I am really sorry I am late in introducing July’s Amigurumi Character with you all, as I usually like to share this with you within the first week. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing him via social media though and watching his daily adventures!
For those of you that voted in the poll and/or who follow the daily adventures over on social media you’ll know who this month’s character is but in case you don’t it’s Captain America!Thank you to all who voted in the poll, it was great to see what you all choose and I have been wanting to do Captain America ever since I got the Marvel Universe Crochet Kit. It’s amazing how time flies by as whilst I am writing this the poll for next month’s Amigurumi character is already up and taking votes. If you haven’t checked out this post yet please do so here and vote 🙂 (opens in new link so you don’t loose this post).
Below are some photos of this month’s character Captain America;
Click on any photo above to see a bigger version.
I made Captain America using a crochet kit called Marvel Universe Crochet by Kati Gálusz (I only used the book) . I used my favourite cotton to make him, Three Bears Yarn Affection 100% Cotton aran weight. They had the ideal colours that I needed and I used; Poppy Red, Nautical Blue, Pure White and Peaches n Cream. Other than this I used some cotton thread for the embroidery and 5mm toy safety eyes to create him. Oh and I used my 3.25mm Addi Swing Crochet hook to make him. I really loved making him although I did find the embroidery tricky at times but now I’ve done it once I know I’ll find it easier next time. I really love how good he looks in cotton and for me personally he is one of my favourites :-).
If you’d like to see my project on Ravelry here is a link, you don’t need to be a member of Ravelry to see this.
This month we are raising money for Unicef UK, it’s a great charity that helps out children in danger. They do great work and if you’d like to see more about what they do check out their website.
Before I go, in case your a new viewer to my blog and don’t know what this challenge is about you can find out more here. It’s a collaboration I am doing with my husband and we are raising money for charity at the same time. Captain America is really looking forward to helping out raising money for such a great charity, you even have a chance to win him at the end of the month as part of a raffle we hold during the last week of the month (I will do a blog post here about the raffle every month and the link to get tickets). Don’t forget we have a general donation page where you can donate any time, just select that month’s charity and don’t forget if your a UK tax payer click that box as it means the charity gets even more money :-). You might like to donate because you enjoy seeing the daily posts with the Amigurumi character or because of the running my husband is doing as he has committed to running a minimum of 5K every single day with no breaks. Of course if you have any questions please ask and we hope you enjoy following our challenge throughout this year.
If you would like to donate to this month’s charity Unicef UK here is the link.
I’ll leave you with some more photos of Captain America, this time a few photo collages that we have been sharing over the month so far. He was a pleasure to make and don’t forget to check out his daily adventures when running with my husband which you can see on his instagram account (copies also go to twitter and Facebook).
I hope you’ve all enjoyed this post and I am just sorry it’s later than usual. It wont be long till next month and I am working hard to make sure you get posts sooner so you don’t have to wait as long. Don’t forget to check out the poll for August’s Amigurumi Character if you haven’t already, it’s open to vote till Friday 21st of July!