Saturday, June 15, 2019

New Amigurumi Pattern - Hope the Bunny

New Crochet Toy Pattern - Hope the Bunny

Amigurumi Crochet Bunny Tutorial

I knew exactly how I wanted my new amigurumi bunny to look like: Idea of the head and ears being crocheted as one piece. 

Get yours:
Hope the Bunny on Etsy
Hope The Bunny on Raverly

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If you make your own bunny with this pattern tag me and Hope the Bunny by using @_happyamigurumi or #hopethebunny

I´d like to see your finished project. On you can upload photos of your finished work when using my pattern Hope the Bunny.
On Instagram: @_happyamigurumi or #hopethebunny

Technical Details:
This Amigurumi Crochet Bunny is crocheted in the round. Do not join rounds. Mark the beginning of your rounds with a stitch marker or safety pin. I use yarn to mark the rows, choose the best way for yourself.

Finished Size:
Using a 2.5 mm crochet hook: Approx. 20 cm/7.87inc

Tools and materials:
•     Yarn:  Approx. 50 grams of DK or worsted weight yarns. I prefer cotton or bamboo yarns, but acrylic, cotton or wool blend synthetic yarns will also work. (I used Rosarios4 and Bio Boolero in the example)
•     8 or 10 mm safety eyes
•     Polyfill stuffing

Skill level: Advanced Beginner/ Intermediate
This pattern requires knowledge of some basic crochet terms:
Crocheting in the round, forming a magic ring, single crochet stitch, single crochet increase, single crochet invisible decrease, slip stitch, working with back loop, and joining pieces together. 

Process of creating and making a new pattern. 
The ears won't look centered, they'll look a bit lopsided, which is part of the design (based on the specific breed). 
I was working a lot on this design. Creating something simple may not be the easiest task. Simple - cute - made out of 50 grams - head and ears in one piece - huggable - played with - great to grasp and touch - bashful - appealing to all ages - ideal for gift - displayed proudly - simply precious to hold for a long time - fun to crochet. The size was also important. I wanted to make easy to hold toy, a bedtime toy. Perfect size for little hands. 
Then explaining it all, taking step-by-step photos, trial-error-imagine-reimagine-improve- undo-remake and a lot of sticky notes all over the place. 

This has been a long journey for me and I hope you enjoy the pattern! You may also create many vests to button and unbutton. 
Pattern is tested by several amigurumi makers.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Hand-Painted Safety Eyes - Amigurumi Toy Eyes

New sets of Craft Eyes for Toys and Dolls

I have listed all new sets for safety eyes to my Etsy Shop
They are all hand-painted, you´ll find beautiful 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 20mm safety eyes. Toy eyes with glitter, pearl effect, eyes with layers, reflects, golden dots etc. Safety Eyes for Teddy Bears and all Amigurumi Animals. I use the best Japanese safety eyes and very fine artist paints and varnish to fix the paint. If you want to add beautiful eyes for your handmade creations there´s something for you. Every single eye is painted with care. For amigurumi, crochet toy makers. 

 unique set of safety eyes 12mm, 15mm, 18mm, 20mm. Eyes with glitter, golden layers, unique colors. 

 Perfect choice for teddy bears. 12mm safety eyes

15mm safety eyes Beautiful eyes with many layers. 

 Pearl effect. 2 different blue colors. 15mm safety eyes

Golden dots on pink and blue eyes.  12mm-15mm-18mm safety eyes

Beautiful set for 12mm eyes. An essential set for amigurumi toys. 12mm safety eyes 

15mm safety eyes Nice effects and colors. 

12mm safety eyes "mix", glitter eyes, pearl effect, teddy bear eyes, dots, etc. 

All these beautiful eyes for handmade amigurumi toys and dolls. They all come with washers and are very easy to fit by hand. Say more with eyes!

***Hand painted safety eyes are not supposed to wash in a washing machine.
Safety eyes are considered as small parts, not for children under 3 years.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Amigurumi Pattern - Crocodiles

Crochet Amigurumi Crocodile Toy PDF PATTERN

This amigurumi crochet crocodile pattern was already created in 2012 - Amigurumi Crochet Crocodile PATTERN, I have made a family of crocodiles for a little boy who finds crocodiles very fascinating. I also find crocodiles fascinating. Baby crocodiles are so lovely and the bond between mother and kids is very strong. Crocodiles are known as one of the oldest living things on Earth. My amigurumi crochet interpretation of crocodiles.

Baby Crocs with Mama Crocodile
They make up a very lovely gift for a boy. 

It´s the same pattern but Mama Crocodile is made with Drops Paris (Aran weight, 10 ply), 2,5/3mm crochet hook, 12mm hand-painted safety eyes

and the small baby crocodiles are made with simple unmercerized cotton thread: Fialka, (Sport weight), 2mm crochet hook, 10mm safety eyes


Some photos of the process: making a small crocodile. Video.

Building shapes in amigurumi:
1. Design (increasing and decreasing)
2. Stuffing (never underestimate stuffing part)
3. Neat stitches (it come with practice)

And completely adorable hand-drawn card by Studyelise

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Hand-Painted Toy Eyes - new sets available


There are some new hand-painted toy and doll eyes for amigurumi and or any handmade toys available now in my Etsy Shop: TinyAmigurumi
Painting these toy eyes take a long time but they really make a difference if you spend so much time in creating toys. I paint only small sets.
Some examples of these my hand-painted safety eyes for toys

Slit Pupil 18mm Dragon Eyes If you believe in magical creatures and fantasy animals.
Each pair is unique.

I mix colors, I create effects, I paint, I really want to offer something else for handmade creations.

Eyes for handmade teddy bears. 12mm, hand-painted.

15mm hand-painted toy eyes, 10 pairs, lovely colors.

 12mm hand painted toy eyes with ice and pearl effect. "Ice on ice".

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Chinese New Year 2019 - Golden Pig - Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Amigurumi Crochet Mini Pig - Golden Pig - Chinese New Year

Trust the magic of new beginnings! What better way to get the Chinese New Year spirit than to crochet a lovely piglet, golden one. I used Mini Amigurumi Crochet Pig Pattern and Brilla yarn by Filatura di Crosa, 2mm crochet hook, 6mm black safety eyes. It´s a relatively easy amigurumi pattern to follow and contains lots of photos. Definitely a nice crochet project for the upcoming Valentine`s day as well. Piglets are so lovable and also a symbol of wealth and fortune. Shine Piglet Shine! Handmade and so precious! 

All things with yellow - golden touch!

Capturing the magical moment :)