Amigurumi for Kiddo

31 Jan

I usually make amigurumi for my friends, but it’s been hard to plan for a baby and make the time to make them for myself. But, a couple of months ago I asked Doug what kind of animal he thought I should make for Alex that was somewhat unusual. He thought for a moment, and then said,

A platypus!”

Since I’m not really a fan of patterns, I had to wait for a time when I could think about how to design and think of a way to make a platypus. I tried some fuzzy yarn but then realized that it would be harder to wash and for kiddo to chew on. I started and stopped several times because of holiday knitting. But, finally a couple of weeks ago I finished Polly the Purple Platypus.

ami pic


I then wanted to make a zany zebra with some leftover yarn from Alex’s baby blanket. I quickly crocheted up the head and the body. As I was working on the mane and ears, though, I realized that this amigurumi was destined to be something else — either a dragon or a martian. I put it to Doug, and he immediately said,

A Martian!”

So, a Martian it is. Don’t have a name for him yet, but have been kicking around a few. For now he’s just Little Martian.


Little Martian

Have another knitted amigurumi I’m working on. Might even have time to post the pattern (if kiddo doesn’t come within the next week or two!).


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14 Responses to “Amigurumi for Kiddo”

  1. Sacha at 8:15 pm #

    Yay amigurumi! They both look very cute!

  2. leucantha at 9:39 pm #

    Those are really cute. I need to take a stab at knitting again.

  3. Karen at 1:31 am #

    I love Little Martian. He/she makes me happy.

  4. Liz at 2:30 am #

    Holy cow, those are so adorable!

  5. Kelly at 12:27 pm #

    Squeee! They’re so cute!

  6. Jason at 4:16 pm #

    Love these! I am such a Virgo and always try to follow patterns strictly. You make me want to try knitting without a pattern. That’s best way to understand different techniques, I think.

    We missed you at the meeting. Mariko, Jill, Jill & I wondered how you were doing. So the due date is almost here? How are you doing?

  7. Kristina at 6:34 pm #

    They are so cute!! I’ve been looking for a cute Perry the Platypus, and your platypus looks almost exactly like Perry. Could you please post the pattern?? Please? Thanks!

  8. Alexis at 3:10 am #

    I love the Platypus! I would love to get the pattern if possible.

  9. Jennifer at 7:03 pm #

    I also would love the platypus pattern! My son has been begging for a Perry the Platypus stuffed animal. I have yet to find him one, and I would love to try and make one if I could find a pattern. So far no luck, but this one is much closer than anything else I have seen!

    • geckogrrl at 5:25 am #

      Thanks so much? I don’t really have a pattern and time has been so crunched recently that I haven’t been knitting or crocheting much. If I get a few moments, I’ll look at Polly and try to remember what I did!

  10. Taya at 1:00 am #

    I LOVE the platypus….any chance of purchasing one?

    Thank you

    • geckogrrl at 5:23 am #

      Thanks so much! Unfortunately I don’t really make amigurumi to sell these days (with the recession, work and a kid I don’t have much time). Are you interested in a pattern or a doll itself?

  11. taya at 2:53 am #

    i would really like to purchase one!! i would like to have the doll, but if not then the pattern please!

  12. Alicia at 4:37 am #

    Okay so my mom loves to crochet and i asked her to make me an animal, well my favorite animal is a platypus. Ive looked everywhere for a pattern and well yours by far is the cutest! Now i know you said you didnt have a pattern but is there anyway you can give a rough outline of what you did? anything would help! thanks!

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