As planned, after my dad’s beanie, I wanted to make something from “Frozen” for Febe. She has been watching animated movies for about a year now, and has seen her share of Disney and Pixar – but no movie quite moved her like “Frozen” did. She loves it, watches it over and over again, plays Queen Elsa – freezing us all the time, and then we can’t move – and she loves quoting Olaf.
I doubted a bit at first what to make her. I saw some great Queen Elsa hats on Pinterest – but as my dear husband and my best friend pointed out: Febe already has two handmade beanies by mum. So maybe not the best idea 😉 I also saw a lot of lovely Frozen amigurumi, and ofcourse couldn’t resist her big friend Olaf.
As the pattern tells you, the head is by far the most difficult part. For me, not the crochet itself, but the mouth. I really struggled with cutting out the felt in the right shape for his mouth and was stressing out – because without the right mouth, well, he doesn’t look like Olaf then, does he?
By the end of last night I had done the head, and the body. He still needed feet, arms and buttons, but I already gave him to Febe this morning. She was cuddling him in bed when I left for work and he was next to her when she was watching some TV when I got home. The best compliment you can get I guess 🙂
Tonight I finished him all up – and this is our little Olaf now!
I’m really happy with how he turned out to be. I love making amigurumi – even more probably than I do making other crochet items. It’s just so much fun to create something 3D!
In the mean time crochet class at work has started again. I was able to purchase a lot of new yarn and today I gave the first class again. For now I have 3 girls attending. Projects in the running: a beanie, a flowerpot with plant and a heart (amigurumi as well). I’m making a donut to serve as a pincushion, because we keep loosing our tapestry needles *haha* . Pictures will follow later on 🙂