DIP8 Amigurumi by Iris Weijers

DIP8 Amigurumi

March 2021
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
2.5 mm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

My boyfriend asked me whether I could make a baby gift for his colleague. The good girlfriend I am of course told him yes, but little did I know he then asked me to make a DIP8 rattle toy.. (A DIP8 is like a casing for a chip with 8 legs to connect it to a board (that’s as far as I have understood it =’) )) After a short optimistic search for a pattern, which of course does not exist (although some spiders came close), I decided to make it up myself.
And there you have it, my first ever pattern, a DIP8 amigurumi.

Whether you want a name or another random fitting text on top is totally up to you. There is no instruction on how to embroider a name on top, but please do tell me if this is actually wanted. I put a little rattle ball inside because it was a baby gift, this of course is also totally optional. I do think it might be a bit too pillowy when it’s not a baby gift. I think it would be nice to put some sort of reinforcement inside the body and the legs such as cardboard and metal wires. This needs to be experimented with =)

I offer it for free, because let’s be honest, it’s one of those projects you make as a joke or funny gift. Also it’s my very first ever published pattern, so I don’t feel comfortable asking money for it. Do leave some feedback if you have made your own cute little DIP8 and share the result with me, I’d love to see them all =)