6 Ways to Help Amigurumi Designers in Ukraine

Want to help amigurumi designers in Ukraine? Check out these six simple ways you can directly bring hope and support to Ukrainian makers. Plus get a set of FREE Ukrainian themed gift tags for your crocheted and knitted toys.

Mother Teresa once said, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”

It’s a concept that I try to remind myself of when I begin to feel the weight of the world sitting on my chest.

There’s nothing most of us can do to stop the hardship the people of Ukraine are facing.

That can be a very difficult thing to sit with, especially if you’re a sensitive person and watching humans in pain breaks your heart.

It may seem weird to think that amigurumi can help the people of Ukraine who are suffering, but hear me out.

There are things that we can do as crocheters and knitters to help amigurumi designers in Ukraine. And if we focus on the wise words of Mother Teresa while we are doing them, I believe we can make a small, but valuable difference.

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Spring Knitting and Watercoloring

Grab your favorite beverage, your latest project and come stitch with me. We will explore spring knitting, decorating for the seasons, Norwegian socks and watercoloring.

Spring has sprung…more accurately, spring is springing here in beautiful North Carolina.

I have two favorite seasons, fall and spring. And while we aren’t fully into spring yet, Mother Nature is starting to give us glimpses of what’s to come. And I’m here for it.

The daffodils are peaking up out of the ground and the birds are all a flutter, visiting the bird feeder and occasionally having a few mild spats with one another.

I have also been bitten by the knitting bug again and just finished the sweetest little bunny, the perfect spring project.

My other passion at the moment is learning how to watercolor. It’s such a calming and creative pastime and I am thoroughly enjoying myself.

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15 Classic Disney Crochet & Knit Amigurumi Patterns

These classic Disney crochet & knit amigurumi patterns include characters from Snow White, Cinderella, Peter Pan and many more. Crochet and knit your favorites from all your favorite classic Disney movies.

Although the Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923, it is still extremely popular almost one hundred years later (maybe even more so now).

I have such fond memories of watching all the classic Disney movies as a young girl. Walt Disney’s personal introductions were of particular interest to me.

I loved learning about the background and inspiration behind the movies. I even liked that they were a little scary with evil queens and wicked step-mothers.

As an adult I enjoy being able to recreate that nostalgic feeling through crocheting and knitting toys.

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The Most Adorable Amigurumi Doll Patterns

Looking for the most adorable amigurumi doll patterns? You’ll find paid and free projects, girl and boy dolls, and they are all completely captivating.

Do you remember your favorite doll?

I have two that I absolutely adored as a little girl. The first was a Holly Hobby fabric doll that wore the sweetest little calico dress and had long brown braids.

That was when I was fascinated with all things Little House on the Prairie and I named her Laura, after the famous star of the 1970s TV show.

My second favorite doll was handmade and given to me on Christmas of 1985. I remember it like it was yesterday. When I pulled her out of the box, she took my breath away. I named her Jenny and we were inseparable for many years. She’s currently sitting in a box in my closet in my bedroom, still not very far away.

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Is Amigurumi Hard to Crochet? [+ Top 10 Hardest Amigurumi Projects]

Want to know the skills you need to be able to crochet amigurumi? Worried that amigurumi will be hard to crochet? You’ll find everything you need to know as well as the top 10 hardest amigurumi projects I’ve ever crocheted.

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about starting to learn how to crochet amigurumi and this thought has popped into your head…

Is Amigurumi Hard to Crochet?

Amigurumi is not hard, but there are skills that you need to learn in order to be able to crochet toys that you’ll be proud of.

Although there are challenging aspects to amigurumi, it isn’t hard to crochet and I’m here to help you learn how to make them for yourself.

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The Not So Big Bad Wolf Amigurumi Pattern

The Not So Big Bad Wolf amigurumi pattern is a crocheted and knitted toy that looks like it just stepped out of a vintage children’s book. The seventeen page pattern also includes links to helpful video tutorials to help you along the way.

You’ve heard of the Big Bad Wolf before, but you may not be familiar with his grandson, Winston. Winston is not so big and not so bad.

Unlike his grandfather, Winston has no interest in blowing down houses of little pigs. He actually wants to be an architect when he grows up. Winston loves building things up!

The inspiration for the Three Little Pigs and the Not So Big Bad Wolf came when I was enjoying the art of my favorite children’s book illustrator, Teagan White. Although she is an acclaimed fine artist, her work in children’s literature has long been a love of mine.

Originally, I was just going to write the pattern for the pigs, but then a sweet comment from an Instagram friend sparked an interest in creating a wolf as well.

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Try These 14 Easy Time Saving Hacks for Amigurumi

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.

Let’s not waste another second!

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How to Become An Amigurumi Designer in 8 Easy Steps

Do you love to crochet amigurumi toys and have ideas for your very own designs? Learn How to Become an Amigurumi Designer in these eight easy steps. You’ll learn everything from the design process, to how to write a crochet pattern and finally how to get your patterns out to the world.

I’m an accidental amigurumi designer.

It was never my plan.

I love to crochet toys and was happy to make amigurumi toys from other designer’s patterns to sell and feature here on the blog and YouTube channel.

Although I had designed a handful of simple toys, they were mostly for teaching purposes and I had no intentions of ever doing it on a regular basis. I had everything well planned and I was very content.

Unfortunately, the idea for a little crocheted pig in a turtleneck sweater started to make its way into my brain. And it blossomed into an entire collection of characters (that are mostly still in my brain).

For that reason the topic of How to Become an Amigurumi Designer is fresh in my mind and several of you have asked for my tips.

I definitely don’t consider myself a professional in this area, but I’ve learned a thing or two and I’m always happy to share what I’ve learned along the way.

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The Best FREE Amigurumi Christmas Patterns

Looking for the best FREE amigurumi Christmas patterns? These are the absolute holly-jolliest crocheted toy projects and the best part is that they are all FREE!

Christmas and amigurumi go together like Rudolph and mistletoe. And these FREE amigurumi Christmas patterns are sure to fill you with yuletide cheer.

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Amigurumi Eyes: Everything You Need to Know

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.

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