Amigurumi Unicorn

BabyUnicorn2August is mega birthday month at our house.

We have loads of friends and family who celebrate their birthdays in the month of August, and now all of Lil Miss P’s friends from her Plunket group have been added to the birthday list as well!

And it was especially important this year as they each celebrated their 1st birthday.

It’s been so much fun deciding what to buy each child, taking into consideration their individual little personalities.

For one little girl the decision about what to give her was super easy – an amigurumi unicorn.

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Amigurumi Batman

crochet batmanThis guy turned up recently.

After 3 weeks of work, and a fair bit of unstitching and frustration, he finally morphed into the superhero he was always destined to be.

Bound for the clutches of a 4 year old birthday boy, he had a tight deadline, which made him all the more fiddly and mistake prone.

But, finally, he was complete and ready to be squeezed and thrown and dive bombed and jammed into vehicles and other objects that he was never designed to fit in.

amigurumi batman

And hopefully carried carefully to bed to then be loved on as a superhero and his boy fall into a deep sleep.

I’m just glad he’s found his way to his new forever home.

Batman turned out much better than I thought he would, with all my do overs. The only thing noticed, only after I had sent him off and looked at his photos, was that his feet are a bit over stuffed and the fill shows through the small holes, but it’s not a biggie. With plenty of cuddling and squishing it will all squash down and won’t show after a while.

If you have a little boy (or girl) in your life who’s superhero crazy, perhaps stitch them up a Batman toy too.

Batman arose from this pattern designed by Tale Of Twisted Fibres.

I was thrilled to find such an awesome pattern, and then discover it was free too!

There are heaps of other free patterns on the site as well, so wander on over and take a look.

Crochet Bunting

Lil Miss P came into the world 3 weeks ago and prior to her arrival I crocheted and quilted up a storm.

I had all sorts of projects I wanted to do for her, and I managed to get most of them finished, except for this bunting that I found the pattern for at www.mooglyblog.com and had started just before I went into hospital.

crochet bunting

The great thing is that, after we got home from the hospital, this project was actually quite a good one to carry on with in the tiny, few stolen moments when my newborn babe didn’t need me and I was resting on the couch recovering from my c-section.

Each flag only takes a very short time to complete, and the letters are even quicker.

The flags also didn’t require too much thinking in terms of counting or changes in stitch type as they are just the same stitch (double crochet) back and forward with the only variation being 2 x double crochet in the first and last stitch of each row.

Easy!

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