Best Friends Amigurumi- Free Pattern

Woo…it’s getting hot out there (94 today, 98 tomorrow!). While I’m busy sitting in the A/C working on new patterns to share with you, I thought I would re-share with you a pattern that doesn’t take any real amount of lap space/coverage. I made these dolls a little over 3 years ago. They are almost completely customizable…you can change the color of their clothing, skin, hair…and make them to look like your own little girl! If you prefer embroidered eyes you can do that instead of using safety eyes, or you can pick a safety eye in the color of your choice!
Enjoy!
~Amanda~

Crochet On The Brain

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I made these dolls in the Spring of 2015, but have just now typed up the pattern for them. A little girl who lives local to me now owns them, and the last I heard she sleeps with them nightly and they are her “Best Friends”. So, I’ve named this pattern for that 🙂 My husband and I had named them Myrtle (on the left) and Mavis (on the right), but of course you are free to call them whatever you wish! The colors are completely customizable. You can use whichever colors you wish to, perhaps make them look like your own little girl! Each doll is roughly 11 inches tall. Gauge really isn’t important, so long as the stitches are tight together so that the stuffing doesn’t pop through. The pattern was very lengthy to type out, so please overlook any typo’s I might’ve made 🙂 On that note…

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Ssstuffed Sssnake- Free Pattern!

Today I’m re-blogging an old pattern post from August 2015. It was one of the first patterns I published here. My daughter still has this Ssstuffed Sssnake in her toy box and plays with it regularly (sometimes in the form of a snake, other times in the form of an “I’m gonna get you!” toy, lol). It has held up remarkably well, and the felt tongue has remained intact and still looks great.
You can make this snake in any color combination, with any amount of colors. You could replace the stitched-on eyes with plastic safety eyes or fancy embroidery, as well as alter the length of it by decreasing or increasing the number of rounds of the body. Both boys and girls alike will adore it!

Crochet On The Brain

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I love playing around with yarns, and I love bright colors.  This snake pattern is very simple, and would look great using any colors of yarn or color combinations.

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Ssstuffed Sssnake Pattern

© Amanda Bryant 2015

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver Economy:  1 skein each: Main Color (MC)- Turqua (#512); Contrasting Color (CC)- Blue Suede (#3945); small amount of black yarn for eyes.

small piece of red felt for tongue

4mm crochet hook

stitch marker

polyester fiberfill

small amount of thread to match MC for sewing in tongue

yarn needle

small sewing needle

Notes:

The snake is crocheted in the round. At the end of each color the round is fastened off, and then the next color is atached in the same stitch with a slip stitch. Stuff the snake as work progresses. To make him bend easily, stuff loosely.

Finished Length:…

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WIP Wednesday- May 9, 2018

As you can see, I’ve decided to try (again) a weekly post of my WIP’s . I did this a couple of years ago, but I didn’t keep up with it. Fingers crossed that it’ll work out this time around 🤗 (I find that since I’ve been paying for my blog I make better use of my time and make sure I keep publishing more regularly here!)

In my most recent Weekly Update I mentioned that I’m now working on an amigurumi doll. So that is the focus of this WIP Wednesday.

This is what I’ll call the “prototype “. I’m using Red Heart Super Saver,  left overs from the Ripple Blanket I made earlier this year (which is technically still a WIP since I still haven’t weaved in all of the yarn tails!).

The skin color is Aran, the clothing is Grenadine (the pink), and I’ve included little white socks. Oh, and the safety eyes are 12 mm black. There are still a few more decreasing rounds to go, to shape the top of the body, and then of course making arms and adding hair and a face to the head, and then sewing it all together. If you look closely you will see that I’ve crocheted in only the back loops around the waist; this is so I can add a little skirt attached directly onto the doll.  To cover my color changes I’ll probably add little shoe straps and a button, and when I make the second of this doll I’ll use a non-jogging color change method. I probably should’ve done that first time around! Lol

For the second version of this doll, I will be using the Mainstays brand of yarn for the body, but still in the color Aran. Red Heart use to sell a color, which I believe was called something like “blush” (?), which was better suited for flesh-tone. I couldn’t find it though when I was in the yarn aisle the other day at Walmart.  But I noticed that the Mainstays “Aran” is slightly darker than Red Heart’s , so I picked that up.  I also couldn’t find a light enough brown,  which would more closely resemble my daughter’s skin tone (I’ve used Red Heart Super Saver’s “warm brown” in the past). So the Mainstays Aran will hopefully do.

