I made this little birdie and her chicks quite a while ago.  And now they reside in my etsy store. I’ve written the pattern down and will also have it available in my store pretty soon.

And here is a selection of other super sweet feathery creatures from etsy.

        

They make me giggle…

I am not sure what it is about the combination of cute and evil, but it seems to be a popular theme for amigurumis and other japanese-inspired cutesy things. Nicole, over at Design Benign blogged about this topic a little while ago.

So, here is my homage to the uber-cuteness of pirate bunnies

The pattern for this adventurous little fellow can be found at my etsy store.

Here are some awesome etsy finds that reflect my total lack of social skills…   

   

             

I’ve decided to share one of my most popular patterns with everyone, for free. This was actually my very first try at writing amigurumi patterns. I sold quite a few of these on etsy, not sure if that’s because it’s such a great pattern or because it’s such a bargain. Oh well, doesn’t really matter. So here it is – the slightly modified Tiny Amigurumi Bear Pattern….

 

tiny amigurumi bear

©2008 Tatyana Krivosheev

Materials

  • 3.5 mm hook
  • small amount of 4-ply worsted weight yarn
  • pair of 8 mm plastic safety eyes
  • polyester fiberfill
  • tapestry needle – for sewing the parts together
  • felt
  • embroidery thread and needle

Abbreviations

ch………………………………………………….chain

dec……………………….decrease ( sc 2 together)

inc……………………… increase ( 2 sc in 1 stitch)

sc ………………………………………single crochet

sl st ……………………………………….. slip stitch

Repeat instructions between * symbols.

Amigurumi are typically worked in spirals of single crochet. You can keep track of the first stitch with a stitch marker or a contrasting piece of string.

 

head

Round

Number

(number of stitches at the end of round)

1

ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2

2 sc in each sc (12)

3

*1 sc, inc* around (18)

4

* inc, 2 sc* around (24)

5

*3 sc, inc* around (30)

6

sc in each sc around (30)

7

sc in each sc around (30)

8

*dec, 3 sc* around (24)

9

*2 sc, dec* around (18)

10

*dec, 1 sc* around (12)

 

Embroider the face on a small piece of felt and sew it on. To make a dimensional muzzle, cut a circle from felt that is twice the diameter of your intended muzzle. Embroider nose and mouth, then gather with thread 1/8 of an inch away from the edge of the circle. Stuff with a small amount of fiberfill. Flatten and attach to head.

 

ears (make 2)

ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join. This will look like a semi-circle. Attach to head.

 

body

Round

Number

(number of stitches at the end of round)

1

ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2

2 sc in each sc (12)

3

*1 sc, inc* around (18)

4 – 9

sc in each sc (18) That’s 6 even rows

10

*dec, 1 sc* around (12)

11

sc in each sc (12)

 

Stuff with fiberfill and attach to head.

 

arms (make two)

Round

Number

(number of stitches at the end of round)

1

ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2 – 8

sc in each sc (6)

Do not stuff arms.

 

legs (make two)

Round

Number

(number of stitches at the end of round)

1

ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)

2

*inc, 2 sc* around (9)

3

sc in each sc (9)

4

3 dec, sc in remaining 3 sc (6)

5 – 8

sc in each sc (6)

Only stuff the very ends, the paws.

Attach limbs to body and make a scarf!

If you liked the pattern and would like to get the PDF version or if you just want to be nice, you can buy it here.

Although I’ve been reading and following several blogs for quite a while, I have just discovered that actually writing a blog and making it look the way you want is much more difficult than I imagined.

First of all – I just spent one hour trying to arrange the widgets, columns and headers the way I wanted. And I’m still trying…

Secondly – what do you say? I thought I had a ton of interestingness to share with the world, but when the time came to actually put it all in writing… I froze. Maybe it’s stagefright. Or maybe it’s my usual linguistically challenged self – struggling to say what I want in a way that everyone else will understand. Or maybe, and most likely I just need a plan.

Ok, here’s my plan (whoa, that was fast!). At the moment I just want to start a blog. This will be the place where I can share my creativity with the world. In the future I plan to post patterns, report on my crafty projects, or maybe just rant.

Alright, this is a good, although somewhat rocky, start.

Here are some recent listing at my etsy store. Expect to hear much more about it in the future. Still trying to figure out a way to put it in that right column….