Category Archives: Amigurumi

Hawaiian Aloha Spirit Crochet

Recently I was lucky enough to take a trip to Hawaii, more specifically, Kauai. I absolutely love it there.  It is beautiful, green, full of flowers, and the people are just wonderful and easy going.  This trip has left me in an aloha spirit and I’ve decided to seek out some Hawaiian-inspired crochet patterns.

The most iconic symbol of Hawaii, in my own humble opinion, would have to go to the beautiful plumeria flowers of the islands.
PlumeriaPatternPhoto_PlanetJuneI found this pattern awhile back and have not had a chance to try it out yet.  It is a 3D flower and is a great likeness to the actual plumeria.  This pattern was created by the very talented June Gilbank of PlanetJune Craft Blog.  She offers the pattern for free on her site.  If you would like a .pdf of the pattern that is formatted for printing, all she asks is a donation to her site, which is well worth it for such a lovely pattern.

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This next pattern is a baby hula girl photo prop.  Isn’t it cute?  This pattern is also offered for free via Craftsy.  It was designed by Aimee Arnold.  Her Craftsy store is called Chain Four.  Go check it out!  You do have to create an account to get it, but Craftsy is a great pattern resource.  You can even find Heather’s Craft Corner patterns there! (Shameless plug!)

 

 

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The next pattern is an amigurumi hula girl doll by Sayjai of K and J Dolls.  She is just plain adorable.  This pattern is available on Etsy for $4.99.  There are a bunch of cute patterns available in her shop.  She is incredibly talented.

 
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Let’s not forget about the dolphins.  I was able to take a dinner cruise while in Hawaii and we saw two large pods of dolphins.  They really do like to play with the boat.  This dolphin amigurumi pattern is available on Etsy.  I’m not sure who the creator is.  The shop says that all funds will go to fund dutch artist Joyce Overheul’s projects, but I’m not sure if she actually made the pattern.  Regardless, it is very cute.

If you know of any other cute Hawaiian-themed patterns, please post a comment with the link.  I’d love to see them.

Aloha!

Designer Spotlight – Crochet ‘N Play Designs

I love seeing what creative designers are coming up with.  Today I’m spotlighting crochet designer Anna of Crochet ‘N Play Designs.  Anna has mastered the art of designing great amigurumi works of art.  She is extremely talented.  You can find her work in her Etsy Shop: Crochet ‘N Play Designs.

Here are some examples of her work:

Cosmetic Bag

Dr Kit

Green Eggs and Ham


Vegetables

*All photos are copyrighted and used with permission.

Helmet Pig!

For Christmas I decided to make some of the characters from Angry Birds for my daughter.  I saw some pictures of crochet versions and had to try them.  This is my first attempt.  I made him using a pattern created by Rabbiz.

Crochet Hooks Used:
     Entire Project – Size G (4.25mm)
Yarn Used:
     Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – White
     Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – Black
     Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – Spring Green
     Red Heart Super Saver Yarn – Grey Heather

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Tea Set Crochet Pattern

As the first pattern spotlighted, I have to show this adorable tea set.  It is the cutest one I have found.  Although I have not yet tried this pattern, I plan to.

This pattern is available for purchase on Etsy by Itsy Bitsy Spider.

If you have tried this pattern, let me know what you think.

*For those who don’t know, Etsy is a trading platform for handmade items.  It is reputable. Go check it out!