I am also thinking that I might make a boy version of the doll. But we’ll see. Or even a naked version, with removable clothing. I have so many ideas going through my head at once, lol. Just don’t hold me to any of these ideas…no guarantees or promises that I’ll do all of this! Lol.

What I’d also like to do is make animals, but for some reason I’ve never been able to make them work, unless of course I follow someone else’s pattern. I guess making/designing dolls is easier for me because I really don’t have to stop and think about their shape too much. On a side note, you can see a couple of my previous doll designs here: Valentine Doll  and Best Friends Amigurumi.

So there ya have it, my “first” WIP Wednesday.  I hope you enjoyed the read 😁

~Amanda ~

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20 Free Crochet Bunny Patterns

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Today I decided to scour the internet for adorable and FREE crochet amigurumi bunny patterns to share with YOU! Easter is coming up quickly, but there’s still time to make one (or more! ) of these sweet keepsakes ❤.

**Please note that the images above are not my own and I in no way am trying to claim them as mine. They belong to the designers who created the patterns.**

Enjoy and Happy Hooking!

~Amanda~

  1. Little Big Foot Bunny – by Amigurumi To Go
  2. “Layla” Crochet Bunny – by B.hooked Crochet
  3. One Skein Bunny– by Deb Richey
  4. Easter Bunny Egg Crochet Pattern -by Amigurumi Today
  5. Classic Stuffed Bunny– by One Dog Woof
  6. Little Easter Bunnies– by Joanne Jordan
  7. Chocolate Easter Bunny– by Claudia A. Lowman
  8. Free Crochet Bunny– by Lee Lee Knits
  9. Free Easter Bunny Crochet– by Sir Purl Grey
  10. Dress Me Bunny– by Amigurumi To Go
  11. Easter Marshmallow Bunnies– by Whiskers & Wool
  12. Amigurumi Bunny– by HappyBerry Crochet
  13. Spring Bunnies– by All About Ami
  14. Bunnies– by Left Handed Crocheter
  15. Easter Bunny– by Craft Elf
  16. Bunny Lovey– by The Stitchin Mommy
  17. Easy Crochet Bunny– by The Green Dragonfly
  18. Ichigo-chan-Easter Bunny Amigurumi– by Amigurumei
  19. Amigurumi Crochet Bunny- “Fips”– by Ribbelmonster
  20. Little Bunny Amigurumi– by Katherine Dubsky

Bearnabus Bear- Free Pattern

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If you would like a free Polish version of this pattern, Karolina of Szydlaki Cudaki has kindly translated it! You can find the translated version HERE.

Bearnabus Bear Crochet Pattern

© 2017 Amanda Bryant

This cute bear is approximately 8 1/2 inches tall. Made with safety eyes and a safety nose, he can be hugged and squished by kids of all ages.

Materials:

Red Heart Super Saver- (Color A) Coffee, (Color B) Warm Brown, (Color C) Black (just a very slight amount for mouth)

3.75 mm crochet hook

12 mm safety eyes

18 mm black safety nose

Polyester Fibrefill

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used (American terminology):

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

sc2tog- single crochet 2 single crochet together (decrease)

st- stitch

sl st- slip stitch

beg- beginning

Special Notes:

 

  • This project is worked in the round. Using your stitch marker, mark the beg of each round, and move the stitch marker up as each round is completed/began.
  • Do not join at the end of each round, unless individual round instructions specify to do so.
  • Gauge is not important in this project, however, be sure to use a hook size small enough so that stitches are very close together ensuring the fibrefill will not show through (I find that using anywhere from a 3.75 mm hook to a 4.25 mm hook works best, depending on the thickness of the yarn you use and how tight your tension is)
  • Plastic safety eyes are inserted between rounds 9 and 10, and are set 5 stitches apart from each other.
  • The head and body are worked as one piece.
  • Stuff the bear with the polyester fibrefill as your work progresses.
  • Note that Red Heart Super Saver yarn thickness often varies from color to color, so if you choose to use a different color than I used, the size of your bear might be slightly different from the one I made.

