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Blaziken Pokemon Amigurumi by SadDaysCrochet Blaziken Pokemon Amigurumi by SadDaysCrochet
There's a long story behind this one...

When I first made this account here on DA :iconhinata-teh-lefty: liked my work and thought I was cool. This was a big deal! When I first started looking for commissions to do, she asked if I would do one for her later when she had some money saved up. I said "of course!" Then some months passed and I stopped taking commissions. But she was finally ready to request a commission, and I wasn't going to say "No way! I don't have time for people who supported my work from the very beginning!" so I agreed to do the commission anyway.

This was... months ago. Blaziken has been a back-burner project for me for a while, and *Hinata-teh-Lefty has been really cool about it! So thank you so much for that, and for being such a delight to work for! Anyway, she already has her Blaziken now, and I know she is very happy with it. Therefore I am very happy too!

Blaziken is a fire-type Pokemon, and as far as I can tell based on a chicken? I'm not into Pokemon (and I don't think I'll be making any more!) but I can see why there is so much poke-amigurumi out there! This was tons of fun to make. The bold colors and shapes of pokemon lend themselves perfectly to crochet. I had lots of fun using two colors to get those spikey fire legs right. I invented a new technique to get the big anime spikes just right! It's a combination of latch-hooking, brushing out, and special doll hair-gel (watered down fabric glue) to shape the spikes. I learnt lots of stuff making this guy!

All acrylic yarn crocheted over a wood and wire frame so he's posable. For some more photos you can check out my gallery here: [link]
I chose kind of an odd angle, but I love how well it shows off his spikes!
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:iconrian-moeru:
Rian-Moeru Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Awesomes! Can you shares the pattern? o: I loves making pokemons!
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:iconbunnysfriend:
Bunnysfriend Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
he is awesome! did you buy the frame? 
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DrowsyDoormouse Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
pretty much in awe over this! I love all of your amigurumi but this is just insane
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :giggle: I'm really pleased with how it came out. :XD:
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome! (I love Pokemon!)
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:iconsaddayscrochet:
SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :XD:
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Crittercre8r Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yet another amazing piece! I was wondering when I would be seeing what the "flame pants" were going to turn into!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww yes. The fire pants turned into fire overalls turned into... Giant fire chicken. :XD: :onfire:
Also thank you!
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kida2323 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow!! You did an awesome job on this~~~!! Blaziken is one of my favorite pokemon, and I must say, you did a super job with him! Bravo!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I've never done a Pokémon before, I'm glad there's so much love or this one. :XD:
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kida2323 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome!! ^ ^
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:iconaphid777:
aphid777 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm not familiar with this Pokemon, but totally loving the flame effect :D
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't get enough fire! :onfire:
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FinalVirucide Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, awesome! :)
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! =D
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Swedish-Freak Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Epic:squee::squee::squee:
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like epic. Epic is my goal in all things. :XD:
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Swedish-Freak Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:D
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOVE this. So glad it got finished up! Of course something you made would have to turn out this epic. :la:
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
D'aww, thank you! :blush:
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the-carolyn-michelle Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:huggle:
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Ah, so that's what held the spikes together! I was so confused at first; "What in the world is this witchcraft? Brushing out the yarn makes it stiff and undamageable?? OAO" Lol common sense what's that.

I can't tell you again how much I love him! (I feel bad asking when you weren't taking commissions, but even doing it on the side was totally worth it. >w<) I'm also glad you had so much fun doing him! I know I'll definitely be commissioning you again, but I think I'll just stick with favorite animals and such so neither of us will feel guilty. >w<
Thank you~!!! *also preens at the other comments* >W<
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:happybounce: I should probably have told you about the magic hair gel- in my first mock-up I used spit to get the spikes right. I realized that using spit in the final version was NOT APPROPRIATE. So I mixed up a fabric-glue and water solution. ^^;
I am so happy that you are happy with it! :party:
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Photographer
SPIT???? I TOUCHED IT, I TOUCHED IT! AHHH *melts*
Still funny. xD It was just surprising because I didn't really think they would be keeping their shape after being mashed into a box, so the witchcraft that held them somewhat together was fascinating. xD
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Witchcraft is the secret to my success. :shh:
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Hinata-teh-Lefty Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Photographer
It all makes sense now. *w*
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ItachifoREVer7x Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is beautiful:iconiloveitmoreplz:
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gosh, thank you! :giggle:
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Sheeeva Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He is fantastic!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :w00t:
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trevorv87 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow this guy looks so cool. I love how you got his wrists to really look like they have flames. Awesome job :D
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I had so much fun working out how to make fire for this! Now I just need more excuses to make yarn fire... :onfire:
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