I recently joined an amigurumi contest held by Amigurumipatterns. I braved myself to join even if I know there are lots of entry that will be better than mine. Yes, I am nervous! This is the first ever contest that I designed a doll. Don’t get me wrong, I know mine is special too as those who send their amigurumi designs. We have different techniques and ideas, and each is unique and beautiful in every way.
This amigurumi designs contest is held yearly with a different theme. They started in 2013 with the theme, “Amigurumi Animals at Work”. It was supported by a lot of crochet amigurumi fans and so they continue to do this every year. This year’s theme is “Monsters!” . Scarily cute and sweet at heart.
The rules to join are really simple. The entry should be a crochet amigurumi, this is because their site is solely for crochet amigurumi. The entries should be consistent with the theme and it should be an original work. When they say original, it should not be trademarked. Or if your pattern is taken from any other existing source but you just change the color or lessen the rows of stitches of that deisgn, it could definitely disqualify your entry. You should at least have 3 pictures to submit, the creepier photo the better. Last submission of entries will be on Dec. 2, 2016 and voting starts on Dec 3, 2016 by the audience of Amigurumipatterns. You can submit as many designs as you want. Submitting entry to the contest is absolutely FREE!
I submitted two (2) entries for the contest. And I’ve crossed fingers both on my hands and feet, that I could at least have one in! Luckily, they were both accepted and now the moment of truth is nearing. Haha! Afraid again that it might not be good enough of an entry, and people wouldn’t love it. All the luck in the world come to me at once! Haha!
There will be three (3) winners, who will blessed generously with humongous prizes. These prizes will be coming from these kind and lovely sponsors: Inside Crochet, Furls Fiberarts, Barruntando ceramics, Stylecraft yarns, Situer safety eyes, Clover and Hobium. Any crocheter/amigurumi designers like me would be tempted to join if you see the prizes they are offering just to share your talents. What I love and most excited about in all those prizes is the set of books, where they all compiled top-notch amigurumi designs from all over the world! Not cool enough? It’s not just a set, it’s a collection! Which, I don’t think I can afford anytime soon. Having the chance to win it, I couldn’t pass on it.
The first entry I submitted is a pain for me. I crochet day and night to finished it. Why is it a pain? I used black yarn to most of it. And we all know, black yarns or anything dark is a pain to crochet. Though it may be as I told it is, I am quite happy with how it turned out to be. Presenting “Nedd the Nosferatu”.
Nedd is surely a creepy one. He is a few hundred years old vampire. He may look dangerous and out of this world but he is real sweet and adorable. Need not be afraid of him because he don’t drink blood of innocent people. He ordered his food on blood banks. Like any other vampire, he is afraid of the sun, and can turn into bat when he wanted to. He has also the ability to mind control. Looking scary as he is, he has a high passion on things cute and small.
I made him with mercerized cotton in colors Black and White. Crochet hook size is 1.1 mm all throughout the process. He stands 15 cm and approx. 6-7 cm in width. Every detail is crocheted, even his eyebrows that always on fleek!
Meet “Santa Muerte”, my second entry. I made her before Nedd, but submitted Nedd firstbecause I wasn’t exactly sure how to dress her. It was inspired by a clay artist that I followed on IG for the longest time I could remember. He made cute polymer clay chibis under the IG name ClaywithFern, a very talented young artist. Recently before halloween, he made these little sugar skulls head that is so cute, and so this design by me is made.
Santa Muerte means Holy Death. She has an extraordinary ability to deliver her devotees in the afterlife protected, safe, and healed. In her daily life, she can blend in well in the community. Always observing. This is her true form. She can be what she want and looks what she likes. She is best at making friends, and keeping them.
I made her with fingering acrylic yarns in various colors. Hook size is 2.0 mm (which breaks on the process before I could complete it). She stands approximately 8 inches tall and approx. 4 inches in width. Every detail is crocheted and embroidered. Her dress is 2 piece, backless top and a skirt. I love her curls, don’t you?
A few more days left and the voting begins. I will be grateful for all your support and love for my two entries. For now, please enjoy the gallery below to see them better. I hope you could extend just a few of your time on that day, to vote for them. Winning on this contest would mean so much to me, to give me more reasons to share and be inspired to do things I thought I couldn’t. Thank you all so much in advance! And good luck to all who joined!
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