Oleg the Octopus

Number three of my Lalylala dolls!

This is Oleg the octopus:

He is actually the second Lalylala doll I made, but I decided to give him some embellishments and ended up finishing him after Lupo the Lamb. This is what he looked like before I decorated him:

I felt like he was too plain, so I embroidered on him.

This doll was the most work out of the three, because of all of his tentacles, but I loved making them.

He is the biggest doll I have ever made and I’m very glad with how he turned out.

His pattern can be found here. Lalylala’s patterns are very clear and user-friendly, but they are not free. There is a page on her website called ‘minis and mods’ where you can find some free patterns based off Lalylala dolls.



Adorable owls


Doesn’t everyone just like an amigurumi owl? They are so cute! There are so many owl amigurumi patterns on the Internet, but this pattern is my latest obsession. Look at these cuties!

This pattern is so easy, and the result is adorable. It is also a very quick project, you finish these owls in no time. Need a last-minute present? This is perfect!

Now, these owls are bigger than they seem in these pictures. I forgot to take a picture in which you can see exactly how big they are, but if you go and take a look at the pattern, you can find other pictures.

This pattern was created by Tanya from Little Things Blogged. I’m in love with it, if you want to make your own, click here to get to the pattern.

(Not yet finished) Zebra!


I made this zebra a month ago, but the reason why I did not post about him yet, is because he isn’t finished. What zebra does not have any hair? Right? I needed to go and get some fuzzy yarn to crochet his manes.

Now, it’s a month later and he still is not finished. So, yeah.. 

Anyway, I am very happy with this zebra in the end. I got this pattern from a little book I bought. It was very unclear and not user-friendly. There were barely any pictures. There was no structure. It went like this:

‘Row 1: …… Row 2:………….Row 3:………………….. Row 4:…………….Row 5: …………….’

Instead of:

‘Row 1

Row 2

Row 3’
You can imagine it was very confusing.

Now, I’m complaining a lot about the pattern, but that does not mean it’s horrible. The pattern is great, the lay-out just is not. You might curse a few times, realize you missed a row somewhere and that you have to do it again, but after all, this zebra is really cute and an excellent toy to give away!

You can find the pattern online (English version). I don’t know if that version is as unclear as the one I have, so you might be in luck. It was created by the talented Christel Krukkert. You can find all of her patterns in Dutch, English and German.