Amigurumi

Crochet amigurumi are beloved by all ages and a lot of fun to crochet. The definition of a crochet amigurumi is a crocheted doll or animal, and you can find amigurumi crochet patterns including giraffes, owls, bunnies, and more creatures on Crochet Me. Join us as we explore creating amigurumi features, how to stuff amigurumi, and more.

Train Coal Car

Train Coal Car

Go There Now Choo Choo! Car number two in a four-car series, this Train Coal Car filled to the brim with lumpy bumpy coal is the perfect companion for a hardworking circus engine as seen in Love of Crochet Spring 2016. Designer Megan Kreiner Yarn Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (100% pima cotton; 220 yds [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #3735 jade (A), 95…

Birthday Cake Crochet Pattern

Birthday Cake

Go There Now Donna Childs, creator of the whimsical Sir Stephen the Bunny (Summer 2008) has cooked up a pretty slice of cake for our celebration! Use classic birthday cake colors as we did, or customize your own favorite flavors. DESIGNER Donna Childs FINISHED SIZE Approx. 4″ tall and 3½ ” wide (excluding candle). YARN Lion Brand Yarns Jamie (100% acrylic; 137…

Train Engine

Train Engine

Go There Now Choo Choo! Car number one in a four-car series, this decked-out circus train engine comes complete with whistle and cow catcher. Customize it with gold pinstriping to make your locomotive extra special. Designer Megan Kreiner Yarn used Cascade Ultra Pima (100% pima cotton; 220 yd [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #3733 turquoise (A), 100 yds; #3779 pansy (B) and…

Snowflake Crochet Scarf

Crochet Gifts I’d Like to Receive

Recently, someone was nice enough to remind me just how many days we had Christmas. I reminded myself not to kill the messenger. I’m even more behind than normal this year. But not to worry, I have plenty of options for crochet gifts. Here are three of my favorites from Love of Crochet Winter 2015.…

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Make it! Quick, Like a Bunny!

The Make it! Crochet issue is now available for purchase or download! It’s a great selection of carefully-chosen projects that are quick to work up and suitable for a new crocheter to tackle—in a hurry! It may not surprise you to hear that I just happen to be in a hurry. Only two days left…

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Fall 2014: Steampunk Amigurumi Soiree

On the Back Page of the Fall 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet, you'll find a trio of steampunked-out amigurumi. This is but a snippet of the scene created by Donna Childs and dubbed Steampunk Soiree. The full array won second place in the Artistic Expression category at the Crochet Guild of America's design competition in…

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Back Page Winter 2014

 On the Back Page of the Winter 2014 issue of Interweave Crochet, you'll find a curious critter looking back at you. This garden bandit is just a bit of the flora and fauna that fills the crocheted creation called Summer Visitors, imagined and executed by Sachiko Adams.   The raccoon is Sachiko's favorite critter. Ours,…

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Crochet A Lisa Loo And Her Friend, Too!

Greetings, Crochet Friends! How goes your holiday stitching? I'm popping in to the blog just before I head out for my family holiday celebrations both far and wide. I don't know about yours, but my own hook has been flying at WARP SPEED the past few weeks.  But before I go deliver my holiday crochet…

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Great Projects for Tiny Yarn Balls

Yarn Spotlight in the the Winter 2013 issue of Interweave Crochet features Yarn Muffins—tiny balls of yarn, bundled as a sampler packs. The yarns featured include Knitwhits Freia Handpaints Miniskeins; The Natural Dye Studio miniskeins, Cephalapod Yarns mini-skein palettes; Apothecary Yarns Bumble Kit; and Lion Brand Yarn Bonbons. (For an indulgent mini-skein experience, check out…

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Heigh-ho! Heigh-ho!

It's off to the holidays we go! A couple of weeks ago, I didn't know that my life was going to be populated by crocheted gnomes. There I was, pinning away on Pinterest, when a gnome came into my life. I wasn't even looking for him. It's not like I searched for crochet amigurumi or…