Toy Design 101

Crochet toys are quick to create, have a high “cute” factor, and make great gifts. Patterns for amigurumi abound,but maybe you haven’t found that perfect pattern. It’s time to design your own! 

Designer: Megan Kreiner

Finished Size Chick: 7″ tall; whale: 6″ tall; mouse: 5″ tall.

Yarn Berroco Vintage (52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; 217 yd [198 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]): #5122 banana (A); #5164 tang (B); #5134 sour cherry (C); #5125 aqua (D); #5100 snow day (E); #5114 aster (F); #5167 dewberry (G); #5145 cast iron (H), 1 hank each.

Hook Sizes G/6 (4 mm) and E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle; polyfill  stuffing; sewing needle; black thread; small piece of black felt.

Gauge 20 sts and 16 rows = 4″ with larger size hook


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Lindsay Jarvis

About Lindsay Jarvis

Lindsay Jarvis is the Products and Promotions Editor for Interweave Jewelry. New to jewelry making, she comes from the yarn-filled world of Interweave, working in the past for Interweave Crochet magazine and then for Interweave Books. She has always been fascinated by the arts, fashion, and crafting. Years ago, after picking up a pamphlet on how to knit, she suddenly became fixated on fiber and began learning as much as possible. Lindsay’s designs can be seen in Interweave Knits, Interweave Crochet, and Interweave Crochet Home. Eager to absorb as much as possible about jewelry, she is ready to experience all of the mistakes and triumphs of a being a beginner all over again. When not tangled up in yarn or metal, Lindsay loves to walk her two toy poodles, play around with vintage fashions, watch old movies, and attend ballet classes.

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