Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Horse Year

2014 is the Horse Year ( based on the Chinese Zodiac).  To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New year, let's make a horse amigurumi.
Feel free to modify the pattern to make your special horse amigurumi, but do not sell this pattern, or copy without mentioning this blog. And don't forget share your creation :)
Happy New Year, hope you all be healthy and this year would be a prosperous year for all of us :)

Here's the pattern:

Start using brown yarn, make 6sc in a loop
Rnd1: (scinc) 6 times [12st]
Rnd2: (Sc, scinc) 6 times [18st]
Rnd3: (2sc, scinc) 6 times [24sts]
Rnd 4-5: sc around [24sts]
Continue the next round using Light brown yarn
Rnd 6-8 : sc around [24sts]
Rnd 9: (3sc, scinc) 6 times [30sts]
Rnd 10-12: sc around [30sts]
Rnd 11: (3sc, scdec) 6 times [24sts]
Rnd12: (2sc, scdec) 6 times [18sts]
Stuff it with some polyfills
Rnd13: (Sc, scdec) 6 times [12sts]
Rnd14: (scdec) 6 times [6sts]
Finish off

Using light brown yarns make 18 ch
Slip stitch to the first ch to make a loop.
Rnd 1: 18sc [18sts]
Rnd 2: sc around [18sts]
Rnd 3: (4sc, scinc) 3 times [15sts]
Rnd 4: sc around [15sts]
Finish off, leave a long tail to sew the neck to the body and the head.


Start using Light brown yarn, make 6sc in a loop
Rnd1: (scinc) 6 times [12st]
Rnd2: (Sc, scinc) 6 times [18st]
Rnd3: (2sc, scinc) 6 times [24sts]
Rnd 4: (3sc, scinc) 6 times [30sts]
Rnd5-12: sc around (30sts)
Rnd 13: (3sc, scdec) 6 times [24sts]
Rnd 14: sc around [24sts]
Rnd15: (2sc, scdec) 6 times [18sts]
Stuff it with some polyfills
Rnd16: (Sc, scdec) 6 times [12sts]
Rnd17: (scdec) 6 times [6sts]
Finish off.

Foot ( make 4)
Start using Dark brown yarn, make 12sc in a loop
Rnd1: sc around [12st]
Rnd2: (sc, scdec) 4 times [8sts]
Continue next round using creme yarn
Rnd 3-5: sc around [8sts]
Stuff it up, then Continue next round using brown yarn
Rnd 6: (2sc, scdec) 2 times [6sts]
Rnd 7-9: sc around [6sts]
Finish off, leave a long tail to sew the leg to the body.

Since I have trouble in translating the crochet term using English, I make a picture of the instruction for the tail and hair part (I believe there's an english term for horse hair, but I don't remember it).

click to zoom for a better view

sew all the parts to its place, add some eyes, and some details using embroidery.  in my version, I add a creme spot at the face.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

That's not an Amigurumi!

When I started this blog, I thought I would make a lot of amigurumis and only amigurumis.  I think I am one of the first Indonesian knitter/crocheter who exclusively making amigurumi.  I wrote in this blog for 6 years, I wrote a book.   And things are different now that everybody is making amigurumi.  It's too mainstream.  So I quit.  I lost my purpose in knitting.  After having a long knitting break, I secretly decided to retired from knitting.  

Till a few days ago, a lightning struck me.

Nah, just kidding.  After I gave up, I no longer think that knitting and blogging are a must do job.  Suddenly I am free to do whatever I want, it doesn't have to be knitting or blogging.  Knitting is no longer a burden.  And now, I find that knitting is fun again.  Even knitting using someone else pattern (which I rarely do before).  It's a new thing for me, and it's surprisingly fun.

I made a baby hat using a pattern from

This hat is for my future niece, who will be born soon.  (Can't wait to see you).

I'm really an amature in making wearable item, but that doesn't mean I have to stick in making just amigurumi :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Hello 2014!

Happy New Year!
May the 2014 become a very prosperous year for all of us :)

Dear Reader, you might have noticed how I became unproductive blogger and crafter last year. it was actually because of my 2013 resolutions to be a real animator.  Not that I'm a fake animator, it was because I was so active in many craft event on 2012 and got some publications, I got no time to make an animation.  I was so shame of myself, to call myself an animator without making any animations.  So I dedicated my 2013 to make some animations and become an active animator.
as for the 2014, I think I'd like to continue what I was doing at 2013, which could mean less and less amigurumi :(
but i really hope I could get over through this knitting block.