I love Pokemon. If you follow me over on Instagram and Facebook, I don’t hide this fact. I started my business by crocheting my own Pokemon amigurumi and I even have a Pokemon tattoo on my leg to solidify my fandom. I had the wonderful honor of being approached by Larissa, the owner of BeCozi, to create something really fun! BeCozi specializes in GIANT yarn and Larissa reached out to me ask me for something specific; to create a giant Pikachu! Receiving giant yarn that is hard to come by to create a Pokemon? Denying this request was out of the question. I’ve worked with oversized yarn before, but never in this fashion!
I’ve seen jumbo amigurumi created before with over sized yarn, but it’s generally made with an acrylic type (like most amigurumi), but this type of yarn is pure wool so it was a different type to play with. Because I had a finite amount to work with, I took the direction of going with size over finer detail to showcase how bold this yarn is! To do that, I used a 35mm hook! I had to work on this project in small intervals; I kid you not, this was actually an arm workout. I was winded after a round. Having difficulties finding the correct size for safety eyes (if it’s not on prime, I’m usually deterred. Has Amazon ruined shipping for anyone else too?!) I decided to create my own eyes, it adds a certain character if I do say so myself.
It was too much fun creating amigurumi in this new dimension, and I just loved having so much of the yarn in my lap as I worked. Larissa has also been a pleasure to exchange messages with back and forth; she had actually sent me the yarn a while back but after a not so fun car crash I was involved in, my mind took some time off and the motivation/inspiration was not there for me. She was so patient with me and I can’t thank her enough. BeCozi yarn isn’t only used for these types of projects, they can be used for beautiful wall hangings, blankets, etc. I highly recommend heading over to the BeCozi site here and browsing around, you feel a certain type of fancy when you get your hands on it 🙂