Longisqua…What? Yes, well… 3 weeks ago I had never heard of that word either. But, as each years, one of the biggest amigurumi patterns website, amigurumipatterns.net, organized a big amigurumi contest. This year, the theme was “Prehistoric times”.
So I went looking over the internet if any prehistoric animal inspired me more than the others. And I have to admit I had quite a fun time running into all those unknown creatures with big arms, neck or teeth, and I was quite releived too that some didn’t exist anymore. When I found the longisquama and his beautiful colors, I knew it was him I was going to make !
But now let me show you how this colorful lizard with pikes was born !
First, I made a few sketches. Then, when I was happy with the general look, I started crocheting the smaller part of the amigurumi, the leg, for scale. The hardest part there was to figure out how to make the 90° angle without using any wire inside.
Then, all I had to do was to be consistent with the size of the other parts to match the sketch as well as I could. Of course, I took notes during the process so that I could reproduce the pieces (and prepare the pattern ^^). Once all the parts were crocheted, I started assemble everything.
And that’s it ! 3 days later, Albert was born, just in time to enter the contest !
If you’d like to see all the other entries and/or vote for Albert, you can do so here ! (Plus, this year you get a chance to win 100 skeins of Must-Have Minis by voting !)
See you soon !
Oh my gosh ! I still can believe it ! Albert won ! 2761 gigantic THANK YOU to all of you for voting ! I can’t stop jumping around ! Congratulations to all the other participants, especially DIYfluffies and Tarturumies for the 2nd and 3d place, as usual, it was such a pleasure to see all those beautiful designs !
To those of you who asked, there will be a pattern for Albert but it won’t be out right now because… Shhh, that’s a secret ;)
I have made my picks for the comp, and.must admit yours is the best, lots of interesting colours and hand holds for babies to hold and look at. Not sure how to send my votes, as I didnt have the pop up screen mentioned, can u help thanks.
Once you pick 10 you will get the pop up. It will not come up until you have picked 10 hearts.
Thank you so much Michelle, and thank you Jo for explaining why the pop up didn’t show !
Voted. I love Albert. Is your pattern available? I run a crochet club at my primary school and would love to share Albert with the children. X
Hi Lynette, thank you so much for your vote ! The pattern isn’t available yet, but it will :)
Your Albert is beautiful , colorful and unique!!
Loved it and voted for it !!
Good luck !!you did a great job👏🏻👏🏻
Thank yo so much Hala !
Great work! Well done!!
Thank you very much Patricia !
I just voted for Albert, I just love him Great work
Thank you so much Lorraine :)
Gorgeous! Outstanding work. Definitely voted and hoping you win as you most certainly do. The work that went into making him is fabulous!
Ow, thank you so much Tess !!
love albert, such a nice job of making him
Thank you Wendy ! :)
It is really adorable! I already voted for it as soon as i saw it! Good luck! 😉
Thank you so much Sylvie !! :)
Beautiful job, I was in loving with Albert! I just voted to him!
I am waiting the pattern, I would like to making Albert! Good luck Ahooka!
Thank you so much Eva, I’ll be making the pattern soon :)
Nagyon szép munka gratulálok.Szavasztam de nagyon nehéz volt a választás .Mind nagyon aranyos .
Voted! Can’t wait for the pattern. My grandson loves dinosaurs, Albert will be a great addition to his collection.
Thank you so much Lisa ! I’ll let you know when the pattern will be out :)
So happy you and Albert won. Congratulations!! Looking forward to creating my own Albert. Much love.
Thank you Lisa ! The pattern will be a part of amigurumipatterns.net’s next book ! <3
Amei o Albert sou principiante em amigurumi mais estou apaixonada por ele.Aguardo ansiosa o padrão amigurumi dele.
Here comes a vote from Germany. Albert is so cute, I fall in love!
Three days from the idea to the finnished object,this is a great job. Hope you and Albert are Champions to win this race 🍀🐞
Thank you so much Jacko ! We’ll know in a couple of hours now ^^
Congratulations on your win with this little cresture
Thank you sooo much Frannie !
Thank youuuu ! :)
Thank you so much !
So glad that you and Albert won!!
Thank you Katrina !
Albert was the most colorful and interestingly perfect little thing! I’m happy for your win, thanks for letting me know about the voting
Thank you so much Stella ❤
I’m glad you won. You really deserved it!
I can’t wait to crochet an Albert for my nephew!
Thank you so much ! I can’t wait for the pattern to be out either !
Loved him the minute I saw him! Congratulations!
Thank you so much Annie 💕
Hi!! I’m fronm Argentina. Yesterday I found the screen shot I madre fron Albert and wondered what happened with the contest.
You have to know I voted first for someone elses creature, but when I saw Albert, I had had to change my vote, no mater how fan I am from the other designer. Congratulations! Im glad I also thought, your work was truly the best!!! Happy New year!!
Hi Mercedes and thank you so much !! :)
The contest went super well as I actually won it ! I couldn’t believe my eyes and still am so happy about it ! So thanks again, it really means the world to me ❤
I would love to have this pattern! When my granddaughter was 3 – 6 yrs. she would pretend that the Geico gecko was her boss!!! It was such a fun stage. I NEED to make this for her!!!
Ahah kids are the best ! :D
The pattern will be a part of amigurumipatterns.com ‘s next book ! I’ll sure let you know when it will be out :)
Sure wish there was a pattern book of the top 10 or however many! They are ask adorable but I do think yours was the cutest!
Thank you so much Linda ! And there will be a book ! It will be released shortly ! :)
I bought the book and finished your pattern this weekend. I love the result and I really loved making those 4 legs. Your eye for detail is great, for example switching colors where the parts are sewed together. This is my result: