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Pusheenicorn

Recently I've been invited to join a group of crocheters in DeviantArt called Amigurumi-Challenge and of course, I was more than happy to oblige. Honestly, I didn't think that my amigurumis would gain this much recognition so I was really quite surprised.
They see me...
Like the name of the group suggests, Amigurumi-Challenge holds amigurumi-making contests every month for their members. So this January, they held the Strawberry Moshi Contest where the bunny pattern from Amigurumi To Go was used as base. The rule was to make something different out of the pattern without completely changing it. 

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So after psyching myself with one of Barney Stinson's words of wisdom: "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!!!", I went on to figuring out what I wanted to do with the bunny pattern.

Initially, I wanted to make 3 little pigs like the ones in Disney but immediately dismissed the idea after realizing that would be flat out boring. I mean, piggies are cute but I don't think it would cut it especially after someone submitted chibi My Little Ponies. Seriously! What could be better than the Mane 6? That idea was right on the money and I wouldn't be surprised if it won. Who could beat its cuteness?


I was already rethinking of joining when suddenly... Light bulb!!! 

The popular cartoon gif "Pusheen the Cat", came into mind. But it gets better... After checking out its website: Pusheen the Cat, I saw one of the most majestic things to ever exist on earth. It's not a cat, not a unicorn... It's a PUSHEENICORN!

Is there anything more beautiful? Sob! Oh damn! Now it's making me cry. T3T

So that was it... That's how I got my entry . ^^


PUSHEENICORN
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #99 - Fossil (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - Snow (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #47 - Deep Sky (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #13 - Honey (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #30 - Ballet Slipper (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #26 - Periwinkle (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #242 - Mint (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75 mm)
Black thread
Black beads #08
Fiberfill stuffing

HEAD/BODY
(Fossil)
Rnd 1: 6sc in mr (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (18)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (24)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (30)
Rnd 6-21: sc around (30)
Rnd 22: 3sc-dec (24)
Rnd 23: 2sc-dec (18)
Rnd 24: 1sc-dec (12)
Rnd 25: 1sc-dec (8)
FO, weave in ends
*With black yarn, embroider facial details and the markings on the forehead and back

EARS (2x)
(Fossil)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 3: 2sc-inc (8)
Rnd 4: 3sc-inc (10)
FO, leave tail for sewing

LEGS (4x)
(Fossil)
Rnd 1: 4sc in mr (4)
Rnd 2: sc around (4)
FO, leave tail for sewing

HORN
(Snow)
Rnd 1: 3sc in mr (3)
Rnd 2: sc around (3)
Rnd 3: 1sc, inc, 1sc (4)
Rnd 4: 1sc-inc (6)
Rnd 5: sc around (6)
Rnd 6: 2sc-inc (8)
FO, leave tail for sewing

MANE/TAIL
*Use Deep SkyHoney, and Ballet Slipper for the mane and attach to the back
*Trim uneven or out of place strands
*For the tail, cut 4 strands each of PeriwinkleMint, and Ballet Slipper that measures about 4-5 inches 
*Put the strands together and secure in the middle, then stitch at Pusheenicorn's bottom
Win or lose, I'm just happy that I joined... Okay, maybe for a teeny-tiny bit I wish that I'd win. What? I'm just human. ^^ Ooh! Can't wait for the results. O_O

===> So the contest ended Jan. 31 and the winners were announced I think Feb. 1 or 2...  Anyway, I didn't win. Aww! X_X It sucks but hey, I did have fun and I'm glad that I did the contest otherwise I wouldn't have Pusheenicorn. And with that... I feel like I've won. Aww! It's the little things. Hehehe -^.^- 
    


Copyright: Pusheenicorn is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from Amigurumi To Go's Strawberry Moshi pattern. You may do whatever you want with the finished product but please do not sell or claim the pattern as your own. Also, do not post the pattern directly to your website. Just link it to this blog. ^^ 


Disclaimer: Some of the images and animated gifs are not mine and can be searched online

14 Comments:

  1. Too cute. Thanks for sharing. Think I'm gonna give it a try!!

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    1. Hey how did you do its cheeks? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ’œ it's so cute

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    2. With a small eye brush I dabbed a little compact blush-on. The shade is on the peachy side and not too pink. ^^

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  2. I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a Pusheenicorn plush, but they don't exist! However, yours are adorable! Do you make and sell them? Can I buy one??? Not sure if this will notify me if you reply because I don't have an account signed in but my email is soultog2013@yahoo.com. PLEASE let me know!

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    1. Actually, I haven't thought about selling it. I posted the pattern so that it could be free for everybody. Hehehe! I can help you with the pattern if you like. ^^

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  3. This Pushseenicorn is very cute! I was wondering what size beads you used for the eyes. Also, thank you for sharing the pattern!

    Thanks!

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    1. Oh you're welcome. I'm glad you liked it. ^^

      Hmm... The size of beads... Well, it says in the label it's a #08 but I'm not sure if the same measurement applies to where you are. Sorry can't be much of help. T_T

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  4. This is amazing! What size is the finished product (roughly)?

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    1. About 3-4 inches... I guess no bigger than my hands. ^^

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  5. So so cute! I'm making this now and it's so quick to work up. I'm using a bigger hook to make it a bit bigger. Great job on the pattern. It's very easy to follow!

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  6. Just found this via Pinterest and it will make a perfect gift! I'm still a little puzzled on how to attach the mane and tail. Any additional tips?

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    1. I often use this tutorial to attach hair or fur to my dolls: http://esshaych.blogspot.com/2009/09/amigurumi-hair-tutorial.html

      I hope it helps.^^

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