I’m all into Amigurumi at the moment.
Last week I experimented with Amigurumi’s and felting. And I had so much fun!
Look at those cuties! Both the elephant and the whale are free patterns I found on the internet.
This cute elephant is a design from Chisachi Kushima. The original pattern is in Japanese, but there are links to translated versions on the pattern page.
This cutie is a design from Stacey Trock called M.Richard the whale. It’s already the second one I made. I really love this pattern. It’s such a cute whale. This one I felted and the result is even more cuddly and cute.
How to felt your crochets ?
Here’s how I did it.
Choose a project with not too much color and a project that’s not too complex. You have to consider that your project will shrink about 30% if you felt it.
The yarn I used.
I used Drops Nepal. Its a blend of wool and alpaca, has a lovely light and soft (squishy) texture and also very useful for cuddly felting projects.
Choose wisely. Your yarn will become somewhat fluffy after felting. So I wouldn’t recommend using lots of different colors. In stead of that, choose a project that doesn’t have too many complex shaping.
The whale and the elephant are perfect projects for felting. But also vegetables are cute to make.