How to Read Amigurumi Patterns
I have been receiving some e-mails recently from people asking how to read amigurumi patterns. I always assumed it was straight forward enough, but I often forget what it was like when I first started crocheting. Trying to interpret patterns can seem like trying to understand a foreign language with all the symbols and abbreviations! And so, I thought I would take the time to explicitly and...
I had never participated in an art trade before, but I jumped at the opportunity to work with Kim Rountree of Oborocharms when she suggested that we do one (read about how I got to know Kim here). I had a difficult time choosing what I wanted to ask Kim to make as her shop was full of adorable charms and stuffies. What stood out to me in particular were her custom charms that were incredibly...
Crochet Corner: Spring Bunnies
Since this past Tuesday was the first official day of Spring, I thought I would do a Crochet Corner post on my Spring Bunnies! I’m hoping the weather will be Spring-like, but we’re known to have unexpected blasts of winter where I live *fingers crossed*. It was also exactly one year ago when my first pattern for CRAFT got published on their website. I was beyond thrilled when former...
Pattern: Snuggles the Penguin
Who can resist Snuggles the Penguin with his sweet face all bundled up in his removable scarf? Crochet your very own and he’ll make a great friend every season of the year! [[MORE]] Materials: turquoise (Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted in “Aqua”), white (Red Heart Super Saver Regular in “White”) , yellow (Red Heart Super Saver) and red yarn (Vanna’s...
Snuggles the Penguin
Let me give you the background story of how Snuggles the Penguin came to be! Back when we were researching cute images of dragons for Chinese New Year, we immediately fell in love with this adorable drawing: I couldn’t find the source of this image, but I went ahead and crocheted my amigurumi Dragon based on it. Luckily for me, an astute tumblr follower recognized the artist of the...
Crochet Corner: Dragon
It still amazes me how popular our amigurumi Dragon is, and I can’t believe I was thisclose to not making him. I’m so thankful that Ryan urged and encouraged me to give him a try to celebrate the Chinese New Year! Many moms and moms-to-be have e-mailed me, expressing their excitement of making this crochet dragon for their own dragon babies! I thank all the people who have sent me...
Whenever we visit new cities, I always love researching the best places to eat, shop and sight see. I rely heavily on Yelp and Trip Advisor, and I also love reading other people’s blog posts and looking through their photos as it feels as though I’m vicariously traveling with them! And so, I invite you to come along with us and see what we ate in the romantic and beautiful city of...
Back in October, I was perusing Facebook when I noticed a picture that my fashionable friend Erika posted of herself wearing a crocheted earwarmer/headband. She is studying overseas in the UK, and she told me that she purchased this headband from Topshop for 10 British pounds, or about $15. I thought her headband was so cute and chic, and I immediately wanted to try making one, especially since...
Crochet Corner: Valentine Teddy 2
Hey everyone! It’s been a long time since my last Crochet Corner post, but I thought it’d be another great opportunity to highlight YOUR work based on my patterns since Valentine’s Day was this week! Valentine Teddy still remains very popular, and I absolutely love seeing photos of your teddies since everybody has a different take on him (see my first Crochet Corner post on...
Pattern: Sweetheart Bunny
Make this adorable Sweetheart Bunny for your friends and family to show them your love this Valentine’s Day! Or make one for yourself ^__^ This little sweetie with her dainty heart and pretty bow will warm your heart! Materials: white yarn (I used Patons Astra), pink yarn (old yarn from when I was a little girl- no more label!), and red yarn (I used Patons Grace) 2.00 mm...
My sister Ashley came to me almost half a year ago, asking if I could design and make a special amigurumi for a silent auction that she was helping to organize. The proceeds of this special evening were going to a local children’s hospital, and the theme was the “Queen of Hearts” of Alice in Wonderland. Of course, I happily obliged and started thinking what crocheted creature I...
Here’s a photo journal of some of the highlights from our trip to Paris, mostly taken by Ryan (some from my point-and-shoot and iPhone too): L’Arc de Triomphe (1) at sunrise, (2) at night [with cars traveling at the speed of light], (3) on an overcast winter day and (4) from underneath. Getting off the Metro on our way to the Eiffel Tower. Eiffel Tower. So...