Applique is so much fun to play with. 🙂
Have a great holiday! I hope you get some time to put your feet up and stitch a bit.
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Tuesdays are one of my favorite days of the blogging week because that’s when I get to share an exciting tip with you guys… and I think today’s tip is really fun and festive! Today, I’m going to show you how to turn any amigurumi pattern into a 4th of July-themed amigurumi! Yay!
Step 1: pick your pattern
The first step is to select your favorite amigurumi pattern. Almost any pattern will work for this technique, as long as the color isn’t a very important part of the design (remember, we’re making red, white and blue amigurumi… so you’ll need the shape to reveal what animal it is!). For this example, I picked Roosevelt the Monster, because he’s cute and would look great in lots of colors.
Step 2: read the pattern
Take the chance to look over your pattern and get an idea of how your amigurumi is crocheted (or knitted). To make a 4th of July amigurumi, you’ll want to crochet the bottom half of the animal in red and white stripes, and the top half in blue:
If you’re crocheting an amigurumi with a separate head and body (like this bee), then you can make the head entirely blue, and crochet the body in red and white stripes.
Step 3: Start crocheting!
Pick your yarn colors, and get to it! For my monster, I used Ella Rae Classic Wool in colors: Ocean Blue (83), Cherry (31) and White (01).
My monster is crocheted from the bottom-up, so I began with the stripes. If you’re not sure how to change colors in crochet, then check out this video, which will help you get nice color changes. I decided to switch colors every two rows, but you can do it however often you’d like!
For the amigurumi add-ons (eyes, noses, etc.), just pick a color that you think looks good! I added a red ear, a white and red ear and white eyes. (I’m a fan of keeping the eyes plain white!)
Step 4: Admire your amigurumi!