Monday, September 26, 2011

Hooked on Pikmin?

If so, you might want to nab one of the Pikmin crochet patterns that are currently being sold (for $5 each, here) via Annie Johansson's (aka Liebe9's) etsy shop.

Here's what the final products look like, by the way. Aren't they adorable? I think I like the Dumbo-esque yellow Pikmin the best, although all three of them are so cute I could puke.

I don't know a "chain stitch" from a "single crochet," so I'd personally prefer it if Johansson sold completed crocheted Pikmin characters, but I can understand why she doesn't.

Johansson does sell "already made" Ocarina of Time amigurumis (for $35, buy one here), though, so if you just have to own some sort of game-related craft, they're probably your best bet for the time being.


Marcus said...

Aaah, these are so cute! I am personally smitten with the blue one :).

Have you ever looked into the making of these types of things? I've looked through a few amigurumi books (I guess it's the latest crochet fad lol) and oh my goodness does it look difficult.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, they're all cute, IMO, so I can understand being smitten with the blue one, Marcus :)

As for looking into making these types of things: Nope, mainly because I don't know how to crochet or knit and I'm not particularly interested in learning how. I love that others can make them, though!

Ella said...

@marcus, it's not difficult at all! 10-year olds can do it. :) it's easier if you know someone who can teach you, or search for tutorials on youtube. Go go go! :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Ella! Hopefully Marcus will take it to heart and learn how to do it so he can make some Pikmin amigurumis -- and then show them to us :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I want one of each...and a fat purple and a tiny white, too. I know tons of people who crochet...I might need to buy these patterns and get them to make them for me.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Oh, yes, Justin, purple and white ones are a must! Maybe Annie will update her patterns eventually to include them :)