This playset was made for a commission for an amigurumi trade on reddit.com/r/gameswap with an awesome redditor that appears to be a fan of the show. I took the liberty of writing up the pattern as I went since it has been requested in the past and now seemed as good a time as any to deliver. The set is fairly structural in construction and needs plastic canvas reinforcement to ensure the pieces are well shaped and actually look like the characters and not bloated or puffed out when stuffed. Meatwad uses a modified popcorn stitch to create the lumps but apart from that, the pieces are fairly simple to put together. Anyone making it that might run into problems or get confused, please leave a comment for me to respond to.
I’m not posting a pattern for the time being since it is fairly long and I think demand will be very low if at all existent and the notes were terribly scrawled and would be nightmarish to decipher. My Russian engy is complete with amigurumi land mines for taking out enemy vehicles and a Karl Gustav rocket launcher for settling the hashes of pesky tanks and helicopters.
The ongoing PSN outage has been doing wonders for my amigurumi productivity, but has also left me searching for single player games to focus on. Portal 2 has been a recent acquisition and focus of mine, and since a weighted companion cube was a recurring theme in the requests generated by the call for pattern suggestions post, a playset made perfect sense. Initially I wanted to make Wheatley and a Turret (I’m different!), but those types of ambitions tend to end up in me getting distracted and abandoning projects midway through, so I turfed those two and may pick them up later on. Chell is wired and can be posed but because the portal device is so fragile, I don’t dare move her arms much at all.
As with most of my creations, the pattern is free and included but be warned… this is no beginner pattern. You should be familiar with amigurumi crochet techniques, reading patterns and be willing to assemble, cobble on and fiddle with little maddening pieces, wiring and glue… but in the end it will be worth it I promise… for science. More pictures and the epic pattern after the jump!
I was working on a new pattern for a flexible pattern that could be made into various cute, chibi-style animals or humanoid forms, when my husband pointed out how well suited the head shape was to make the pattern into an Alien Hominid. Not content with just a kitty, bear and bunny rabbit, and eager to implement any aspect of nerdery possible, I endeavored to make his dreams come true and set about crafting him his very own Alien Hominid, which he adores.
This pattern is a flexible chibi-style pattern that can be modified to make any cute chibi style animal or humanoid. The oversize head, disproportionate limbs and tiny pot bellied body seal the pattern in the genre of chibi-deformed cuties. It is quite simple and works up fast, creating a finished doll around 4 inches tall in around 1 hour for most experienced crocheters. I have included patterns for bear, cat and rabbit ears and tails, however point out that a cat ear could be stitched to the front of a face to make a bird beak and bunny ears applied to the side of a head upside down make uncanny floppy dog ears. In other words, it is a versatile pattern, so go nuts and let your imagination get the best of you.
A big thanks to everyone for all the support, nice comments and positive waves. 1000 has always seemed so epic. I’ll be posting a celebratory pattern this weekend
Food has been a routine source of inspiration for all sorts of cuteness, from stationary to Amigurumi and I have always loved recreating it in Amigurumi. This pattern was inspired by the hamburger from Doki-Doki Yummy Chums, and is a super cute burger that wants to make friends. The pattern is worked continuously in one piece, and finishes up faster than the separate buns, patties and cheese patterns I found online, most of which were pay anyhow. It also needs no sewing, which saves time and pain in the ass factor, and makes it safer for animals and small children. It is perfect for cat toys, just stuff with catnip, or insert a squeaky thing for dog or baby toys and wait for the drool to fly!