George the Giraffe

Hello!

I don’t have much time to write something, but I wanted to share with you the adorable giraffe I made! His name is George and he’s one of my very favorite amigurumis right now. 


His pattern was designed by Amy from Little Muggles and I got it from Zoomigurumi 4! In the original design he only has three spots on his back, but I decided that just wouldn’t do, so I gave him some more spots all over his body.

  

I also wanted him to have a little accessory. Isn’t this bow tie just the cutest?

I hope you like George as much as I do. Unfortunately his pattern isn’t free, you can get it pattern on Little Muggles’ etsy shop, or by buying the book ‘Zoomigurumi 4’.

Little Kitten

Hi there!

This cute little kitten amigurumi was designed by none other than me!

I had been wanting to design my own kitten for a while because I couldn’t find a cat pattern that I was completely satisfied with. So, first, I made a little sketch of how I wanted him to look and this is the final result! 

It took me quite a while to make him, especially his face and feet took a lot of time. Below are a few WIP pictures.IMG_3909
 This little guy does not have a name yet, I’m still thinking about it, but suggestions are welcome!

His pattern will not be made available, at least not for now, but if I ever decide to start selling patterns, this will be one of the first to be up!

Simon the Turtle

Hi there!

Simon the turtle is a project I finished at the end of April. He has been hanging around on the counters in our kitchen for the past three months.  I experimented with his face a little, since in the original pattern by Christel Krukkert, he does not have a face. I settled on a cute, crooked mouth.

  
    This little turtle was made with Christel Krukkert’s Ollie the turtle pattern. That I found in one of her little books. I’ve previously made a Zebra she designed!

Lambert the Lamb

Hello there!

I’m a little behind on blogposts, I have about five finished projects waiting to be written about, so I’m going to try to catch up! Let’s start with this extremely cute and extremely fluffy little lamb.

Lambert the Lamb is another one of Stephanie Lau’s (All About Ami) Chinese New Year creations. Every year she and her husband design a new pattern for Chinese New Year, this one is from 2015, the year of the sheep. I have previously made two little dragons with her dragon pattern from 2012. Check them out here and here.
  

Isn’t he adorable?? This was my first time working with fluffy yarn and I have to say, it was not easy. It’s very hard to see your stitches, so it’s difficult to count them, I had to go back several times because I noticed I had skipped a stitch. In the end, he turned out great, despite the many mess-ups that I didn’t even correct!
I also gave Lambert some sweet, little, red cheeks.

  
(He’s even cuter with his head cocked to the side!!!)

If you would like to make your own little Lambert, you can find Stephanie’s free pattern here and her step-by-step blogpost with detailed pictures on how to make him here.

Now, enjoy this picture I took a few days ago of Lambert with a little friend 😉

  
There is one more thing I would like to say about this little lamb that I felt I could not leave unmentioned. Lambert is also the face of the Lambert Collection. The Lambert Collection was started by Stephanie from All About Ami and is a collection of cute accessories such as tote bags, mugs, pillow covers and shirts that feature two different designs with Lambert in it. The passage below comes from the description of one of the products on their online shop.

This design is a collaboration between Stephanie of “All About Ami” and Laura of “Art + Soul Creative Co.”. Stephanie loves designing and crocheting cute stuffed animals called “amigurumi” and sharing her free patterns with crafters all over the world through her blog. Stephanie designed and crocheted Lambert the lamb for Chinese New Year and wanted to create some fun and unique illustrations featuring him! Laura, a talented artist with a unique and whimsical style, helped bring Stephanie’s vision to life!

The best part is that 100% of the profit goes to charity! If you want to know more about this, check out Stephanie’s post right here.

I hope you liked this post, see you soon!

Bonus picture

 

Aiden the Monkey

Hello there everyone! It’s been a while, but here I am with another post.

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen this little monkey already, since I finished him in the beginning of March.

This cheerful little monkey is named Aiden, isn’t he sweet?

It took me quite a while to make him, especially the face and eyes. I designed this little guy myself and just could not make his eyes and snout look like I wanted them to, but I got there eventually and I’m very happy with the result.
  

One thing I personally thought was important, is that the legs had to look good when he was sitting down and when he was standing up, and I succeeded in that so yay!

  

This was more of a personal project, so I don’t think I’ll release this pattern, at least not in the near future, but if you’d like to make your own monkey, there are a lot of adorable patterns out there. Since 2016 is the year of the monkey, I made a post on Chinese New Year listing 9 free monkey patterns, so maybe that’ll help you!

Anyway, that was my little monkey, I hope you like him as much as I do, and see you later!

Winnie the Pooh snuggle

Hi!

I spend a lot of time on Instagram, and I follow a lot of different crochet-related accounts there. One thing I’ve been seeing more and more of lately, are crocheted snuggle toys, or security blankets (does anyone really know if there is one, correct, term for these? If so, tell me, because I have no idea). I prefer calling them snuggles, because it’s such a cute word. Anyway, I had been wanting to make one myself, and now I started seeing more and more on my feed. I took it as a sign, and started designing my very own Winnie the Pooh snuggle.

First attempt, January 15th: I ran out of yellow yarn..

 
I started with a scrap of yellow, obviously it was not enough. Of course I’d thrown the label away already, so I had no clue what yarn to look for. I had to order some new yarn and start over.

Second attempt, February 1st: finished, and oh so adorable:

   
 
Of course, I managed to mess up another time. Here I am, making a baby toy, and I used safety eyes. Stupid me.. But, he is adorable, isn’t he? 

   
 
I think I’ll just keep this one for myself 🙂

I will be remaking this little guy, but this time baby proofed, I will show you the third, and hopefully final, attempt when I finish it!

Thinking about maybe selling some patterns in the future, would the pattern for this cutie interest anyone? 

  
Bye bye!

Snow White Amigurumi Doll

Hi there!

It’s been a while again. I’ve been really busy lately with all sorts of things, but I’m finally here with a post! I actually finished this project early January hehe.. Better late than never, I suppose.

I made my very own Snow White, everybody, and she is too cute.

   

I was slightly addicted to working on this doll, I did not want to do anything else. I’m very happy with how she turned out!

   
The hardest part about this project was probably the hair, it consists of 40 (!) small crochet circles. Imagine having to crochet 40 of those, then place them on the head in a way that looks good and then sewing each of them on separately. It’s tedious work, but it has a really fun and original look, so I am proud of myself for finishing it. In the end, I only needed 35 circles. I’m not exactly sure why, maybe because the yarn I used for the head and hair weren’t the same type, maybe because I didn’t let them overlap as much as the pattern actually asked you to do, but who knows.     

This pattern comes from a book called ‘Amigurumi Fairy Tales’ by Tessa Van Riet-Ernst or Woolytoons. I won this book in Dendennis’ monthly #BYAF (Bring Your Amigurumi Friday) contest (check it out!) and I had been waiting to try out a pattern. It’s a lovely book, especially for me, someone who has always adored fairy tales. It’s available in Dutch and English, in case you are interested.

I ended up loving this project more than I expected and was pleasantly surprised by that. Enjoy a bonus picture below, Snow does not always wear her cape, you know.