Niece the Elder has seriously gotten into the Cut the Rope game of late, and so asked for an Om Nom doll for Easter/spring equinox. Plushie versions can be had, but she wanted a handmade one so that it would fit her specifications: 10-15cm in diameter so he was big enough to cuddle, with a mouth that opened. He also had to have a candy to eat and a box to live in, just like in the game. In the game he doesn't have a blanket, but she thought he should have one so that he wouldn't get cold.
With a brief that specific, it wasn't difficult to get down to work. I checked Pinterest for Om Nom amigurumi and found a few examples, even some patterns for sale, but although one was close, none were exactly right. I'd checked out the game to get ideas — it's a great game, good use of physics and highly addictive if you can get past the ads — and I just didn't like the proportions on the dolls I saw, especially the eyes to head ratio.
So I sat down, came up with some math, found a crocheted sphere pattern calculator, and ordered Sugar 'n' Cream dishcloth cotton in the right colours. The blanket is one square of a nineteenth-century counterpane pattern and was made with some stash dishcloth cotton, so I got some stash-busting in too. The only things I didn't make were the boxes — those were bought at IKEA.
All of the stuffed pieces were stuffed with polyester batting, so everything is machine washable.
The whole three weeks I was putting together the two sets of Om Noms (two nieces means two dolls and two sets of accessories), Niece the Elder was writing letters to Om Nom and drawing picture books about him. Here's the construction/correspondence gallery: