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!

 

Off the Hook: Into the Woodland House

The Into the Woodland House is done and Ferdy is ready to move in! =D

Crochet cat bed

The lawn was the final touch and I think it came out really cute! ^^ 

Amigurumi caterpilar

I promised Ferdy a new home and I think he is happy with this one! He's already checking out the roof! =)

I'm already working on the pattern and I hope to have it ready next month! Ferdy will be included, of course! =D

Amigurumi Pattern: Diddlina

The pattern for Diddlina is ready!!! =D

Diddlina amigurumi pattern

I had so much fun making her! She's so sweet and cute! ^^

Diddlina stuffed doll

She's soft, with no hard parts, a truly huggable friend!

White mouse amigurumi plush

She's 44cm (17.32 inches) tall!  You can use chenille or her tail and hair so they can be posable!

She has shorts is the same color as the bow! ^^

Diddlina crochet softie

Have I told you lately that I love Diddl's and Diddlinas hands! ^^

The pattern has 35 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques! You can get the pattern below:

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How to... Close Amigurumi - Flat Closure

Learn how to close the top of your amigurumi pieces flat!

This techniques is very useful when you want the arms of your amigurumi to lay flat against their body instead of out to the side, or when you want your migurumi softies to be able to sit down!

Here are two examples where I used this technique: 

Diddlina amigurumi stuffed toy

I used this technique for Diddl's and Diddlina's arms because I wanted them to lay flat against their bodies.

Boy and girl amigurumi

 I used the same technique for Alice and Luca's legs, so they're able to sit down!

Have you used this technique before? How? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Amigurumi Pattern: Diddl

The pattern for Diddl is ready! =D

Diddl amigurumi pattern

I love how he came out! =)

He is so sweet and soft! The perfect snuggle buddy! ^^

White mouse stuffed toy

He is 44cm (17.32 inches) tall! 

The overalls have a front pocket and the front buttons can be undone.

Crochet mouse pattern

You can use chenille to be able to pose his tail!

Amigurumi hand

Can't resist showing off his little hand again! It's adorable! ^^

The pattern has 26 pages with detailed step by step instructions with pictures to demonstrate assembly or any special techniques! You can get the pattern below:

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Amigurumi Pattern: Shetland Pony

The pattern for this big boy is ready!!! =D

Crochet horse

He is a sweet fella that get a little cold sometimes so he needs to wear his cute jacket to help him be warm! 

Amigurumi pony pattern

A perfect gift for the horse and pony lover in your life! =)

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How to... Linked Half Double Crochet

Learn how to make this variation of the half double crochet: the linked half double crochet!

The linked half double crochet creates a denser fabric than one worked with half double crochets and it works up just as fast because the stitches are the same height.

The fabric has no gaps between the stitches, all the edges are neat and straight, and the horizontal bar along the rows give it extra texture and detail!

A great stitch to learn! =D

 

How to... Linked Double Crochet

Learn how to make one of my favorite stitches, the linked double crochet! =D

The fabric resulting from the linked double crochet isn't as loose as one worked with double crochets but it's still soft and not as stiff or bulky as one worked with single crochets.

The linked double crochet is the same height as a double crochet so it works up quickly!

 

A great stitch to know and to use! =D

 

How to... Crochet an Amigurumi Tube

Crochet tubes are very useful when making closes for your amigurumi! They can be turned into pants, sleeves and dresses! =) 

Crochet a tube following these simple steps:

1. Start with a chain

Chain according to the width you want for your tube. Start with a shorter chain if you want your tube to be thinner, or with a longer chain if you want your tube to be wider.

2. Turn the chain into a circle

Slipstitch to the first chain creating a circle. Make sure the chain isn't twisted!

3. Increase the height

Work the same amount of stitches in every round until you reach the desired height.

4. Finish off

Slipstitch to bring the height of the stitches down, needle join and weave in ends.

The tube is complete! =)

 

How to... Crochet an Amigurumi Cylinder

The cylinder is very useful when you want to make shapes that stand on its own. You can use it to make feet, legs, long bodies, hats, barrels, cups... 

Learn how to crochet a cylinder by using these simple rules:

1. Start with a flat circle

Crochet a flat circle with the diameter you want your cylinder to have.

2. Work up and on the back loop

Work without increases or decreases into the back loops only.

3. Increase height

Work without increases or increases until you reach the height you want for your cylinder.

4. Decrease to close

Decrease evenly around on all rounds until you have 8 to 6 stitches.

