I started an amigurumi teenage mutant turtle for her in February. And while I didn't have any trouble reading the pattern (well, nearly no trouble), it required a lot of concentration. A HUGE step up in complexity from my frist amigurumi attempt: a cupcake.
Then you sew those bits together.
The pattern is actually for a puppet, so you also make these little inserts for the arms and head for where your finger goes through. You hand goes up the back behind the legs in front of the shell, and you can make his arms and head wiggle.
|Finger insert for arm.|
|You put the insert inside the arm to create a cavity. You do this for the head as well.|
|This is how it will work.|
At this point I got a bit over taking pictures of everything. Also I would generally work on this at night, not ideal picture taking lighting. So the rest are pretty much the turtle complete!
He has a hollow belly, the idea is you can store his bits and pieces in his belly. So you make all the coloured bandanas and weapons and store them insite! I love that you can dress him us as any of the turtles by switching his bandanas and weapons.
|Bandanas, wrist bands, belt buckle (including my very special wonky embroidery skillz) and weapons for each turtle.|
|My favorite weapons are are Raphael's sais. I had some cool silver yarn for all the metal bits.|
|And a back view.|
Phew! I am super proud of myself, despite the fact that there are TONS of imperfections. I will most likely not make another one of these any time soon!!
More pics on my flickr.
I feel that my posts are complete without an appearance from The Kitten. In the course of creating the turtle, my bag of polyfill would be brought out from time to time. I'm not sure why, but she really liked it.