Remember a few weeks back I shared with you that I decided to tackle my first amigurumi? Well, I finally got her done! This was also my first crochet-a-long, which I really enjoyed (although I was late in joining so didn’t finish it up with the rest of the group). But the idea of a group of people all working on the same project at the same time, being able to ask questions, and seeing how other people interpreted the pattern was a lot of fun!
So without further ado, here is my first completed amigurumi!
I had a little difficulty getting her eyes sewn on, so they’re a little crooked. It makes her look goofy but I think it gives her some character.
This crochet-a-long was affectionately called a slug-a-long because it was – duh – a slug. It was hosted by FreshStitches and is one her patterns. I first came across the FreshStitches site at the end of 2012 – she mostly focuses on amigurumi, but she shares so many great general crochet tips. I was drawn to try my first amigurumi with her because of her fun, positive attitude, and the generosity of her time to share so many free tips and some free patterns in addition to the patterns she makes and sells.
I will definitely do another crochet-a-long with her. She also teaches a class on Craftsy on designing your own monster and I’m thinking about taking that at some point in the future. For now, I’ll just let someone else figure out the pattern for me to follow.
I definitely think I’ll try more amigurumi patterns. It’s rewarding in a different kind of way to crochet a stuffed animal, and it was so much fun!