Posted February 17, 2014on:
Today I am featuring Jenny, from JRPcrochet. She is an artisan crafter that makes really cute crochet animals that look like figurines sculpted in yarn. Here I will showcase some of my favorites, with a few questions I asked Jenny about her craft.
This snow leopard was made with white acrylic yarn, and colored with fabric markers. She used a pet brush to give the leopard a furry look.
The antlers of these cute reindeers are made with pipe cleaners. They look like they are talking to each other, I wonder what they are saying…
Her creations are made with a wire skeleton that allows them to be poseable. This fairy unicorn is available as a pattern on her ETSY shop.
How long have you been doing crochet?
I’ve been crocheting for about three years this summer. I had a little experience with it when I was a kid, but it was only making chains and no real stitches.
What inspired you to start crochet?
I had seen cute little amigurumis for a while before I started. I wanted to buy a few from the artists I had seen, but without the extra money, I decided to give it a go myself. I found some great free patterns on Ravelry.com. I read what stitches were needed for the patterns, then looked up how to do those stitches on youtube. Once you learn a handful of stitches, you can make a ton of things.
What do you like best about your craft?
I suppose the best thing about crochet is its flexibility. You can make a large variety of things. Clothing, accessories, dolls, it just depends on what you want to make.
You can see more of her crochet amigurumis on Deviantart-Pickleweasel360, from dragons to lamas, birds, horses etc.. Check out her gallery!
Jenny also has a shop on ETSY called JRPcrochet where she sells her creations, as well as patterns if you want to make some of these lovely creatures yourself.