Two new friends to start the year… Ampharos and Umbreon

 

Hey hey crochet lovers, and a happy new year to you all. One of my 2017 resolutions was to create something every week, and I acquitted myself pretty well with 24 crocheted Pokemon, two Porgs, six Christmas gnomes, and three sewn garments. Not quite the 52 creations I hoped for but an excellent haul, as our cluttered spare room attests to.

Now that the calendar has flipped forward to 2018, I’m renewing my commitment to creating something every week and I’ll attempt to blog my progress weekly too.

For week 1 of 2018, I bring you my two latest creations – an Ampharos completed at the end of December and a coordinating Umbreon that ticks off my first project for January. Both followed patterns from Linda Potts – the fabulous WolfDreamer, who has published an superb range of Pokemon patterns.

Ampharos was a fiddly pattern but worth the effort

Pattern: Free from http://www.wolfdreameroth.com/2009/11/ampharos.html

Yarn: yellow, black, white and red cotton DK

Hook: 3.5mm

Height: 25cm

Umbreon reminded me how little I enjoy working with black yarn

Pattern: Free from http://www.wolfdreameroth.com/2010/08/umbreon-plushie.html

Yarn: Black and yellow cotton DK

Hook: 3.5mm

Height: 20cm

I already have my next project well under way, and would have finished it by now had I not run out of yarn. I’ve also made a start on a new challenge, which I can’t wait to share with you soon…

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