face (not yet on) off

Wanting to make (3D) crochet creatures but not really knowing how to ‘construct’ the shapes I decided to try one of the patterns in Tomoko Takamori’s ‘Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts: Amigurumi‘ book. Once I understood just how simply the patterns are presented (I’m always overcomplicating things!) this little guy came together quite quickly. 

where's the picnic?

There was a wobbly moment when it looked like Gloomy Bear might not accept him in to the fold…

gloomy and little bear get acquainted

… but they’re good chums now.

And so to devise some creatures of my own!