Important: the first round of decreases must be worked into the back loops.

5. Close and finish off

Close the opening and finish off securing the yarn.

The cylinder is complete and ready to be used! =)

 

A House in the Forest

One more House in the Forest ready to be enjoyed by a kitty! ^^

This time around I made the birds in pink and purple as asked by Hilary! I also made the house a bit taller and added a zipper to the cover of the cushion, making it easier to clean or wash.

I'm really happy on how the house came out! I hope that Hilary and Meatball (the lucky kitty) will enjoy it as much as I do! =D

 

How to... Crochet a Pill Shaped Amigurumi Piece

The pill shaped amigurumi pieces are great to make arms, legs, tails, snakes or any elongated piece you would like! =)

Learn how to crochet a pill shaped amigurumi piece following these simple rules:

1. Start with a flat circle

Crochet a flat circle with the width you want your "pill" to have.

2. Work up

Work more rounds without increases or decreases than the ones where you increased. For example if you increased for 4 rounds work, at the very least, 5 rounds without decreasing or increasing. The more rounds you work this way the longer your "pill" will be.

3. Decrease to close

Decrease evenly around on all rounds until you have 8 to 6 stitches.

4. Close and finish off

Close the opening and finish off securing the yarn.

The "pill" is complete and ready to be used! =)

 

 

In my Project Bag

The Into the Woodland House is almost ready!

Into the woodland pet house

The house itself is done! =)

Mushroom cat bed

The spots are done and sewn in place! The variation that had the most votes was big spots and small spots and that's what I made! Thank you all so much for those who voted! =D

T-shirt yarn mushroom

I added this little detail to the window that I think it makes the house even more whimsical and cute. ^^

I still need to add the lawn and I think I will add another cute detail to the top! ^^

Crochet brain cactus

I have also started working on the second cactus for the Gardening with Crochet II. Can you guess what it is? =)

Off the Hook

As you may know I started working on the second volume of Gardening with Crochet!

This volume is going to have new cactus and succulents and some fun pots too!

First to be finished was the saguaro cactus! =)

Amigurumi Saguaro cactus

The Saguaro cactus was a custom request and made me think that was time for another Gardening with Crochet bundle! =D

I love receiving requests that challenge my skills and with this one the bent arms were a must! I think it came out well! I really like it and the person who requested it liked it too! =)

I'm already working on the next cactus and having lots of fun doing it! I think you are going to like it! =D 

How to... Crochet an Amigurumi Ball

Balls are a very useful form to crochet for your amigurumi! They make great heads, eyes, embellishments, bodies... the imagination is the limit! =)

To crochet an amigurumi ball follow these simple rules:

1. Start with a flat circle

Crochet a flat circle to the width you want your ball to have.

2. Work up

Work the same amount of rounds with no decreases or increases as the number of rounds you increased on. For example: if you started by increasing on 5 rounds, now you need to work 5 rounds without increasing or decreasing.

3. Decrease to close

Decrease evenly around on all rounds until you only have 8 to 6 stitches or less.

4. Close and finish off

Close the opening and finish off securing the yarn.

And that's it! Your ball is finished and ready to use! =D

How to... Crochet a Flat Circle

Learn how to crochet a flat circle using these simple rules! 

All you need to do is follow this simple rules:

1. Start with the right number of stitches

If you start with too many stitches your work will become wavy, and if you start with too few your work will bunch up into a cup.

The taller the stitch you're using the more stitches you need to start with:

- If you're crocheting with single crochet start with 6 to 8 stitches.

- If you're crocheting with half double crochet start with 8 to 10 stitches.

- If you're crocheting with double crochet start with 12 to 14 stitches.

The number of stitches you start with may vary depending on your tension and the yarn you're using.

2. Increase evenly on all rounds

Increase the same amount of times as the number of stitches in your first round.

Have the same number of stitches between the increases throughout the round.

For example, if you're working with single crochet and started with 6 stitches your work will look like this:

Round 1: 6 single crochets into the Magic Ring (6st)

Round 2: increase on all stitches (12st)

Round 3: (1 single crochet, 1 increase) x 6 (18st)

Round 4: (2 single crochet, 1 increase) x 6 (24st)

...

Notice how on every round there's one more stitch between the increases, and how the total number of stitches at the end of each round keeps increasing in multiples of 6.

And that's all you need to know to crochet a flat circle with single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet! Use this technique when you want to make crochet flowers, bags, bowls, mandalas and even some amigurumi pieces where you want the finished project to stand upright!