And now comes the hard part.

This is what I have so far.

"crochet starfox amigurumi"

The boots where the most fun part. You know, quick result and not too complicated. But now comes the rest of this crochet Starfox, and that will be a lot tougher! It all has to do with the proportions. Boy, I’m not even certain what size the head should be. I think I’m going to start with the body and jacket. That way I can adjust the head to the body.  The head probably will become moveable like Link’s, unless it’s to hard for a fox-shaped head.

I’ll keep you posted!

 

Tiny cuddly boots!

When I’d finished the first boot I rushed to get the second done, so I could write this post. Aren’t they cute! I think I’m going to crochet just boots for the rest of my life, hehe. They are 5 cm / 2 inch small. These Starfox boots are made out of 5 pieces: the sole, the boot, the nose tip, the heel and the boot neck.

Anyway, if the rest of Starfox will have the same kind of ‘cuteness’, I’ll be very content! For now the boots and legs are finished.

Pattern will follow.

 

Ho ho ho, merry Christmas!

"santa claus christmas painting"

No gifts Again?
Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 30 cm
By Sonja van der Wijk, me 🙂

This years Christmas card, which I’ve sent to family and friends. I’m very satisfied with it. It was quite difficult to make this paintig, because I’ve no experience in painting snow and I had some trouble with it.

The title is based on last years card, in which Santa got robbed by an UFO. I’ll add that one at the bottom of this post.

Here are some close-ups.

"reindeer rendieren red nose"

"santa clause foxes and rabbits, de kerstman"

And, last years Extraterrestrial Christmas Robbery.

"Extraterrestrial Christmas Robbery painting"

I hope these ‘ll give you a laugh!

I haven’t really started on crochet Starfox, but I will in Januari, I didn’t feel like it yet….

 

A first sketch

"starfox amigurumi sketch"

This is how I picture my crochet Starfox. I hope he’ll turn out pretty similar to this sketch. I think my Starfox doll should have about these proportions. When I picture him, he has big, removable boots. I think I’m going to make his body and legs in one piece, with a sewed on crochet jacket and gear. I’m not really going to make his green outfit, but’ll make the body and legs in green. For the tail opening I have to find a solution. His backpack’s a must too. Crochet Starfox needs to be able to stand on himself. Maybe I’ll make a moveable head like Link, not sure yet.

It’s going to take some time, making this doll and I’m especially looking forward to the end result. Crocheting it, isn’t really the most fun part for me. I really get pissed of sometimes after taking a piece apart for the hundredth time, but in the end I’m very happy.

You know, I make my own projects, illustrations or crochet dolls, because I see in my head an awesome end result. Something that needs to be made. It makes me enthusiastic and fanatic. Sometimes what I want to make can be very complicated and delicate, but that won’t stop me, I’m a perfectionist and will go on till I get the right result. The downside of that is, that it makes me kinda cranky when it doesn’t go the way I want to. Not very good, I’ll need to ‘chill down’ when something goes wrong. The great and even greater side is, that I create things that make me happy and proud. The feeling of a beautiful finished amigurumi or painting is worth everything to me!

 

My shoes I love…..

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved shoes. Not girly shoes whit heals and fussy stuff, but sneakers…..I love sneakers! When I was a little kid, I would even take my new shoes to bed with me.

A few years back I bought my first suede Converse All Star sneakers and I totally loved them, they where the coolest! After a while I regretted I hadn’t bought a double pair of them, because they had become my favourite shoes and someday they would be too old and totally worn off. Luckily for me they still are in good shape and even better, this winter they are back into fashion! I’ve found totally awesome new ones! I took a picture of them. The brown and black pair are the old ones, and the green/grey-ish the new pair. Okay, I know this has got nothing to do with amigurumi or crochet, but they are ‘shearling’ all stars, which means they have wool (fake though) on the inside. So they are a bit sheepish….

"all star shearling sneakers"

Aren’t they beautiful! You can see I took good care of them, the brown and black ones are 5 years old. And I still only own sneakers. I haven’t got one pair of ‘normal’ shoes or high heals.

And now enough with the personal chit-chat! Next week I’m starting on crochet Star Fox! I had to postpone that a bit, because I was a blistering idiot to get a dislocated shoulder during my dance class. It’s idiotic because it already happened a few times before and I wasn’t smart enough to listen to the warning….this time I had to go to a hospital to get it back into place. But now I’m back in business!

 

Crochet bear pattern

This post is all about my crochet teddy bear pattern. How do you make this fuzzy bear amigurumi, what kind of yarn is suitable for this project and more. 

Let’s start with the type of yarn I would recommend. I wrote the pattern for a ‘quick to crochet teddy bear’. I used as less rows and stitches as possible. That means, if you use a thin yarn, the bear will be a bit small. For my bears I used a 4 and 3,5 hook. The big bear is 8.2 inch/ 21 cm (from head to feet) and the little one 7 inch/ 18 cm. When making amigurumi, you use the smallest hook possible, to prevent gabs between the stitches, except when you’re working with fuzzy yarn. For these bears I used not the most heavy yarn, but at least a worsted weight and a bit fuzzy, especially the yarn for the big bear. (More about that yarn you can read in my yarn experiment post.)

Here is a picture of the finished small teddy and the parts of the larger one.

"gehaakte beer onderdelen"

And here’s the finished crochet bear!

amigurumi bear, crochet teddy bear

"bear amigurumi crochet"

"crochet bear", "gehaakte beer patroon", amigurumi bear pattern"

The smallest teddy bear is my favorite one. I called him Teddy. He is made with worsted weight yarn and hook E / 3,5 cm.

The pattern for this crochet teddy bear you can find in my shop and in my Ravelry shop. You can Also order it directly from me here. The pattern is written in standard American crochet terms. It contains clear instructions and lot’s of example images.

I hope you enjoy making this crochet teddy bear!