You may have remembered from a previous post that I had a work in process in pieces. I introduce to you, FOOFA, from the popular kid's show, Yo Gabba Gabba. My daughter loves this show (and so do I, let's be honest!) and her favorite character is the pink and happy character - Foofa.
You may also recall that I'm part-time teaching at my school with no increase in hours in the near future so trying to find a pattern that was free was pretty difficult. Although if you want to pay for a pattern go here. I decided for the love of Hazey, I was going to make this doll for her. I've made a ton of amigurumi so I figured I would be able to find something in all the books and free patterns I have stacked up around my office. The only things I had to improvise myself was the collar and the pupils which were pretty easy once I sat down and thought about it. Here's a breakdown of what I used:
- legs: free Lion Brand pattern, Amigurumi Graduation Bear
- arms: book, Amigurumi! by Elisabeth A. Doherty
- body: Amigurumi World Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli (p. 26 head of the daddy doggy)
- head: same book by Ana Paula Rimoli and page number except I went down a needle size
- flower: book, Crocheted Flowers by Nicky Epstein page 126 the moonflower
- eyes: book, 201 Crochet motifs, blocks, projects, and ideas by Melody Griffiths, I followed the goldfish pattern on page 78 up to row 6 and then improvised a decrease till it looked rounded.
I leave you with words that DJ Lance would say if he were a yarn crafter: "Crocheting Amigurumi is AWESOME!