a simple bow for your amigurumi?

Love this tutorial ♥

Note: I started mine with a magic ring instead of crocheting everything in the first stitch to get more space in the middle but you choose what suits you best.

I used it for my last lovey blanket, please see picture below.

Lovey blanket pink

Link: How to Crochet a Simple Bow Tutorial for Beginners You can also find other/free bow pattern at Pinterst. Below you find good pictures explaining how it looks to make the bow´s.

Hand Tally Counter

I have to say, this was the best purchase of the week! They come in different varieties and materials but I fell in love with the classic in metal. Feels solid!

As here, when I take on amigurami projects with long arms or legs, it’s nice to not have to use matches to keep track of all the turns.

Others in plastic can look like this….

Elephant rattle

Last year a colleague at work was expecting a baby and I made this little guy.

Pattern:
Elephant Rattle by Kirstin Campbell-Harris.

Crochet hook:
2.75

Yarn:
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g orange 235 Svarta Fåret
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g beige 222 Svarta Fåret
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g brun 221 Svarta Fåret

Gadgets:
Filling, Rattle cellophane for ears, a bell. Please see under Menu and Where to buy for details.
* I put the bell in the piece of plastic bag and tie tightly with floss to avoid rust when washing.


Baby comforter – green

I found this adorable pattern from Lotta-Leben on Pinterest and I love it!

I changed the colors but otherwise followed the pattern to the letter and it was such an easy pattern to follow.

Pattern:
English Pattern Baby Comforter Donkey | Etsy

Crochet hook:
3.0

Yarn:
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g Grön Svarta Fåret
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g lime 283 Svarta Fåret

Gadgets:
Filling

Golf clubs covers!

I don´t golf myself but I come from a family of (crazy♥)golfers and when my brother asked me to make a golf club cover for him I couldnt resist. He wanted a devil for one of his clubs to get the mental upper hand …well, if nothing else just to annoy some. I love a challenge so why not, I gave it a try and think it turned out quite well and so fun to do!

I searched online for someone who had done a “devil” before but realized after a while that no one had so I had to take it step by step.

Found Sarah who runs the website /blog “Repeat Crafter Me” She makes fantastic golf club cover and shares the pattern with us for free.

The next challenge was to find patterns for devil horns, searched both devil horns and Viking helmets on Pinterest and tested various free variants until I found what I was looking for.

Pattern:
Crochet Golf Club Cover Pattern – Repeat Crafter Me
Devil horns

Crochet hook:
4.0

Yarn:
Socki Garn Enfärgat Ullmix 100 g Bright Red A019 Adlibris

Socki Garn Enfärgat Ullmix 100 g Black A004 Adlibris
I chose a yarn with wool to cope with the weather and wind on the golf course.

Gadgets:
filling (I used white stuffing, but in hindsight I should have found a black one)

Shawl

A good friend of mine inspired me to make a shawl from the pattern book after she made her first shawl. She made an infinity shawl and I choosed to make mine as a triangle, the possibilities are endless with this pattern.

I made my first shawl in black yarn (it is difficult to see all the stitches and if you make an error but it works with good lighting) The pattern is easy to follow, it is just a matter of getting the right number of stitches in the first row then it is easy. Keep in mind that the number of stitches in the first row needs to be divisible by 4, then it’s up to you how big it gets.

You can adjust the lashes to suit your liking. I prefer when they are a little shorter and denser as on the blue shawl.

Pattern:
The number of stitches in the first row needs to be divisible by 4, then it’s up to you how big it gets. I used 140 stitches in mine and it took 5-6 yarn balls including lashes.

Crochet hook:
5.0

Yarn:
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g jeansblå 269 Svarta Fåret
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g Svarta Fåret

Siren head

My 8 year old nephew’s favorite is Siren Head and when I found this great pattern by All Things Knitty I had to try to make it. He wanted the cables around his head in black color instead of brown as the pattern showed but that was the only difference from the one I did. The pattern was easy to follow but you´ll need some amiguruimi experience. He was happy with the result and that’s all that counts in the end ♥

I did one leg at a time, I crocheted all the little toes first, then I crocheted each leg. Kept track of all the turns with the help of matches and after I put together the legs I worked in a continuous spiral right up to the neck. When the body was done, I made the two heads and finally the arms. As always, I sew everything together with floss as it becomes invisible seam.

Pattern:
Siren Head by All Things Knitty

Crochet Hook:
3.0

Yarn:
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g beige 222 Svarta Fåret
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g svart Svarta Fåret
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g röd 245 Svarta Fåret
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g vit 204 Svarta Fåret

Gadgets:
Filling(fill tight) and use floss to sew it together


Donkey/I-or/Eeyore

This was my second major project that included new patterns, new stitches (at least for me, bpsc) and moving joints.

It’s not a project you’re rushing through, this took me at least a month to complete. I made all the parts first, then attached all the joints (here you need a small grapple pliers) before filling it with filler material. You’ll find great intructions on how to assemble the joints on Pinterest.

For I-or I used the smaller joints in wood/metal. They are available for purchase on Amazon.

Pattern:
I found Donkey Crochet pattern by Kristi Tullus at Pinterest, it is a fantastsic pattern with step by step instructions/photos. You can buy it at Lovecrafts.com

Crochet hook:
2,5

Yarn:
Organic Cotton 50 g Light Grey A424 Adlibris
Organic Cotton 50 g Dark Grey A421 Adlibris
Organic Cotton 50 g White A418 Adlibris

Gadgets:
Joints, filling, saftey eyes, black sewing thread for nose, floss (ALWAYS use floss when sewing the parts together as it is strong and holds the parts together invisibly)

I use a marker to keep track of the number of laps.


I Am Groot

a dear friend of mine loves Groot so I looked up a pattern on Pinterest to surprise him with a crocheted Groot. Unfortunately I used a little too dark yarn but we decided that he had been on a sun holiday in Mallorca and got a tan there… *smiles*

You find amigurumi figures on Pinterest and from there you’re usually referred to Esty to buy the pattern. It’s easy and you get the pattern in a PDF file as soon as you pay for it. I provide information about where I have purchased all designs in the top menu.

Pattern:
Baby Tree Amigurumi Crochet Pattern | Etsy

Yarn:
I can´t remember exactly what yarn I used here, but it was cotton and thinner.

crochet hook:
2,5

gadgets:
Safety eyes, filling, used a marker and matches to keep track of rows

Baby rattles

These children’s rattles are some of my favorites. They are easy to make and require only a basic knowledge in amigurami. The pattern are free and you find link to where in my top menu.

You can follow the pattern to the point or you can play with your own color choices. And I use my own labels to make the gift extra special. You can find where to order them under Menu.

Pattern:
baby rattles

Yarn:
Stina 8/8 Garn Bomull 50 g Grön Svarta Fåret

crochet hook:
3.0

gadgets:
filling, sewing thread, a bell