Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pedro, the penguin

I started this blog to honor my new hobby: crocheting stuffed cuties AKA amigurumis for my son. In a nutshell amigurumi is a Japanes word that means crocheted or knitted soft toys. Since I've never ever had anything to do with yarns, except to wear the various pieces of clothing my mom knitted for me, it was a bit of a challenge to learn how to single crochet.

My greatest help was Stacey Trock and her website, FreshStiches. She has a neat and very detailed guide for beginners just like me (and possibly you) downloadable for FREE. Not only she teaches you the techniques, she talks about yarns, hooks, fills and everything amigurumi related. On her website the curious wanderer can find awesome patterns as well, not all of them are free of course.

So, without further ado, I give you Pedro, my first ever amigurumi. You can find his step-by-step pattern in Stacey's guide.

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