March 4, 2011

Amigurumi Chicken - Meet Buffy!

I've never done amigurumi before and still not sure I could follow any but the simplest of patterns, but I got it in my head yesterday to try to do an ami chicken on my own.

The first prototype was an epic fail;  I used black flecked yarn and it looked like something Jason of the Argonauts might be sailing the high seas in! The body was much longer in proportion to the head and tail and was just horrible.

I gave it another go and was much more pleased with Buffy, the Buff Orpington ami chicken.  This time I used Red Heart yarn in Buff color (hence the name).  I quickly wrote up the pattern and published it this evening, which you can find here.

There's a photo tutorial that goes with it so you can see what I mean when I say turn it this way or that way during various steps in the pattern. I think I did ok for my very first attempt at an ami critter, but I hope it all makes sense to someone besides me!


7 comments:

Debi Y. said...

She's so cute. Would make a nice centerpiece. :)

Mindy said...

Nice!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Marie Anne, Little Buffy is so CUTE!.. I love chickens, roosters, and cows all over my kitchen, so I'd love to give your pattern a try! Thanks for sharing it, and have a nice weekend! ~tina

Caroline said...

Nice job on your first ami! I think she's very cute!

CrochetBlogger said...

Sounds like it was worth the persistence to make this one. Love it!

crazymotheringchick said...

Oh, that's cute!

Marsha S said...

looks really cute!