In almost one month it’s Koningsdag (King’s Day) in the Netherlands. On Koningsdag, we celebrate the birth of our king by selling all our old junk and eating and drinking on the streets. Every year, you can sell stuff on the streets, so this year I decided to make some cute crown brooches. I’m doing… Read More Free Pattern: Crown appliques
We’re going to start with some 2D shapes. Once you know these, you can make them into actual 3D shapes 🙂 So let’s start with two flat shapes that are often used in amigurumi: circles and ovals!
If you look at the picture below, we can all see the difference: one is slightly hexagonal and the other is a perfect circle. Most patterns (including mine) use the first way, this is because the difference isn’t very noticeable when stuffing your ami. But if this bothers you, you can easily change the pattern… Read More Basics: Staggering your circle
All amigurumi consist of different kinds of shapes,so knowing how to make these is important for both beginners and advanced crocheters. Making shapes is a good way to practice crochet before making a ‘real’ doll. But shapes are also important for people who want to start making their own patterns. When I make a new… Read More Shapes: Introduction
I made these cute little doves for my friends who are moving. New house means new keys, means new key chains! I did skip the last row of the wings, since I felt that they looked nicer that way 🙂
Over time, I have collected quite some crochet supplies and I have made these into a little kit – perfect for crocheting on the go (although I have to admit I also use this kit at home!) The tin is about 9 x 6 x 2.5 cm (3.5 x 2.5 x 1 inch). This tin… Read More Basics: Crochet (travel) kit