Pokemon Amigurumi: Cutiefly

Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn
Concept art for cutiefly amigurumi

Another week, another plush; this week, I made an even smaller amigurumi pokemon – cutiefly! This little guy had some surprising challenges while I was making it.

I wanted to preserve three key features: the egg skirt body, the tiny face with beak, and the droopy pompom legs. A few of the pieces were so small that they only consist of one or two crochet chains!

Materials and Tools

  • Crochet hook
  • Black, yellow, white, tan, and brown yarn
  • Black felt
  • White acrylic paint
  • Polyester filling

Process

The egg-skirt body did not come out right on the first try; the first attempt seemed lacking in egg shape and was abandoned a bit late in the process.

Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; first attempt versus second attempt

It might have been that I was too hasty and didn’t want to wait until I had filling in the body before making all the other pieces. Luckily I could redo the body in no time, and thus a proper egg shape was made.

Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; just the body

I tried a technique that I found on the website, Needle Noodles, to create a smoother colour transition; apparently it can be done by completing half a crochet in one colour and then finishing the crochet off with the new colour. It worked pretty nicely on the face.

Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; view of the underside

I then added a skirt around the butt end of the egg; to keep a more spiky shape, each gap was stitched with a loop wrapped around it.

Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; closeup of the skirt

Next came the droopy legs, which were made as one piece. The challenge with this part was keeping the legs smooth when I went to stitch the loose yarn back into itself. Some of the legs look a little janky, but at least they are hidden by the skirt!

Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; closeup of the legs

I did not think that the beak and antennae would require such small pieces! You can see on the older version that I tried making them by chaining a few crochets and crocheting one row back.

Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; closeup of the face

In the newer one, I only chained once or twice and broke the yarn off to stitch the piece together. It surprises me at how small it is, but somehow it makes a difference in the result.

Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; comparison of the old face and new face

The other pieces came out pretty straightforward; here’s the final result:

Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn
Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; front view from head-on
Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; side view
Cutiefly amigurumi - yellow cutiefly amigurumi crocheted with acrylic yarn; back view

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