Peas in a Pod

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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.

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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? 🙂

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8 thoughts on “Peas in a Pod

  1. Actually I always take amigurumi with me on the go. I keep all the pieces in a zip lock bag. I take a commuter train to work so I have my current project in my back pack and work on it on the ride home. Funny enough, I am currently working on the pho you created! Finished the bowl yesterday, onto the soup today! Oh, and also some marshmallow bunny peeps that I have crocheted but now need to sew together.

    • A zip lock bag is a great idea! That’s such a clever way to make use of commuting time.

      I’m so excited to hear that you’re working on the pho pattern – can’t wait to see it when it’s done!!

      I had to google marshmallow bunny peeps.. haha. They are cute! Are you making them as a gift? 🙂

      • Yes. One of my friends has a tree at work that she decorates for Christmas and Valentines Day but didn’t have anything for Easter. So I have a pattern for the peeps in my Crochet Day to Day calendar so I whipped up a few for her!
        I read on my commute and used to play on my DS, but wanted to be more productive so i was really glad when I got back into crocheting last year.

      • That’s really thoughtful of you, Jennie! 🙂

        Good on your for making the most of your idle time! I find crocheting is both productive and relaxing (unless you miss your place or forget what stitch you’re up to!), I’m glad you’re enjoying it. 🙂

  2. I am a big fan of the mochimochi series of knitting for on the go. I can pack my #1 shorty needles and a couple lion brand bonbons in a pencil case, and I always have my ereader anyway. love the little beanie on the pea. perfect!

    • I’ve never really heard of the mochi mochi series until you mentioned it Amanda! I looked it up and they are really cute! I am not much of a knitter (I have a terrible time holding my needles in properly) but the mochi mochi patterns look like a good place to start! Thanks for sharing and your kind words about my peas! 🙂

      It’s really cool to hear how you pack your tools on the go. Using a pencil case and e-reader is an excellent idea.

  3. They are so adorable and just yesterday I was referring to two persons as two peas in a pod!!!! Check out the ceramic green peas in a pod in your mum’s collection cabinet ……

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