A facebook post was offering out a free pattern for Hugo the front line hero bear. With the current world pandemic taking over our lives, the distration was welcome. The result, I immediately raided my stash. Be aware copyright for this pattern is by Aixan Legasto from Yarn it, Darn it.
Hugo was such an enjoyable make. My amigurumi skills were a bit rusty. Okay they were alot rusty. I have the habit of frequently making two mistakes.
- Not taking the time to read the pattern properly
- Finding myself distracted and miss interpreting or just plain missing part of the pattern
It is something I have to work on.
I did learn about the invisible decrease stitch, OMG! what a game changer!
A normal double crochet decrease you insert into the next two stitches as normal. However, with the invisible decrease: you hook the front loop only of the next stitch, the next stitch (don’t yarn over) and finishing it off as a normal double crochet stitch. The invisible decrease only works in amigurumi crochet. I have been informed that it does not work with flat crochet pieces.
It was nice even to make something that in the crochet and knitting community shows our appreciation for the real heath workers that are putting themselves in harms way every day. It is not just the health workers it is all the essential workers. People who are working in the supermarkets and in small local shops. The people that are collecting our bins. The staff in the pharmacies and doctors offices. The delivery truck drivers. The postal staff. It is all the people we do not even think twice about on a normal day.
Thank you X
Pattern for the Frontline Hero Bear by Aixan Legasto from Yarn it, Darn it! can be found here.