One Pattern = Whole Lotta Possibilities.
For ages, I’ve been wanting to crochet cute fur babies. But I’ve had other projects keeping me busy. I kept pushing the doggies to the bottom of the make list.
Then a few weeks ago I heard our friends who had returned from a stint in Japan found themselves new digs. I figured this would be my chance to make my dogs. They’d make the cutest housewarming gift. They were moving into an apartment so a real dog was out of the question.
I’ve had my eye on the crochet patterns in Ami Ami Dogs by Mitsuki Hoshi and fell in love with the little Frenchie.
I also figured this would make an awesome example to show you how to get the most out your crochet patterns. Especially with amigurumi.
My favourite trick with crochet is:
One Pattern = Whole Lotta Possibilities
By simply changing your materials. Like the size of your hook and thickness and fibre of your yarn. You can create different creations. Using the same pattern.
Let me explain with pictures
I’m going to make 2 dogs using the French Bulldog crochet pattern by Ami Ami Dogs by Mitsuki Hoshi.
Materials: 1 mm Crochet Hook & Embroidery thread
Materials: 2.75 mm Crochet Hook & DK weight yarn
Following the pattern for both dogs this is what I got:
As you can see Dog 1 is pretty much half the size of Dog 2. How much fun is that! And their embroidered facial features make them look different as well
Of course, nothing beats real fluff balls but I gotta admit these come pretty damn close! Now to deliver these two cuties🐶
So if you’ve got an old amigurumi pattern mix up the materials and see what you can create.
P.S. I’m not affiliated with the brand(s) mentioned in this post. I just think they’re awesome and more people should know about ’em!