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Yep. I went there. I couldn’t help it…I made a crochet Donald Trump.
After spending the last year entertaining my friends with the adventures of Yarny Bernie, I was a little down about the likelihood that I wouldn’t have as many opportunities to play with him. He seemed pretty sad, too.
So, I decided to get work and hook up a crochet Donald Trump.
He is the best Trump, the very best. Bigly. He is going to win win win!
I’m really looking forward to seeing what Tiny Trump gets up to. While I was styling his hair, he muttered something about “make podiums great again.” He definitely needs accessories and maybe a few friends. We’ll see. 😉
Would you like to make your own crochet Donald Trump? You can! It’s super easy.
How to Make a Crochet Donald Trump
The first thing you’ll need is AmiguruMe by Allison Hoffman. That’s my go-to book for people type amigurumi. Hoffman’s instructions are clear and easy to follow, and she provides a zillion different body combinations to mix and match. I used this book for Yarny Bernie, and if you check out that post I talk about some things I tweaked during assembly.
Another thing I highly recommend are these crochet hooks. When you are making amigurumi, you want your stitches to be nice and tight so no stuffing shows through. This hook makes crocheting tight stitches so much more comfortable for your hands!
I used a few different colors of I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. I have to say, this yarn worked so much better than the yarn I used for Yarny Bernie.
I crochet pretty tightly so I was able to use a G hook, but if you are a relaxed crocheter, you should definitely size down to at least an F.
For Tiny Trump, I used:
- Short and Wide Male Head (p. 34)
- Collared Top (p. 47)
- Ties for Guys (p. 51)
- Blazer (p. 56)
- Bootcut Pants (p. 67)
- Basic Full Shoe (p. 77)
- Long Hair (p. 94)
Tiny Trump’s hair was a little bit of a challenge. I wanted it to be messy, so I unraveled about half of the hair strands by pulling a needle through the 4 plies of the yarn. Then I combed it through with a toothbrush and a bristle brush. When it looked fluffy enough, I trimmed it into shape.
(I really feel for Trump’s stylist!)
When I assembled my Trump, I used a piece of wooden chopstick to stabilize the head (instructions to do that are in the book). I also inserted some wire through the torso and into the arms, and also down both legs, so that Tiny Trump was poseable.
Let’s Talk About It!
Have you ever made anything from AmiguruMe? I would love to see it! Feel free to share a link in the comments to your blog or Instagram! =)
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