AmiguruMAY 2021: Instagram Challenge for Amigurumi Lovers

AmiguruMay 2021 is the Instagram challenge for amigurumi lovers. It’s full of daily prompts, a planner and a robust community of makers. The best news is that it’s all FREE!

Are you ready for AmiguruMAY 2021?

For the third year in a row, Ilaria, from Airali Gray, is hosting the popular Instagram challenge. Will you be participating?

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How to Crochet Amigurumi [Video Tutorial & Free Pattern]

Learning how to crochet amigurumi can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. With these step by step video instructions (and a little encouragement from “Your Fairy Craft Mother”) you’ll be crocheting toys with confidence in no time. Plus get your FREE amigurumi pattern below!

You can learn how to crochet amigurumi.

It isn’t rocket science or brain surgery or any of those other technical skills that take decades to perfect.

Do you remember learning how to ride a bike? At first it looked overwhelming to you as a small child. It seemed like it was only for the big kids in the neighborhood, not little ole you.

With some encouragement (and maybe even some prodding) from an adult you hesitantly got on the bike. Did yours have streamers coming from the handlebars and a big pink banana seat like mine did?

Maybe you wobbled. Maybe you fell and gotten a skinned knee. Don’t worry though, that’s not going to happen when learning how to crochet amigurumi. The important point is that you kept getting back up and faced your obstacles.

In no time, you were pedaling as fast as you could go with a big grin on your little face. Embrace your inner child and her willingness to try new things….oh and go grab your crochet hook.

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6 Lovable Amigurumi Grandma and Grandpa Patterns

Amigurumi Grandma and Grandpa patterns are so much fun to crochet. You’ll find six adorable projects all with cute little faces and squishy round bodies. They will be sure to bring a smile to your face.

I don’t know about you, but I’m kind of obsessed with amigurumi grandma and grandpa patterns. There’s just something about their quirky little faces and round, squishy bodies that I just love.

While looking for amigurumi grandma and grandpa patterns I found six super cute, absolutely adorable projects and I think you are going to like them too.

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7 Fantastic Online Crochet Classes for Any Skill Level

Learn how to crochet or expand on your current skills right from home with these seven online crochet classes. From paid courses to a totally free platform, there’s something for every budget and every skill level.

I’m a big believer in investing in yourself.

Taking the time to learn a new hobby or improve your current skills is not just a fun pastime, but an investment in your future self.

I’ve taken several online crochet classes and each and every one made me a better crocheter.

Here are a few of the reasons you should take an online crochet class:

  • You want to learn how to crochet
  • You already know the basics of crochet and want to expand your current skills
  • There’s a new project you want to learn how to make like hats, shawls, granny squares or amigurumi
  • You are always looking to improve your skills and become an expert at crochet
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6 Absolutely Adorable Easter Amigurumi Projects

Need an absolutely adorable Easter amigurumi project? Well, look no more! These cute projects will be sure to please everybunny. You’ll find quick and simple patterns as well as more detailed projects to make for your friends and family this Easter season.

Easter snuck up on me this year….again.

It seemed like winter lasted for a very long time, but all of sudden the flowers are blooming, the grass is green and the sun is shining. And I couldn’t be happier.

I wanted needed something I could whip up quickly and I found so many absolutely adorable patterns and of course, I wanted to share them with you.

Most of these projects are super simple and work up really quickly, but I couldn’t help sharing one that will take a little more time. I think you will agree with me that it HAD to be included. I mean, have you ever seen a cuter Easter Bunny Gnome before?

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Amigurumi Adoption Kit for Easter

Add an Easter themed Amigurumi Adoption Kit to all of your handmade toy gifts this spring. Each kit contains a printable adoption certificate, matching gift tags, a Keepsake Letter template and three Easter themed greeting cards.

With the brand new Amigurumi Adoption Kit for Easter, you will be able to create a gift giving experience that you can tuck right into that Easter basket. (Right next to those delicious Cadbury Eggs….yummy).

Whether you’ve crocheted an adorable bunny rabbit or knit a little yellow chick, you’ve made a keepsake and it deserves to be presented as such.

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Local Yarn Shop Virtual Tour & New Knitting Project

Visiting a local yarn shop and surrounding oneself with gorgeous yarns is balm for the soul. Come along for a local yarn shop virtual tour and get a sneak peak at my new stranded knitting project.

I haven’t been inside a local yarn shop in over a year. Of course, that’s not to say I haven’t purchased any yarn in that amount of time though. Online shopping just doesn’t compare to being in person and seeing all those gorgeous yarns up close and personal.

Being able to surround myself with those colorful, squishy balls of happiness did my soul a lot of good.

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How to Price Amigurumi for Sale

In How to Price Amigurumi for Sale we will deep dive into the topics of selling handmade toys. You’ll find my unique pricing formula, but we will also discuss the unique challenges of pricing amigurumi for sale.

Have you been making amigurumi for fun and suddenly people are coming out of the woodwork asking you to crochet toys for them?

Or are you enjoying amigurumi so much and you’re toying with the idea of making this a little side business for yourself? (See what I did there?)

The problem isn’t with crocheting or knitting the toys. That’s the great part. Your conundrum is how to price amigurumi for sale.

I’ve been there, done that, got the t-shirt and I’m sharing my own personal formula specially created for selling handmade toys.

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Amigurumi Adoption Kit: Make a Memory, Not Just a Toy

Each Amigurumi Adoption Kit contains a printable adoption certificate, matching gift tags and a Keepsake Letter. Get the Amigurumi Adoption Kit and make a memory, not just a toy.

When you crochet or knit a toy, you’re giving someone a piece of yourself, metaphorically speaking of course.

Each time you weave in those ends, you are weaving in a little bit of your heart.

While toymaking is a labor intensive process, it rarely requires us to shed blood, sweat and tears. That’s not necessarily true, I’ve definitely shed my fair share of tears during a project.

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The Best Knitted Toy Patterns for Beginners

Looking for a curated list of the best knitted toy patterns for beginners? Check out these adorable designs with links for where to find them all.

It can be frustrating to find beautiful knitted toy patterns only to discover that they are for more advanced knitters.

Maybe you’ve been looking for beginner designs but don’t even know where to start.

Well today is your lucky day, friend, because I’ve been on the hunt for the very best knitted toy patterns for beginners and I believe I have found them for you.

Just a note of caution: Knitting Toys can become addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you, lol.

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