Sunday, 9 December 2012


Kate contacted me through my facebook page to ask if I could make an amigurumi of her dog kipper.

Kipper is a therapy dog and even has his own facebook page 

He's such a cute dog but never having made an amigurumi of a dog before I was a bit unsure about taking on the commission.

I had a play around with a few designs and tried out a few different designs until I was happy with how I was gonna make him.

 I wanted his coat to be fluffy and I had to get the face just right. Kat wanted him in his green vest and I wanted to try and get his name onto the vest.

These aren't the best photos as I was in a rush to get it in the post so it would make it to Kate and Kipper in time for Christmas.
I've used mohair yarn on top of the finished amigurumi to give his eyebrows and snout extra fluffiness and I've brushed the crochet with a teasel brush so he has real fur.

I'm really pleased with how he turned out and Kate and Kipper are very happy with him too. I'm gonna play around with the pattern a bit more and then I'll have a family of pooches to make into a pattern set.

I'm link in with handmade Monday :)


  1. He looks great and I am not surprised Kate and Kipper are pleased with him. Hope you have a good week.

  2. He is so cute, those big eyes are really endearing.A great job.

  3. You've really captured him. I think you have a real niche there!

  4. He is very cute! I love how you have even put is name on his little coat!

  5. He's super, well done, I wouldn't know where to start.

    Jan x

  6. He looks so cheeky and amazing, both in real life, and his woollen alter ego !
    Wendy x

  7. He looks so cute. Can't wait to see more of his friends.
    Ali x

  8. Wow - he's beautiful! you are a very clever person to create him! have a good week-end, Jo x