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Tales of Orasai: Christmas Amigurumi #3

Dragon made by Kara Hartz based on character created by Anna Hartz

My daughter wrote and illustrated a comic book for her digital art class last year. For her Christmas amigurumi this year I thought she would like one of her original characters made into plush form. This little dragon is one of the main characters and I think it turned out pretty well considering I really had no pattern at all to go on for this one. It is a character that doesn’t exist outside our home yet after all.

The kiddo gave me permission to share some of her art showing the character so you could judge for yourself how well I adapted the drawing to crochet, but I’m apparently not tech savy enough to take a single page from her PDF file and post it here as a picture. We are having other issues with the PDF file as well. She made the comic in Adobe Illustrator – she had access to a student subscription to do the work last year, but we no longer have that access. The file she exported at the end of class also somehow changed the order of a few pages so the story isn’t in order anymore. That’s been a problem for trying to have it printed to share with family. If anyone has advice or can direct me to where I can learn to alter PDF files to make these corrections I’d love the help. Google is not helping me so far.

Anyway, he’s cute and looks a lot like his drawing and you’ll just have to trust me on that.

Edit to add: Here are some photos of her comic: it’s so cute. I originally forgot the little poof on the tali tip, but I’ve added that on now.

Tales of Orasai cover by Anna Hartz
Tales of Orasai panel
crafty things · crochet

Coran from Voltron: Christmas Amigurumi #2

Coran from Voltron Amigurumi by Kara Hartz

My youngest is all about the Voltron Reboot on Netflix. I’m working my way through the series myself because she loves to talk about it and I’m really enjoying it as well. She talked a lot about the character Coran, so I decided that’s what I’d make her for her Christmas amigurumi. The problem I ran into is that I couldn’t find a pattern for him. Was I up to the challenge of making a character like this all on my own?

Well, I did find very cute patterns for the other main characters – the Voltorn paladins from a shop named 53stitches on Etsy. I bought the pattern for Pidge because I thought her hairdo was closest to what I was going for with Coran. The outfit was a lot more difficult. You can see from my picture that it is far from perfect, his jacket is wonky and uneven, but my daughter was still thrilled with him. He has been riding in the side pocket of her purse/backpack since Christmas. I hadn’t really tried anything like this before, altering a pattern so much, and I didn’t really know where to stop and start my color changes. It was a fun learning experience. I do love the Pidge pattern too and plan to make a Pidge eventually as well.