Ice Cream Rhino-corn

We all know unicorns are beautiful, magical creatures, worthy of praise and admiration.

And so are rhinos.

Rhinos are my absolute favourite animal. I love them because they’re big and lumbering, but if you see them up close they are actually super graceful and gentle. Also, they are discount unicorns.

And how do you make a unicorn from a rhino?

Just add ice cream!


Fact: Rhinos are Unicorns that ate a lot of Ice Cream. Make your own after the jump.

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Where’s Amiguruthi been?

Hi all.

So, it’s been eight months since my BB-8 pattern. A lot has happened. It started with some health problems, progressed through a break up, and ended up in a new home, new job and new perspective on life.

Suffice to say that now I am in a happier, healthier place there might actually be some blooming updates!

In fact watch this space – in the next five minutes there’ll be a pattern!

BB-8 (Free Patern)

I saw ‘Star Wars’ over Christmas. Soooo good. And I’m not even a huge Star Wars geek (although I know enough to know that the first three movies don’t actually exist). I really loved the feminist kick to it (although don’t even get me started on Darth Snape). I also really loved this little guy:

Everyone in the crochet community must have gone nuts the second they saw BB-8 right? He’s practically designed to be Amigurumified! (One day I will attempt Chewie too, but til then do you like my backpack?) They pretty much gave us the challenge – BB-8 is probably the new Minions. So of course I crocheted him. And so can you – free pattern after the jump.

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Magic the Gathering Planeswalkers (Pattern Edit)

Hello all. Any Magic the Gathering (MtG) fans out there? For those not in the know, MtG is a card game where you summon monsters and cast spells in order to beat your opponent. It’s what Pokemon wishes it was (let’s face it, noone actually PLAYS Pokemon, we all just love the characters and had collect em all fever in High School…)

MtG is the reason I’m with my partner by the way – I drunkenly butted into a conversation he was having to inform him that I used to love the game as a kid, then wandered off. Later on he sidled over with ‘Do you REALLY play Magic cards?!’ and the rest is history! Luckily he stayed with me, even though I’m terrible at the game, and had actually oversold my ability considering that I had totally forgotten how to play but thought he was hot so lied through my teeth. Ah it must be love…😉

Anyway, enough waffle. One of the key elements of MtG is the Planeswalkers. They’re the uber characters in the game, have the best skills and can be attacked instead of your player life points, in a nutshell. There’s loads of mythos around each one and many, many more than the ones I have made, but the five below are from a recent card set. All are made using my Ami Me Base pattern.


Chandra - Red Planeswalker

Chandra – Red Planeswalker


Liliana - Black Planeswalker

Liliana – Black Planeswalker


Jace - Blue Planeswalker

Jace – Blue Planeswalker


Nissa - Green Planeswalker

Nissa – Green Planeswalker


Gideon - White Planeswalker

Gideon – White Planeswalker

Group shot, with their creepy alter-egos!

Amiguruthi Magic the Gathering (6)

Clearer group shot, ready to cause chaos😀

Amiguruthi Magic the Gathering (7)

Need more MtG? Check out my Ajani Goldmane pattern edit too.

Thank you!

Just a quickie – a few days ago I had 1,955 views on this blog because of how much love you guys are showing my Discworld Great A’tuin pattern. Huge, huge, huge thank you to everyone who has shared the yarny love!😀

And damn how rich could I be if I’d monetised it? Good job I’m so nice (and lazy)😉

Amiguruthi xxx

Discworld (Free Pattern)

I first discovered the Discworld books when I was probably in my preteens, when my older brother left ‘Mort’ on the kitchen table and I was in need of something to read. I picked it up not really expecting much, and then spent the rest of the summer hungrily hunting down other books from the series. And I’ve been pretty much addicted ever since. My favourite books are the Watch books – there’s something about Sam Vimes, Captain Carrot and Sergeant Angua that really just grabs me. I don’t have a favourite book, I find it impossible to pick one. But when I have nothing to read, or when I don’t feel well, or when I just really fancy phasing out and losing myself in another world it’s always Discworld that I return to.

So when Terry Pratchett died back in March, I knew I needed – not wanted, needed – to pay tribute somehow. And I’ve finished in time to tie in nicely with the release of the final (sob) Discworld book ‘The Shepherd’s Crown‘ next month, so consider this free pattern my prerelease gift to you, in memory of a man whose creativity and writing genius far outstrips anyone else ever. You’re missed Sir Terry- RIP.

I present: The Discworld.

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The turtle, Great A’tuin, and the disc itself are my patterns, and the four elephants, Tubul, Jerakeen, Berilia and Great T’Phon, are made using Mad Crochet Lab’s Elephant pattern which you can buy for just $2 at the link. Patterns for my parts are available free after the jump.

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Clive the Monster (Free Pattern)

So the following posters have been spotted around London recently :

Credit: chloeolympe on Instagram, via Buzzfeed

Credit: chloeolympe on Instagram, via Buzzfeed

I’m not from London, I’m from West Yorkshire, but imagine my glee when the Buzzfeed article about this mentioned that Clive’s owner, James McMahon was from South Yorkshire. So I, of course, like any concerned citizen, searched my yarn stash, having a suspicion that mini Monsters often like to hide in such places. Lo and behold, look what I found:

Clive (21)

He appears to have changed colour to blend in – camouflage is a wonderful skill. I have contacted James to see about returning his companion. Watch this space. In the meantime, if you’d like to make your own Clive, follow the pattern after the jump.

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