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Fire Sprite by SadDaysCrochet Fire Sprite by SadDaysCrochet
I do love making sprites. I think I've found a new way to do them, too! I made a base then latch-hooked yarn onto it and brushed it out. I like this method much more than using fluffy yarn. I think I'll make a pattern for these guys after the dwarven helm...

This guy was supposed to be for the :iconcrafting-on-camera: elements challenge, but I didn't finish in time. Actually I did finish in time, but some days the internet is too intimidating to deal with so I didn't upload it on time.

This guy is actually my second try at a fire sprite- the first I put in my scraps:

It was too big and the fluff was too thick and the color transitions were too abrupt. All in all: not cute enough.
I plan to do more of these guys in a variety of colors- not just fire. They're quick, and they're a lot of fun. I am actually considering using them as art trade material....
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katincia Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Cute:D
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PigmentThought Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you should make a stop motion movie
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CatsWire Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Adorable!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :giggle:
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Hollitaima Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I cannot find the words to express how much I love your work in general and especially your fire sprite >,</ its, it's just so goddamn cute <3 <3 <3
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :love: I never get sick of sprites- I think I'm gonna make a series of them... :XD: Something about fuzzy things with big eyes. It's unbearable.
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amlugwen Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
fluffy! :heart:

and cute!

reminds me of my signature i used to have... loong time ago :D
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
D'aww! Thank you! =D
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Kisses-or-Stitches Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
So did you do it by crochetting a ball then latch hooking some fuffy yarn around it?
What kind of yarn is that? this is really neat
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Basically, only it's not fluffy yarn! It's just regular acrylic. I brushed it out into fine yarn fuzz with a wire brush! It's such a fun technique!
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alien-duck Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
He's adorable! I want one to snuggle up to!
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good thing he isn't real fire! :onfire:
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Pickleweasel360 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh! It is too cute!!!!! Have you ever seen the movie Howl's Moving Castle? There is a little fire character and that is the first thing
I thought of. [link]
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! I thought of Calcifer too. It could be fun to do a variation directly based on him... maybe with a frying pan on top of it? :giggle:
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Soundbyte7 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Yes! He totally looks like Calcifer!
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Insanely cute. I like how well the colors blended together :)
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I dug out three slight variations of yellow so it would do it just right! The oranges are a little too different though... Maybe next time I'll buy some yarn with this in mind. :la:
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aphid777 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah.. it definitely shows (or doesn't?) :) Any reason for more yarn is a good one :D
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UltraRodimus Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
That's cute ^^
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :dance:
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SkyLight-X3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
So cute! I'd like to try making these and put them all over my desk. >w<
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness, I think that might be my new goal... :XD:
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SkyLight-X3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Make a giant rainbow arrangement. (ewe)
Seriously though, I love the little thing.
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Aelorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Super cute! I love him. When you say you made a base... did you crochet it and then latch-hook the yarn on, or did you use some sort of mesh like a real latch-hook rug?
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I crocheted a base in single crochet from all the colors- it looked kinda like a candy corn? I'll post pictures when I do a pattern. =D
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Aelorn Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Alright. I was wondering because I'm sorta tempted to see how it would work knitted. I've tried repeatedly to pick up crochet, and just can't do it. Which is funny, because I make dolls/amigurumi/etc, and I know crochet is faster for that sort of thing, but it just isn't happening for me.
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SadDaysCrochet Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well I've tried picking up knitting again, and that just isn't happening for me either- maybe our brains just get set in one or the other, and refuse to go back? Anyway, this technique should work just as well with knitting- just use relatively wide stitches. You'll probably still need a crochet hook to do the latch-hooking though, unless you have a designated latch-hooking tool... =D
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Aelorn Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't worry, I can latch-hook! It's how I do hair.
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