Greetings beautiful people of this community, I did it again (stubborn as always), I lost myself for a while doing a project that took me many days of fatigue, pain and in some cases mistakes that delayed me a lot, but finally I finished it, I am satisfied, at first it was clear in my mind exactly how I was going to proceed in most of its parts of the amigurumi while in the others I was determined to work as I progressed, that is, I would leave it to improvisation, but everything turned out the other way around, The things that I had planned to do with ease in my mind were the ones that did not turn out well and I ended up creating a plan B that did work, this is the beauty of knitting amigurumis from scratch, that is, without having a pattern from another person, I think this The project made me realize everything I have to learn, that is, I was getting used to everything going well the first time all the time and with this experience I have obtained a lot of knowledge and It was like someone telling me "You don't know anything" and that made me fall into reality.
Without further ado I show you this amigurumi of the Beetlejuice character from Tim Burton's movie, this was a commission from a client and friend, I took the liberty of making my own version, because although the film was first, it seemed to me that the colors that the person in the animated version wears would look much better in the amigurmi, the difference is that in the movie the clothes are only black and white, while in the animated series the shirt is purple, so I wanted the expression of the face will remind a little more of the animated series than the character in the film, let's say a hybrid of both versions. I share referential images of the two for you to realize.
Imágenes de referencia
Proceso / Process
The first thing I did was make a structure out of recycled copper wire so that the figure stands upright and can articulate its limbs.
The amigurui is knitted using combinations of crochet and two-needle techniques, using acrylic yarn to crochet the thin I started by knitting the pants on two 2mm needles, the pants are vertical stripes, for them I started from top to bottom, riding on the needle the necessary amount of stitches to cover the width of the waist, knitting a white stitch and a black stitch successively (in addition to the edge stitches) in right stockinette stitch, that is to say a round with right stitches and a round with purl stitches, successively, letting the right stitches show on the front side while the purl stitches show on the back side, while the colors are followed as they correspond in all rounds. When I reached the crotch, I divided the fabric into two parts and continued knitting separately until I got the height of the legs. Later, taking the selvage stitches, I made a seam that joined the parts, resulting in the pants.
For the shoes, with crochet # 4 of 1, 25mm and black thread, I knitted chains and on these I began to knit simple stitches and increases to create an oval for the sole of the foot, then taking the back side of the stitches I knitted a round without increases, then I knit straight, I made decreases until I reached the ankle, I made two equal ones and sewed them to the pants taking the back side of the stitches, then I returned to the front side and I knitted three rounds of single crochets to form the boots, because the character wears the pants inside the boots. In this way the fabric remains attached to the wire structure inside, filling with fiber. With light purple thread I raised stitches around the waist and knitted straight up to the chest, I left the fabric in suspense to knit the arms.
I started knitting with white yarn on one of the fingers of the hand, then I joined them by knitting and making decreases to create the wrist of the arm, then I changed to light purple yarn and continued knitting without increasing until reaching the height of the arm. I made two equal arms, placed them on both sides of the body and knit them together, then made decreases to form the shoulders and neck. Then I knit the collar of the shirt with the same purple thread
To knit the head I started by knitting 6 single crochets in a ring, making six increases per round until I got 36 stitches, I knit straight, then I made decreases, then increases to form that little pear shape and then I knit a little more straight and ended up making decreases To form the neck, I stuffed it with fiber and sewed the head to the neck. I knit the ears to the sides.
For the tie I knit with black yarn and crochet, starting with a chain making an increase per round until I have 4 stitches, I knit straight and then I made decreases until I reached the knot of the tie and then increases, I knit chains to go around the neck and I finished joining the tie by weaving a slip stitch.
For the face I embroidered the details with thread and sewing needle, starting with the mouth, with black thread and yellow thread for the teeth, the tongue was made with light purple thread for crochet, then I embroidered the eyes with black and yellow thread. I applied pastel chalk for the dark circles.
For the hair, I cut light yellow strands and thread and was placing them throughout the hairline, to form the entrances of the head, after having placed enough hair I proceeded to cut it in the necessary parts to resemble the crazy and a little bald hairstyle of the character.
My suffering came when knitting the jacket, it turns out that I thought it would be easier to do it as I have done on previous occasions, that is, to start the knitting on two needles from the neck down, making increases located in the armholes (armpits) so to speak , then the increases form the sleeves and then the fabric of the sleeves is separated, the two parts of the front and the back are knit together, obviously leaving the opening in the center, but it did not turn out as I imagined, since the problem was that the suit of the The character does not have all the stripes vertically, but the sleeves are horizontal stripes, for them I assumed that knitting the sleeves with a round of white thread and a round of black thread would not be a problem, this implied having two white threads and two threads Additional black yarn on each side of the sleeves in addition to the two normal strands on each side, that is, two for each front side and two more on the back, this was quite complicated without e However, everything was going according to plan, but it turns out that when the fabric was more advanced I realized that the stockinette stitch for the sleeves on the front side was not very pretty, that is, it is clear that one round is white and the other round It is black, but since the stitches on two needles are like the shape of a letter "V", the result was not even lines but rather a kind of zigzag that my detailed mind (Obsessive) could not miss, so I undid all the fabric and I started doing it differently.
Plan B and the one that gave the best result, was to continue knitting with two needles (I didn't want to crochet because the lines are not visually straight either), but this time I knitted each part of the jacket separately, that is, two front parts, I knitted the back and two sleeves, the front and back parts in the same way as the pants, that is, a white stitch and a black stitch in the same stockinette stitch, but I made the sleeves in stockinette stitch but reversed, that is, the reverse side is the one that will be shown for the front, making a round in white and a round in black, visually the lines look even and it does not look like a zigzag, (my anxious brain felt at peace) . After having all the parts ready, I organized them on a needle and knit the neck with vertical stripes, then I made the necessary seams using the selvage stitches and that's it. Then I ironed the jacket and tie with a hair straightener.
Resultado / Result
It was a long road but now I am happy I am very grateful to have learned new things with this project even though it took me a long time, I think I can only share my happiness and also my mistakes just in case someone can serve as an example in something that is weaving. A hug to all, I am very happy that today I only radiate happiness. By the way, if Lydia didn't accept, I'll marry Beetlejuice !!!
Imágenes tomadas con cámara Casio QV-R100 y editadas en Adobe Photoshop Cs6
Images taken with Casio QV-R100 camera and edited in Adobe Photoshop Cs6
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