My Grandmom taught me to crochet a basic chain when I was about 8. She did not give me a hook to use or teach me anything more than that one technique, most probably due to my short attention span! Over the years I have tried my hand at crochet several times, always setting my sights on making an afghan. At the completion of each afghan I had a lovely scarf to wear; Life and young children to chase had not improved my attention span for crochet projects in 20 years!!
Fast forward many years, my nest is now emptying and I have much more time available for me so I turned to crochet once again. I figured I better start small this go around and in no time at all dishcloths and coasters were flying off my hook! From October to December I created small masterpieces (in my own mind) to give as handmade gifts to friends and relatives, I felt very accomplished. One day my niece and nephews were visiting, the twins requested that I make a Kirby for their older brother. I thought it was sweet that they didn’t ask for themselves, so I set out to find a way to make one on the Internet. Now the world of Amigurumi is exposed to me; an enormous variety of small, crocheted dolls! It seems the possibilities are endless, there are animals, robots, cartoon characters, etc, etc, etc. and everything is crocheted and a small job, well some are bigger, but most are mini, definitely smaller than an afghan!
These small dolls are so adorable, I just can’t stop! I THINK I AM HOOKED!!!
Here is the Kirby I made following the pattern found at Nerdigurumi’s site http://nerdigurumi.com/tag/kirby