Unhappy Big Slug (Free Pattern Modification)

Remember Unhappy Lil’ Slug? He slimed up to me recently and pointed out a design contest going on at Amigurumi Patterns.net. You have to design an ami in a work outfit essentially.

“You’re too small,” I said, looking into his soulful eyes and feeling bad. “And unemployed.”

Which is when he introduced me to his big brother. Unhappy Big Slug.


Amiguruthi Unhappy Big Slug


Unhappy Big Slug is made out of Wendy Pampas Mega Chunky Yarn, to the exact same pattern as Unhappy Lil’ Slug. He’s huge. Giant.

A Slugzilla.

And also unemployed currently. But he’s open to trying out some options.

The butler uniform didn’t fit…

Amiguruthi Unhappy Big Slug


He couldn’t open the door so concierge is out…

Amiguruthi Unhappy Big Slug

Oven gloves baffled him too much to take up baking…

Amiguruthi Unhappy Big Slug


And something just felt wrong about being a chef…

Amiguruthi Unhappy Big Slug

In desperation we took to Facebook. So far the suggestions include:

Yellow Line road marker
Security guard
Junk collector
Vegetable farmer
Tax inspector
Traffic Warden
HR Manager
Post Slug
Cog lubricator
Nickelodian Slime Producer
Aquarium cleaner
Job in IT
Joke shop owner
Fast food worker
Clothes Presser
Census taker
Custom carer at the German statutory pension insurance scheme
Salt tester
Lollypop Slug for school children crossing the road

Lots of things for him to try out in the weeks before the competition closes. Well, maybe not salt tester…
Any more suggestions gratefully received!


Contest Gizmo vs Puppy Love – the results

Hi everyone!

Results day is here. Thank you to everyone who entered the Gizmo vs Puppy Love contest. The hands down winner with 23 out of 25 votes was Gizmo!

Behold the glorious conqueror!

Behold the glorious conqueror!

I do love Gizmo myself and if I were impartial he’d be my vote too, much as I love Puppy Love. BUT that doesn’t mean he’ll necessarily be the ami given away. Who is the lucky winner of an Amiguruthi Original?

TO THE DEMON HAT! Complete with photo bombing slugs. And terrible video quality – webcams are just not what they should be lol*.

Well done to the lucky winner! From the super awesome coding at the bottom of the paper strip I can see you commented right here on the blog, and you’re claiming Gizmo – congratulations, he’s all yours (I’ll miss him though – might have to make another now!).
I can’t comment on the Facebook profile you commented via to get your postal address, so please get in touch with me on my Facebook page or by emailing amiguruthi[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk.

Commiserations to the unlucky entrants, but remember you can always make your own Gizmo or Puppy Love following the patterns linked 😀

*Demon Hat: Part of Amiguruthi’s 21st birthday part costume, often worn at the randomest of times and usually nicked by friends for photo bombing opportunities. Honestly, it’s practically a celebrity in it’s own right!
Music credit: Meat Loaf: Monstro (Bat Out of Hell 3: The Monster is Loose) 

Give away: Gizmo vs Puppy Love

Howdy y’all. I looked at the stats for last week and little Gizmo helped me to my best week on the blog ever, smashing personal records on a daily basis. I’m very proud of him for that. BUT he’s still getting some hefty competition for views from another of my patterns which is, surprisingly for a blog with so many cats, Puppy Love.


These two ami’s are responsible for a lot of my traffic, and their publishing also correlated to a big spike in my Facebook likes too. Now, I logged on to Facebook this morning to see I stood at 297 likes. So I thought to myself, SELF! NOW IS GIVE AWAY TIME!

(I’m bad at give aways – I said I’d do one for 100 likes, then for 200 likes, then I considered for 250 likes. So be amazed I actually caught this one!).

Because these two patterns are my top runners, whoever wins the give away will get to choose which one they receive.

Iiiiiiiiin the red corner, weighing in at not very much, is Gizmo! He’s a monster spawning cutie with a heart of gold and a headband of DEATH! (Bow and arrow not included to avoid damage during travel).

Gizmo Amiguruthi

Iiiiiiiiin the blue corner, weighing in at about the weight of a hot dog, is Puppy Love! Ambiguous in gender but wearing the loveablest little ear warmers/ head phones you could ever wish to see.

amiguruthi puppy love

So how do you enter? Well, I’m going to keep this simple. First of all, you must be a fan on my Facebook page. Then you have two opportunities for your name to go in the hat:

1) Comment on this blog post telling me which ami you prefer.

2) Comment on the pinned status on my Facebook page telling me which ami you prefer.

The ami with the most votes will be crowned champion, but the draw for receiving won’t be affected by it’s popularity – the champion may not necessarily be the ami posted out. And hey, if you don’t like any of them but want to try a wildcard of any of my other ami’s, I’ll allow it (although I can’t guarantee the ami is still in my possession, so if you choose a different one and win you might be asked to repick).

And of course, I do have to get to 300 Facebook likes, so get sharing 😉

Good luck! Entry deadline is next Sunday (the 2nd June) at whatever time I decide to get up.

Alf comes to visit!

A mid-week Amiguruthi post?! I know right? Not a pattern, rather a chance to squee about something I won recently. It’s amigurumi related I promise!

This little guy arrived in my life mere hours ago:

How he came to invade my home is one of those awesome internet happen stance stories. Find out he travelled from Aunty’s Tea Room over to me after the jump.

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