Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I’m joining the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop to show you part 3 of the crochet nativity I finished recently. You can read all about the first part here and the second part here. Today I’m showing you the three wise men and their camels.
The pattern for the wise men is from Let’s Knit Magazine, a magazine published in the UK, and can be found here. It contains the patterns for Baby Jesus, two shepherds, a sheep and the three wise men. This pattern is written in UK terms.
The original pattern for the wise men calls for you to use some sort of bead for the gifts but I couldn’t find anything that I thought was the right size. Never fear because Charlie came to the rescue. He made some cubes and cut a dowel and then stained them to match the wise men (we just happened to have the right stain colors to match the wise men). He topped them with some walnut and then drilled a hole through that I used to sew them to the wise men’s hands. I think they are perfect!
Just like the mule and ox pattern this one is written in Spanish. She does provide a key to translate the stitches to English but some of the longer phrases took a bit of work.
The great thing about these patterns is that the author also has full length videos of the entire process. Between the video and Google Translate I was able to decipher the patterns. I’m very happy with how the camels turned out. The original pattern calls for some fancier details on the camels blanket but I decided to just go with the two color look.
I used Knit Picks CotLin™ for all the pieces in this project.
If you like to do amigurumi you should definitely check out Canal Crochet’s blog and YouTube channel. There is a wide variety of patterns and they are all free! With just a little bit of work you can easily translate them.
I found the perfect sized box to hold all the figures. They were packed up and sent on their way a few weeks ago.
With Christmas just around the corner I’m sure these ami will be out of the box and on display soon.
I hope I didn’t put some of my non-hooking blog friends to sleep with this post. If you are interested in seeing more crochet creations please visit the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop.
I didn’t receive any compensation for any of the links in this post but include them for anyone that is interested in finding the products and patterns.