Friday, March 26, 2010

Amigurumi Friday! (it's back!)

For today's amigurumi Friday I would simply like to share what I've been working on lately, and maybe ask some advice from you, instead of give it.

For some time now I have been contemplating writing my own patterns for amigurumi. It is a really intimidating thought that has taken me all the way to last night to get over the fears and doubts about whether I could really do it. Because last night I sat down and sketched a little teddy bear, with full intentions of crocheting him into life! I'm really excited to try writing my own patterns, especially because I won't run into the legality of copyrights when it comes to selling my products on etsy! :)

So far, this is what I have:

Have you ever written your own patterns? How did you go about it? 

I obviously drew mine out, and am writing down things as I go. Is there a better/more effective way to design an amigurumi? 


sukigirl said...

Love your bear drawing.

I haven't designed too many things from scratch, but I change patterns all the time if I want a different look from the original.
I draw it out but I then break it down to basic shapes (egg shape, pear shaped, tube, sphere, etc).I can then make small adjustments to these basics to fine tune it. I also pin the parts together as I work on them to make sure they are the right proportion to each other.
It'll be interesting to see how others do it.

I'm sure you'll do brilliant on your bear :0)