With St Patrick’s Day coming up I felt that I really had to get little Wheelan O’Wool the Leprechaun tested and ready for release.
You may remember that at the end of last year I entered theAmigurumi.net fantasy character competition for which I designed three little characters. Gnorman the Gnome (the pattern of which is now available and you can read more about here) Gene the Genie and Wheelan.
He’s short, he’s green, his rosy cheeks are a sight to be seen!
Whelan is a feisty little fellow and not one to shy away from partaking in a little mischief! He spends his time mending the shoes of the fairy folk and hiding his earnings in a big pot at the end of the rainbow.
Whelan is well known for his love of Irish Poitín and he loves to share the craic with his cousin Gnorman every fortnight when he comes calling.
So if you want to hook up your own little lucky mascot then why not make yourself a little Wheelan O’ Wool the Leprechaun.
And what about the other characters? Well it’s just Gene the Genie to go and I’ll be working on him next – so watch this space!
Pattern Links 🎉
Wheelan O’ Wool is now available and on sale onRavelry with a 40% discount(with coupon code: LUCKY) until 17 March 2018 after that time the pattern will revert to full price. The pattern is also available on Lovecrochet.com.
Remember to share your Wheelan project’s to be in with a chance to win a free pattern if you are featured in my monthly newsletter.
Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx
The annual design contest at Amigurumipatterns.net is now on and this year’s theme is “Fantasy Creatures”. Fascinating fairies, unique unicorns, dramatic dragons, mesmerising mermaids and all sorts of weird and wonderful characters from all corners of the imagination are competing to see who’s the most magical of them all!
I was so inspired by the concept of creating a fantasy creature (or three) that I decided to take part for the first time. So without further ado allow me to introduce to you Gnorman the Gnome, Wheelan O’Wool the Leprechaun and Gene the Genie.
Meet Gnorman the Gnome. Gnorman is a sweet little fellow with a gentle disposition who lives in a simple hillside dwelling deep in the woods. His favourite pastime is tending to his beloved mushroom garden where he cultivates scarlet capped toadstools loved by his fairy folk friends 🍄.
There’s something in the constitution of a gnome that enjoys getting their little hands dirty. Gnorman loves nothing more than tramping around in his forest dell collecting little treasures 🍁
Next we have Wheelan O’Wool the Leprechaun. Whelan is a feisty little fellow and not one to shy away from partaking in a little mischief! He spends his time mending the shoes of the fairy folk and hiding his earnings in a big pot at the end of the rainbow. He’s quick, smart and has magical powers to vanish into thin air – but if he’s caught he will grant you three wishes.
Whelan is well known for his love of Irish Poitín and his Celi dances that can last for days
And finally we have Gene the Genie, my third and final entry to the design contest. When his lamp is rubbed he appears in a cloud of smoke with the power to grant all your wildest yarn wishes and dreams.
Want your ends weaving in, or your hooks to be found? Your wish is his command! When not on duty he can be found whiling away the Arabian Nights sipping Harem Delight cocktails at the Moroccan Desert Oasis bar. Has a fondness for camels 🐫 .
And now the voting to the competition is OPEN! If you happen to like my little designs could you please spare me a few moments of your time to vote for them.
Click the heart-button of TEN of your favourite characters; quick linkvote for Gnorman the Gnomehere,vote for Wheelan O’Wool the Leprechanhereand vote for Gene the Geniehere.
Enter your name and email address in the pop-up screen to submit your vote.
Please note: multiple votings by one person will be removed.
Voting is open until 10th December 2017 and the three designs with the highest amount of votes will be announced the winners of this contest.
There are seriously so many amazing designs from inventive and skilled amigurumists taking part from all over the world in this competition! And I’d like to wish all designers taking part the best of luck!
Until next time folks! Happy hooking, keep calm and crochet on my friends xx
P.S. And for those of you that have asked about the patterns for Gnorman, Whelan and Gene I’ll be releasing them after the competition has finished xx