Did my Dutch title weird you out a little? :)
That's right - I have another for you today! This project is absolutely the fault of Natasja from My Crochet Plush. Back in April, she made this pattern and it was the first I'd ever heard of such a character. The pattern is from the book Prettig Gestoorde Amigurumi (this translates to something like Nicely Strange Amigurumi - Dutch folk, help me out?) by Dennis van den Brink (a.k.a. DenDennis). The book is full of really cute and different amigurumi patterns, but this one won my heart immediately. Meet Soepkip!
Dutch to English crochet terms (seriously, there are a zillion lists out there - just pick one and go with it), plugged those into the basic instructions (ex. sc 1, etc.), then used Google Translate on any full paragraphs of instructions. I guess I should say that I got the book online as well - having the pattern is a little important in this equation, huh? For my translation, I photocopied the pages I needed and then sat at my desk to translate. It looked like this:
I used the exact colors suggested in the pattern, but I did size up on my yarn (the pattern calls for Phildar Coton 3 which is sport weight, I used worsted weight) and I used a larger size H hook to accomodate my bigger yarn. The yarns were all from my stash and I used: Vanna's Choice in White and Scarlet, Red Heart With Love in Daffodil, Red Heart Soft in Off White, and two unknown acrylic thrift store yarns in green and orange.I also used 12 mm eyes (again, bigger than the pattern calls for since I used bigger yarn).
And thanks Natasja for making this pattern and exposing me to it :)