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Albino whale amigurumi

under the sea
I finished a whale amigurumi, from a free pattern downloaded from a Japanese website Pierrot. This is my first time following a pattern in Japanese. Fortunately, the chart is so clear, it is easy to follow.

Edit on 11/11: You'll find the whale pattern pdf by clicking on the link "figure knitting". Gull and frog pattern is "woven figure." On the webpage, right of frog photo, the last two links available are for pattern pdf downloads.

Direct link to whale pdf

Direct link to seagull and frog pdf

I picked out this whale to do for the weloveamigurumi   November ami-along "under the sea". I rummaged through my yarn stash, but none of the colored yarns seemed right. I picked out this off-white, or natural, cotton by Lily Sugar n Cream. It is very minimalist-looking, this whale, but I like it.

whale

I did not join rounds or start rounds with a chain stitch, as shown in the chart. Also, I skipped the last round for the 2 fins. I put in black safety eyes and glued a piece of light gray yarn with FabriTac as the mouth. The tail has a little bit of stuffing in it.

whale-tail

Once I finished the whale, it was looking a bit like it needed a friend. I made the seagull, pattern from the same website, with white crochet thread, gray-blue embroidery floss and size 8 steel hook. This is my first amigurumi in thread crochet.

 seagull

Opted not to do the frog from the same pattern set,  because it looks hysterical and psychotic. And I've never heard of a sea-frog.

Cross-posted to weloveamigurumi

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fiberfiend
Nov. 11th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
I love the sea gull -- it's the perfect touch! And I think your facial features are much nicer than the slightly psychotic ones on the website. =)
snuffykin
Nov. 11th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Hi fiberfiend !! **waving at you** :D
astari_art
Nov. 11th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
i really do love this one hehe working on my own now ^_^ need to surch for more free japanese patterns ^_^
snuffykin
Nov. 11th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Here are some bookmarked Japanese pattern sites at http://del.icio.us/snuffykin/japanese%2Bfreepatterns, most I set to be translated to English. However, you can use the tool at http://www.nifty.com/globalgate/ to translate these sites from Japanese to Korean.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 10th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
English
Is this pattern available in English?
snuffykin
Apr. 11th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
Re: English
No, it is in Japanese only.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 11th, 2010 11:27 am (UTC)
Albino Whale
This whale is so cute! I especially love the little seagull on top, it's adorable!
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