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I am a crochet numnuts, but I still find it to be kind of fun. Granted, I can only really do a single crochet (have never attempted a double crochet or any of those treble things), but you’d be amazed how much you can accomplish with just the single crochet!

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Wee little chickie! The pattern is by Ana Paula Rimoli, and she sells her cute amigurumi patterns on her etsy site.
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I think it turned out okay, considering I can’t really crochet. Please bear in mind that the chick was just born, so it can look a little mangled and squashed. I didn’t have the special plastic eyes (by the way, does anyone out there have a good source for those black plastic eyes? I am new to this amigurumi stuff), so I just made a bunch of Colonial Knots (which I keep calling Continental Knots by mistake. I was trying to make French Knots, but some days I just cannot manage to make French Knots, so I found this alternative. Does this ever happen to anyone else?).
What shall I crochet next?

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22 Responses to peep peep

  1. Kathy says:

    It certainly looks like you can crochet from here. Double and treble (and double treble, etc.) are over-rated ;-) Very, very cute lil chickie!

  2. Sonya says:

    Some days French knits don’t work for me either – French Knot Failure or FKF, must be the humidity or something. That is a freakin’ adorable chick. As for plastic eyes, I get mine from Stonemountain and Daughter in Berkeley, but there are probably scads of online sites. Crochet on.

  3. Romi says:

    That is freaking *adorable*!

  4. this is really cute! :) GOOD JOB!!

  5. Heather says:

    What a darling little tyke! I am an awkward crocheter and wish I were better. Somehow I seem to have bought into the whole ‘you either knit or you crochet’ concept….

  6. aprill says:

    so,so cute.
    the fact that the little egg top comes off just kills me! (in a good way.) :)

  7. Rita says:

    AW! I think he’s a perfect little chick! I like the style of amigurumi with embroidery and felt. They don’t all have to have plastic eyes. But I have found some at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. But, funny, you should bring that up. I think I posted at Superbuzzy that ya’ll should source out some Japanese ones. Some of theirs are different and I haven’t been able to find them here.
    Keep up the amigurumi. It’s fun and doesn’t have to be perfect. It brought me back to crochet after years of not touching a hook.

  8. Sasha says:

    When I saw the post title I was imagining that you cooked up some treat like the Peeps Pie or some of those homemade saffron Peeps. But even better, amigurumi!
    You “can’t really crochet”?? But it looks great and is so dang cute! WIsh I’d found that pattern instead of the bunnies I didn’t manage to finish crocheting by Easter. I use the smallest black buttons at the fabric store but I wish I had some real little eyes.

  9. brandy says:

    What a cute newborn chick! I need to make a couple of those for my girls, they would love them. I love that apron down below in previous post. I like that it overlaps off-kilter. Looks comfy!

  10. aimee noel says:

    I have problems with frech knots as well. Some times they turn out perfect and others they’re all weird. I only do them when I have to.
    And yes, superbuzzy should get some of the Japanese style ones. I have this pom-pom creature book, but I can’t find those little black peg eyes anywhere.

  11. Cara says:

    If you can do the single crochet, you’ve already learned everything tricky. I promise. All the other stitches are just how many yarn overs to do and how many loops to pull through at a time. You can do this, check out these instructions: http://crochet.about.com/od/learnbasics/tp/basicsts.htm

  12. karrie says:

    For the eyes, I can never find any, so I have taken to making myself! Try a little bit of polymer clay (you must have some of that lying around) with two holes poked through it. Also, I love using a large circle punch and heat shrink plastic (which can be from plastic clamshell leftover containers).

  13. Claire says:

    Your chick turned out so cute! I’m so excited to see that you could make that cutie with just single stitch. That’s fantastic new for someone like me. (me, in fact) Love your website- and Superbuzzy is the best. thing. ever.

  14. megan says:

    you should build a pen out back and make chicks in all colors and sizes. your neighbors would love living next to a crazy oriental who crochets her pets!!!super cute!!!

  15. sara says:

    I used to have lots of trouble finding these so for a while I was ordering them from here:
    http://www.crscrafts.com/
    But lately, I’ve been able to find them in some of the larger Joann’s stores.

  16. Peeps Show says:

    A bit off topic but thought you’d appreciate: Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest. Who knew?

  17. Peep Show says:

    Washington Post Diorama Peep show link revisited.
    This may work better.
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2co752

  18. alison says:

    oh my god, that is so cute.

  19. anapaulaoli says:

    i think it looks adorable :)

  20. Nina says:

    Aaaw this is so cute! You did a great job!

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