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 ;)