Amigurumi: Design Your Own Monster »
InstructionsThis is my own design, using the tools and information I learned from taking this course. The bird is 31 inches from the top of his head, to the tip of his tail. I have made extensive notes of the project, and will need to write them into a legible pattern.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Cute
Yarn, 1 skein each: For the Macaw - of Red Heart Super Saver in each of the following colors: Cherry Red, Blue, Bright Yellow, and White. Patton's Gray Marl, Vanna's Choice Black. Size 18 owl safety eyes. For the branch - Red Heart Super Saver Green, and Brown. A 3/4"craft dowel, 12" long , a key ring and red jewelry wire.
What was your inspiration?
A nearby restaurant displays all sorts of artificial parrots, macaws, and other exotic birds throughout the building, None are made of yarn. While dining there, I was telling my husband I needed to design a monster for the Craftsy class. He suggested I make a parrot. Sounded like a wonderful challenge to me. I will present this bird to the owner. Dare I hope that it will end up on display in the restaurant??
What are you most proud of?
This bird turned out exactly as I had envisioned. The wings were made 3 different times, changing size, color, and order of stripes, and the tail was a real challenge to get right, but it finally ended up as I had hoped.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Patience, and experience in crocheting amigurumi. It will not be a speedy project, and requires assembling the macaw and branch with wire.