Fun with Amigurumi

Moving from winter to spring, the time for winter crochet is transitioning to spring crochet fun. So… Amigurumi time!

There is so much to choose from in the adorable world of crochet Amigurumi. About a year ago I made a little monster for my nephew when he was very into the matching book (I’m sure you probably recognize the “unnamed” monster. Such a well written pattern and free! It was such a fun project. You can find the free pattern here

Then was a little coffee cup, pumpkins, ghosts, and a host of other adorable creatures.

Recently for fun I made up a couple of very cute margarita drinks! Adding white seed beads to the rims for salt. An adorable idea and surprisingly quick to make up! You can find the pattern here. Although it does cost, it’s very reasonable and very well written.

It turned out so cute that I made another one and after someone asking, I’ve since added them to my Etsy shop.

As a spinner and a lover of all things wool, I couldnt resist making a couple of Alpacas and a couple of sheep. Although I had to tweak the sheep pattern a little, they turned out really cute!

The alpaca were just plain fun and the pattern easy to follow. By playing with yarn gist and hook size, I’ve been able to make the finished alpacas a few different sizes. It’s a little addictive. I think they turned out really cute and since I sell out every craft fair that I participate in. I’ve added them to my Etsy shop here. Or, try them yourself. Planet June’s great pattern can be found here.

Ive gone through a few sheep patterns that I really haven’t been happy with. I finally decided on this one. (It’s free) they came out really cute and adding a little bell was a fun idea. I think next time I may add some fabric before the stuffing to give it a more finished look. But they are proving popular and I haven’t had a chance to get back to redesign them. But they are so darn cute, I had to add them to my site.

I’m next in search of a cute rabbit amigurumi. After all, I raise and rescue rabbits at Cottontail Farms, So of course I should create some cute rabbits. But, I cant seem to find a rabbit pattern that I really like. If you find one, let me know. I would love to try one.

The next on my list maybe a car . My sweet nephew is really into cars so that is on my list as well.

In a nutshell. if you haven’t tried amigurumi, you are missing something fun. They are fun, adorable, and certainly great conversation starters. Not to mention that the ideas are endless.

If you do, post a picture, I’d love to see what you came up with!

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