Amigurumi – Meet Charlie

Just a very quick post today. I need to make frosting and frost a cake for dinner at a friend’s house tonight and I am way, way behind schedule. I would rather not introduce you to Charlie yet, but I have run into a little problem that I’m hoping all of you yarn-artists may have a solution for.Β First, say hi to Charlie! He is my husband’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor. Now Charlie has this really wacky and bizarre sense of humor. The guy is hilarious! Always pranking the guys and generally being extremely funny. So I thought it would be a hoot if I crocheted a Charlie Doll. He has a very distinct look that worked well for Amigurumi.

All I have left to do is finish crocheting one arm, attach both arms, and crochet his Gi jacket and pants.

So what do you think? You can barely tell them apart right?!? πŸ˜€

charlieΒ charlie1a


I apologize for the nudity! πŸ˜›

So my question to everyone is – the Real Charlie has a lot of tattoos. A couple of them are significant to him and large enough for me to attempt to put them on the Charlie doll. Does anyone know if Sharpies or fabric markers work well on crochet? I worry that the ink will bleed and be too smudgy looking. I suppose I could try to use embroidery thread and make an awkward attempt to cross stitch or embroider them in. I may just even not give Charlie doll tattoos at all.

When he is complete with Gi, and Black belt I will make a full post with links to the doll pattern.

Thanks for reading!

~Tami – Tanglewood Knots

11 responses to “Amigurumi – Meet Charlie

  1. What a fun idea 😊 I’d go for the embroidery but if it’s too much hassle directly on the doll, how about an iron on ‘patch’ or a sewn on fabric patch – if you have fabric with his tatoo shapes on 😝 / embroider on the fabric first. Looking forward to seeing the finished article.

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  2. Unfortunately I have no idea about the markets but I think once Charlie has clothes on, you won’t see the tattoos anyway unless you want the clothes to be removable. Honestly, he’ll just be impressed that it looks like him haha πŸ˜†

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  3. Wow! That’s pretty awesome. I actually tried my hand at amigurumi for the first time today with a plane (baby toy). I didn’t realize it was so much fun!

    About the tattoos, why don’t you try those temp tattoos? The ones you out on your skin and dab water on for it to come off? When I was younger I used to stick them on my back pack that way πŸ™‚

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  4. You can split yarn down to it’s individual threads and embroider with that too. I’d try embroidering the tattoos. Worse case scenario, you don’t like them and pull them out.

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