Saturday, September 21, 2013

FO: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Amigurumi

I am proud of this little Buffy doll because I didn't have a pattern - I just used my mad amigurumi skills to freestyle this baby!  Yay!  My inspiration was this Buffy doll crocheted by Skeeboo on Etsy.  I fell in love with the doll and contacted Skeeboo to see if she would sell the pattern, but, alas, I never heard back from her, so I was on my own.

"You have a sacred birthright, Buffy. You were chosen to destroy vampires, not to... wave pompoms at people." - Giles

yarn details
Knit Picks Brava in Canary, Wine, Cream, and Black
Worsted Weight
100% Acrylic
$2.99 per 100 g / 218 yd ball
(body)

Green Oak Acrylic in White
Worsted Weight
100% Acrylic
85 g / 115 yards
(shoes)

Knit Picks Main Line in Butter Pecan
Aran Weight
75% Cotton 25% Merino Wool
$3.29 per 50 g / 82 yd ball
(hair)

findings
polyfill
9mm safety eyes

project details
pattern: freestyled it....
finished size:  aprx 7'' tall
hook:  4.25mm G hook
yarn used: no clue... didn't measure
duration: June - September, 2013

notes

  • If you want to design your own amigurumi, I highly recommend Stacey Trock's class on Craftsy, Design Your Own Monster.  I learned all the skills I used in this creation from that class.
  • I crocheted the skirt as if I was attaching a ruffle, increasing in each stitch I picked up as I went around.  If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have increased so much because I think it gave Buffy some pretty monsterous hips, so that's something to consider.
  • For the hair, I used this tutorial on Stacey Trock's blog.  Adding in the bangs was a little tricky and it's difficult to explain how I managed to do it, but I basically added the bangs like normal, then the first row of hair behind it like normal, then I went in and sort of picked up some yarn between the two rows and added in another line of hair to prevent a bald spot between the bangs and the hair line.

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