Sunday, 27 February 2011

Small beginnings - The Octonauts




So I first bought myself some crochet hooks and a copy of Debbie Stoller's 'The Happy Hooker' to learn the basic stitches. I also purchased Ana Paula Rimoli's 'Amigurumi World'. I was inspired by the very simple patterns and the very cute toys.

Number 1 child (boy, aged 4) is mad on CBeebies Octonauts so I had a go at making his very own Captain Barnacles. I used Ana Paula Rimoli's 'Valentine Bears' as a starting point and sort of made up the hat -not sure it's quite right, which is why I haven't sewn it on yet!