Snake – Super Smash Saturday 19

Wow, Super Smash Saturdays are half way done! This has been a crazy fast year, and there’s not much left to go!

This week’s character is Snake, a character I almost never play as 😅 But, I did still have fun making him.

Next week’s character is Peach, and it’s also Thanksgiving! I may end up being pretty busy, but I will try my best to get her done! I will be spending Thanksgiving with my family, and I am most looking forward to the apple pie 😍 What are your Thanksgiving plans?

As always, this event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Peach for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Ike – Super Smash Saturday 18

Its Saturday again! Ike is pretty much my main character in Super Smash Bros, and he’s awesome in the Fire Emblem games too!

Whenever I used to play a Fire Emblem game, my sister and I would always make up voices for the characters! So at one point, Ike probably had a weird accent from one of us voicing his dialogue 😆

Anyway, I almost ran out of daylight for this one, but without further ado, here are the photos of Ike:

The next character on the roster is… Snake!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Snake for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Pokemon Trainer – Super Smash Saturday 17

Wow, can’t believe it’s already November! Halloween just passed, and now the rest of this year is going to go by in hyperdrive.

This weekend I have a booth at Tucson Comicon, but was able to finish the Pokemon Trainer earlier in the week. Of course, I made Ash, probably the most well known Pokemon Trainer of then all. Now all he needs is a tiny Pikachu and he can set off on his journey to catch ’em all!

Next week is Ike, my favorite character to play as in Smash Bros.

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Ike for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Falco – Super Smash Saturday 16

Its Falco! I really like the red around his eyes, and I made him without a jacket, like Fox.

Next week’s character is a Pokemon Trainer!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of a Pokemon Trainer for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Meta Knight – Super Smash Saturday 15

This week is Meta Knight! It was another interesting one to make, but I’m pretty happy with how it came out.

For the mask area, I used fabric on top of felt. I had wanted to use felt for the entire thing, but didn’t have the right gray color. So, since I had fabric on hand that’s what I went with!

The next character is Falco!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Falco for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Pit – Super Smash Saturday 14

This week it’s Pit!

The next character up on the roster is Meta Knight

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Meta Knight for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Yoshi – Super Smash Saturday 13

So this week was supposed to be Pit, but I had to switch things up a little bit. Instead, this week is Yoshi!

I followed the wonderful pattern by AmiAmour, you can find the pattern here. This pattern is easy to follow and pretty ingenious!

Here are some pictures of how it turned out:

I should be able to get Pit done for next week!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Pit for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Zelda – Super Smash Saturday 12

Its Princess Zelda this week! I know this is a dual character (also Sheik), but I’m thinking I might make Sheik instead of Toon Link when the time comes.

There were a ton of details for Zelda’s dress, which I did my best to simplify and include.

The next character is Pit!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Pit for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Diddy Kong – Super Smash Saturday 11

Another week of Super Smash Saturdays is complete!

Next up is Zelda!

This event is a CAL/weekly challenge, so if anyone wants to join in and create your own version of Zelda for next Saturday you are more than welcome to! Use #supersmashtokyo to share your projects and tag me on Instagram @tokyodragon.crochet

Safety Eyes and Alternatives

When I first started crochet, I couldn’t help but feel like my amigurumi was missing something. They felt somehow incomplete, and as I continued I realized it was the eyes. I had been using felt, which I do still use occasionally, but at the time it wasn’t giving my work the finished look I wanted it to have. As I did some research and looking around, I came across… safety eyes!

Ever since starting with safety eyes, it’s been my go to method. I love the look it gives my crochet creations, and it also provides that finished quality I was looking for.

I usually work with 8mm or 12mm safety eyes, which I order from 6060 on Etsy. I get the usual black eyes, and if I find myself needing different color eyes, I just paint the ones I have.

There are, of course, plenty of other ways to add eyes, including felt, sewing, needle felting, buttons, fabric paint, and more! Each method gives the crochet a different look; it all depends on the style you’re going for. If you have any methods you use, share it in the comments!