I love making amigurumi, the lovely little crochet cuddlies (or not so cuddlies). It’s been a while since I made one, in fact it was January when I finished Xolpoth the friendly alien. However, as I was sorting out some of my pictures I stumbled on lots of pictures of the amigurumi I made for a friend’s wedding. When Little Miss Bossy-Boots’ godmother got married last summer she asked me to make an amigurumi for each child that was invited. I thought it was a really nice idea and started crocheting until I had 18 of the little critters. Don’t worry, I’m not going to show you all of them but I will show you a few of my favourites.

The penguin:


The bee:


The pig, which Little Miss Bossy-Boots brought home again:


Jasper, who never made it to Germany where the wedding took place. I admit it, I have a great love for ginger cats and he stayed with me:


And last but not least, Spoldink, my first alien:


Seeing all these amigurumi again has made me want to make more. Yep, the crochet hooks are out again. Prepare to see a few more on this blog!


Florence Fish

I am in the process of writing a tutorial on how to crochet this lovely but very easy fish. Somehow it seems to take much longer than anticipated. So, here’s a little taster:

Cute, isn’t she?


It took me much longer than anticipated to finish this little amigurumi which I started when Little Miss Bossy-Boots was ill. Life just suddenly filled up with everything but time to sew or crochet.

However, here’s the finished project: Xolpoth, the Alien.

I started making amigurumis last year after receiving The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques by Jan Eaton and seeing a picture of “Binky Rabbit” in the gallery section. It was love at first sight and I decided to try making something like that. I didn’t have a pattern and that was quite evident when I looked at the finished project. It was a very strange looking “thing” that could only be identified as a rabbit because of its ears and tail and it ended up in the bin. Continue reading Finished!


I didn’t manage to get any crocheting done Saturday afternoon despite sitting on the sofa with Little Miss Bossy-Boots. She was really poorly and wouldn’t leave my lap for even two seconds. This made me determined to get the crochet hook out on Sunday and this is what I came up with:

As you can see I didn’t get very far. ¬†Any guesses at what it is? I’m hoping to be able to finish it today and post a picture tomorrow. Continue reading Crochet