Periwinkle is my second impkin. We’re not going to talk about the first one. It was a “learning experience”, LOL!
I wasn’t exactly sure how she would turn out, given that I chose the yarn for her body and her hat before I had a clear image. I just knew I wanted to use those yarns. I chose the Arms, Type 2* and Standing Body, Type 2* for her, picked up my hook and began.
As I reached the head, I realized I had better find some eyes for her. Since I’ve been painting my own safety eyes for years, I created some purple, sparkly eyes, and continued crocheting until the dried. I think they turned out well for the finished project.
It turns out that Impkins tell you want they want for additions and accessories, often as you are making them! This one decided she wanted a pocket to carry things back to her secret hiding place and a big, Wrinkled Wizard/Witch Hat* to keep the sun off her head. She also needed Long, Droopy Ears* so she could hear any humans approaching.
For my first “real” Impkin, I am pretty pleased with the results. I made mistakes, but I think she’s really cute and the mistakes aren’t noticable. I’m sure I’ll improve as time goes by and I continue makeing them!
*These patterns are in the “Crochet Impkins” book, by Megan Lapp.
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