Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lauren's Princess Plum Blossom

Lauren sent me this photo and gave me permission to post it in my blog.  This is "Princess Plum Blossom" that she made using my Chibi Kokeshi Pattern.  Isn't it darling?  When I saw it I knew I wanted to share it. 

Lauren says   "I’m not usually a very fast crocheter, but as it happens my back was completely OUT over the weekend, and I wound up with a big chunk of “down time”... most of the crocheting was actually done whilst laying on my living room floor!!! I thought you might like to use that...“these patterns can be made horizontally” LOL!"

Thank you for for sharing Lauren!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Amigurumi Duckie Pattern in Spanish

Thank you to Churi Castellano for translating the Amigurumi Duckie pattern into Spanish!

The English version is here.


sc= cadena= c;   dc= punto alto = pa;   st= punto bajo= pb;    sl st= punto pasado= pp;  inc= aumento ; dec= disminución;
6 c. en anillo mágico
2 pb en cada punto de vuelta (12 total)
1 pb, pb inc. en el siguiente punto, repetir toda la vuelta ( 18 total)
repetir lo mismo en las 4 vueltas siguientes
1 pb inc. en los primeros 9 puntos, 1 pb en los siguientes 9 puntos ( 27 total)
1 pb en los primeros 6 puntos, 1 pb inc en los siguentes 6, 1pb en los últimos 15 ( total 33)
repetir lo mismo en las siguientes 3 vueltas
1 pb en los primeros 9 p, 1 pb dec en los siguentes 3 puntos, 1 pb en los últimos 18 (30 total)
1 pb en cada uno de los primeros 4 p. y 1 pb dec. en el sig. repetir toda la vuelta ( 25 total)
1 pb en cada uno de los primeros 3 p. y 1 pb dec. en los sig. repetir toda la vuelta (20 total)
1 pb en un punto, 1pb dec. en el siguiente, repetir toda la vuelta y terminar con 2 pb ( 14 total)
coser los ojitos, rellenar y seguir disminuyendo alrededor. Dejar una hebra larga para coser.

Dejo una hebra larga para cerrar y además atravieso con la aguja hacia arriba a un costado y abajo de nuevo y hacia el otro costado, para que la base se quede plana y se mantenga en pie.

6 pb en anillo mágico
1 pb en el primer punto, 1pb inc. en el siguiente, repetir toda la vuelta ( 9 total)
tejer otra vuelta mas de los mismos 9 puntos.
pp en el sig. punto y deja una hebra larga parta coser.
Tienes que curvarlo en forma de " U "  y coserlo bajo los ojos y entre la 5ª y 6ª vuelta.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Free Amigurumi Duckie Pattern

Amigurumi Duck
Materials used:
Lily Sugar and Cream Cotton Yarn
G crochet hook
2 safety eyes
polyfill for stuffing

6 sc in a magic ring
2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)
1 sc, sc inc in next sc repeat around (18 sc)
sc around (18 sc) for 4 rows
sc inc in the first 9 sc, sc in last 9 sc (27 sc)
sc in first 6 sc, sc inc in next 6 sc, sc in last 15 sc (33 sc)
sc around (33 sc) for 3 rows
sc in first 9 sc, do 3 sc dec, sc in last 18 sc (30 sc)
sc in four sc, sc dec repeat around (25 sc)
sc in 3 sc, sc dec repeat around (20 sc)
sc in one sc, sc dec repeat around, end with 2 sc (14 sc)
Position eyes and attach
dec around to close leave long tail.
I used tail to close and then to shape bottom so duck would stand even. Pull the yarn up through the back of the duck and back down to pull in bottom. Repeat on other side of duck.


6 sc in a magic ring
1 sc, sc inc in next sc repeat around (9 sc)
sc around (9 sc)
slip stitch into next sc and leave long tail for sewing
smash down and sew to body in a curved upside down “u” shape between rows 5 and 6.

SPANISH version is here.

This is a modified version of another free pattern from here:

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ninja GIVEAWAY!!!!!


If you would like to win one of my amigurumi ninjas, please visit my Facebook page at To be eligible, you must 1) "like" Amigurumi Friends, and 2) post a message under the ninja photo to let me know you would like to enter the drawing. The deadline is March 31, 2012.

You will receive the smaller ninja which is approx 5 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide. I will ship it to the winner free!

Also, you will get an additional entry for each friend that you get to "like" Amigurumi Friends. Just let me know who you have referred. Please make sure that they "like" Amigurumi Friends and enter a comment under the photo.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Pack Bunnies

I hope you can appreciate how hard it is to get a bunch of bunnies to line up and stay in place for this group photo!

I'm getting ready for spring craft shows, and everyone expects...BUNNIES! Actually, even in the winter season, people ask me if I have any bunnies, but everyone knows they explode in numbers in the spring.

So I came up with this little "pack bunny". It's a bunny head with funny looking ears and a plastic hook so you can hang him on your backpack, purse, keys, etc, etc.

And yes, you can expect a free pattern for this sometime in the future. ;)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hand Sanitizer Holders...Huh?

Whew!!!! All my holiday craft shows are finished, so I have a chance to slow down a bit. I was able to spend a few hours in my neglected garden today. It was beautiful today after the few days of rain, so the soil was soft and the weather cool. Perfect for pulling the 4 huge bags of weeds.

I still have a few special orders to complete before the end of the year and one of them was for some hand sanitizer holders. I've been making them to hold small, refillable bottles of Purell hand sanitizer. They are convenient for strapping onto your purse, backpack, stroller, sports bag, etc. I made the buttons out of Asian fabrics and crocheted the holders out of different colors of cotton yarn. The holders also have a keychain hook in the back in case you want to attach some keys.

Okay, time for an ice cream break...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cupcake Ornaments

This weekend I decided to make some ornaments for the holidays, but what to make? Last year I made little kokeshi doll ornaments, but I wanted to try something different.

Have you seen those adorable amigurumi baked goods? Cute crocheted cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Well, they're cute, but what do you do with them? Hmmm, maybe perfect as an ornament????

I used a free pattern from Red Heart yarn here and embellished them with beads and sequins. Don't they look yummy?