Sunday, 8 March 2009
Crochet bunny for Easter
Sublime Organic Merino in shade called Chalk. Terrible name but great to crochet with, and it gives the finished bunny a lovely fluffy, furry quality. I was a bit stuck when it came to the features. I really hate sewing directly onto bumpy crochet because I can never get the stitches to go just where I want them to be. So I thought I'd sew them onto lovely woolly felt first & then sew the felt pieces on to the face. It was strange to do because it's quite hard to get a real idea of how the features will look once they're sewn on, but I hoped for the best & I'm quite pleased with the result. I'll definitely use this method again next time I'm doing an ami.
The other thing I learned whilst completing this project is how to do an invisible decrease in crochet. It has always bugged me that decreases, especially on little, tightly crocheted amigurumi, look so untidy and obvious (well on my crochet they do!). So I wondered if there was a better method than the one I had been using. After a brief look round I hit gold with this tutorial with brilliant photos. It is fantastically clear, and it really makes a difference to the finished article. It's made me much more enthusiastic to do more ami. But next on my list is a wallet for myself - I'm going to decide on the fabrics I'm going to use later - can't wait!