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Pokemon Amigurumi by Skele-kitty
Pokemon Amigurumi
I admit, it is a pretty weird to say "I made some amigurumi for our accountant and financial advisor", but yes, I did! We love those guys, they are AMAZING! So these are their Xmas presents for being so great to us. I made a Togepi for John and a Charmander for Chris - apparently these were their favourite when they played Pokemon as kids. And if you want to know is having an accountant or financial advisor worth it, even if you're not wealthy, it really is. I highly recommend it.

I don't really work of patterns, I kind of eyeball them as I go, so each piece is a one of a kind. 
Togepi was THE hardest thing I've crocheted yet, and I hope to never have to do another one again, so please don't ask me for patterns, lol! Although, I should really do it's foot again. You can't see Charmander's tail from this angle, but it's super cute and flamey, in case you were wondering.
Crochet Skate Toe Guard by Skele-kitty
Crochet Skate Toe Guard
I've been teaching myself how to crochet, and I won't be the first to say that learning is HARD work! But after perhaps a week of persistent struggling (and a bucket-load of YouTube videos), I figured out how to do it. Anyway, this is one of my latest projects was just for fun; a temporary fix until I can order and receive some leather ones, but they look kind of kitschy cool! I used the pattern from this site:… but I had to amend the pattern, because I discovered that my new Moxi skates toes are a very different shape to the author's Riedell She Devils. Her original pattern probably would be good for most roller derby-style skate, but it was far too too short for my lovely recreational-style skates. So here is my adapted pattern:

3.5mm crochet hook (size 4 or E hook)
8 ply acrylic yarn

ch - chain (pull yarn through) 
sc - single crochet (hook through, pull yarn through, pull yarn through 2 loops)
sl st - slip stitch (hook through, pull yarn through 2 loops)

Crochet in the round:
Row 1: Magic circle with 6 single crochet. (6)
Row 2: Inc 2, repeat to end (12)
Row 2: Sc 1, Inc 2, repeat to end (18)
Row 3: Sc 2, Inc 2, repeat to end (24)
Row 4: Sc 3, Inc 2, repeat to end (30)
Row 5: Sc 4, Inc 2, repeat to end (36)
Row 6: Sc 5, Inc 2, repeat to end (42)
Row 8 - 10: Sc around (42 for 3 rounds)*
This is where we are going to add the first set of lace eyelets:
Row 11: Sc 18, Ch 3, Sc in the next space and Sc a total of 6, Ch 3, Sc in the next space, Sc to end (48)
This is where we are going to add the loop for the tow stop and a second set of lace eyelets, so ignore the rounds and just count:
Row 12-13: Sc to the the last 2 spaces,  Ch 9, skip 4 spaces, Sc 18, Ch 3, Sc in the next space and Sc a total of 10, Ch 3, Sc until you reach the end of the C9, Sl St to finish off.
Tie off. Weave in ends.

*This is where you can add or decrease rows according to the size of your skate toe+toe stop+laces hole location.

To be honest, I kind of winged it, and I am hoping that the above pattern is an accurate enough for people to make their own crocheted toe guards.

Edit: I made another pair in a different acrylic yarn and noticed that you may need to adjust the size of your crochet hook according to the stretch in your yarn, i.e.: if your yarn is a little stretchy, use the size 4/E crochet hook, but if there is no give in your yarn, use a size 3/C crochet hook for something similar in size.
  • Listening to: DeadmaŘs
  • Reading: Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans -
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Wii Project Zero
  • Eating: Doritos
  • Drinking: Pepsi Max
Well, after three years, I am officially not a student any more! Not that I have nothing to do - I'm busy project managing our end of year exhibition, which has been way more stressful than anything I had to deal with while I was studying! I've had two job offers - one of which I passed off to a friend because I don't want to be a web designer, and the other ... well, we will see what happens with that on Wednesday, when I go talk to them. I've learned so much, and I highly recommend doing a diploma over a degree because of all the technical skills you learn as well as the theoretical ones. This journey has been brilliant and I have enjoyed every single moment of it.

Anyway, I've been working on my website and it is still a work in progress. I've posted a small proportion of my work on it so far, and I have a long way to go, still. I really don't enjoy working on web-stuff, but I can understand why people get a real kick out of doing it. The coding just does my head in, so I choose not to do it, lol! Anyway, back to organising the exhibition. If you're in Melbourne, Australia on the 6th of December, come to our exhibition… it'll be ... free beer!


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SonicFanPokemonFan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Do you mind on making a lucario and a riolu because these 2 are my best ones!

Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am not in the business of making papercraft any longer. It's been a long time since I made one, in fact. You could ask some of the active members of Paperpokes, it could be already made or a work in progress.
SonicFanPokemonFan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh ok thanks!😊
SonicFanPokemonFan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist

btw I know it's way too late but happy birthday!😚
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, sweetie. 
YukikoHime Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
gpsc Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
happy birthday
Skele-kitty Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
KuroNetsuki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy happy birthday to you~
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