Usually I make amigurumi out of standard acrylic yarn (or from 100% wool if it is from a kit I get from Stacey, since she likes to use the nice stuff). But this time I tried something different. I used a very soft cotton/acrylic blend from Knit Picks called Comfy. I also crocheted this guy at a much looser gauge than I usually crochet my stuffies at (used a J hook vs. an H). All this resulted in a very soft, extra squishy, huggable, adorable giraffe! Yay!
Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Creme Brulee and Doe
75% pima cotton, 25% acrylic
machine wash and dry
109 yards/50 grams @ $2.99 per ball
12mm safety eyes
pattern: Stretch the Giraffe by Stacey Trock in the book Crocheted Softies
hook: J (6.0 mm)
gauge: looser than usual
yarn used: 1.1 balls of yellow and 0.43 balls of brown
finished size: 8'' high - not including horns
duration: May 9 - August 16, 2014
- I ran out of the yellow Comfy yarn with just a few rows left on the head, so I subbed in some Shine Worsted in the same colorway that I happened to have. You really can't tell, thank goodness!
- I like how this guy is floppier than my usual stuffies, but I feel like you can kind of see the stuffing through the fabric. I think I will probably go back to using an H hook for my freshstitches amigurumi.