What is amigurumi, you ask? It is the art of crocheting and knitting toys. Pretty simple. But there’s a lot more to making handmade toys and I hope you’ll stick around to find out.
Amigurumi has been gaining a lot of new fans recently. This comes as no surprise to me.
With all of the adorable patterns and gorgeous yarns, why wouldn’t you want to crochet or knit amigurumi toys?
Mister Pencil is a free amigurumi pencil pattern sure to please students of all ages. His friendly smile and pointy little lead-head make him the perfect homework helper.
Mister Pencil is no ordinary writing utensil. In fact, he can’t write at all, he’s completely made of yarn. Mister Pencil only wants to help boys and girls with their homework. He loves to give hugs when they are having a tough time. Sometimes he even whispers useful hints exactly when students need help the most.
There are eleven really good reasons why this is the perfect Anne of Green Gables Amigurumi Doll Pattern. And they are all straight from the mouth of the spunky redhead herself. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.
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My introduction to Anne of Green Gables began while I was recovering from an unfortunate mishap. I was fourteen years old and had a face full of stitches, a broken cheek bone and teeth that weren’t in their original spot.
The details of that gruesome scene aren’t all that interesting. I had been in an accident and I needed rest to recover.
Homeschooling is at the forefront of the minds of many at the moment. Maybe you’re wondering how you can combine your love for amigurumi and home educate your children all at the same time. I have 9 Ways to Use Amigurumi Food for Homeschooling that your kids are going to love and I have a free printable just for you.
When I learned that our school district would not be returning to in person classes in the fall, I immediately thought back to my own years as a homeschooler. After home-educating my own kids for twenty years, I retired in May when my youngest child graduated high school.
When Animal Friends of Pica Pau 2 came out this summer, I wasn’t sure that it would live up to all the hype. And there was a lot of hype surrounding its 2020 release. There was chatter all over Instagram about the new book and excitement over the twenty brand new amigurumi patterns.
Crocheting an amigurumi doll can be tricky. If you don’t get the toy exactly right, it can look creepy. Your kids will be running to you in the middle of the night screaming, “Mommy, that doll is looking at me!”
That’s not exactly the reaction we were hoping for.
These seven tips are going to help you crochet an adorable amigurumi doll, but even if you’re going for macabre, these tips will work for you too.
There are so many awesome amigurumi designers that aren’t as well known as some of the big names. They have amazing and adorable designs that are incredibly unique and creative. In this post I’m sharing 10 Awesome Amigurumi Designers You’ve Never Heard Of and I know you are going to love them too.
That title might be a slight exaggeration. You may have heard of a few of these amigurumi designers, but I can almost guarantee that some of them will be new to you.
I’m always on the hunt for new amigurumi designs. While I enjoy the adorable patterns from mainstream designers, it’s thrilling to find something a little more unique and different.
Adding adorable details to amigurumi is one of my favorite things to do. In this amigurumi tutu tutorial I will share how easy it is to add a little fun and flair to your crocheted toys.
When Aggie the Alligator shared her deepest desire to become a ballerina and wear a tutu, I knew there was just one thing to do. First, I chose the right color tulle and then immediately got to work. No one wants to disappoint a sweet little alligator.
These knit & crochet projects for Easter are just about the cutest things I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Bunnies and carrots are symbolic of the season and I believe these patterns are the best of the best.
This Easter is going to look quite a bit different than every other one I’ve ever celebrated. I’ve come to accept that. But doggone it, I’m still going to enjoy one of my favorite holidays. I’m going to make deviled eggs, eat chocolate and put a big smile on my face. And these adorable knit & crochet Easter projects are sure to bring a smile to YOUR face.
Each and every one reading this in real time is facing a new kind of normal. Some of us are feeling stress….. (raises hand) some of us are facing job losses. Many of us are worried about loved ones. We are concerned about the future.
This post is more personal than I typically share, but I simply cannot ignore our current situation. I will for sure be sharing crocheting and knitting posts in the very near future (look for an amigurumi tutu tutorial very soon…hint, hint).
But for now I feel compelled to share a little day in the life, a little “how I’m coping with chaos” as a knitter, crocheter and amigurumi maker.