Saturday, January 29, 2011


Sparky Lovebug

When a Valentine project was needed for Loom Class, I was asked to do the Double Hearts pattern. Originally, the Double Hearts pattern was intended to be a springboard for other projects, so I suggested some of the projects that incorporate the Double Hearts instead. One of these projects from my design book was a little amigurumi lovebug, "Sparky", pictured above. He is actually version 2 of his somewhat fatter cousin, "Lotsa", pictured below.

Lotsa Lovebug, front & back

"Sparky" Lovebug is four inches tall and the original "Lotsa" Lovebug (above) is just a bit taller at five inches. The main difference in the two is Lotsa's body was made as a continuation of the head on the 12-peg Knifty Knitter Flower Loom. Sparky's head is made identical to Lotsa's, but his smaller body was made on the 8-peg end of the Knifty Knitter Spool Loom and included an extra stripe. Both versions use the Double Heart pattern completed using 5 pairs of pegs on the Knifty Knitter Long Loom.

The Lovebugs pattern, which includes both versions, is located in the Pattern Box on the right or by clicking the link at the beginning of the sentence. Hope you can join us next week in Loom Class (Jan 31-Feb 5, 2011)!