Thursday, December 12, 2019

New Amigurumi Pattern: BABY BEE

Baby bee Pattern - step-by-step photos + helpful video tutorials

I have actually designed this crochet baby bee toy years ago, to be precise, in 2010
Now the Baby BEE pattern is available in my  Etsy shop and also in  Ravelry

A new amigurumi bee pattern is here to stay and there are plenty of amigurumi video tutorials I´ve created to help you to crochet this little toy.
The pattern also includes a template for the wings

You may easily turn your bee into hanging ornament or decoration, on your Christmas tree, as a spring decoration, as home decor etc.

There´s a video of how the  Baby Bee looks like! 

I´m going to make more baby bees as hanging ornaments. Actually working on one now. 

Thank you and stay tuned for more amigurumi crochet patterns. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Crochet Christmas Stockings - New Pattern

Crochet Christmas ornaments, garlands, decorations

Get the Printable PDF pattern from Etsy shop: TinyAmigurumi
Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue: Mini Christmas Stocking

I´m totally obsessed with these crochet stockings! You can vary the size of your stockings, by changing the yarn and the hook.
Smaller ones are made with 2,5mm crochet hook, bigger ones with 4.5mm hook. They turned out just lovely! You may combine colors, what a great way to use the same pattern getting the most out of it. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Make great crochet gifts for Christmas!

Crochet Christmas Stocking Pattern 

Get the Printable PDF pattern from Etsy shop: TinyAmigurumi
Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue: Mini Christmas Stocking
Video showing those Handmade Crochet Christmas Stockings

These little crochet Christmas stockings are great gifts, garlands, ornaments, perfect for adding to a tree or decorating a present and what´s most important fun to crochet. Make them red, green and white, combine colors, use different hook sizes and yarns. 
Here I used acrylic yarn: G-B No 1, (DK weight) with a hook size number 2,5 (you could use 3mm hook)
I´ve also tried the stocking pattern with a 4,5mm crochet hook using Alize Lanagold Plus, which turned out great! I will show them in my next post. 
I have to say I´ve never used acrylic yarn before, but these colors were the perfect match and I decided to give it a try. I´ve mostly designed crochet toys and used natural yarns to complete my amigurumi toys but acrylic yarn works absolutely fine when making crochet decorations and garlands. It´s not easy to find a holly green color, the perfect green which is associated with Christmas. 

You can vary the size of your stocking just by changing the hook size, by changing the yarn thickness and also by varying the tightness of the stitches!

Finished size:
Using a 2,5mm hook: approx 10 cm/3.94 inc
Using 4,5mm hook: approx 15 cm/5.9 inc
The bigger your hook the bigger your stocking ends up being.

I hope you enjoy making them. All photos are welcome or if you are using Ravelry or Instagram, tag me that I could see your crochet creations made with this pattern. 
I also provide follow up service, meaning if you have any questions following the pattern, please just send me a message, I´ll help. 
Other amigurumi crochet patterns that are great for Christmas:

 And of course...

 Crochet Piglets

Thank you and see you in my next blog post with more crochet stuff

Monday, October 14, 2019

Lucas the Teddy Bear in process - Black one

Amigurumi Crochet Teddy Bear

I´m in the middle of crocheting new teddies, black ones this time.
In process.

PATTERN: Crochet Bear Pattern - Lucas
or in Raverly: Crochet Toy Patterns

HOOK SIZE: here 3mm

YARN: here Scheepjes Stone-Washed XL

EYES: here 8mm hand-painted eyes: I do have one set in my shop: Safety Eyes for a Teddy Bear

I also recommend a very good yarn if you want to achieve a vintage look:
Katia Cotton Merino

I have some helpful videos too: crochet video tutorials for Lucas the Teddy

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Miniature Crochet - with only 2 grams of yarn

If you have only 2 grams of yarn left. I did crochet a miniature pumpkin. No use of anything and
that´s why so cute :)
Yarn: Steinbach Wolle Capri and 2mm crochet hook, the tiniest amount of yarn for stalk as well.

