The first thing I actually made and finished this year was a small cat that I made as a gift for my friends that were having a baby. Being cat lovers and having lots of family members that loved making baby blankets, I decided that this would be the best option.
I browsed pinterest for a while looking for some cat patterns, but I eventually pulled out my copy of Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet and thumbed through the patterns. I used the baby lion pattern as the base and then embroidered the face as I felt like and just did a simple tail. I also gave him a little chain ribbon that I tied in a bow around his neck.
One of the main reasons I ended up embroidering the face instead of using buttons or even safety eyes, is that it was a present for a newborn and I wanted to make sure that nothing used would be able to be pulled off or get broken. I also didn’t have any safety eyes at the time, and in an effort to spend a little less on crafty things, I used part of the plethora of cotton thread that I own (a picture of which I will share at some point in the near future as I think I have located all the bits and pieces I have.)
I’m planning on doing some more amigurumi in the future. Do you have any amigurumi patterns you like or things you want to see made?