How to... Make a Cube in Continuous Rounds

You can use amigurumi cubes to make robots, kids games, cubic animals, body parts or normal dice!

This tutorial in the continuation of the one where we made the square in continuous rounds!

To crochet a cube in rounds:

- Work without increases or decreases until you reach the desired height;

- To start to close the cube work the same number of single crochets between the corners as in the last round where you increased;

- To make the corners and close the cube decrease using the single crochet 3 together (sc3tog);

- Always start working the sc3tog in the stitch before the sc3tog on the previous round;

- The stitches between the decreases always decrease by 2.

With these rules you can make cuboid amigurumi in the shapes you like!

Next week I’ll try a couple of variations we can use when making a cube in continuous rounds!

How to... Make a Square in Continuous Rounds

A crochet square can be used as an accessory or an aplique but most useful in amigurumi it can be used as the base for a cube or other cuboid shapes.

As my preferred way of making amigurumi is in continuous rounds or spirals I also prefer to make squares, that are going to be turned into 3d shapes, in the round.

To learn how to make a square working in spirals watch the video below!

To crochet a square in the round:

- Work 4 single crochets into the Magic Ring;

- Work 3 single crochets on all stitches of the previous round;

- Keep working up to the desired size always keeping in mind the 2 rules:

  1. Always work the corners in the middle stitch of the corner of the previous round, and
  2. The stitches between the corners always increase by 2 from round to round.

Next week I'll turn this square into a cube! Make sure you don't miss it!

Crochet Pattern: Warm Crochet I - Stitch, Polar Bear and Aviator

New bundelicious crochet pattern on the shop! =D

 Stitch crochet hat

Is there a cuter way of keeping warm? I don't think so... =)

Besides being cute these hats are easy and fast to make! All you need to know how to make them is in the pattern including how to customize their sizes!

 Crochet hat polar bear with braids

If blue is not your colour the Polar Bear hat is super cute and warm as well! With the added bonus of warming your ears!

Between you and me, you can add the earflaps to the Stitch hat as well!  ; )

 Aviator crochet hat

The Aviator hat is perfect for the adventurer in all of us!

The hat has loops on its sides to hold the goggles...

 Fighter pilot crochet hat

... and a buckle in the back to adjust the goggles to any size!

 Aviator hat crochet

Because the goggles are not attached to the hat you can take silly pictures like this! Just as long as you don't go wandering off with them down! ^^

If you're making the hats for a little one, for safety reasons, is better to attach the goggles completely to the hat and better not to make the ear straps and braids.

The PDF crochet pattern for the Warm Crochet bundle has 72 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques. It includes instructions on how to customize the hats for all sizes, how to find the right place to attach the earflaps to the hat and how to create and assemble the goggles.

How to... Join with a Double Crochet

Learn how to join a new yarn to your crochet work using the double crochet stitch.

With this technique you can add the new yarn in any stitch of your work and you don't need to chain to do it!

How to... Slip Stitch All Around

How to work all around the edges with the slip stitch on a crochet piece that was worked in rows.

I use this technique on crochet pieces that are going to be attached to other crochet works or amigurumi. It gives me a tidy edge and a way to make my sewing stitches without being messy.

In the next video I will share how to attach a flat crochet piece that was worked in rows to another. Stay tuned!

Pet House Pattern: Queen of the Castle House

New pattern alert!!! The pattern for the Queen of the Castle House is now available on the shop!!!

 T-shirt yarn cat bed

She's the Queen of the house! She's the Queen of our hearts! So I guess it's only fitting that her home should be a castle!

 Queen of the Castle cat cave

Because I want my Queen to be safe, in the moat lives a sea monster that captures all that adventure there uninvited! Also, the house has three windows so that she can spy on us from every side!

 Amigurumi kraken 

Make sure to announce your visit or you'll end up like this unfortunate fellow!

 Crochet bee guard

This cute little fella is Her Majesty's personal guard!

A little throwback to when Mini Me went to visit the Queen!

The PDF crochet pattern for the Queen of the Castle House has 127 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures in order to demonstrate assembly, any special techniques or other more complex parts. It includes instructions on how to make the house sturdy so it can hold its shape.

Studio Stories: Queen of the Castle House Pattern Finished

Accompany me while I finish the Queen of the Castle House! 