I do have some pumpkin patterns and videos for mini pumpkin and for a bigger one.
mini pumpkin tutorial
crochet amigurumi pumpkin pattern: a bit bigger one
feedback is welcome!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Handmade Pumpkins - Amigurumi Crochet - Free Pattern with Video Tutorials

 How to crochet a pumpkin

Free Amigurumi Crochet Pumpkin Pattern by Happyamigurumi

What you´ll need: 

Yarn: Capri by Steinbach Wolle, Sport weight, cotton yarn, one ball of orange
some greyish cotton yarn for the stalk

Crochet hook: I used 2mm crochet hook, but you could use 2.5mm hook as well, I like my sts to be very tight and neat. 

Tapestry needle - doll needle to give a shape to your pumpkin

sc- single crochet
Inc- 2 single crochet into one
Invdec - invisible decreasing - 2 single crochet together. 

1) 6 sts. into magic ring (6)
2) 6 x Inc (12)
3) [Inc + 1 sc] all around (18)
4) [Inc + 2 sc] all around (24)
5) [Inc + 3 sc] all around (30)
6) [Inc + 4 sc] all around (36)
7) [Inc + 5 sc] all around (42)
8) [Inc + 6 sc] all around (48)
9) [Inc + 7 sc] all around (54)
10) [Inc + 8 sc] all around (60)
11) [Inc + 9 sc] all around (66)
12) [Inc + 10 sc] all around (72)
13) [Inc + 11 sc] all around (78)
14) [Inc + 12 sc] all around (84)
15) [Inc + 13 sc] all around (90)
16) [Inc + 14 sc] all around (96)
17-28) sc all around (96)
29) [Invdec + 14 sc] all around (90)
30) [Invdec + 13 sc] all around (84)
31) [Invdec + 12 sc] all around (78)
32) [Invdec + 11 sc] all around (72)
33) [Invdec + 10 sc] all around (66)
34) [Invdec + 9 sc] all around (60)
35) [Invdec + 8 sc] all around (54)
36) [Invdec + 7 sc] all around (48)
37) [Invdec + 6 sc] all around (42)
38) [Invdec + 5 sc] all around (36)
39) [Invdec + 4 sc] all around (30)
40) [Invdec + 3 sc] all around (24)
41) [Invdec + 2 sc] all around (18)
42) [Invdec + 1 sc] all around (12)
43) Invdec all around (6)

Giving shape: video tutorial: how to give a shape to a crochet pumpkin

How to crochet a stalk: photo tutorial 

And a mini pumpkin pattern

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Lucas the Teddy Bear - Crochet Toy Pattern

Amigurumi Teddy Bear Pattern 

White Teddy Bears
- Scheepjes Stone-Washed XL yarn. 3 balls (150 grams)
- 3mm crochet hook
- 8mm safety eyes, I used hand painted safety eyes that I paint my own.
Some sets available here: hand painted safety eyes
- size: 33 cm
one suggested way of crocheting body parts (tension may be different)
1st ball: legs, ears, a tail
2nd ball: a body, a hand
3rd ball: second hand, a head

Classic Teddy Bear Tutorial

There are also some useful crochet videos to help you along the way: how to add safety eyes, how to embroider the nose, how to stuff your teddy bear, how to assemble body parts etc. 
amigurumi crochet videos

I have used from 2mm up to 4,5mm hook size with this teddy bear pattern and it has always turned out great. I´ve created a design that looks lovely when tiny or big. 

White on white snow

Scheepjes XL: 70% Cotton, 30% Acrylic. Gives this a bit vintage feel that I like on my teddy bears because the design has this traditional and classic look. Crochet teddy bear that lasts. 

With different safety eyes and thread to embroider noses, you can create a whole new look. 

I have been designing and creating crochet toys for more than 10 years now and if I can use only single crochet stitch to create something like this (yes, it takes time, a lot more you think or I have ever anticipated  :)), it really fascinates me, the way how to create lovely and memorable crochet toys with only single crochet stitch. Personally, I don´t need fancy and complicated stitches to create something beautiful. I want to show you that with only single crochet you can crochet up a stunning teddy bear. Simplicity is my thing. Let the teddy talk :)

Please do share your versions with Lucas the teddy on Instagram or Ravelry using tags: #lucastheteddy or @_happyamigurumi. I´d be delighted to see them all. Thanks and see you in a short time with more crochet toys and patterns.