Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Blogger has always been kind of a pain to work with so I thought I'd check out some other blogging sites and found that WordPress was pretty neat so the blog is moving there.


I'm not going to post anything on Blogger anymore but the patterns that have been posted will remain here because I'm not bringing that trash over to my shiny new blog.


Be sure to click the follow button on the new blog to have an email sent to you whenever I post something. That way when I don't post something for four months not like that ever happens you'll be immediately notified when I finally stop being a lazy fart and actually upload a pattern.

I've already posted the next pattern there, an update to the horror that was my Popplio pattern. You're never going to know how it turned out if you don't head over to WordPress.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Pattern: Maneki-Neko Beckoning Cat Amigurmi V2

A 4" tall amigurumi of a beckoning cat. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Soooooo I died again (surprise surprise) but this time it was for almost maybe a good reason sort of. See I realized that I've kinda been...crocheting wrong? I'll go into more detail in a later post but basically my stitches never looked as neat as other people's, and I finally figured out why. I've been using the last couple months to adjust to my new style.

I also decided to finally start using sport weight yarn instead of worsted. I never liked how worsted seemed so thick and icky to work with, so I decided to make the switch. I now will exclusively use sport weight yarn with a C hook for all my pieces. Of course you can still use the old-fashioned E hook and worsted yarn (or any other combination you prefer) with my patterns and they'll turn out the same, just a bit bigger. For reference, my original Maneki-Neko pattern was 5.5" tall and this new one is 4".

Onto the actual pattern. This one isn't really a new pattern (and by that I mean not at all, it's the exact same pattern), I just kinda tweaked some stuff. I added a pink nose and some pink paw pads that look way better than those awful black lines. In fact, I ditched the black yarn completely and just used dark grey for everything instead. I changed the safety eye size to 9mm to be in proportion with the smaller amigurumi. I also moved the whiskers on the right side onto the orange part because that's where they should be and I'm dumb for doing otherwise. :P
Old vs. New
So in order to practice my new crocheting methods, I've been going back and crocheting some of my crappier patterns and making slight edits. As of right now I have Popplio and the sweater bunny redone, and I'm currently working on Rowlet. I also have 3 new patterns (well not new, they're super old, I just never uploaded them) that should hopefully go up soon.

ALSO I forgot to mention that I've been having some problems with my gmail account, namely emails not showing up until a few days after they were sent. If you sent me an email in the last month and I didn't respond, I apologize! Whatever problem was happening seems to have mostly resolved itself, though it does act up occasionally. If I don't respond to an email you sent, try sending me a message on Etsy. I check Etsy daily so I'm sure to see messages there. Sorry about that!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pattern: Incineroar Amigurumi

A 5" tall amigurumi of the Pokemon Incineroar. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Following my Decidueye amigurumi, next up is Incineroar. I think he looks soo much cuter as a plush than he does ingame. If I decide to play through the game a second time I will probably choose this one as my starter. I didn't include his fire belt because I thought it would make it a bit cluttered-looking, and I didn't think it would translate well into yarn. Besides, I like his design better without it.

Primarina is almost done, just have to make a few more parts and sew it all together. I don't know if I like Primarina's amigurumi as much as the other two, but I also don't like it in general so I'm biased. :P

Monday, November 7, 2016

Pattern: Decidueye Amigurumi

A 5" tall amigurumi of the Pokemon Decidueye. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

So a while ago I decided screw it and spoiled all the new Pokemon for myself. And while I was initially probably going to pick Litten, Incineroar freaks me out so I decided I'll go for Decidueye instead. And now that I've thought about it, I think I do like Rowlet better anyway. So of course, I needed to crochet a Decidueye for myself. Tried a few new things with this amigurumi and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, so I'm now also working on the other two starters. Already finished Incineroar and currently working on Primarina. (Incineroar in plush form is waaay cuter than the in-game model).

Now that I've definitely chosen my starter I kinda want to make another Rowlet amigurumi to match the Decidueye one. Or I'll just buy the official plush. Don't know.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Pattern: Lion with Scarf Amigurumi

A 7" tall amigurumi of a lion wearing a scarf. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Earlier this year I decided to make amigurumi of the 4 Hogwarts house animals wearing their respective scarves. This is the only one that I managed to complete because life happened, so I'm uploading it as its own thing. No idea if I'll go back and finish the rest of them.

The scarf is a separate piece and can be taken off. I've included alternate instructions for the head if you don't want to make a scarf for him. This involves just taking out a few rounds of the head, otherwise the neck will look too long without the scarf there. Here's a picture of another lion made with the extra rounds taken off:

I decided to upload this now because winter is coming and amigurumi need scarves too! Plus that new Harry Potter movie is coming out next month so the timing is perfect. It has nothing to do with the fact that I've been too lazy to take pictures of it. Nope. Completely unrelated.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Pattern: Psyduck Amigurumi REVAMP

A 6" tall revamp of my Psyduck amigurumi. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

Still working on updating some of my old stuff, so here's Psyduck. This one only had very minor changes to the pattern, so if you bought the old one there's really no need to buy the new pattern. Just fixed a few things I thought were weird. I also shrunk the feet a little to better fit the body and removed the fingers from the arms. This time around I sewed the feet onto the front of the body because why not.

I currently have an unfinished Snorlax revamp on my desk that might be completed sometime in the next century. No guarantees.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Pattern: Mimikyu Amigurumi

A 6.5" tall amigurumi of the new Pokemon Mimikyu. The pattern is available on Ravelry and on Etsy. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at icrochetthings@gmail.com.

So let's just collectively ignore the fact that I haven't uploaded anything in 3 months. 

For the most part I've been trying to avoid spoilers for the new Pokemon games but I heard people talking about this Pokemon that pretends to be a Pikachu and goshdarnit if it isn't absolutely adorable. Therefore it must be crocheted. Pretty pleased with how it turned out. Been working on making my amigurumi look cleaner which will never be made into a tutorial because I'm incredibly lazy which I might make a tutorial on sometime.

On another note: there's finally a Hobby Lobby near me!!! asdfshgadfsfdhgas I'm so excited. Ever since I moved nearly 4 years ago the closest one was over an hour away and now there's one not even 10 minutes away. It's beautiful. I love Hobby Lobby because it's the only store that carries my absolute favorite brand of yarn "I Love This Yarn". I need to go on a shopping spree. :P