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I found a Koala Amigurumi Pattern in the Woman’s Day website and I have some off-white and gray organic cotton yarns on hand, so I made a pair of these small little stuffed koalas for my kids in reverse color. Some ideas to make it differently: 1. This adorable little koala is about 3-5″ tall only (depend on your yarn and the matching hook size), install a key ring on it’s head and turn it into a key chain, hang it to the bag’s zipper. 2. If we sew the limbs closer to the center of the body and insert 4 small strong magnets to the tip of each limb, you can make it “huggy” and hug on a tree branch or at the edge of your curtain or your pencil, ruler etc… 3. And, and…. instead of poly-fills, stuff beads into the body to weight it down and with the magnets of it limbs, it can be a cute memo holder on your desk too 4. Find the appropriate positions for the ears, approx at the center of the vertical cross section of the head, middle of the height. Lastly, stuff and sew the limbs to the body.

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How To Amigurumi I heard friends and readers asking me how to do amigurumi, including patterns, materials, tools & tips etc…. you will find all the answers in this post: How-To Amigurumi!!! Frankly speaking, just like all other crafts, to make a decent looking amigurumi is not easy but it is not hard as you thought too. You need skill, skill comes from knowledge and practice…. and to success in crafting, you need patience and the “never-give-up” attitude – do it again and again until you are satisfied with the result. Amigurumi (編みぐるみ?, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Spring 2011 Baby [Toddler, Child, Adult] Light Pink shown in Child size on 3 year old model. Light Blue shown in Toddler size on 18 month old model. Circumference: 14½ [16½, 18½, 20½]. Hats will stretch by about 2", to fit heads sized up to 16" (baby), 18" (toddler), 20" (child), and 22" (adult). Please note that yarn substitution may affect stretchiness of hat, so choose size accordingly.

patterns Can you believe how close we are to Xmas? Starting today & through Xmas (Dec 24): ♥ get any pattern from the shop (including specials), and get another one of the same or lesser value for free :) *Don't buy the free one, just let me know your choice in the Message to Seller at checkout* No parece mentira lo cerquita que estamos de Navidad? Desde hoy & hasta el 24 de diciembre: ♥ compra cualquier patron de la tienda (incluidos los specials), y elegi otro de igual o menor valor gratis :) *No compres el segundo, decime cual queres en el "Message to Seller" @ checkout*Happy Holidays! on the needles « Yep, it’s that time of the year again. I knit through summer as well, but in fall I really get the urge to get out the needles whenever there is a bit of spare time. I started rewatching all seasons of Gilmore Girls in the evening, knitting away at the same time. In my knitting basket right now: this lovely lovely Madeline Tosh sock yarn (in colorways ‘dusk’ and ‘vanilla bean’), waiting to be wound and started as soon as I can decide which color I want to do first, and a local handspun yarn which will be a scarf.

Giant Doily Rug Blown up your doily and move it from table to floor!!!! Giant doily rug or floor mat is one of the most wanted crochet rugs in the recent years since it was created and made well-known by Ladies & Gentleman. Look at it, doesn’t its sublimity spice up the floor and the home decor? This giant doily rug is for my sister’s new house, I am going to make another one for mine when I am moving in… hopefully end of this year. The pattern I used is a modified 8-Point Poinsettia Doily from a Japanese crochet book, but basically you can use your favorite doily pattern to make it. Carinas Craftblog: Granny square joining tutorial Just a warning before we get started with the tutorial, there's LOTS of pictures and I may go into too much detail, but that's just what I do. ;-) By the way, this is the yarn I use. Dc/treble: this refers to the same stitch. Dc if you use US crochet terms and treble if you use UK terms. July 2012 - Please note: these days I do very little crochet because I'm working on an embroidery book.

amigurumi I made this little guy as a belated birthday gift for a friend, and I thought I should post the pattern! It's a great beginning amigurumi pattern because if it comes out a little wonky it's fine, because it's a mushroom, and they're all a little wonky in real life, right? I think it would be super cute with white pins in the top too so it can me useful. Random assortment Hippogurumi I have been playing around with different kinds of yarn for making my amigurumis. I've been crocheting with an acrylic/wool blends and I just didn't like the fuzzy look of my finished products.

Piggy Bun Pattern The story of these piggy buns began in October 2012….. It was supposed to be a challenge between my friend (Margaret) and I, where each of us need to come out a craft to make these cute little piggy buns (a picture inspired from the dimsum that I dined in). We set a deadline but I wasn’t able to make it due to my extreme busy lifestyle; copping for renovation, a day job, an updated high traffic blog (thank you, without you seeing this, it ain’t going to be), plus a family of 3 to take care of. So, Margaret went on with her project but I didn’t get anything done… woooppppsss…. and she did a great job, see her piggy bun here. Louie's Loops: Taking Crocheting to the Future So I'm somewhat, okay a lot of, a nerd. For those of you who arn't or maybe didn't know, there's a little convention called Comic Con, and last Thursday through Sunday all the lucky people of New York had their 6th annual Comic Con. Unluckily for me I live in California, and I'm also broke :) but to commemorate this event and kinda commemorate Halloween, which is just around the corner, I decided to make a nerd based crocheted item (the first of many more). For those of you who don't know, this is known as a Brain Slug from the show Futurama.

Fireflower FireFlower is by request. I had tons of email requests for this one. I understand that in the newer games the FireFlower isn't in a box, but I needed to put it in one so that it would stand up. blog update So maybe you've noticed and maybe you haven't but I've made some changes to the old blog again. The same elements are still available, as usual. The blog labels are now located on the sidebar along with cute new icons for following via Twitter, Facebook, and the like.

Owl - Mr. Murasaki Who doesn’t dream of making their own stuffed toy? Stuffed toy making can be from a few methods, besides sewing, AMIGURUMI (crochet or knit stuff doll) is one of the most popular methods. When I saw Mei Li’s blog (AmiguruMEI) for the first time, my jaw dropped. Louie's Loops: Movember (No Shave November) Many famous people have sported these bad boys throughout the years, like Hulk Hogan, John Lenon, and Seth Rogen, and now, you too!! Along with this bad boy comes these sweet sideburns that can be attached to glasses, you may have seen them on the Early November Giveaway I did a while back. I know it may be a little late, but better then never, here's the pattern for the Horseshoe Mustache and Sideburns! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Materials:Lion Brand Cotton /Lily Sugar'n Cream