Friday, 26 May 2017


I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my latest Groot pattern. Well I've got a bit carried away since then. :)

I've been working on a humanoid shape for amigurumi because I wanted to make a set of avengers dolls. I made a few different designs of doll shapes, they were ok but they took a while to make and were a bit fiddly and I just wasn't very happy about recreating the shape so many time to make all the avengers.

I Started again on a different style of doll and starting making a Deadpool doll. This worked ok I had a large head and then a smaller body that worked from the legs up. It was working but I wasn't a 100% happy, so it got put to one side and never made.

After making Groot I had the idea to make some of the other Guardians. I started with Gamora and made the same size head I'd made for Deadpool. Instead of finishing off the head I went straight into the body and made it all in one piece.

After that she was finished pretty quickly. I was so happy with the shape, she just adorable.

Next I made Drax to again test the shape and see it it worked for a boy. I then was on a bit of a roll so I started on starlord. He has sideburns :) The mask was a bit complicated to figure out but I've managed to make it really simple for the pattern.

 It was pretty obvious now that I was going to make all of the Guardians. My original Groot pattern didn't fit with the set though. I was happy to make a new one that did. You can never have too many Groot in your life right. I only have four thats not a lot right... ?


 Next I made Yondu. I think this might be my favorite for the set. He does steal the film and I had a good old cry at the end. There is a lot of detail on him and I just love his goatee. 
 Mantis was a very quick make as there isn't as much detail. She is such a cutie though.
I left Rocket till nearly last as my brain couldn't figure out how to use my new shape doll to make the racoon design. I had the idea to use stitching rather than colour work after doing Starlords hair. Its actually a really simple technique and I'll be using in lots more in future. I'm really happy with the finished design its just how I wanted it to look.
Finally I made Nebula. She took longer the the rest to make because I wanted to use colour-work on her face but I couldn't do it an a way to make the pattern simple enough for all followers. In the end I made a stripe to be sewn on. I am really happy with the finished doll. Its how I pictured it but I am happy with how she turned out

All together now the amigurumi Guardians for the galaxy.

The best thing about these pattern is they so quick to make. I made all these in one week.

All the patterns are available from my etsy shop link here

Single patterns are £2.50 excluding vat while the movies is in the cinema
the full set is £15 excluding vat

Single patterns will be going up to the normal full price of £3.50 at the end of May 2017
The full set will stay at £15

The Gamora pattern will be available free in the next newsletter which will be sent out mid June 2017

I'm a bit addicted to making these designs now so this blog my become a bit of a geek out place for a while. I have started work on the Avengers, Deadpool has been redone and is nearly finished. I also have a Wonder woman and Spiderman coming soon.

The possibility with these designs are endless. I am defiantly doing another set of eight for the Avenger. I would love to do a Game of thrones set and maybe Harry Potter. Ooh theres so many I could make.

If you are bursting with suggestions to do comment.

Thats all today, happy crocheting. Love Liz xxx

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

'lil bit more Groot

Thank you for everyone who singed up to may newsletter. The first issue when out on May 1st.
 In the newsletter this time was my first Marvel pattern for this Little Groot for the Guardians of the galaxy 2 film.

Me and 'lil Groot when to see the film on the release day and it is fantastic. I keep wanting to go back and see it again before it leave cinemas. Baby or 'lil Groot as I like to call him steals the show from beginning to end. I love it. Best film I've seen in a long, long time.
 This is me and 'lil Groot after we got back from the cinema. We are very happy.

This is just a fun photo I took of all my Groots. It makes it look like they are growing up. If you've seen the film and stayed to the end you'll know I'll be adding another to this line up shortly :)

I hope everyone who got the newsletter enjoyed the free pattern. Well I know you have, because you've told me and thats fantastic.

If you missed this newsletter you can get on the list for the next one it'll be out at the beginning of June and will have another free pattern.

If you missed the newsletter but you want a Groot. He's available to buy from my etsy pattern shop. Hes at the low price of £2.50 while the films in theaters but will go up to my normal price of £3.50 after that.

Thanks again to everyone who has been buying lots of patterns and leaving such wonderful feeback and sharing photos. It really does make me happy.

Just a quick post this week. I'm working mainly on magazine commissions so I can't share what I'm working on. I think there is a new Love Crochet mag out this week with a few of my designs in but I'll do another post when I have the pictures.

Thats for today. happy crocheting. Love Liz