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How to make any amigurumi in 4th of July colors!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Tuesdays are one of my favorite days of the blogging week because that’s when I get to share an exciting tip with you guys… and I think today’s tip is really fun and festive! Today, I’m going to show you how to turn any amigurumi pattern into a 4th of July-themed amigurumi! Yay!

Step 1: pick your pattern

The first step is to select your favorite amigurumi pattern. Almost any pattern will work for this technique, as long as the color isn’t a very important part of the design (remember, we’re making red, white and blue amigurumi… so you’ll need the shape to reveal what animal it is!). For this example, I picked Roosevelt the Monster, because he’s cute and would look great in lots of colors.

Step 2: read the pattern

Take the chance to look over your pattern and get an idea of how your amigurumi is crocheted (or knitted). To make a 4th of July amigurumi, you’ll want to crochet the bottom half of the animal in red and white stripes, and the top half in blue:

If you’re crocheting an amigurumi with a separate head and body (like this duckling), then you can make the head entirely blue, and crochet the body in red and white stripes.

Step 3: Start crocheting!

Pick your yarn colors, and get to it! For my monster, I used Ella Rae Classic Wool in colors: Ocean Blue (83), Cherry (31) and White (01).

My monster is crocheted from the bottom-up, so I began with the stripes. If you’re not sure how to change colors in crochet, then check out this video, which will help you get nice color changes. I decided to switch colors every two rows, but you can do it however often you’d like!

For the amigurumi add-ons (eyes, noses, etc.), just pick a color that you think looks good! I added a red ear, a white and red ear and white eyes. (I’m a fan of keeping the eyes plain white!)

Step 4: Admire your amigurumi!

And take lots of photos… I want to see them!

3 Responses to “How to make any amigurumi in 4th of July colors!”

  1. Lily Razz says:

    What a cool idea! I’m not from the USA (but have family there) but from Holland and our flag has the same colors!! You’re great at sharing tips! Thanks a lot!

  2. Patty B (aka grannypatty) says:

    Thank you for the suggestion for creating amigurmi in 4th of July colors. My daughter-in-law is a bicentennial birthday girl and I can use this suggestion to make something special for her. My hubby is from Italy & I can make him a Roosevelt in the colors of his flag. So much to make, so little time…..

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