Monday, 10 July 2017

Amigurumi Cacti - otherwise known as a crochet cactus!

It has been ages since I bought a Simply Crochet magazine, but this months copy came with a pattern for some bunting that I wanted to have a look at.  So I treated myself to a copy.  It also came with a free kit to make a little cactus plant.


I have to confess that I haven't actually looked at the bunting pattern yet, but I will.  Instead I got sidetracked by being asked to make up the cactus for someone.  When someone asks you to make something for them it is rude not to isn't it, so when I was asked to make this little cactus plant for someone I had to agree.

This little fellow was a first for me, because I haven't done any amigurumi - crocheting round and round to make a 3D piece of work - before.  Well, I don't think I have!  Although there will be some more of this to come in the following weeks as I have some more things to make that I got for Christmas.

Anyway back to the little cactus fellow.  Having been asked to make him, I set too.  He only took one evening to make and the instructions were easy to follow and it was all very clear, although I misread what I was supposed to do for the pot so it looks a little wonky!  Pots can be wonky though can't they.  I also changed the way that I did the flowers as I wanted to put a couple by the pot to cover up a mistake that I had made.

This is what he ended up looking like.


I am very pleased with him and I know that the new owner will be too.  It was a good way to test my amigurumi skills and it was nice to have a change from the things that I have been doing recently.

A very cute little make I think!


Have you done any amigurumi?  What do you think of it?

Amy

31 comments:

  1. Sometimes a quick project is the perfect way to get a little crafting hit. He's lovely. What's his name? X

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  2. Very cute indeed! Nice to make something different and quick to finish for a change.

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  3. A real cutie & well done to you, for having a go at something you've not tried before. Take care.

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  4. No, have never done amugurumi, in fact have never heard the term :) However I like the little cactus very much. It is cheerful, whimsical, and right on trend!

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  5. So cute and a job well done. I've never done amigurumi but Mick bought me Edward's Menagerie book a couple of Christmases ago, so it's on the list. I haven't done any crochet for quite some time now, I'm on a knit fest at the moment.

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  6. No, but I am glad that you have. That is the cutest cactus I have ever seen! 🌵

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  7. Your smiling cactus is adorable. well done!

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  8. What a super little cactus, very cute indeed:)

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  9. Really cute! I must admit sometimes those freebies on the magazines really tempt me. I'm sure I'll be bringing a stack of magazines back with me. I am trying to work on getting some of those freebies done as they seem to sit around after I've got them lol.

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  10. So cute, I've made a couple of Amigurumi critters

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  11. Awe what a cutie. Sure to put a smile on anyone's face.
    xx Beca

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  12. I don't think I've ever seen a HAPPIER little cactus!

    I know it's a flower in his "hand", but to me it looks like he is shaking a little cheerleading pom-pom! YAY CACTUS!

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  13. Lovely Amy and sounds like fun to do. I've just finished knitting a cardigan and haven't done any crochet for ages. Time I gave myself a new challenge! B x

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  14. Your cactus is very cute. I've done some knit amigurumi

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  15. Lovely Amy, I haven't tried amigurumi yet. I like small projects now and again to inspire you after a mammoth make. (...like the blanket I'm currently making)

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  16. Very cute indeed. I have done this style of crochet before when I made some Disney characters for the Grand children, it got easier as I went along.

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  17. Hi Amy...I hope you are well. Love your very cute cactus character...so cute. x

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  18. Oh my goodness - I don't think that could be any cuter!!! Lol ;) Great job Amy! xoxo

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  19. The little cactus is so cute! Thanks for your congratulations comment earlier today too... can't believe we finally own a home!

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  20. I bought the same magazine this month, first time for a long while. Your little cactus looks so very cute, I can't wait to make one. I'm looking forward to making the flamingo charm too xx

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  21. I haven't done any but now maybe I will try it after seeing your cute project. Hope you are happy, walking with friends, reading and having a good summer.

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  22. oops! Cute cactus! I don't get amigurumi or why it is called that. Isn't it just crochet (which I am a not a pro at doing)?

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  23. I think your little cactus is adorable!! An idea for you.. I've seen people buy those cute little clay pots to "plant" their crochet cactus in.. it's so cute! Plus, you could put little pebbles around it at the base to further add some fun natural elements to it. Bravo!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  24. He makes me smile! Thanks for sharing him with us, Amy. The closest to making such a project I have come thus far was to turn a crochet egg pattern into a wonky little chick. Great fun :) xx

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  25. He is very cute! I loved the kit too and want to make even more catci now :)

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  26. Waving straight back at ya from Thailand!! Can't wait to see the bunting :)
    Wren x

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  27. Yay! what's not to love about smiley cactus. Hope you are smiling too. JO x

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  28. Very cute. I'm sure he will be loved in his new home.
    Lisa x

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  29. Oh, such a cutie! Good job on your first try! xx Karen

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  30. I can't crochet to save my soul! I think your cactus turned out quite cute.

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  31. Your cactus is so pretty and cute! My teen is right into cacti at the moment - collecting the living variety - and they all have names! Not just botanical names but names like Edmund, Campbell, Bulbosaur, Darren, Salvadore and Momokino!

    Does this cactus that you made have a name? It looks so happy and full of personality, it surely needs one. Anyone would love to receive a gift as cheerful as this.
    Well done for your first amigurumi!

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