Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Amigurumi Patterns

I don't know where I've been for this craze, but I think amigurumi (which means knitted or crocheted doll in Japanese) is just precious. I'm not so sure I'd be very good at it, though. I am used to doing larger items, and it looks like there may be just a bit too much sewing and finishing for these little guys. I love them, though. I thought I would post a few links to some free amigurumi patterns, Katrina's Crochet Creations has more free patterns with little chihuahuas, little 'shrooms, kitties, and lots more. Here's a link to Crochet Me's article on amigurumi that has lots of tips and info. There are some way cute ones that others have shared on other site, too. Such talent. For example, check out this Princess Leia and Yoda--I would try this one if I had a pattern--I'm a big Star Wars fan! I guess I'll stick to my Crochet Onesies and crochet cowboy boots for now. I've also started making java jackets (so you can work on the "reduce and reuse" aspect with your Starbucks in the mornings). Plus, they are just way more sassy than that cardboard thingy!! I've given all the ones I've made away so far as gifts, so I'll post a pic later.
As always, check out the home page at http://www.sparklystrandz.com/ , or visit my Etsy shop at http://www.sparklystrandz.etsy.com/ for some cute handmade goodies. You know you need em!