Last week, we talked all about amigurumi, crocheted and knitted toys and dolls. Anything goes in amigurumi, as long as it's as cute as humanly possible.
This week, I've written an exclusive free pattern for our DIY Life readers: it's a Bomb Pop Amigurumi! (PDF download, 250K.) This pattern is written as an easy knit/crochet combo, though it can be knitted all the way through. I hope you like it!
What's a Bomb Pop? It's a delicious frozen treat that looks like a rocket with grooves on the side. The bottom is blue raspberry, the middle is white and lime-flavored, and the top is cherry red! It represents instant summertime nostalgia for millions of people.
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Edited to add: There is an error in the knit medallion base instructions (which are listed as "not recommended" in the pattern, because they are untested). Increasing on every row will not give you a flat circular medallion. Knit one plain row around the circle between each increase row, and you'll get the shape you need. (That is: cast on, do increase row, plain row with no increases, increase row, plain row, and so on.) Sorry about that!