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A pile of popkes

Son's Popkes

I opened a Twitter account and of course, needed to customize my home page. A picture of a pile of popkes seemed like a nice header. Oops, I left out the lop rabbits, stupid! They where standing right behind me on a chest…..

A while back, I also opened a twitter account, but deleted it shortly after because, well because I only had 2 followers. I was afraid to become the loneliest tweeter in the world. I’m not really the tweeting kind and wasn’t going to interact that much. Still feel that way, but I did want to ‘own’ the @SonsPopkes, because who knows what happens in the future. I will try to become a bit more social and tweet. I’ll see what happens.

Oh, I haven’t tweeted yet, but I will soon, promise!

 

Chief, crochet wolf pattern

A broader chest and cheeks, a more rugged, shaggy look. Chief has become a real crochet wolf character. He’s now the leader of my forest friends. (They are friends you know, they don’t eat each other.)

Meet Chief, my sturdy crochet wolf amigurumi.

crochet wolf pattern, wolf amigurumi, haakpatroon wolf

I wrote in my last post that it was a little strange to make him, because of the similarities to Flam the fox. But I’m satisfied with Chief. He looks like a woolen little wolf doll and looks very different than the fox.

The crochet wolf has bigger cheeks because the head is wider at the bottom. Also, the light colour of the bottom of the head accentuates those cheeks. Chief’s muzzle is shaped different and points a bit downwards. His body and limbs are bigger and his tail is less pointy. That is what makes him wolf-ish. And Chief has a very sturdy accessory, a flat triangular shaped scarf, like a little cape. It makes him look very cool.

Here are some more pictures and without a scarf, this crochet wolf looks almost just as sturdy.

This pattern is for sale in my shop at Craftsy and in my Ravelry shop. You can also order it directly from me here.

Chief is 6 inch/ 15 cm when sitting. He’s made with 100% wool (a worsted weight yarn). The same kind I always use, from Lett Lopi.

The pattern is written in standard American crochet terms and contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble the animal with example pictures next to the instructions and at the bottom. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the Lopi colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make this unique crochet animal. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings.

Have fun making this friendly wolf!

Wolf

Wolf-sketch

Because I wanted Finse to be the top post of my blog for a while, I didn’t post the wolf sketch. But now I only have to finish a few loose ends of the wolf so this seemed the right moment to post the sketch. The wolf is almost ready, needs to be photographed and I have to finish writing the pattern.

It was a bit different to make this wolf, because he’s a bit similar to the fox and I was afraid he would become too much like him. At some point I doubted to make him at all. But because I adored wolfs when I was a teenager and got some request for a wolf pattern, I decided I had to make him anyway. My goal was the make a ‘doll-ish’ wolf like the fox but with wolf proportions. I’ll tell more about him soon!

 

Double doll

My rabbit is almost finished, but due to some circumstances, I can’t take pictures of him and publish the pattern till next week or so. A bit frustrating.

But, I’m always full of ideas and decided to already start working on my next project, Flam’s big brother, a crochet wolf pattern. I’m thinking about him for a while now. He’s also a forest friend like Flam the fox, Trin and the rabbit who’s name I can’t say yet.

You can say I’m working on a series at the moment: ‘friends of the forest’. A squirrel for example is high on my list too, but I’m not sure about the shape of it yet. So the squirrel has to keep hovering in my mind for now. Sketches of the wolf will be released soon!

Flam, crochet fox pattern

Very playful, sturdy and cute. Meet my crochet fox amigurumi called Flam.

Flam, crochet fox

When I first published this crochet fox pattern in 2014, I was just at the beginning of my career as crochet animal pattern designer. Back then, I didn’t know how things would go in the future and what I posted here at my blog did not look as professional as it does today. So that is why this post really needed to be updated, and so did the pattern.

In the original post, I wrote about how pleased I was that the crochet fox doll resembled the sketch I made quite well. I always use a sketch as a guidance for the crochet version. Flam turned out to be such a playful doll and I love every bit of him.

Flam himself hasn’t changed that much, how could I, he actually is my best selling pattern! However, I did change his body and white belly, so it would look much rounder and neater. What really needed an update were the pictures. Nowadays I add many images to a pattern. Some helpful images next to the instructions and much more at the bottom of the pattern of the completed animal from all angles. Flam’s pattern looks all shiny and new now.

Just look at these new images of my crochet fox, I am so happy with the result. Below them you can find info about and links to buy the pattern.

crochet fox

Info about & links to buy the pattern

This crochet fox amigurumi is made with Istex Lett Lopi, a 100% wool. Flam is sitting 5.6 inch / 14.5 when made with worsted weight yarn.

The pattern contains a clear and colour coded description of how to crochet and assemble this animal, with extra illustrations and example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the yarn colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make your own playful fox amigurumi. All the additional information you need to know about this pattern you can find in the shop listings. You can buy this pattern in my shop at Craftsy and in my shop at Ravelry or order it here.

Happy crocheting!

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