Everything begins somewhere, right? So, as a first post, here are four amigurumis among my firsts, with their beginner mistakes… Not to be repeated ;-D (follow the link to see a before/after for those amis, and little tips to improve one’s work !)
I. Jawa (Star Wars)
Pattern by Lucyravenscar
Mistake n°1 : to crochet various colors with a different type of yarn ! Actually, when I started crocheting, I didn’t have many yarn colors to choose from, so I picked the black yarn somewhere and the brown yarn somewhere else, without adapting the scale ! As a result, my poor little jawa doesn’t fit in his too tight hoodie !
II. Sackboy (Little Big Planet)
Free pattern by Nerdigurumi
Mistake n°2 : To crochet on the wrong side of the work without noticing it ! Here, that’s what I did with the arms and that’s why they look super big and bulky !
However, it should be noted that working on the “wrong” side isn’t a mistake alone : some “hookers” and designers’ prefer the texture of the wrong side ! The main thing is to make up one’s mind about what to do…Unlike myself with my Sackboy bodybuilder :-D
III. Baby Tootless (How to train your dragon)
Free pattern by sarselgurumi
Mistake n°3 : to crochet with an oversized crochet hook, and especially stuffing too much ! You can see the fiberfill showing throught the stitches ! Yuk ! Furthermore, I also made mistake n°2 by crocheting the ears on the wrong side ! In addition, I didn’t have felt at the time, so I tried to crochet the eyes…Well, all in all, my Toothless is definitly less cute then the original one !
IV. Scrat (Ice Age)
Free pattern by greatgreycrochet
Mistake n°4 : not fixing safety nose properly… See for yourselves :-D Poor lil’ Scrat !