So in my shop I've had sooooo many people ask for completed toys. I think people search for toys and find my etsy shop, don't know how to crochet, and it goes from there. I've been making lots of toys and have gotten a lot faster at it. I used to really push those deadlines, not having time to work on them and waiting til the last minute.
In my opinion moose is the ultimate Christmas animal, so I thought of making one this season. Unlike most of my other projects that are knitted this toy is crocheted. Crocheting seemed like a logical way of making it since most amigurumi-type toys are crocheted. Besides, crocheting lends itself to making all sorts of amazing smooth shapes without much effort.
Hot Air Balloons: Crochet Amigurumi Toys DIY Free Pattern
There are countless options for using these Hot Air Balloons as versatile gifts (baby mobile, joggling balls), and it is up to your imagination to choose the content of the basket. Put a special message in the basket for the recipient, or a small treat, or a passenger, or a special gift (could some jewelry piece be a good idea?) - anything your imagination can come up with! You can show the person how to free the ball from strings, or you can leave it as a riddle to solve… Can you guess why these crocheted Amigurumi Hot Air Balloons are arranged as baby mobile?! The reason is – three weeks ago my son – Little Dragon, our first child was born.The birth and the first few weeks of our Little Dragon were the reasons for my quietness here on the blog.
Hook and Needles: Knitting and Crochet Blog (cool stuff, techniques, and things I find)
In the first amigurumi tutorial I went over the basic crochet techniques needed to make amigurumis. In the second installment, I explained the most common types of patterns, and how to read them. In this final amigurumi tutorial I’ll cover some additional techniques often used when making amigurumis. Other Crochet Stitches Although most amigurumis are made with the single crochet stitch shown in the first tutorial, you are often required to use other stitches to shape your doll. The following is not an inclusive list (for that go to Nexstitch’s crochet video tutorials), but simply some of the stitches that you are likely to encounter when crocheting amigurumis.
Free Crochet Patterns « Roses n Lilies
Free Crochet Pattern – Easy iPhone Sleeve Here is a sample of some of the iPhone sleeves I have made, to give you a little inspiration. They were all made using my free pattern. The pattern is very easy, and you can use any yarn you choose. An experienced crocheter will whip this up in a very short time. It would also be a great first crochet project for a beginner.
If you can't see the pictures, right click on them and select view picture. If that doesn't work try just clicking on the picture. Brown Pony Pattern © April Folts 2010 FOR PERSONAL USE ONLYThis means DO NOT SELL THE PATTERN OR THE FINISHED PRODUCT. If you make one from my pattern please link back here to give me credit for it :) Yarn: 100% Acrylic, Worsted Weight Red Heart.
Big Snowy Owl
There’s something about owls. Is it their baby-wide eyes? Their mysterious nighttime habits? Or their totemic gumdrop shape? I’m not sure, but owls somehow manage to be simultaneously enigmatic and totally lovable.
Learn to read crochet patterns
The key element in learning to read crochet patterns is understanding the writing style, which includes the crochet abbreviations and symbols included for your convenience at the end of this article. It's not necessary to learn the abbreviations and symbols all at once, but refer to the lists as you find these terms listed in your crochet patterns. Some things to remember when reading crochet patterns:
LollyPup « Chibi Ami
Just in time for my niece’s 5th birthday (her nickname is Lolly), here is a ChibiAmi Original design: pretty, precious, patchy, puppy which I call LollyPup! Aaw… Feel free to make as many as you like, if you sell any please give credit where credit is due, and do not sell the pattern itself. This pattern is untested and it’s only the second pattern I’ve written so please send feedback if you try it out! I like to increase in each increase space, so some of my instructions might sound a bit wonky.
Crochet DROPS Easter chicken in "Paris"
DROPS PARIS UNI COLOUR (50g) 3.35 USD DROPS 152-155 are now available in the stores for $2 per catalog – no yarn purchase required! The catalogs are printed in a limited edition, so visit your local DROPS store today! Find the DROPS Spring & Summer 2014 Collection here! The DROPS knitting and crochet experts are also working full time making new tutorial videos for this new collection! The videos show how to work the techniques used on the patterns.
DIY Crocheted Hair Ties
Last week was a busy one. University-busy, not crafty-busy. And always when I'm having a busy week and I'm working like crazy my brain just likes to tease me with all the creative things I could be doing instead. A nasty brain I have. So between homework and studying I decided to whip up these lovely crocheted hair ties and it took me less than 45 minutes for all three of them! I got the inspiration from a picture I once saw on Pinterest, you can find the related link here.
This little fella I made for me! I filled it halfway with unpopped popcorn kernals, so it's well weighted and it's my new paper-weight. He's Bomomb, from the Mario Bros. games. I always kinda liked him LOL