Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Say hello to my little friend: Deer Amigurumi

Last month the lovely Amanda (@pidgecrick on Twitter) posted a picture of an amigurumi deer pattern from June's Inside Crochet. A keen fan of cute and/or kitsch deer, especially the Babycham one, I knew I HAD to make it so eagerly awaited this month's issue. When I finally tracked down a copy this week (all the local shops stock an abundance of knitting magazines but never crochet  ones), I was a bit disappointed with the rest of the patterns. I had a flick through Simply Crochet and was delighted to discover the exact same deer pattern in there too. Yay! There were more patterns in there I liked so I plumped for Simply instead. 

I got straight to work on my little deer and was amazed at how quickly it worked up - it's a long while since I made anything this small! The pattern was pretty straightforward, although I had to improvise a bit as my first attempt at his ears were nearly as big as the deer himself. Once I had all the pieces completed, however, I remembered why I rarely make amigurumi: I do not enjoy assembling them. 

I think he turned out OK though and I'm pleased I actually managed to finish something for the first time in ages. My current list of ongoing projects is getting bigger by the week but I've come to realise that I need lots of different things on the go to stop me getting bored. Switching between two crochet throws, two knitted scarves, a crochet cushion cover and several hand embroideries seems to be working so far but it might be a while before I get any of them finished!



  1. He's adorable! Look forward to seeing more of your creations this evening ;) Helen

    1. Thanks Helen! I'm so sorry - I've only just seen your comment as I've been neglecting my blog lately with having so much work on! x

  2. Awe, how cute is that? Would make a perfect spring project. Thanks for sharing.

  3. It's so cute!! could you tell me where I can find the pattern on web?
    thank you :)

  4. Hi, I have just seen your finish Little Deer and I love it. I have been looking for this pattern for some time now and can't find it anywhere even though Pinterest says its a free pattern. I live in Australia and my daughter has a business called Deer Little Parties in Ballarat and I would love to make some of these for her. Could you please let me have the pattern as I can't. My email is
    Looking forward to hearing from you

    Trish Cressey