This little guy, Cocola the Koala hasn’t appeared on here before, at least not this version. I made him in 2019 for a friend, who was gifting him to a new arrival.
The pattern is from the Sweet Crochet Friends book by Khuc Cay (her patterns are also available on Ravelry.) And he was a joy to make. A brilliantly written pattern that was easy to follow and looks adorable finished.
He looks like a happy little fellow, doesn’t he? 😉
Do you know how much fun it is to make amigurumi animals? And even better when they are one of the national animals of the country I have chosen to call home!
This little guy I made for my very good friend back in England, for her son’s 1st birthday.
He’s based on the brilliant pattern by Belle & Grace Handmade Crochet. Amanda designs some incredibly lifelike and fun amigurumi patterns and I have made a fair few of her guys. She’s got a real knack for writting patterns that are easy to follow, which means you end up with a result you can be proud of.
While you have the option to make a pouch for a little joey, the pattern doesn’t come with a joey included. so I just went ahead and made my own little due to fit in Mama Kangaroo’s pouch.
I think it passes as a baby joey…
I made sure to attach the little guy, so that he wouldn’t be lost! My friend tells me her son loved his gift!
Do you know how much fun it is to make Amigurumi toys? There is something very satisfying about crocheting random body parts, stuffing them and ending up with something as adorable as this little bunny for example:
I made this little lady for one of the au pairs I supported when she was here in Australia a couple of years ago. She had a baby girl earlier this year and I knew I absolutely had to make something for her sweet daughter.
I am so happy with how the bunny turned out. I followed a free pattern that I found online. I did change it up a little bit and added eyes and of course I picked different colours for the clothes, but the end result is particularly cute I think!
And little lady agrees! She really seems to like it!
It’s funny, I used to be mainly a knitter. That is, until a friend asked me if I could imagine crocheting a couple of giraffe’s for a friend of hers who was having twins. I thought about it for a little bit, and thought: “why not…I will give it a try”.
That simple request has opened up an entire world of incredible amigurumi animals, dolls, etc. And I wouldn’t change it for the world. I thoroughly enjoy making each and every one of these toys.
So, I made a pair. Using a rather brilliant free pattern by Jess Huff. It’s pretty straight forward and really easy to follow, even for a beginner amigurumi maker…which I was at the time. I used some DROPS Cotton Light yarn, brilliant for these sorts of projects.
I used a hell of a lot of stuffing to make sure both of these guys were stiff and properly filled. I also ordered myself some safety eyes, after all, if this is a toy for a child I want to make sure that it’s 100% safe!
Pattern: Ginnie the Giraffe by Jess Huff.
Yarn: DROPS Cotton Light in light pink, mint, blue.
Hook size: 3mm
Crochet time: 1st – 8th September 2019.