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So the couple who owns the apartment I've been living in for more than 3 years just came back from New York to stay for a few months. It's a good thing the apartment has two rooms or else my roomie and I would've been kicked out. Yikes! O_O But seriously, the couple are really nice and chill. Although I have to admit it gets a bit uncomfortable at times since they're basically strangers, but I've got no complaints. They're good people. ^^

Last Christmas I decided to make them one of my ami softees and initially I thought to invent a pattern for cute penguins. I had the sketch down and the design was perfect, but there was just one problem... I ran out of time.
Ugh! Time management: the unattainable dream. T_T So bye-bye cute penguin idea and hello crocheting pattern found in the internet. 

So I was browsing for an emergency pattern when I came to LuiLuh's website and saw one of the cutest amigurumis I've ever seen. Then that was it. I fell in love and with penguins forgotten, I went on to crocheting adorable grey duckies instead. Squeeeee!!! XD

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Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #247 - Light Grey (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #12 - Light Yellow (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - White (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #35 - Pink (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - 7 (4.5 mm)
Black beads #08
Pink blush 
Fiberfill stuffing

I added a bow to make it extra kawaii. Hehehe! ^^

BOW
(Pink)
16ch
Rnd 1: dc on 4th ch, dc across (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch two ends together
*Use the excess yarn to go around and shape the bow
*Attach to the head
After my binge-eating slash movie/anime watching marathon holidays at my hometown, I went back to the city to get ready for another year of hard labor and broken dreams. Yah... Adulting is hard. Hahaha!

Anyway, the moment I got to the apartment I immediately gave my gift and being such a bashful I kept apologizing about it. It's a bad habit but it's the only thing I could do, I was ridiculously awkward. O_O Thankfully they were impressed that I made them a gift and found the duckies adorable. I was really touched when they named them after their grandchildren. It made all the effort worthwhile. ^^     



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Fangs, Lipstick, and Stilettos

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A year ago I promised my bestest best friend that I'd give her niece, also my goddaughter, an amigurumi doll of her favorite Monster High character: Draculaura on her birthday.  I was hoping she'd ask for Lagoona Blue or Rochelle Goyle. But oh well, I guess the black and pink combo is really that hard to resist. 

So a year passed and my goddaughter celebrated her birthday last May and I gave her promised Draculaura amigurumi just... Now. O_O [Dun! Dun! Duuuun!!!] I know! I know! quite a cruel thing to make a little girl wait that long, but unfortunately it couldn't be helped. Again, there was my documentary I needed to finish, a second job, boxing, (A girl needs to maintain her figure you know ^o^) and etc. There was really a lot on my plate. Thankfully my goddaughter is a forgiving, sweet, little girl 'coz otherwise yikes!!! XD

So with months of designing and whatnot, I came up with the perfect Draculaura amigurumi. I had a little help from Mia Zamora Johnson's Margarita doll pattern as my base. Unlike my other projects that used Margarita, this time I almost completely reconstructed it and the only part that was closest to the original are the feet, which I used to make the boots.
     
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DRACULAURA
Materials:
Monaco Yarn Shade #1o - Cream (1-2 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #33 - Hot Pink (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #100 - Black (2-3 skeins)
Monaco Yarn Shade #35 - Pink (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #1 - White (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #32 - Magenta (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #99 - Grey (1 skein)
Monaco Yarn Shade #247 - Light Grey (1 skein)
Crochet Hook - F5 (3.75mm)
Felt cloth:
           - Pink
           - Black
           - White
           - Magenta
Pink blush
Fiberfill stuffing
*hdcinc = 2hdc in 1 st

HEAD
(Cream)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (35)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (40)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (45)
Rnd 10-15: sc around (45)
Rnd 16: 14sc, 4hdcinc, 9hdc, 4hdcinc, 14sc (53)
Rnd 17: 14sc, 4dec, 9sc, 4dec, 14sc (45)
Rnd 18: 7sc-dec (40)
Rnd 19: 6sc-dec (35)
Rnd 20: 5sc-dec (30)
Rnd 21: 4sc-dec (25)
Rnd 22: 3sc-dec (20)
Rnd 23: 2sc-dec (15)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the body
*Cut out black and magenta felt for the eyes

