Tokidoki Amigurumi

  1. Maybe this is not the right place, but do any of you all do amigurumi of the Toki characters? I was going to try to do a couple, I've started on a Mou Mou but I don't think it's coming out right...anyone have pictures of ones they've tried? Sorry if this thread is misplaced, I don't know any other forum of Tokidoki.
    Hmmm...maybe I'll try a Latte.....
     
  2. whats amigurumi? forgive my ignorance.
     
  3. I don't, but after googling it, I think that I definitely want to learn how to do it.

    I would love to see your finished product.
     
  4. It's a Japanese craft of crocheting/knitting. :smile: Like origami is the craft of paper folding.
     
  5. Ms. Kula_bear, amigurumi means "small knitted/crocheted toy" in Japanese (as I've been told!). I will post some pictures here in a bit, if I figure it out how to load in pics.
    I've been crocheting for a while, but this is new for me. I'm working on a "Toki-insipired" toy right now from a pattern I created....it looks goofy, but it's fun! :p
     
  6. I would love one in a toki character..like for a keychain for my bag!!
     
  7. wow thats cool! I used to volunteer at the Japanese American Museum teaching kids origami. Please post pics.
     
  8. toki amigurumi? -dies-
    that would be SO CUTE!
    I'd be heaps interested to see how your project turned out :biggrin:
     
  9. Okay.....now you all are in for a letdown, I tried my best! I don't think the puppy likes the cat...:roflmfao: On the left is "Beatnik Boy"....it's not EXACTLY Toki...I'm working on it!
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  10. Dang it 'Dino! Play NICE!
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  11. how cuuuuute! The kitty looks great! Thanks for posting the picks!!! Do they have kits for this?
     
  12. I haven't seen any kits for it- the things I've read, though, say that amigurumi must be single crochet, and if worked in the round, must be spiraled (American crochet "jumps up" to the next row- the Japanese way doesn't supposedly). I think it's just a matter of grabbing some yarn of any color and just see what happens!
    Most patterns I've seen build up from 6 sc in the round, and increases 6 sc every round until the size is met, then no increase a few rounds, then decreasing back. Use a smaller hook than you normally would- it really does help make the stitches tight so the stuffing doesn't show.
    Thnaks for the compliment Kula_Bear!! :smile:
     
  13. aww@!! too cute. i love amigurumi!! it's the only reason i wish i could crochet
     
  14. very cute sparklyseahorse :biggrin:
     
  15. aww cuteness... I'd definitely want to learn how to do that!