Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Holidays

With this Little Teddy Bear imitating flying I want to wish you Happy Holidays and a wish to learn something new or finding time for your hobbies next year!

As a result of this year´s charity event I´m running (4th year, being busy for the last month and a half organising)
I managed to collect 137 toys for children in hospitals during the Christmas time. Thank you for all Estonian women for sending me their handmade toys and giving their time! This is very appreciated! Thank you all!

                                               Click to enlarge!

Friday, October 7, 2016

New Amigurumi Sheep Pattern

 Crochet Sheep Tutorial: Lexie Lamb + bonus

I´m happy to present my very latest design, my newest amigurumi tutorial

Pattern available here: Amigurumi Sheep Pattern

I wanted to create a sheep which any child would like to have, a real huggable toy, big enough (about 20-25 cm), but still small, who encorages giggles or gives comfort, to share secrets and ideas with, to play merrily. I had this vision with those ideas and got started, already in summer.
I used very fine yarns: Suptuous silk, lovely alpaca, organic cotton and cosy merino 
a)Austermann Alpaca Silk, Bio - Baumwolle,
b)G-B Wolle, organic cotton,
c)Pure Merino James C. Brett DK
I used 8mm hand painted safety eyes and also 6mm black eyes for the smaller sheep, 2,5mm crochet hook. You can use pure sheep wool for stuffing or any other toy stuffing you like.
Give it a try, it´s a fun pattern!

Boy version with little pants and braces

I also did a boy version, you´ll get it with the same sheep pattern. You can easily change the look by adding a bit of color or a button. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Amigurumi Sheep Pattern in process

Hi, something new is coming up... in process - Amigurumi Sheep Pattern PDF Tutorial will be available soon!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Amigurumi Free Seamless Octopus Pattern - DIY Crochet Tutorial - Octopus in one piece, step-by-step

Free Amigurumi Seamless Octupus Pattern

Here you can find my version of an amigurumi octupus.
Little amigurumi octupuses are great for prematurely born babies - they can crab tentacles. A crocheted octopus can also be baby´s first toy to hold and to play with.
It´a known fact that babies like to grab or hold little things in their hands. My son was sleeping better with a ladybug in his both hands to feel secure.

I´m making these tiny amigurumi octopuses for preborn babies and will share my version with step-by step photos to help you to create these lovely toys for your loved one or try to find a hospital closest to you and donate them for ones in need.

I used Madame Tricote Camilla yarn and 2mm crochet hook, tentacles can´t be longer than 22 cm. My octopus pattern has tenacles max. 14 cm. Diameter is approx. 3 cm. If you use 2,5 or 3mm crochet hook then your octopus will be bigger. 

This amigurumi octopus pattern is the ultimate simplification of the real octopus, but I like it in this way. I´ve always liked minimalism, eyes can be added later, little embroidered eyes. This free pattern is seamless - in one piece, that makes it safer for a baby and easier to make.

(these were the first amigurumi octopuses I made)
1) Form a magic ring with 6 sc
2) 6 x Inc (12)
3) [1 Inc + 1 sc] all around (18)
4) [1 Inc + 2 sc] all around (24)
5) sc all around (24)
6) [1 Inc + 3 sc] all around (30)
7-9) sc all around (30)
10) [1 Invdec + 3 sc] all around (24)
11) sc all around (24)

(always click on the photo to enlarge)

Now, start to make tentacles, there will be 8 tentacles, octo :)
For that start to make a chain, 30 chain stitches, then

into 2nd stitch from the hook make 1 Inc - 2 single crochet into one, repeat the same all along, you´ll have the curly look

then make 3 sc on head and start to make another tentacle, this time 35 chain stitches. 

Make the same sequence all around, 30 ch. st. and 35 ch st and 2 single crochet into every st.

Continue without counting rows (Stuff gradually, I used sheep wool, a natural filling, can be washed as well): 1 single crochet, 2 tog. (Invdec) up to that point you´ll have 6 or 7 stitches left, make 1 slip stitch at the end, cut the yarn leaving a lengh of yarn 

Finish off with "neat finish"
Pick up stitches left one by one with the yarn needle and pull them together to have a neat and proper finish.

well done, your little octopus is ready :)

PS! You might want to embroider eyes on your amigurumi octopus.

and a special edition: two more rows added to head and tentacles are a bit different.

and all together:


Thursday, June 30, 2016

New Amigurumi Pattern : Little Pig PDF Tutorial now available

New Amigurumi Pattern

PATTERN available in my Etsy shop

First little piggies I made already on 2011, one example here: Amigurumi Pigs
Now, a little pig pattern is also available for you containing lots of photos to help you - makes it easy to follow amigurumi pattern. This amigurumi pattern is perfect for beginners as well. You´ll need to know single crochet, decreasing and increasing. Make a cute little gift, a week-end project. I´ve used 1.5, 2 and 2,5mm crochet hook. You can use bigger hook size as well, little ones are cuter, though

I´ve also made a blue version :)

 Enjoy! I hope you like the pattern.
For the next post, I have sheep pattern and octopus amigurumi pattern, for prematurely born babies, in one piece!
Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

One more Teddy Bear

                                                   For a baby boy! (Pattern: Lucas the teddy)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Lucas the Teddy Bear Pattern: New Teddy Bear Friends

Amigurumi Patterns: My Lucas the Teddy Bear got New Friends.

One day I felt like doing my very dearest Teddy Bear again. Another reason is a yarn mentioned in my pattern which is discontinued. It was a great yarn called Austermann, Bambou Soft. New teddy bears, did two natural white ones, are made with Austermann Alpaca Silk, also used here: My Neighbor Totoro 
In my original pattern I used 2mm crochet hook, here 2,5mm crochet hook. My attention was to show that´s there´s really no big difference using various yarns and crochet hooks. Design won´t change, teddy bear will come out smaller or a bit bigger, softer or stronger etc. just take the yarn and hook you are used to work with. I know it´s a safe choice to take the yarn the pattern is calling for, but there´s really no need to worry if you can´t get the exact yarn. This yarn contains 80% Alpaca and 20% silk, just brilliant for my taste. I hope you like them too! And one more thing. I´ve always liked minimalistic and classical style, but there are dozens of ways to decorate your teddy, paws, color change, ribbons, clothes etc.

Thank you for visiting!