Instructions:

Starting at the top of the head, with Color A, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in the 2nd chain from the hook (or if using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (18 sc)

Round 4- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (24 sc)

Round 5- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (30 sc)

Round 6- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 4 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (36 sc)

Round 7- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (42 sc)

Rounds 8-13- make 1 sc in ea sc around (42 sc)

**insert plastic safety eyes between rounds 9 and 10, 5 sts apart from each other

Round 14- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 5 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (36 sc)

Round 15- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 4 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (30 sc)

Round 16- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the nextt 3 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (24 sc)

Round 17- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 2 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (18 sc)

**with the polyester fibrefill, stuff head firmly. We now proceed to creating the body of the bear.

Round 18- make 1 sc in ea sc around (18 sc)

Round 19- make 2 sc in ea sc around (36 sc)

Rounds 20-22- make 1 sc in ea sc around (36 sc)

Round 23- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 5 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (42 sc)

Rounds 24-30- make 1 sc in ea sc around (42 sc)

Round 31- make 1 sc in each of the first 5 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 5 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (36 sc)

Round 32- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 4 sc, sc2tog in the next) repeat around (30 sc)

Round 33- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 3 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (24 sc)

Round 34- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in ea of the nextt 2 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (18 sc)

**finish stuffing the bear with polyester fibrefill.

Round 35- make 1 sc in the first sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around (12 sc)

Round 36- sc2tog around (6 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, then fasten off. Using the yarn needle, weave yarn tail through the last 6 sts and pull the hole closed tightly. Secure the yarn and weave the tail into the stuffed body.

Legs: (make 2)

With Color A, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (18 sc)

Round 4- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (24 sc)

Round 5- make 1 sc in each sc around (24 sc)

Round 6- make 1 sc in each of the first 2 sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around. (18 sc)

Round 7- make 1 sc in the first sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around. (12 sc)

Rounds 8- 13- make 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)

At the end of round 13, stuff the leg, pinch the opening closed, and then working through both thicknesses make 6 sc across the end of the leg, closing it. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Using your yarn needle and the yarn tail, sew leg to bottom of the body. Secure and weave in the end.

Arms: (make 2)

With Color A, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in the first sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in the next sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around. (18 sc)

Round 4- make 1 sc in each sc around (18 sc)

Round 5- make 1 sc in the first sc, sc2tog in the next, (make 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog in the next). Repeat in ( ) around. (12 sc)

Round 6- make 1 sc in each of the first 4 sc, sc2tog in the next, make 1 sc in each of the next 4 sc, sc2tog in the next. (10 sc)

Rounds 7-12- make 1 sc in each sc around. (10 sc)

At the end of Round 12, stuff the arm, pinch the opening closed, and then working through both thicknesses make 5 sc aross the end of the arm, closing it. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Using your yarn needle and the yarn tail, sew arm to the side of the body. Secure and weave in the end.

Muzzle:

With Color B, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Rounds 3-4- make 1 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, then fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing the muzzle to face. Using Color C, stitch a line down the muzzle for the mouth, then attach the safety nose, covering the top of mouth line slightly, as is shown in the photo. Sew muzzle to face, positioning it below the eyes as depicted in the photo. Before finishing, stuff the muzzle firmly. Finish sewing, secure the yarn, then weave in the yarn tail into the head.

Ears: (make 2)

With Color B, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 6 sc in the ring) (6 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in ea sc around (12 sc)

Round 3- make 1 sc in each of the first 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc, (make 1 sc in ea of the next 3 sc, make 2 sc in the next sc). Repeat in ( ) around (15 sc)

Rounds 4-5- make 1 sc in ea sc around (15 sc)

Sl st in the next sc, then fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing. Flatten the ear and sew the opening closed with the yarn tail. Next, slightly bend the ear and position it on the head using the photo for guidance. Sew the ear in place. Repeat for the second ear.

Tail:

With Color A, ch 2 (or make a magic ring)

Round 1- make 5 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook (or if you are using the magic ring, make 5 sc in the ring) (5 sc)

Round 2- make 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

Rounds 3-4- make 1 sc in each sc around (10sc)

Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. If you’d like to, lightly stuff the tail before sewing it to the body (I had a long beginning yarn tail that I just stuffed inside the tail, rather than using the fibrefill). Using your yarn needle, sew the tail to the backside of the bear, the top edge of the tail positioned at about the 10th round from the end of the body (about round 26 of the body). Secure the yarn and weave in the yarn end.