I've been working on this pattern since 2016 and this day was hard to come, but it finally came and I wanted to share it with you! =D

Off the Hook

Lets see here... what do I have to show you today...

 Lilo and Stitch crochet hat

This cute guy was once again hanging from my hook! I'm preparing a bundlecious pattern for six super cute crochet hats and this guy had to be included! =D 

 Polar bear crochet hat

Also included in the bundle of cute hats is this guy! The polar bear is one of my favorite animals, there was no way around it, it had to be made! ^^

 Amigurumi crochet Minion

This poor guy was waiting to be finished for a long time and finally the opportunity came! =)

And now, to the computer to finish all the patterns! =D

In My Project Bag: Mini Amigurumi and Hats

What new things does my project bag hold? Lets take a look! =)

 Crochet cat keychain

I decided to bring together all the ami keychain I made so far in an awesome bundle and add two more little friends to the group! So far you know Mini Peny, Mini Pony and Stitch! Of course I had to add a Kitty but for the last one I'm divided between a racoon and a hegehog! What do you think? 

 Mini crochet girl

I decided it was time to update my own amigurumi version so I'm making the same body I made for mini Leslie! I also wanted to make a different outfit for myself and want to make it possible to dress and undress so I can change it when I want! =D

 Pilot crochet hat

Also in my project bag is the third version of the aviator hat! I'm really liking it how it's coming out and I think this will be the final version! ^^

What's on your project bag?

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part V

Last but not least to be amigurumified was Leslie, the violin player! =D

 Amigurumi girl doll

I wanted Mini Leslie to have more delicate features and wanted her to show off Human Leslie's femininity and elegance! 

I thought Leslie's red dress with the tutu was really fun and colorful, making her stand out from the boys, I knew I had to make it! =D

To make her hair I mixed several techniques for making wigs and doll hair and I really really like the result!!! Maybe I'll make a tutorial one day... say yes if you agree! =D

 Crochet violin

The violin was challenging to make, it's all so tiny! But in the end I really like it! =)

 Mini doll sandals

For her sandals I had to go a different direction, they were too tiny and delicate to crochet! I think they came out really cute! ^^

 Amigurumi band

Of course, before they left they threw a special concert live from BuddyRumi's living room! =D 

 Crochet band

But after they saw the Queen of the Castle House they had to throw yet another spectacular concert!!! =D

 Kitty house crochet band

With a very special whiskered star! Rock on Leeloo!!! =D

Leslie Ann Jordan, Rarefolk

Human Leslie in concert!

Leslie was the last of the Rarefolk members to be amigurumified! This was a very challenging project but fun at the same time! I came up with new ways of doing things and improving on old techniques and that's what makes making things from scratch so fun and addicting! That, seeing our projects come to life and, of course, seeing people react to our creations! =D

Thank you to Sardinha de Papel for the opportunity to make this wonderful project! =D 

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part IV

Marcos, the guitar player was my next amigurumification target! =)

 Crochet guitar player

Love all the little details on Mini Marcos! The hairdo, the stick in the hair, the earring, and the details in the shirt and pants! =D 

 Crochet guitar

Marcos' guitar has a sunburst effect that at first I was afraid I would not be able to capture but I think it came out quite good! =D

 Crochet boots

This mini ami prefers boots!

 Mini amigurumi rocking

Mini Marcos at a very special concert! =D

Marcos Munné, Rarefolk.jpg
Marcos Munné, Rarefolk

Human Marcos rocking on his guitar! =)

Tomorrow the last on the amigurumification list will be revealed! Don't miss it, it's a very special one! =)

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part III

Next on the amigurumification list: Mangu, the double neck guitar player!

 Two arms amigurumi guitar

I had so much fun making his guitar! I ended up coming up with a new way of making them sturdier! =D At first it looked like a cookie, but once I added the details a crochet guitar was born! ^^

 Crochet shoes

One more mini ami that likes to keep his feet comfy! =)

 Amigurumi guitar player

I really liked adding his piercings but I completlly forgot to take close up pictures of them! *slaps on forehead and shakes head slowly*  He has four earrings on his left ear and one on the right, and a piercing on his nose! =D

 Photography by Flora Salamanca

Photography by Flora Salamanca

Mangu Diaz, Rarefolk

Human Mangu and his unique guitar! =D

Monday find out who was next on my hook on Part IV of the amigurumification of Rarefolk! =)

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part II

The second victim of amigurumification was Ruben, the flute player! =D

 Crochet flute player

Here he is trying out is flute! Can you hear it? Sounds lovely! =)

 Amigurumi kicks

For enduring the long concerts with maximum energy you need to have high quality sneakers! =D

 Amigurumi concert

In concert with his fellow mini ami musicians!

