Amigurumi fruit will always have a special place in my heart. The first amigurumi I ever made was an apple from “Amigurumi World” by Ana Paula Rimoli. It took me a long time to learn how to crochet, but I when I finally did finish my first Amigurumi, I was hook (literally and figuratively)! It’s been 3 years and I’ve moved on to much more complicated projects, but I still make a fruit from time to time, just to gauge how far I’ve come in my crochet skills. It’s also really fun to see how cute I can make the fruit!
I’ve posted about this Amigurumi apple before when I gushed over the Martha Stewart's crochet dog toys. I made it last April and it was the first fruit Amigurumi that I attempted to cuti-fy. It definitely looks different from my first apple.
|My first Amigurumis, an apple and a pear.|
|Martha Stewart's apple vs. my apple|
Then I thought it would be fun to update other fruit Amigurumis. The second Amigurumi I ever made was a pear. I tried to make it so that each different fruit had some of the same features to that they look like they belong to the same series. They all have shiny big eyes, pink cheeks, and a smile.
Then came the orange.
Then, inspired by Martha Steward again, I made the watermelon wedge. This one was harder to make because it’s not the usual crocheting in the round. After a lot of trial and error, I finally make a version of the Amigurumi watermelon I was satisfied with. I was trying so hard to avoid taking apart Martha’s watermelon slice to reverse engineer the toy. I was afraid I wouldn’t able to put it back together again. It’s still not an exact match, but I think it’s pretty close.
|My watermelon slice|
|Martha Stewart's watermelon vs. my watermelon|
And of course, there’s the pineapple I recently made for Katie. You can read about it at my previous blog entry: Aloha Pineapple.
I still have a few more Amigurumi fruit I’d like to make. This is definitely an ongoing project. As my sister said, "You'll end up with a complete fruit basket!"
Thanks for joining me this week!