I recently co-founded
, a group for recreating nature in amigurumi form. We have a rather exciting November Challenge to make something that comes from the rain forest, but no one has submitted anything! I said something early on about how I probably wouldn't submit anything to this group, but damn it the whole idea is so exciting I couldn't resist.
It's a tapir! They are large rain forest dwelling ungulates with funny noses, and when they are babies they have unbearably adorable spots and stripes! I highly recommend putting "baby tapir" into a google image search. Because of the cute.
This isn't particularly good- I've been meaning to work out a technique for quadrupeds (the only one I've made since getting good at crochet was a tortoise, and he had a very different structure). But because I am insane, I decided to work it out on the most difficult design I could think of. All those stripes made this guy kind of... lumpy? And all his parts are out of proportion to one another. If I ever do another one it would be much better.
For the most part the stripes are crocheted into the body and the spots are embroidered on top. I'm about to upload some more views to the SadDaysCrochet facebook page ([link]
), if you want to see the stripes better.
For people who read my comic, you still get a comic tomorrow, don't worry!
Completely forgot to mention this, but I'll be offering this guy up as a prize for the first National Yarnographic contest! Whenever and whatever that contest may be. So if you like him you should keep an eye out for that!