Tuesday, 5 October 2010

A Little Amigurumi

You have probably seen amigurumi everywhere. The word means knitted stuff toy and it comes from Japan. Now of course there are little crochet toys as well as knitted and they are always cute.

I took up crochet this year and decided to try an make amigurumi toys.  Not only do I have a cute and cute-loving daughter but I work at a children's after school club and I wanted to make some little toys for the prize box.

If you look towards the top of this page you will see some tabs.  One new one is  Useful Links.  I am going to be adding links to sites and sellers where you can get patterns.  So if you know of any then please let me know.  I am particularly after very small toys.

Here are a few amigurumi that I have made recently.

This is the latest one. It is a tiny whale and the pattern is by June Gilbank of PlanetJune. I love this one as not only is it tiny but it is also made in one piece. (I hate sewing up!).



The next one is from  a pullout called 'Christmas Toys' in 'Let's Knit' magazine October 2010 edition.
Lots of parts to sew up (sniff!)


 And here is the finished penguin.  It is not perfect and the eyes are a bit too big and too high but he has been well-loved byt the child who received him.

And I think that is something lovely at making toys for children - how much they love them.

5 comments:

colouritgreen said...

looks like fun - and how nice for the kids :)

Boo's Jewellery said...

The wale's fabulous. Well done on your patience, I think fiddly crochet would seriously test me.

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I like this lady http://littlegreen.typepad.com/romansock/
she makes and sells patterns and I have made the robbin and the owls... the robin was a bit tricky and to be honest not very clearly explained but it did come together in the end with a little muttering and a lot of stubborn perserverance! lol

Lion Brand Yarn also have some cute free patterns too...

x Alex

veryberryhandmade said...

They are lovely! That penguin is so cute and cuddly. But I agree, they are a b*gg*r to sew up!

Gemma said...

Aww...how cute
xxx