Sunday, 20 September 2015

Captain America - "Avengers, Assemble!"

Hello everyone!

We've had a pretty busy week here at Casa del Westlund. We have been back and forth to the lake to help out our neighbours, and it was monthly Committee Meeting week for Rotary Youth Exchange. Fortunately I can type fast enough to take the minutes during the meeting, and was able to send them out without much more effort. 

This week I managed to finished off one of my greatest crochet achievements so far - Patriotic Buddy (Captain America) Kid Hero by Made By Mary! Amigurumi is not my favourite style of crochet, as I find it very hard on my hands. Plus, all that counting...


I won't lie, this doll took me several weeks to complete. It was my first time working with worsted weight yarn. The pattern is so incredibly detailed, and there were so many pieces to be made separately and then stitched together! His mask/helmet and shield can be removed (and he has lovely blond hair underneath)...


...there is a tiny button for securing his mask/helmet...


...the shield helpfully has a strap for ease of positioning and removal...


...the belt pockets even have buttons, so secret things can be stored in them (!!)...


... and he has proper 5-fingered hands!


Captain America came out so very cute, and he is about 18" tall. He will be off to his forever-home next month sometime :) 



Thank you to Mary Smith for such an incredible pattern! I highly recommend Mary's patterns - you can find them all on Ravelry here

Do you love working amigurumi creatures? What are your favourite patterns? Link them in the comments!

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  1. I find things like this very hard too! He is fabulous though!!!! You did an amazing job. xx

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  2. He looks great! I'm thinking of making an amigurumi toy for a friend's baby. Nothing too big or complicated.

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  3. Awww he loooks so cute! Like a baby-superhero! ;)

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  4. That is AWESOME! So much detail. You did a good job of capturing it in photos too. My goodness!
    You surprised me when you said this is the first thing you had made in worsted weight. Is it the first 'amigurumi' in this weight or the first time ever for anything? You would never guess - as usual your stitches are very even. Well done. Can I hear you sighing with relief that it is done? I feel a little tired just looking at all the work you have done. I admire your patience and perseverance and all the details are simply adorable. Excellent job, Michelle! xx

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    1. Thank you Jodie! I had never used worsted weight yarn at all before this project! Very relieved to have it done :) xx

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