I completely forgot to tell about Jorge, my Amigurumi Mexican-style skeleton! Jorge is finally finished. I had a lot of fun making him! In a household full of men, crocheting girly-stuff is just not always the thing - so a skeleton combined with my love for Mexico would be ideal. It took some time to find a great pattern, but I finally found one at CraftyDebDesigns: realistic bona fide skeleton.
It's a very clear foolproof crochet pattern. Debs skeleton is really a very friendly one, very flexible and with a dropping jaw and mickey mouse-hands. For Jorge I changed those. I altered the skull, the hands and the feet to make it less bona fide, but for the rest I stuck to the pattern. I uses a crochet-hook 2 and mercerized cotton: Capri bij Katia, colour 82145 and black and DMC mercerized embroidery cotton in various colors, black and white felt to back the hands and feet, polyester stuffing and with yarn. I embellished Jorge with faux pearlbeads, sequins in silver, gold and red. That's about it.
|Realistic Bona Fide Skeleton by Crafty Deb Designs |
(photo from the pattern)
|Feet according to mu own design|
|Jorge, completely relaxed.|