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!
Simple and straightforward, this little turtle is a joy to make. In fact this little guy is my second one. I made this for one of my eldest sons school friends back in 2019.
I love the roundness of amigurumi and I always stuff them good. They need to be firm and not too flimsy!
I had made a version of this for a good friend and she loved him. When everyone else saw the little dude, they wanted one also! I call that a great success!
And whenver I am making an amigirumi toy/animal, I have soooo much fun! Makes me smile.
I am doing the last few bits on this cute guy…can you guess who he is meant to represent?
Here is what I am working on… I am almost finished! Just need to crochet 3 more rounds and then stuff and sew together. What do you think it will become?
There are some amigurumi projects that are just cute…this sweet little sausage dog was one of those. This was actually the second one I made, after a friend’s friend saw me post the previous one on Instagram. How great is that!
It’s a very straightforward pattern from Herriet at Stip & Haak. I had seen it on another Instagram and my friend who I made the original one for really loved it.
I crochet this little guy in just a couple of days…often the stuffing and sewing up takes longer than the crocheting. I like to stuff my amigurumi toys really well, as I feel they need to be really stiff and stand up properly.
Pattern: Teckeltje Sam by Herriet van de Wiel
Yarn: Schachenmayr Catania Cotton
Hook size: 2.5mm
Crochet time: 6th-7th December 2019
For my ‘real’ job I work with young women who come over from Germany to support families with special needs children. When they leave to go back to Germany I like to make them a little something to remind them of their time in Australia. This little Koala Lady was one such gift.
The pattern is out of the Sweet Crochet Friends by Khuc Cay and it’s actually for a boy Koala in a little sailor, but as I was making it for a female friend I wanted to make her something sweet and girly.
l always have so much fun making these amigurumi toys, especially when I can add my own spin to them. The dress, the white collar and bow in her ear…so cute!
I was able to give it to my sweet friend in December 2019 before she went back to Germany.
Pattern: Cocola the Koala by Khuc Cay
Yarn: Schachenmayr Catinia
Hook size: 2.5mm
Crochet time: 22nd November –24th November 2019.
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.