Pattern Details These were made using a 3.5 mm crochet hook and my stash of 100% cotton worsted weight yarn in various colours. They stand around 2.5 inches tall. The eyes, moustaches and cap badges are felt fabric glued to the surface using ordinary fabric glue and acrylic paint was used for the pupils, teeth and cap badge insignia. Some pieces are worked in joined rounds while others are spiral. The pieces in joined rounds typically need symmetry and will turn out better if worked in joined rounds vice spiral. The pieces calling for spiral will look better made that way. While it may seem weird to keep switching from one to the other, it’s recommended the directions are followed for optimal results. If you have any problems with the directions or want help with embroidering the mouth, etc, consult the tutorials page.
My interests in fibre and textiles has evolved beyond amigurumi, to the point where I don’t make much any more, and when I do I have very little if any interest in writing out the pattern, taking photos and dealing with 75 bzillion questions about stitch count. I do plan to continue maintaining the website as a resource for people to access and use, however there will likely be few if any new patterns in the future and I will continue to dedicate less and less time to helping people with pattern instructions. I’m growing weary of the ongoing requests for assistance, many of which ask questions already answered in previous comments, are based on misunderstood instructions for which there are tutorials, or are people obsessing about tiny details that are not important rather than trying to figure it out on their own with trial and error. In addition many of these requests can be a bit rude, assigning blame for confusing directions or stating things like “this makes no sense, it’s not explained at all!” or my favorite “I can’t understand the pattern, can you make a video?” which translates to This is hard so I don’t want to try to figure it out, can you spend about 5 hours doing a bunch of work making a video so I don’t have to bother trying to read instructions?
In short, those kind of comments really frustrate me and tempt me to turn comments off entirely. Please remember, any assistance you receive in trying to figure out one of my free patterns comes at no cost to you and a cost of time from my life to me. You are not owed or entitled to this. Please be respectful and try to find the answers yourself, apply your own common sense and trouble shoot wherever you can before you ask. I will be deleting rude comments without addressing the queries and for the time being, continue to try to help the people who make polite requests, but responses will not be fast. Depending on how that goes, I’ll decide my long term plan.
It’s finally here! The pattern for my Claptrap amigurumi is an intermediate pattern not recommended for those just starting with crochet. He is made with a 3.5mm hook and reinforced with plastic canvas to keep a cornered and symmetrical shape. I used copper electrical wiring to attach his wheel and reinforce his arms. The more minor body details are painted felt glued on with fabric glue. This amigurumi is a fitting way for a fearsome minion to pay tribute to their stair-challenged master, and would be a good gift for any Borderlands/Borderlands 2 fan.
Borderlands 2 has been seriously cutting into my crochet time since it’s release. I’ve got a Gunzerker and a Siren all the way through the story and have really enjoyed playing it with friends and exploring Pandora. My favorite character from the whole game is Claptrap, who I have planned to crochet ever since he called me minion.
He was a fair bit of a challenge, as are most things that are cube shaped or have angles, and was ripped out and redone several times. The body is reinforced with plastic canvas and the arms and wheel are attached with electrical copper wiring so he is poseable. I will be publishing the pattern once it’s all written out, formatted and checked for sanity, so you can all make your own… but I was too jazzed to wait so the teaser images are all you get for now.
I haven’t had a pattern for a while so here is another multi-purpose pattern that can be used to make several different types of animals in similar styles. They are chubby little short cuties around 2 inches tall and could make fun little playsets for children, xmas tree ornaments, catnip toys or just cute plushies for decoration or gifts. The pattern is worked in a spiral and is fairly simple, well suited to all abilities. Ear and tail patterns from my other multi-purpose patterns could likely be adapted to fit these if you wanted to make a different kind of animal.
This amigurumi was made with my usual worsted weight yarn and a 3.5mm hook. It works up to around 6 inches tall and is fairly quick to complete because of it’s size. The ears can be turned down to make a dog or if you would like to do another animal, the bear and kitty ears from this pattern could easily be used to change this amigurumi into another animal. The basic body shapes are quite different but the sizes are similar enough for the ears to be interchangeable. If you wish to complete this without the sweater, ignore the colour change instructions. Thanks to an awesome photographer for the great pictures!