Go Blue Bear

You may remember for the last Iron Craft challenge, I decided to learn how to do crochet amigurumi. Before that challenge, I’d really only crocheted granny squares and edging on a knit project. I was so happy with my success that I went ahead and tried a slightly harder project. This time I picked on that had color changes in it.
Go Blue Bear
The pattern I used was Base by Ina Rho. I thought the pattern was cute and didn’t look too hard for a beginner. I will have to say on the whole, it was fine, but there are some typos in the pattern which took some figuring out. For example, the pictured bear has two more sets of stripes on the arm then the pattern calls for.
Go Blue Bear
Also I could not for the life of me figure out what she wanted you to do for the ears. She talks about doing something each side of the ch on row 18, but there is no ch on row 18. I looked at what other people said on Ravelry and it seems like many people couldn’t figure it out. So instead, I just did 6sc in a magic ring. Then I did a sc into the first 4 stitches on the ring and fastened off leaving a tail. I wove in the tail at the center and used the tail from fastening off to sew on the ear.
Go Blue Bear
I followed the link in the pattern to this tutorial on getting jogless crocheted stripes. It was pretty easy to follow and my striped look like her’s. So that was good.

Anyway, I am pretty thrilled with the results and think the finished bear is super cute. Plus, I get more and more confident to try other projects like this. I think next time I’ll try something with a little more shaping.

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