On Wednesdays I shall be highlighting a weekly craft project of a geek related theme. Generally it’ll be something I scavenge off the Net, but follower submissions are always welcome (hint hint). Also, if I’ve done the particular craft project, I’ll post my results and any changes that I think are worth doing.
This week it’s PlanetJune’s (The talented June Gilbank’s blog) Lemmings! pattern. Also known as the Mop Top Mascot pattern as linked on the Lemmings page.
It’s a wonderfully easy pattern for the novice Amigurumi maker to do, and even better for the veteran who’s looking for a quick, small project. You can toss one of these little guys (without accessories) together in about 4-6 hours with only a small amount of yarn needed. If you’re really good, I could see putting one together in as little as two hours, but I’m not that good. I’ve got one sitting on my monitor staring at me as I type.
Here’s the small troupe I’ve made thus far:
With the exception of the fellow on the left, they were made exactly as directed by June’s pattern. The lemming on the left (dubbed “Lemthulhu”) had 3 tentacles added to the head portion but otherwise was made as the pattern directed. I think my next Cthulhu themed lemming will have better tentacles and be green to more compliment the theme. This version looks too much like LemRabbi for my taste.
Also, I found adding flower wire through the arms and across the body helped a lot so far as making them more poseable.
-Confusion is a state of mind, or is it?