I've been on a quest for over a year to make cute stuffed animals. I tried sewing them and knitting them on the loom but I wasn't really happy with anything I made. Then while searching for knit patterns I discovered amigurumi, which is the japanese art of crochet stuffed animals. All the ones I saw were so cute! Only problem, I didn't know how to crochet. So I got a kid's crochet book out of the library as well as an amigurumi pattern book. On Monday, I taught myself to crochet and made a little square. On Tuesday, I learned how to do increases and decreases and made a wavy head band. On Wednesday, I learned to do double crochet, half double crochet, slip stitch and a few others. And I started my first amigurumi, a little mouse.
I finished it last night. I think it is really cute and turned out well. It was pretty hard at first but once I got the hang of it it wasn't too bad. I'm currently working on a weiner dog for Logan. I'm still working on some cross-stitch too.