I don’t like eating peas. Their taste and texture just don’t appeal to me at all. That said, I love sweet pea flowers – and crocheting a giant pea pod – especially when it doubles up as a set of balls for a baby to play with.
About a year ago I crocheted a pastel granny square blanket for my friend’s little girl. She is now turning 1 in a matter of weeks – so as a gift I’ve crocheted here these sweet little peas in a pod. The pattern is from Ana Paula Rimoli’s book Amigurumi Two.
The round little peas will be great for a baby to toss around and squeeze – I hope she likes it!
I also loved this project for its simplicity. Unlike many amigurumi patterns (okay, most), this pattern was reasonably easy to fit into a bag and work on whilst out and about (e.g. on a tea break at work or whilst traveling – as a passenger of course!). I completed this project mostly on the go! There weren’t numerous limbs floating about – just a few pieces. With a bit of planning, it was possible to pack all the things I needed to complete the project (a tapestry needle, scissors, safety eyes and some stuffing) on the go. Obviously, it would depend on the journey also. 🙂 When I knew I would only have an hour to pass I would just take a single ball and hook to crochet the “pod”.
What kind of crochet projects do you like to work on whilst “on the go”? Do you bother with amigurumi? 🙂