I finally did it! Abu is complete and the pattern is here!
I am very happy with the way that Abu has turned out. My mum was here when he was finished (she is the main reason that there was time to crochet at all!) and she claimed that Abu was going home with her because he is too cute and there are enough amigurumi’s on my shelf. My mum is my #1 fan and I will always appreciate all the encouragement and support that she has given me over the years.
That being said I do plan on making a few adjustments when he is remade. The first change is to give him a bum. By the time I realised that I hadn’t accounted for it, it was at that point of no return. the top part of his legs could be unravelled and redone, but I was fortunate enough to find the time to do it in the first place. The babies were content so decided not to push my luck and use the time I had to finish Abu instead of starting over.
The second change will be with the shoulders. My Abu has broader and more defined shoulders, whereas the original Abu’s shoulders are slimmer, more gradual and less defined.
The last change is to make my second Abu using DK acrylic yarn. I used mercerised cotton yarn which isn’t ideal to brush and give the furry look. Instead, to achieve this look I just needle felted some wool roving in various places on his body. It would really complete the look if Abu was brushed – but not as heavy as I did my Beast. I cannot wait to see how Abu turns out when I remake him.
Abu’s total height (not including his hair!) is 7 inches tall.
- 4ply cotton yarn (I used Scheepjes Catona in 157 Root Beer and 506 Caramel)
- 2mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Fire retardant Fibrefill
- Brown wool roving (similar colour to brown used for the body)
- White wool roving
- Black wool roving
- Needle felting needle
- Black felt
- White felt
- Dusty Pink felt
- Dark red felt
- Purple felt
- Red and purple thread
- Sewing needle
- Craft wire
- Felt glue
- Pins (optional)
- Stitch marker (optional)
- MR# – magic ring with the specified number of single crochets
- SC – single crochet (double crochet English)
- INC – single crochet increase
- #in1 – the specified number of SC in the same stitch (i.e. 3in1)
- DEC – invisible decrease
- *_______* X# – repeat sequence within the asterisks the specified number of times e.g. *SC, INC* x6)
- FLO – front loop only
- BLO – back loop only
- CH – chain stitches
- CH1T – chain a stitch then turn your work
- SS – slip stitch
- ST/STS – stitch/stitches
- FO – fasten off
You are now complete!
How does your Abu look? Are you happy with the outcome? I hope that you are. This pattern may be a little complicated to follow with just pictures but I am here if you need any help.
This is goodbye from me until September. I will be busy behind the scenes running around after the twins and trying to catch up with my patterns but I will still be around if you need any assistance. I will also be posting fortnightly pictures of my project progress so that you can see which patterns will be coming when I return in September.
Thank you so much for all of your support and understanding during this busy time.
Until the next post, HAPPY CROCHETING!!