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’.

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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

 

(Not yet finished) Zebra!

Hello!

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.