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Alpaca & Easter PocketAmi patterns

Thank you all for the book congratulations! I’m sorry I didn’t have any real photos of it to share – the book is still in layout, so there’s nothing finished to show you yet. But soon, I promise!

Now, back to the crochet patterns. To make up (I hope) for my absence, I have two new patterns to release today: the Alpaca, and a fun new set of PocketAmi for Easter. I don’t have a name for the new ‘natural fibre’ range of patterns yet (ideas, anyone?), but I didn’t want to make you wait, so for now you’ll be able to find the Alpaca pattern filed under Misc Patterns in the shop. Or just click through from this post to make your life easier!

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A little info about the new designs:

Alpaca

alpaca crochet pattern by planetjune

If you’d like to make an alpaca or llama of your own, you don’t have to find 100% alpaca yarn to do so! I designed this pattern to work with any worsted weight yarn, but, like all my patterns, it’s pretty flexible. The larger alpaca above uses Bernat Satin, which is 100% acrylic – it doesn’t get less natural than that.

In fact, the alpaca yarn I bought was so fine (2-ply – I think that’s fingering weight?) that even after doubling the yarn, it was still significantly finer than the Bernat Satin – I’d say a sport-weight equivalent. But, as you can see, the pattern looks just as good in either size. If you substitute a different yarn weight, be sure to choose an appropriate hook size so you can form your stitches easily, but the stuffing doesn’t show through the finished piece. (Just ask if you have any questions about yarn choices.)

PocketAmi Easter

PocketAmi Easter crochet patterns by planetjune

PocketAmi Easter is another seasonal set, comprising a baby duckling, bunny and chick. They provide all the sweetness you could want from an Easter gift, with none of the calories! If you don’t celebrate Easter, these would be a great way to herald the coming spring (I’m sure it’ll be here soon, won’t it?) or would make a really sweet baby mobile for any time of year. And they work up in no time too, which is always a bonus!

PocketAmi Easter crochet patterns by planetjune

Both patterns are now available to purchase from the PlanetJune store (look at the New Products for March box on the homepage for easy access to my latest designs).

15 Comments »

  1. Anna said

    Hi!
    I love the alpaca’s, could you please tell me where I can find the pattern?
    Thanks!
    Anna

  2. Kelly said

    Super cute, I just love the Natural fibers line!

    How about Natural-ami (think naturally) Animals or Natural-ami Plush?

  3. KraftyCat said

    these are pretty awsome! I like the idea of using the animal fibres to make the animal they came from – and alpaca is sooooo nice and soft! hmm, maybe I’ll have to buy that pattern just to make it from alpaca yarn πŸ˜€

  4. Crafts said

    Really love the Alpaca – unusual idea, too!!

  5. Robyn said

    Maybe names could be wooly-amis,fiber-amis, Just throwing some out there.

  6. Susan Clinkscales said

    Oh my! These new patterns are precious! Your creations always have such character. πŸ™‚

  7. Mandi said

    These are just DARLING! I especially love the Easter bunny/duck/chick set!

  8. June said

    Thanks for the suggestions! I should maybe clarify: I’m looking for a name for the NATURAL FIBRES range (animals made from their own fibre e.g. an alpaca from alpaca yarn, an angora bunny from angora, a goat from mohair). The PocketAmi are PocketAmi – they don’t need a second name (although the suggestions above are very cute!)

    So please keep the natural fibre collection suggestions coming – that’s what I need the help with! And, as always, if I use your suggestion, you will be rewarded πŸ™‚

  9. Jana said

    Hi, June!
    Finally got on here to download the patterns! Love em!
    For the natural fiber ami’s how about Fabulous Fiber Friends?
    I like the one above for the pocket Ami’s: SpringAmi or maybe Spring Life-that could include flowers!
    Ha, ha!

  10. val said

    oh my! those little alpaca are SO CUTE! The Easter babies are too….

    hmmm…as for naming the bunny, chick and ducky…
    how about SpringAmi? That way, you can add to the collection and not change the name, plus it isn’t holiday specific.

  11. They are so cute!!! Thanks for the tips on the hook size vs the yarn’s weight! I really love crochet and I am in the middle of doing some Irish crochet. Will post it up in my blog after I finished it….

  12. becky said

    I love the two new patterns.
    A good name for the natural fibers collection would be Natura – amis. I hope this helps.

  13. Robyn said

    Oh I just thought of a name for the bunny,chick,duck. How about Hoppy Amigurumis? Like Happy Amigurumis? Or like Hoppy Easter? Lol.

  14. Robyn said

    So Cute! Love them all! I am in love with the little ducky. And love those bunny ears! So now you have to name the Llama. So you can have a duo with Harvey. Love the llamas.I have seen them up close and thier faces are so soft. But be careful they can spit on you. Luckily that didn’t happen! LOl. Great job again June!

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