Fan Art Up! (26) – Hello Kitty Crochet as a dragon

October 9, 2014 4 stars, Art it Up!, Book Review 34 ★★★★

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Fan Art Up! is a weekly feature hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Fan Art and doodles inspired by entertainment media, whether it’s Books, Movies, Anime, Comics, etc. Or even your random self inspired art! Break out those dusty art supplies!

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This week’s art was inspired by

Hello Kitty Crochet by Mei Li Lee | Goodreads

A super cute crochet book, Hello Kitty Crochet has lots of characters you can create. Almost all of them use the same base pattern for the head, hood, body, arms and legs with occasional differences to make the characters unique. A perfect amigurumi crochet book almost but not quite for beginners, the base pattern is super simple and would be perfect for beginners while I’m not a beginner I adore making quick and easy little toys to give as gifts.

The problem comes when you move onto the accessories like Hair, bows, hats and the little additional side items that come with some of the individual patterns (camera, fruit, etc) – the instruction at that point are not as obvious and not all of my attempts turn out looking like they do in the picture – which leaves me thinking…am I doing something wrong, or am I just not interpreting the pattern the way I should? So its aggravating on those things (especially the little boy and girl Lala and Kiki – the hair is a pain that I have not been able to master/figure out yet)

Overall though you can work up one of these little guys in a few hours, the only down side is sewing the body parts together, I hate attaching body parts rather then crocheting them into the piece. The body parts are tiny…even if you use a medium worsted weight yarn instead of a fingering weight yarn (which is what I’ve been doing and my mother has been doing them in the medium weight) the pieces are still chibi small which hey is what makes them cute right? But also just a pain to sew on. But that’s just my personal peeve and they really do look cuter this way anyhow being as small as they are. Overall I’d say between a 3.5 and a 4 star for this one. I know I’ll be using the base pattern a bunch to make my own little critters not actual Hello Kitty critters. So it’s still a win win for me.

Hello Kitty Crochet






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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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34 Responses to “Fan Art Up! (26) – Hello Kitty Crochet as a dragon”

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Hooray! hit me up on chat when you go to buy them. I own a number of toy crochet books and knit books, some are definitely easier then others. Personally I would say you could even just try your hand using one of the free online patterns. The trick is to start small and easy with a few simple types of stitches then slowly ease into learning new ones with each new pattern. I’ve been working with Anya on doing it that way and she’s doing fabulous. Did you see her pony she just finished!? And that’s only the third thing she’s made! All of the patterns she’s been using are free ones from the site – so you should make a quick free account and browse through the free patterns. I can send you a starter email of videos and a first pattern (a simple ball) to start off with!
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I love crocheting toys. I go through phases where I won’t make one for over a year or so and then the urge will hit me and I’ll do it for several months before setting the hooks and yarn aside again. But I’m like that with all of my hobbies and art supplies. =)
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Thanks Michelle – I know exactly what you mean about crafts that you don’t actually finish. I DO THAT ALL THE TIME!! Though I love having all the craft supplies in my craftroom for when odd spurts of motivation hit me and I’m actually able to get something done.
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  1. Danya @ Fine Print

    That purple dragon is SO CUTE and perfect for Anya!! Also, mad respect for being able to doodle at a Roller Derby bout, because those can get pretty rowdy – at least they do where I’m from! Lots of hooting and hollering and beer sloshing is a great time, but maybe not the best environment for drawing, haha.
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