Pattern: Puff Stitch Hat

Puff stitch:
Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch, yarn over and pull thru 3 loops
*Yarn over, insert back into the stitch, yarn over and pull thru loops.*
(*repeat 3 more times)

Dec puff:
Yarn over, insert hook into front loop of the puff st then insert hook into the next st's front loop, yarn over and pull 3 loops thru.
Yarn over, pull 2 loops thru.

If you prefer an image tutorial then here

❤worsted yarn
❤h hook (5.00m)
❤optional: yarn needle to weave ends in.

10 dc into magic ring.
Inc in each stitch around.
Ch 1. Puff st in each stitch. Slip stitch.
*Puff st in next 2 sts, inc* (two puff stitches in one!) around.
*Puff st in next 3 sts, inc puff st in next st* around
*Puff st in next 4 sts, inc puff st in next st* around
*Puff st in next 5 sts, inc puff st in next st* around
*Puff st in next 6 sts, inc puff st in next st* around
*Puff stitch in next 7 sts, inc puff st in next st* around
*Puff stitch in next 8 sts, inc puff st in next st* around
*Puff stitch in next 6 sts, dec puff in next* around
Puff stitch around (in each previous puff stitch)
Puff stitch around
Puff stitch around
Puff stitch around
Sc in each stitch around.
Sc in each stitch around.
Sc in each stitch around.
Sc in each stitch around.
Sc in each stitch around.
Sc in next 8 sts, dec

I love puff stitches!Anyone going to crochet this hat? ;D
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Amigurumi: Crocheting Clockwise & Counter-Clockwise / Right Side & Wrong Side

When crocheting in the round, there's a "right" (front) side and a "wrong" (back) side. Which side is the front side is up to you!

For me, the "right" side is usually the side with the v's of the stitches (photo 1) and the wrong side has the upside down v's with the bar on top (photo 2).

When I first learned how to crochet amigurumi, I crocheted in the round counter-clockwise. That method would leave my "right" side (with the v's of the stitches) inside the work and I'd need to turn it inside out when I was done.

But now I crochet from the outside to the inside, moving clockwise around the piece. My "right" side is always facing outwards. I found it to be a lot easier and comfortable for me to do it that way than to keep doing it counter clockwise and flipping the pieces. I also noticed my color changes looked a lot neater on that side.

If you're following a pattern and want your "right" side to be different from the pattern's "right" side, you have to see if the pattern has:

  • complex color changes (not just simple stripes) since it looks different on "right" and "wrong" sides.
  • stitches that are worked in the front loops only or in the back loops only because those may possibly be used in the pattern to add texture or shaping.
  • small circumference pieces because it may alter the shape. (The side with the v's of the stitches give your shapes more roundness.)

If the pattern is fairly simple and doesn't require crazy shaping, you can have whichever side as the "right" side and it will turn out fine!

Made in April 2012.

Duck and Bunny Amigurumi

I am turning some of my old pixel art into actual amigurumi!  My favorite ones are the whipped cream head bunny and the duck in the panda bear hat.  The duck I actually had a keychain stuffed animal of!

  ♥ foxes (WIP)  have been trying to design one.

I'm going to attempt to sew a plushie! A sewing machine is too expensive right now and I'm going to figure out how to put things together first by hand.  Rather not go insane with a sewing machine and be discouraged with my noob skills!


Rainbow Narwhal Amigurumi

I made a narwhal yesterday! :3 It has crocheted eyes and a rainbow-y tusk.

What have you been working on lately?

Made in April 2012.


Squittle Amigurumi

♥ ♥ LISTED! ♥ ♥

These are the new ones I made! Crochet and knit tentacles. Pastel colors just in time for Spring and a hot pink one thrown in. I love that each one is slightly different. These will be going up on Squittle soon :D

There is an announcement on our facebook page~ we are having a sale on select items:
20% -40% off! 

I LOVE that these babies stay up on their own! Except for those knit squids. Those are the sleepy ones

NEW item by Anda is this nautilus plush! More items will be coming soon and we are combining shipping if you buy from the sale! :)

Please check out these links!! ♥ ♡ ♥

Adorably Kawaii


Designing Your Own Amigurumi: Use the basics creatively!

Amigurumi are sculptures made of fabric. Typically, an amigurumi consists of basic shapes of body parts: head, body, arms, legs. And depending on the design, most would make the head in a sphere/circle shape & the body, arms, and legs in a cylinder/oval/tube shape.

There's many shapes you can make for your amigurumi and there's a few different ways to make each shape, in the round (3D) or flat (2D). You need to be familiar with increases and decreases and how to use them together to create the shape you want.

You might also want to look into learning more stitches. There's short stitches, tall stitches, and more advanced/decorative ones. More complex shapes may not be the predictable even increases or decreases but a combination of increases, decreases, small stitches, tall stitches, etc.

You really just need to experiment. To get a good understanding of techniques, you need to practice. You need to know the basics and apply them creatively.

It's essential to write out what you've done if you need more than one piece and want them to match or even plan to make more of this amigurumi.

Here's something I came across a few years ago that might help you get some ideas:

Check out the Sculptural Crochet Primer article on www.supernaturale.com

This is basically my process:

I like to start off with rough sketches of the amigurumi design, then I figure out about how big I want it, and then I break it up into it's basics shapes. I'll have the pattern mostly figured out and I'll usually need to make some adjustments as I crochet along. For the rest of the design like the details such as the face: I'll doodle, write notes, and try a few different things before deciding which I like the best.

Made in April 2012.

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