Whether you’re working on holiday projects for loved ones or prepping to restock your Etsy shop, these 14 Easy Time Saving Hacks for Amigurumi are sure to help. Plus get your FREE printable project progress tracker!
We all know the feeling…. you’re rushing to get an amigurumi project finished in time for a deadline. Maybe you’re making the cutest little mermaid for your best friend’s baby shower and you’ve only got three days left.
Or maybe you’re restocking your Etsy shop full of amigurumi goodness and you’ve promised your customers that your shop will be fully stocked by 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning, and you have three more toys to crochet.
But maybe you’re just tired of your crochet toys taking much longer than you think they should and you need some time saving hacks for amigurumi.
These are the BEST time saving tips, in my humble opinion (and believe me I’ve thought about this long and hard). I don’t have time to waste and I need to get my projects done in a timely manner.
I get a lot of comments about how quickly I seem to get my projects done and I’m so glad to be sharing these tips with you all.
There are so many options when it comes to amigurumi eyes. They can totally change the look of any crocheted toy. Find all the information you need about safety eyes, embroidered eyes, crocheted eyes and more.
Amigurumi eyes are a hot topic in the crocheted toy world. I get more questions about this subject than any other.
And in this post we are going to deep-dive into all the different options for amigurumi eyes…from safety eyes, to embroidered eyes, to crocheted eyes and more.
Amigurumi books are a steal. If you take into consideration the price of individual patterns on Ravelry and Etsy, books are a bargain. I’m sharing my favorite, must have amigurumi books that every enthusiast should have in their library.
I love books. There is something special about holding them in your hands and flipping back and forth through their pages. I like the way they smell and how they fit in your hands. My amigurumi books are written in, have smudges on the pages and are well worn. To me, that’s a sign of a good book. It looks used. It reminds me of my favorite cookbooks that are covered in sauce stains and dog ears.
I can’t think of a better way to spend a fall weekend than knitting a bunny in the mountains of North Carolina. Squishy yarn, gooey s’mores, and colorful trees set the scene for a wonderful weekend getaway.
When I booked our glamping trip to the Pisgah National Forest back in August, I had no idea how much we were going to need to get away. At that time I couldn’t have anticipated the rollercoaster we would be on for much of the fall. Thankfully things have calmed down and spending just a few days in the mountains was just what I needed to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Sweet Crochet Friends is sure to be a new favorite amigurumi resource. In this amigurumi book recommendation I share the project I crocheted and all the adorable details.
Have you ever been in awe of someone’s talent, like really really impressed? This is exactly how I feel about the wonderfully talented Khuc Cay. I was beyond honored when she asked if I would like to preview her new amigurumi book, Sweet Crochet Friends
I’ve been a big fan of Khuc Cay’s amigurumi designs for quite some time. The first one I ever crocheted was her Kitsu the Fox pattern. His detailed face and unique clothing made him one of my favorite amigurumi projects ever.
Never in my life did I think tools would be important to me. The very word “tools” conjures up the image of a dirty garage with hammers, screwdrivers, and those doohickies that clamp around things and turn them. But like any good craftsman we need good tools. They are a vital part of our craft and therefore their quality matters. A properly stocked amigurumi toolkit will not only make your life easier, I believe it will also improve the quality of the pieces you are crocheting!
If you are a crocheter, I am certain that you have already seen the book, Animal Friends of Pica Pau. It has been all over social media! Countless crocheters are making the animals from its colorful pages.
I bought the book soon after it’s US release date in 2017. I was drawn to the unique characters on the cover and knew I had to have it. At the time I couldn’t even make amigurumi! I started with Victor Frog and so far I’ve made ten out of the twenty designs.
This book is my go-to for inspiration and patterns. Yan Schenkel’s ability to design such unique and adorable creatures is incredible. The puffin pattern is one of my absolute favorites! Not only are her patterns adorable but they can stretch beginner and intermediate crocheters skills. I learned how to read color charts from making Bonny Puffin.
Another one of my favorite designs is the panda. She is one of the easier patterns and I was able to complete her in half the time of other designs. Yan Schenkel’s ability to design animals with such personality is truly a gift.
There is no way I could ever choose which one is my favorite and I look forward to making each and every animal! Do yourself a favor and buy this book!
Disclosure: Please note that the link above is an affiliate link, and at no cost to you, I will earn a teeny, tiny commission if you decide to purchase the book from Amazon. This is a book that I know, love, and trust. I have and will continue to recommend products regardless of my affiliate relationship with Amazon. Thank you for supporting Le Petit Saint Crochet!