my nephew’s girlfriend

the panda was for my sister

the puppy for my mum

the Christmas lights for my sister’s partner

the dodo for my dad

the cactus for one nephew

and the devil for the other nephew

I really enjoyed finding appropriate patterns and creating them all. Each come together in a evening and I enjoyed the variety after several months of diligently crocheting squares for charity blankets.

I’m now crocheting lots of flowers and leaves to create something pretty to hang when I take down the decorations.

9 comments:

debs14 said...

Helena, they are amazing! Such a clever idea.

Sian said...

I love the idea of using them instead of gift tags. I bet everyone was very pleased with them. I got a book of knitted and crocheted moustaches for Christmas..mind boggling, eh?

Melissa said...

What a great idea for gift tags!

Gail said...

They're adorable! Love the idea of using them instead of gift tags.

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Jimjams said...

These are SO cute Helena - I'm sure everyone thought they were wonderful. Pinning for something fun to try this year!

Miriam said...

Helena these are wonderful, I really love the fairy lights and wonder what his interests might be :)
Happy New Year to you, I am so looking forward to your new fun weekly project and have posted my first pair today.

Prairie Jill said...

These are wonderful! They are all so cute. I am definitely going to have to start doing some of these. (I found a sweet little owl pattern that I'd like to start with.)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

So cute and clever, Helena! I'm sure the recipients loved receiving these. (Love that you have the devil's hands tied for the photo.)