Hello and welcome back to another pattern review. Like most of my other pattern reviews, I came across this pattern on Pinterest. I had this pattern saved to my Amigurumi board on Pinterest for a long time and decided to finally do it. I absolutely love this little ice cream yeti, and the best part of this pattern is it’s free! You can find it on Ravelry for free. Also, you can find it on Etsy for 50 cents. The designer of this little guy is Amiguruku, an Indonesian crochet designer that I found on Instagram a few weeks ago. If you’d like to check out this free pattern or the pattern designer’s Instagram, I will have both linked at the bottom of this post.
This ice cream monster project is very quick and easy to make, and it is no doubt a beginner-level pattern. It took me about three hours to make one. If you go to craft fairs or own an Etsy shop and need something quick to make, this is the project for you. I encourage you to mix and match yarns, to use different crochet hooks, to try different colors; then see what happens. I liked this pattern so much, and I have no problem going back to it anytime and experiment with it myself.
The pattern designer used a mixture of acrylic and cotton yarn with a 2.25 mm crochet hook. I personally used 2 ply afghan yarn with a 2.55 mm crochet hook. You can choose any color you desire, but the original colors used in the pattern are mint green, white, caramel brown, and a small amount of black for the mouth. I used the colors off white, light teal, and ginger with a small amount of black embroidery thread for the mouth. The other materials you’ll need are safety eyes, stuffing, tapestry needle, sewing pins, and glue (optional for securing the safety eyes). The size of my ice cream monster ended up coming out to 3 inches (7 cm) tall and 3.5 inches (8 cm) wide, which is very close to the size of the project the designer gave at the beginning of the pattern. I do plan on trying this pattern with different yarn to see how small or big I can get this project.
The designer included plenty of step-by-step photos to help you follow along and went into detail to make sure you did not get lost at any point. Though this is a fairly straightforward pattern, I appreciate that the designer still packed it full of information and photos. I recommend this pattern for crocheters looking to get into the amigurumi side of the craft and beginners in general. Even if you consider yourself an expert crocheter, I think you’d still find joy in this cute little amigurumi ice cream monster. I had so much fun doing this pattern, and I can’t wait to do it again.
I hope you found this pattern review useful in helping you select your next project. Please go check out Amiguruku’s work. She has so many other fun projects and something for everyone. If you liked this post, I have more available on my blog for you to check out! If you’re more into video reviews, I’ve included the YouTube video I did about this pattern below. Take care and happy crafting.
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