This was the first time I made a mini shirt, I think it came out alright!

Ruben Rarefolk

Human Ruben jamming on his flute! =D

Want to know who was my next victim? Don't miss Part III of the amigurumification of Rarefolk! =D

Off the Hook: Mini Rarefolk Amigurumification Part I

These guys have been off the hook for some time now but only now they have met their human counterparts and I can finally show them to you!!! =D

This was a project made in partnership with Sardinha de Papel, a local community store. The band is the spanish band Rarefolk!

 Rarefolk mini amigurumi

You already know Oscar, the bass player! He was my first subject of amigurumification! Well, he was feeling lonely and asked me to amigurumify the rest of the band! =D

I said yes to the challenge and the first victim was Rafael, the drummer!

 Mini amigurumi drummer

It was so much fun to make him and his drum set! =D

I really wanted to make his drums justice so I tried to add as much detail as I could! =D

 Crochet drums
 Amigurumi drum set

I tried to replicate all his drums and cymbals and I think it turned out really cool! =D

 Crochet drummer and drum set

Here he is trying out his drum set for the first time! =D Will he like it?

 Crochet mini amigurumi drummer

I think he likes it! =D

Have you checked out his cool tattoo? 

 Photography by  Alejandro de Larriva

Photography by Alejandro de Larriva

 Photography by  Alejandro de Larriva

Photography by Alejandro de Larriva

The human version of the drummer and his drum set! ^_^ 

Stay tuned for Part II of the amigurumification of Rarefolk tomorrow! 

Crochet Pattern: Panda Crochet Hat

New pattern available at the shop! This super cute panda crochet hat will keep you warm and make you even more cute! ^^

 Panda crochet hat

The earflaps will keep your ears safe and warm, and the straps will help you ensure that no cold can disturb your comfort. =)

 Panda crochet hat

Who said warm can't be cute?

The PDF crochet pattern for the Panda Crochet Hat has 27 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques. It includes instructions on how to customize the hat for all sizes and how to find the right place to attach the earflaps to the hat.

 
 

Pet House Pattern: Into the Woodland

Magical, whimsical and with a super cute neighbor!

 Into the woodland cat cave

The new crochet pattern to make the home of your furry friend's dreams is ready! =)

 Pet t-shirt yarn cave

It has a window on the side so kitty can observe the outside without being spotted.

 Mushroom pet bed pattern

The Into the Woodland House is made mainly with t-shirt yarn! It's very comfy, with a cushion inside where kitty can curl up and dream!

The house is 37cm (14.57 inches) tall, 31cm (12.20 inches) wide and the lawn has a diameter of 66cm (26 inches).

 T-shirt yarn mushroom pattern

A fun texture on the underside of the mushroom cap makes this fun house even more like a mushroom.

 Ferdy amigurumi caterpillar

I promised Ferdy a home and I made good on that promise now it's up to you to provide the purrfect neighbor! =)

The PDF crochet pattern for the Into the Woodland House has 46 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques. It includes instructions on how to make the house sturdy so it can hold its shape.

 

Amigurumi Tutorial: Zombie Finger Part 2

If you've been waiting for this, wait no more! The second and final part of the amigurumi zombie finger is here! Join me and finish your amigurumi fingers with me! =D

In this video we are going to assemble and shape the finger! Don't forget about that awesome detail to make the finger even more terrifying!!!!

Amigurumi zombie finger how to

And, if you change the colors to make the finger you ca make an awesome chopped off finger! =D

Don't forget to share your finished projects! I love to see them!

 

Amigurumi Tutorial: Zombie Finger

Autumn is here, the leaves are changing, the air is humid and fresh, and all the fun holidays are coming! =D

The first one to sneak up on us is Halloween! (Boo!) If you're plotting a party you know you need one of these: a spooky fun amigurumi zombie finger!

Follow along the video tutorial below and make your own! =D

On the next video we'll attach the nail to the finger, shape the finger and add a little detail to make it even more ghoulish! =D  

Don't forget to share your creations!