Ori and the Blind Forest Stuffed Animal by Lelia Dykes (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/lelia-dykes) (Ravelry Link): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ori-and-the-blind-forest-3
Yarns Used: Knit Picks Superwash (Wool of the Andes Bulky in White): https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/wool-of-the-andes-superwash-bulky/c/5420256
So yesterday, I finished my Musselburgh hat (more on that later!), and I immediately cast on the Niobe by Natasja Hornby because I am in a hat knitting mood. However, sometimes during knitting the brim of the hat, my daughter looked at me and asked, “Mom, will you knit me an Ori Stuffed Plushie?”
If anyone besides my two kids had asked me to crochet an amigurumi, and I would have told them no. I hate amigurumi. I mean, they’re adorable, and I’d love to have some. I very much dislike the act of making them. The ones I always make are crooked and look like they were run over by a truck. Over the years, I’ve kind of perfected the art of making them as cute as possible. This is done by using a lot of yarn to sew them together, so they don’t look so lumpy.
Anyways, I put down the hat that I was making and decided that I would make this stuffed animal. My daughter has been asking me for months to make this thing, and she really loves the video game character. I knew that she would love the resulting product. So I just decided to bite the bullet.
About the Yarn
I wasn’t even sure if I had plain white in my yarn stash. I’m not a big white yarn person, but luckily, I had bought some mystery bags from Knit Picks a while ago that had included some super wash Wool of the Andes. This made me incredibly happy – not only plain white but super wash as well.
About the Pattern
The pattern I used was super easy and quick (yay, crochet!), so it only took me a couple of hours to make. I profoundly modified the stuffed animal and tried to give it any help to appear “cute” because if I was making it, it would need the help. The Ori Stuffed Plushie is standing up in my version, and I only crocheted half the legs, so they weren’t so bent. I dropped the fingers because there was no way I was crocheting six really teeny, tiny pieces and trying to attach them. I also changed Ori’s face. I made the eyes upside down stretched out U’s because I thought it would be an easy way to make the stuffy look better.
Are more Amigurumi’s in my future?
The hardest part for me was the sewing. It’s always the sewing. I think I managed to make it look pretty decent, though. At least my daughter really liked it. I’m not foreseeing becoming an amigurumi professional maker any time soon.