*Cut out tiny heart from pink felt and glue below left eye
*Put a little blush on the cheeks


HAIR CAP 
(Black)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc-inc (15)
Rnd 4: 2sc-inc (20)
Rnd 5: 3sc-inc (25)
Rnd 6: 4sc-inc (30)
Rnd 7: 5sc-inc (35)
Rnd 8: 6sc-inc (40)
Rnd 9: 7sc-inc (45)
Rnd 10: sc around (45)
*Work in rows
Row 11: 27sc, ch1-turn (27)
Row 12: dec, 23sc, dec, ch1-turn (25)
Row 13-18: sc across, ch1-turn (25)
Row 19: dec, 21sc, dec (23)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch to the head

HAIR

(Black/Hot Pink)
*Cut strands of black and hot pink yarn about twice the length of the doll

*Follow my favorite hair tutorial to attach the strands on the hair cap
*Use a picture reference of Draculaura to perfectly copy the bangs and double ponytail hairstyle

BOOTS (2x)
(Pink)
Rnd 1: 7sc in mr (7)
Rnd 2: inc, 1hdcinc, inc, 4sc (10)
Rnd 3: 1sc, inc, 2hdcinc, inc, 5sc (14)
Rnd 4: 3sc, 2dec, 7sc (12)
Rnd 5: 2sc, 2dec, 6sc (10)
Rnd 6: FLO, sc around (10)
FO, weave in ends

LEGS (2x)
(Grey)
*Reconnect yarn and continue on BLO of Rnd 6 of legs

Rnd 7-11: sc around (10)
FO, weave in ends

*After completing the two legs, stitch them together
*Make sure the legs are slightly angled so that it wouldn't look too straight or stiff facing front 
*Continue rounds to the body

BODY
(Light Grey)

Rnd 12: 5sc-inc (21)
(White)
Rnd 13: 6sc-inc (24)
Rnd 14: BLO, sc around (24)
(Magenta)
Rnd 15: sc around (24)
Rnd 16: BLO, 4sc-dec (20)
Rnd 17: sc around (20)
Rnd 18: 2sc-dec (15)
Rnd 19-22: sc arouns (15)
FO, weave in ends
*Use white yarn to embroider buttons on the body

SHIRT TAIL
(Magenta)
*Connect yarn to FLO of Rnd 16 of the body
*11hdc, [1hdc, 2ch, sl on 2nd ch, 1sl, 1hdc, 2ch, sl on 2nd ch] 1o hdc (24)
FO, weave in ends

SKIRT
(White)
*Connect yarn to FLO of Rnd 14 of the body
Rnd 1: inc around (48)
Rnd 2: 1sc-inc (72)
FO, weave in ends

BOW
(White)
16ch
Rnd 1: dc on 4th ch, dc across (12)
FO, leave tail for sewing
*Stitch two ends together
*Use the excess yarn to go around and shape the bow
*Attach to the top of the body, right below the head


ARMS 2x
(Cream)
Rnd 1: 5sc in mr (5)
Rnd 2: inc around (10)
(Grey)
Rnd 3: FLO, inc, [1sc-inc] 2x (8)
Rnd 4: sc around (8)
Rnd 5: 2sc-dec (6)
Rnd 6-8: sc around (6)
FO, leave tail for sewing

This cutie gift might've been a little delayed (Okay, maybe more than a "little"), but it was worth the wait for my goddaughter. She really loved it. Phew! Another little girl satisfied. ^^ 

Hmm... Maybe I'll make one for myself. My very own Rochelle Goyle. Yes... Excellent. Bwahahaha! OvO



Copyright: Draculaura is an original pattern written by Duchess Gala with adaptation from Mia Zamora Johnson's Margarita doll 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. ^^ 


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