The Mighty Avengers Made of Yarn and Lots of LOVE

17 Sep

I have been so obsessed with making Amigurumi dolls for my son lately!

For those who don’t know, here is the definition of Amigurumi:  “It is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.  Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features, as is typical in Japanese culture.”

Now define “Anthropomorphic” for me, please… (talking to Wikipedia.)

Anthropomorphic:  Ascribing human characteristics to non-human things.

Ironman… definitely anthropomorphic!  Haha!  Ironman was actually the second doll I made for my son.  In my past post about me going back to crocheting, I chose to do the Incredible Hulk first because it seemed like the easiest one 🙂  I didn’t even have the right color of green yarn for it.  But when Damien saw the finished product of the Hulk doll I made for him,  he got so excited!  And his reaction just made me want to make Ironman next 🙂

And here he is with my son 🙂

After making the Ironman doll, my son immediately said, “Mama, Thor is next!  Please make Thor!”

“I’M ON IT, SON!” – Happy Mama

Thor is still missing his hammer! Coming soon! 🙂

This is the reason why I love to crochet… Seeing that big smile on my son’s face when I finish a doll 🙂

And lastly, Captain America… My personal favorite 🙂

Check out his mighty shield! 🙂

Ironkid vs. Captain America… Who will win??? 🙂

And here they all are… my very first collection of hand-made dolls:  The Mighty Avengers 🙂

These dolls are just made of yarn and they don’t have high tech-weapons or karate chop action features but my son loves them just as much as his high-tech toys 🙂

“Mama, you made me another treasure.”  That’s what he says every time I hand him the doll I just finished 🙂

It just inspires me to keep making these dolls for him, I mean “toys”.  My husband insists that we call them toys instead of dolls. LOL! 🙂

Expect more Amigurumis to come!  Finishing up another superhero right now 🙂

It doesn’t take a lot to create something you’re very proud of and to make your kids happy.  Just a little yarn, a little time and patience 🙂

Happy Monday to all! 🙂

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17 Responses to “The Mighty Avengers Made of Yarn and Lots of LOVE”

  1. an eye for an eye... September 17, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    Your hooker skills, Super Momma, are through the roof! Amazing! Congratulations!

    • catcantada September 17, 2012 at 6:40 am #

      Thank you so much, dearest Guada!!!! 🙂 I’ve been so inspired lately to make these because the little guy loves them 🙂 AND it’s much cheaper than buying him new expensive toys! LOL! (Although he still loves those little action figures – can’t compete with that! haha!). I miss you, my dear!!! I really really do! Hope all is well with you 🙂

      Cathy

  2. Dominique Cerqueda September 17, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    Cats!!! These are amazing!!!! How on earth do you do this???? haha! Gotta teach me these skills someday!! I love them! 🙂 I’m sure Damien is just loving them!! His very own collection!

    • catcantada September 25, 2012 at 1:04 am #

      Hi there, Dom! 🙂 Thanks so much! Hahaha! Eyyyy, diba we learned how to crochet in grade school??? LOL!

  3. Merry September 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    His very own unique collection by his mommy. Priceless. Amazing Cathy!!!!! Spidey..then Superman??

    • catcantada September 25, 2012 at 1:03 am #

      I should start designing my Superman doll before the movie comes out! Haha! 🙂

  4. Lilen Uy September 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    These are awesome Cathy! I want a mighty Frodo. He’s my “dude!”

    • catcantada September 26, 2012 at 3:16 am #

      Thanks so much, Lilen! 🙂 hahaha! I didn’t know you liked Frodo! Hahaha! Let me check if there are patterns for Frodo out there 🙂

    • Lilen Uy September 26, 2012 at 4:13 am #

      you won’t find one for my Frodo. he’s my chubby kitty! not from tolkien’s. ; )

      • catcantada September 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

        ohhhhh!!! How cute!!! 🙂 Love the name for your kitty! Hehe! Let’s plan our crochet sesh soon! I’ll look out for kitty patterns, too, Lilen 🙂

  5. Dennisse October 7, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Hi Cat,

    Hope all is well…..I’m not into crochet….how I wish. 😊 By the way, how much are you willing to sell your crochet Avengers?

    Dennisse

    • catcantada October 16, 2012 at 9:26 am #

      Hi there, Dennisse 🙂

      I’m just finishing a few more dolls at the moment 🙂 Will let you know when I’ll be accepting orders again for the dolls 🙂

      So sorry, I’ve gotten quite busy with work as well so my time for crocheting shortened. Huhuhuhu! But I will message you again 🙂

      Many thanks and I’ll be in touch for sure! 🙂

      Always,
      Cathy

    • catcantada February 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      Hi there, Dennisse 🙂 I finally finished your Captain America doll 🙂 Hehe please email me at crowsnest.handmade@gmail.com if you’re still interested 🙂

      Cathy

  6. Ana December 15, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    I love your dolls!! My nephew likes Captain America and Iron Man. Could you share your patterns? Hope you can!!

    Thank you so much!!

    • catcantada December 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      Hi there, Ana! Thanks so much 🙂 Actually, I’ve never really written down the patterns for the dolls. Haha! I think I should so I won’t forget. But basically, you may follow the Hulk Amigurumi Pattern that I found online. Basically, the head, body, arms and legs are all the same. I just change the color and embellish them to look like the Avengers 🙂 Check the pattern here: http://hookmonster.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/hulk.html. Her pattern of the Hulk pretty much inspired me to do the rest of the Avengers. Have fun making your dolls 🙂 Thanks for dropping by my blog! I will also be selling my dolls online soon! Hehe 🙂

      Always,
      Cathy

  7. Jeonard1031 December 2, 2013 at 5:21 am #

    Hi there! Good afternoon.. I’m interested in buying your hand made dolls especially the Avengers Amigurumi Dolls.. 🙂 Are they still for sale and how much?

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