Today, I’m sharing a tip that Mariana (from Chile!) came up with while taking my Amigurumi Woodland Animals Class. Is it a pattern for a crocheted sweater?
Nope… it’s way more clever than that! It’s a way of making your animal look like he’s wearing a sweater, by following the pattern and just adding in some color changes!
Isn’t this guy adorable?
To get this look, you just need to make a few modifications to the pattern. In fact, you can do this same trick with a whole variety of animal patterns!
- Pick a contrasting color of yarn (in the same thickness as your main ‘bear’ color) to be the ‘sweater’. The yardage will be about 40% of the total main color yardage specified in the pattern.
- Crochet the body using your sweater color.
- For the arms, crochet the first 6 rounds in the main color (as in the pattern), but then switch to your sweater color for the remaining rounds.
- Sew on a few buttons down the front of the body.
Now you’ve got a bear with a sweater!
Isn’t this a fabulous idea? And isn’t it great how you can modify a pattern, and come up with something that looks totally different?
Thank you so much, Mariana, for sharing your adorable bear and technique with us all!