Okay folks, are you ready for the cutest crochet-along EVER?!?
Join me in stitching the first official Crochet Me amigurumi CAL, Owlivia and Little Livvie from our latest issue, Interweave Crochet Summer 2011. This is a great beginner crochet project. If you’re a veteran or new to thread work, you can challenge yourself with Little Livvie. If you have been knee-deep in garment projects like I have been these last few months these amigurumi are a perfect break; a way to give you a sense of accomplishment, with a side of cuteness! It’s also the perfect portable summer project, easily thrown in a tote bag and taken poolside or to a café table somewhere while you enjoy the sunshine.
The timeline is almost a month long, which should give us plenty of time to pick this project up and put it back down (after all, those WIP’s aren’t going to crochet themselves ). Or if we’re really ambitious we can work ahead and make a whole flock of owls! Here’s a rundown:
6/24-6/30 Get pattern, yarn, and notions.
7/1-7/7 Work body.
7/8-7/14 Shape back and tail, make face.
7/15-7/21 Make beak, wings and feet. Finish!
And the specifics:
Owlivia & Little Livvie
Designer: Brenda K. B. Anderson
Finished Size: Little Livvie stands 2" tall. Owlivia stands 4½" tall.
Yarn: For Little Livvie: Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread size 10 (100% mercerized cotton; 350 yd [320 m]/3 oz [85 g]): #0131 fudge brown (MC); #0431 pumpkin (CC1); #0420 cream (CC2); 1 ball each.
For Owlivia: Red Heart Soft Yarn (100% acrylic; 256 yd [234 m]/5 oz [140 g]): #9344 chocolate (MC); #4422 tangerine (CC1); #9114 honey (CC2); 1 ball each. Yarns distributed by Coats & Clark.
Hook: For Little Livvie: size 9 (1.4 mm) steel hook; for Owlivia: size G/6 (4 mm) standard hook. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: For Little Livvie: Polyester fiberfill; embroidery needle; size 8 mm slit pupil safety eyes, sew-on style. Note: The washers on most safety eyes are too big to fit behind Little Livvie’s face. The stem of the eye has a hole in it for sewing; stitch marker (m; optional).
For Owlivia: Polyester fiberfill; yarn needle; size 15 mm slit pupil safety eyes; stitch marker (m; optional).
Gauge: For Little Livvie: Rnds 1–6 of body = 1¼" diameter. For Owlivia: Rnds 1–6 of body = 2½" diameter.
If you need a copy of the pattern, you can pick up a copy of the magazine here. Join the discussion in the forums for tips and tricks, or just to talk about how adorable your owls are becoming. I’m only just finished with the body of my first Little Livvie, and all of us can’t help but go “Squee!’’ with delight at how cute it is!