Posts tagged: "amigurumi and softies"

  1. Toys kids will LOVE—and you’ll love to make!

    Posted by on March 14, 2014

    Knitted cat dolls from Playful Little Knits Remember those paper dolls we all loved as kids? The best part of playing with paper dolls was using my imagination: one doll could fill many different roles depending on how I dressed her. Maybe many of you can relate. If there’s one thing kids have in excess, [...]


  2. How Rebecca Danger uses leftover yarn (+giveaway!)

    Posted by on September 20, 2013

    Let’s be honest. How big is that pile of scrap yarn you own anyway? If you’re like us, you’re perpetually holding on to those last few yards of yummy yarn, hoping for a rainy day (that’s raining patterns with minimal yardage requirements, that is!). Dear reader, that day has arrived. Rebecca Danger, best-selling author and [...]


  3. Join our amigurumi crochet-along! (+ prizes)

    Posted by on April 19, 2013

    Dear Stitch This! readers: you are cordially invited to participate in the very first Martingale crochet-along. Are you excited? We are! We’re hosting this inaugural crochet-along on our Ravelry group page, and we want you to come join the fun. We’ve chosen amigurumi as our theme, and we’ll be celebrating with prizes, photos, and a [...]


  4. Crochet a zoo with animator Megan Kreiner

    Posted by on April 12, 2013

    What do you get when cross crochet with an animator for DreamWorks Animation? The cutest, most distinctive zoo full of crocheted toys you’ve ever seen, of course. Anybody who happened to pass by our office when these adorable toys were being passed around could attest to that—our delighted squeals could be heard across the building! [...]


  5. Design a space for baby monsters (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on November 16, 2012

    Calling all monster lovers! Today we’re excited to announce the newest release by best-selling author and pattern designer Rebecca Danger: Knit a Monster Nursery. While awaiting the arrival of her first child, Rebecca didn’t take a break from designing. In fact, she was hard at work brainstorming, designing, and knitting fabulous toys, blankets, hats, and [...]


  6. One girl + one book = 18 adorable softies!

    Posted by on October 19, 2012

    Adriana’s 18 completed softies Here’s a riddle for you: What do you get when you give one enthusiastic and talented crocheter an exciting book full of adorable crochet patterns for animals? You guessed it—a collection of unique completed softies! We received a message from author Stacey Trock about a fan who was attempting to complete [...]


  7. Whimsical totes and bags for kids: Amigurumi on the Go!

    Posted by on September 21, 2012

    Someone recently called me whimsical, and then in a moment of uncertainty pulled out an iPhone to look up the word. I should have provided this quick definition: whimsical adjective 1. given to whimsy or fanciful notions. 2. crochets pink octupi, smiling mushrooms, and anything else made by Ana Paula Rímoli. Small stuffed amigurumi have [...]


  8. Softie-making tips and tricks

    Posted by on June 16, 2012

    From Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rímoli I adore softies–they’re cute, imaginative, fuzzy, squeezable, often anthropomorphic. All my favorite things. Luckily for me, Martingale publishes the work of several softie-making geniuses. These authors knit and crochet up everything from whales to squirrels, piglets to robots… even a hot dog with condiments. (I’m not sure if [...]


  9. Amigurumi patterns go BIG (+ free pattern!)

    Posted by on April 28, 2012

    Why is amigurumi so popular? Because it’s over-the-top adorable! Who can resist a tiny crocheted bunny, mushroom, cupcake, or … just about any item you could ever dream up? From friendly monsters and angry birds to any food you could find on a restaurant menu, amigurumi designers have crocheted it all. But one designer in [...]