Today we proudly bring you our Labbit collection. The labbit is a magnificent little bunny that usually comes with a stache or cigarette. Designed by Frank Kozik and made by Kidrobot. Why do we love this little guy so much? Is it its rotund shape? Dashing mustache? Or the beauty of its simplicity? ALL of the above! They’re huggable (plushie version) and adorable. Yet, they come with cigarettes and stubble (Smorkin’ Labbit). I know! How can you not love these grungy little suckers?
I’m proud to present my first amigurumi project that does not look like a lumpy and misshapen egg. Ta daaa! I created Molang by following the free pattern by AmiguruMei.com. She has great, free amigurumi patterns. I highly recommend you check out her other adorable creatures.
My little guy seems to have come out much bigger than hers so I did a little research. I found some great tips here: AllAboutAmi.com. Apparently, my yarn was too thick and my hook size too big. I used the recommended hook that was illustrated on the yarn packaging but amigurumi experts recommend you use 2-3 times smaller hook than what the yarn label says.
However, if you do like the chubby size of my amigurumi bunny below are the materials I used:
Below is my first try at Molang. I’m sure it didn’t help that I was following the pattern incorrectly. (I skipped like 10 lines by mistake)
Ehhhh, yes, something went very wrong along the way. I still love him though and gave it to one of my best friends as a birthday gift 🙂
If you’re local to Coral Gables, like me :), and would like to learn to crochet you should check out the Knitting Garden. It’s a wonderful and charming local shop and they are very helpful with newbies like me. They have knitting and crochet workshops that look great. I will most definitely be attending one soon myself.