The first amigurumi of the year goes to great lengths to blend in with yarns and buttons.
The crochet pattern to make Riso, the amigurumi Chameleon, is now available here.
It is time to give new life to all the yarn bought on impulse, all those lovely skeins with wonderful variegated, printed, sprayed colors, but which had not convinced us for other projects until now. They will be perfect for a colorful crochet chameleon!
The yarn used for Riso is Ricorumi DK in the “Print” variant for the body and legs and in its original solid color for some small details (eyes and mouth)
If you are wondering what other yarns can I use to achieve a similar result?
Here is a list of alternative yarns that are similar in thickness and composition to Ricorumi DK:
Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/4 Print
Lana Grossa Cotone Print and Spray
Schachenmayr Catania Color
Katia Capri Print
BBB Cotton Baby Soft
Scheepjes Catona Denim
Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Multi
These yarns can be easily available depending on your yarn shopping habits (online or in LYS) and your country. However, this list can be a starting point for new searches or to discover other yarns! Leave a comment on this post if you have any other suggestions, it would be nice to have a longer list!
With a sport/DK weight cotton yarn, such as those suggested so far, our chameleon will be large enough to fit comfortably on one hand, but to make a majestic giant chameleon or an adorable mini-chameleon just use a thicker or a thinner yarn and matching crochet hook!
This is a 7 pages PDF crochet pattern which includes:
– written instructions in US crochet terms
– 50 step by step images
It’s an easy pattern for advanced beginner crocheters. Head and body are worked in one piece starting from the head to the tail. Eyes, spikes, arms and legs are sewn to the body.