Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Amigurumi Crochet Penguin Pattern: Cara and Milo

Amigurumi Crochet Penguins: PATTERN

Amigurumi Crochet Penguin Pattern is out now. Nice pale pink and baby blue, pink for a girl and blue for a boy or make them both.
It all started in December where a friend of mine ordered two penguins for her daughter. They had to look like baby benguins.  I started designing and this is what came out: here Debbie Bliss Railto DK and Drops Air were used. 2,5mm crochet hook, approx. 22 cm/8,7 inc

You may want to create different facial expressions by adding little eyebrows or eyelashes or just an eyelid... smaller, bigger, thicker or thinner, with black or brown. I did little surprised look eyebrows for Milo and shy look for Cara, just perfect!

This crochet penguin pattern can also be found on Raverly:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New Amigurumi Pattern is coming up: Penguin

A new Amigurumi Design is coming up: Amigurumi Penguin with photos. If you like penguins, keep and eye out for it! 

Some pre-information for yarns and measurements!

Size: with 2,5mm crochet hook:

Approx. 22cm/8.7 inc
Schachenmayr, Merino Extrafine 120 (100% virgin wool) as main color, blue (baby blue, color 00152) or pink (pale pink, color 00135), 2 balls (50g per ball), DK weight yarn, orange (apricot, color 00123) and Drops Air (70% Alpaca, 23% Polyamide, 7% Wool, color: off white 01) one ball, 10 ply / aran / worsted.
Other possible choices I have used:
Debbie Bliss Rialto DK, merino, DK weight yarn
Pure Merino James C. Brett DK,100% wool-merino, DK weight yarn
If working with another yarn you will need to use a hook one or even two sizes smaller than indicated.
Tools and materials what you´ll need:
12mm black safety eyes (or whichever color works for you)
For filling: fiberfill or any other toy stuffing.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Hand Painted Safety Eyes for Amigurumi Toys

Hand Painted Eyes for Amigurumi Creations

I have painted safety eyes for amigurumi toys for some years now, mostly to my amigurumi club members which I´m running. A small collection to celebrate 3rd year of coming together once in a month, except summer. Years of practice has taken a sort of form of art. Hope you like them as well. I´m glad I decided to run an amigurumi club. Interesting life, giving and receiving. 
My this year´s moto would be: If you like something then you should do what you are into or at least try to find ways to do what you are called into existence :) 

Have a creative day!

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: