This year I joined a challenge on Instagram called the #AmiBookChallenge. Basically, a fellow crocheter acknowledged that many of us collect pattern books but never get around to using them much, so for this year, we’re all gonna try to make one ami per month from a book we already own. My February ami was from Dinosaurs, Mammoths, and More: Prehistoric Amigurumi.
I chose this particular pattern for February because Feb is a short month and this little dude looked pretty easy. As it turns out, it was! But it still took me most of the month to finish because I sat around procrastinating for AGES before I finally braved my messy closet to search for wire and wire cutters to hold the little guy’s head up under the weight of his head. Still, all told, pretty easy and fun, and I think it turned out pretty cute!!
I love his great big eyes and his long, long neck. He’s rocking that turtleneck sweater (that of course is completely inadequate to cover that disproportionate neck!) Worth digging out the wire for him.
Great challenge theme, as well. I know I’ve got some old pattern books just gathering dust.