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Amigurumi: air & water

air and water amigurumi

The fourth in my series of amigurumi throwback posts and this one gathers together the birds and sea creatures.

CRA0032 owlets


I think this was the first amigurumi pattern I crocheted and it’s a good introduction to making little critters. It doesn’t take long, but it manages to introduce a number of techniques: crocheting in rounds and rows, attaching decoration with safety eyes and sewing, attaching more elements by crocheting into a finished piece, and shaping by stitching through the work. I have made quite a few of these for people.

Pattern: Owlets (pdf) by Roman Sock. Other free patterns are available as well.

CRA0004 baby owl

Baby owl

One of the first patterns I crocheted that had a colour change. Luckily the design allowed you to cover up the change point with the eyes and beak. I’ve since come across instructions for making the transitions more cleanly.

Pattern: Amigurumi World by Ana Paula Rimoli (book)

CRA0015 duck


Another of the tiny ami patterns from Amigurumi World. It’s not my favourite tiny ami — I think the bunnies take that title — but it filled my need for a drake/duck for the Ubuntu critters.

Ubuntu version: 2.4 Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)

Pattern: Amigurumi World by Ana Paula Rimoli (book)

CRA0032 blue heron

Blue heron

Another Ubuntu critter. This was a bit more of a challenging make, with the pipe cleaner legs and neck. Surprisingly, it will actually stand up on its own, though it was tricky getting the balance right.

Ubuntu version: 2.8 Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

Pattern: I have a text file with the pattern, but I cannot find the original source anywhere.

March 2023: I have put what I do have online here.

CRA0006 octopus


Another early make. the crocheting is fine, but I could have done a much better job of sewing the legs on evenly! But, it’s a smiley purple octopus, what’s not to love…

Pattern: Amigurumi World by Ana Paula Rimoli (book)

CRA0035 narwhal


For a change, an Ubuntu critter that I genuinely like. It’s nice when you get patterns with variations like this one, more options for cuteness. As much as the actual design, I think I just like the grey and white colour scheme.

Ubuntu version: 2.14 Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)

Pattern: Crochet Swordfish and Manatee Pattern Set PDF (plus Narwhal Pattern) from NeedleNoodles on Etsy

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