Hey everyone! I have added another woodland creature to the Hello Yellow Yarn Amigurumi family. I mentioned last post that I would probably make a raccoon and I made a… raccoon! Pattern now available on Etsy, LoveCrafts and Amigurumi.com.
This time there are two variations – they are both the same pattern but you can make either Rosita Raccoon or Robbie Raccoon.
This one I found a little challenging. Don’t worry, it’s still very much beginner friendly but in terms of designing, I struggled a little bit with the eye patches. At first, I really wanted colourwork in my stitches. That’s when we change yarn colours in the same round or row and work over the non use yarn so there would be no need to keep trimming and sewing in ends. I hope that made sense! But because amigurumi is mostly crocheted in a continuous spiral, I couldn’t get my colours to line up. I tried many methods but found at the end that it just became too complex as I like to keep my patterns as beginner friendly as possible. Perhaps it actually isn’t too complicated and I just need to master my colourwork techniques! 😀
As with all of my amigurumi characters, I like to give them a little story to add some personality to them.
“Rosita and Robbie Raccoon are siblings who were once living peaceful lives in the woods. After chasing a stray frog one night in the dark woods, they suddenly found themselves living in the busy town centre.
Robbie is adventurous and loves to explore all that the town has to offer, including yummy dumpster food! He’d often show Rosita all the ‘treasures’ he collected from his exciting adventures.
Meanwhile, Rosita is neat and tidy, has great hygiene and does not like the sight and smell of garbage. Oftentimes, she will remind Robbie to wash his hands after every trip from the dumpster.”
I thought that was very fitting since we all need to be more hygienic these days! Remember everyone, wash your hands!
I love woodland creatures although I haven’t really encountered many. There was once a ringtail possum outside our lodge many years ago during our high school camp. It really startled us because we weren’t expecting it. I thought they were quite small but they are about the size of a domestic cat.
Hmm… does this mean I’ll be making a possum next? Haha! We’ll see. I do have some exciting plans in place in the next few months and I can’t wait to share them with you all!
Happy crocheting and stay safe!