9/12/2016

How to attach thread to a crocheted surface

When you are crocheting an amigurumi toy you almost always need to attach a decorative or strong thread to embroider some face features, tighten fingers or a mouth and so on. Many patterns instruct, "attach thread to the middle of the face and backstitch the mouth", or something like that. But it is not always obvious what "attach" means and how you are supposed to do in neatly. 

Download the photo tutorial for 3 simple ways to attach thread to a crocheted piece. Use and share.

3/12/2016

Tiny the Monkey - FREE pdf amigurumi pattern


I'm happy to introduce you my Tiny the Monkey free amigurumi crochet toy pattern!

 It is a perfect company to the Tiny the Sheep that I posted earlier in my blog :)

They are both of the same style with wooden beads for legs. And the size is just cool for fast presents.

The pattern includes:


  • Monkey text and photo instructions 
  • tutorial on small details sewing
  • how to tighten beads to make eyes
  • how to make face  

6/11/2015

How to tighten a round opening - tutorial



So, you have finished crocheting your last stitch on one of the details. What now?

You are looking at a strange phrase «Fasten off, stuff and tighten the opening». Or maybe there is nothing at all instructed in your pattern. 

Does the designer suppose you know what to do with this loop you are now having on your hook? Does it obvious how to stuff, fasten off and so on? – Not always.

Especially if you are just learning how to crochet toys such simple things that are “supposed to be known” may totally frustrate you all the time. I crocheted for a few months before it occurred to me that I’m crocheting wrong side out.

So. Here it is :) (how I sew long openings I will show a little later)

 A detailed tutorial about round finishing 

6/02/2015

Tiny Sheep - Free crochet toy pattern - amigurumi pattern

Do you like sheep as much as I do? :)

Cute, fluffy, soft! They give us wool and became really symbolic for every knitter or crocheter!

I already have Daisy the Sheep crochet toy pattern in my etsy shop and website that include wires tutorial and headphones.

But I wanted to design the sheep that is is also extremely cute but can be done very very fast  and will be small enough to carry as a keychain.

So meet the Tiny Sheep free pattern!

3/24/2015

How to sew arms to a crocheted toy and make them movable

One of the simplest ways to connect the arms/paws/wings/what else does your crocheted toy has? :) 

You just need a strong thread and a needle long enough to pierce through the body. 

The main idea is to stuff the body of your amigurumi very well and to pierce it through the same points all the time.

3/14/2015

Coming soon... Panda driving amigurumi pattern

panda pattern amigurumi
It's fun how designing of quite a simple toy can sometimes require crocheting so many details!

I had lots of difficult crocheted toys that I did from the first time or just with a few changes.

But this amigurumi Panda made me do 7 upper paws! 2 heads, 2 bodies, 5 ears, 5 legs. And I haven't even counted the number of different black spots for eyes that I tried to choose the best size and shape.

But now my little Panda driver is finished! And even the draft of the pattern! Masha is happy ))