Friday, October 14, 2016

Unexpectedly Evil

I accidentally made a Death Star.

I was working on another project when one of the parts started looking familiar.  With the quick addition of a button I had my very own crochet Death Star.

I hope to finish the new project soon.  I just have to deal with some pesky rebels first.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Mo-Mo the Octopus

I have a Christening coming up, so I've taken a break from human amigurumi to make this cute cephalopod:

I present to you Mo-Mo designed by Tamara Bower-Snow for Roxycraft. 

Mo-Mo is made with 4ply yarn and a 2.5mm crochet hook. For the eyes, I used black felt attached with a felting needle (no tedious stitching!). The highlights were a bit tricky, small bits of felt break apart under a felting needle. Instead I embroidered two French Knots and then used the felting needle to flatten them to the eyes.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Star Trek: Voyager

Star Trek: Voyager is my favourite version of the Star Trek franchise.  Probably because it was the first one I encountered on late night television.  I've since watched some of the earlier series, and Voyager is still the one I like the most.

So what better to boldly crochet than the female crew from Voyager.  Starting with the tough but fair Captain Janeway.

Then the tough as nails engineer Lieutenant Torrus.

And the logical former Borg, Seven of Nine

I haven't forgotten Kes,  I just haven't worked out how to crochet her dress yet.  I promise to update this post as soon as I get her finished.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Trinity was one of the best things about the Matrix.  She was a kick-ass computer programmer who could hold her own in the hostile matrix world.

This is Trinity from the first movie, before she got relegated to girlfriend in the sequels.  I've taken a bit of a liberty with the colours,  in the movie her outfit is all black and shiny.  I've skipped the shiny (because it's impossible to do with yarn) and added some greys for interest.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Who You Gonna Call?

Last week I saw the new Ghostbusters movie.  It was awesome.  Before it had even finished I had decided to make the new team.  Here they are:

 Erin                                               Abby

Holtzmann                                                  Patty

These amigurumi are made using 8ply yarn and a 3mm crochet hook.  The eyes are felt and the glasses are wire covered in yarn.  Holtzman also has some acetate glued into hers for some extra colour.

Finally here is another shot of the whole team.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

New Amigurumi

I was looking back over my amigurumi collection and I realised two things.

1: It is time I made my own pattern and

2: I really don't make many female amigurumi.

Here is the solution. My first ever designed from scratch amigurumi:

The most kick ass character I could think of: Imperator Furiosa.  For those of you who haven't seen Mad Max, stop reading and go see it now.  (No seriously, go now.  It's got explosions AND a story. You don't get that with your average action movie.)

For now I'm off to crochet another character.  Who to choose next?

Friday, April 22, 2016


One of my favourite characters on Sesame Street was Slimy the worm.  As I have plenty of time on my hands, today I decided to make him.

Slimy is made from yellow and orange 8ply yarn, crocheted with a 3mm hook.  He is filled with polyester stuffing and has a wire armature so that I can pose his body and mouth.  The inside of the mouth is maroon and pink felt.  They eyes are two 4mm black glass beads.