A Dose of Vitamin Cute

I’m so excited to tell you my Fruity-Mons are in the June issue of your favorite Happily Hooked Magazine. And, as you can see in the pic below, these naughty little fruit monsters are pretty thrilled to be a part of this publication too!

You can get hold of this pattern and your dose of Vitamin Cute by logging into www.happilyhooked.com.

Special thanks to Monika Weber, Fiona McQueen, Veronique Flawine, Mia, Crystal Thompson, Amifan, and Viviana Lores for helping me test this pattern. You guys are the best. ❤️

Twenty One Pilots Amigurumi Pattern

Chances are you’ve already seen these two if you’ve been following me on Instagram. In case social media is not your thing, please allow me to present *drum rolls* the amigurumi version of TWENTY ØNE PILØTS! 😀

Tyler Joseph as “Blurryface”

Six-inch star Josh Dun

Tyler and his backpack

Josh strikes a pose next to a clump of yarn ends

Honey I shrunk TØP!

If you’ve been looking to make your very own miniature TØP, your prayers have been answered. 😋 After almost 12 hours of typing, photo editing and illustrating diagrams, the pattern is now ready. Phew! So go ahead and download the pattern below; you can thank me later. 😉

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Enjoy!

If you liked this free amigurumi pattern, would you please consider making a small donation to Animal Nepal? Animal Nepal is a not for profit, animal welfare and rights organization based in Lalitpur, Nepal, which runs two sanctuaries for abused and injured homeless/working animals. This organization is also in the forefront of campaigning for animal rights. If you want to see the wonderful work these folks do, you can check out their Facebook page or their blog . You can also help them by donating here .

 Thank you for caring.

Buddy & Chum

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Guess who’s been keeping me company while I write my patterns? These two sweet little fellas, Buddy and Chum. And whenever I feel too tired to work (or sometimes just too lazy to work), they shake their bushy tails in tandem like cheerleaders and howl at me to go on.

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Buddy is an absolute gentleman; he never goes anywhere without his tie.

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His busy tail is always well combed and styled with just the right amount of hairspray.

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Just look at him—he even makes sure everything is color coordinated! Blue shirt, blue planter. Wow, this guy is sorted.

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Chum, on the other hand, likes to keep it simple, so much so that his closet is full of button-down shirts—and no, he doesn’t own a tie.

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Buddy & Chum are 5 inches tall and will make great desk accessories. Because they have a flat base, they can stand upright without any support. This is a quick project with a fairly simple pattern. The PDF contains step by step photo guide to help you with the slightly difficult bits. If you have not yet tried your hands at colorwork, this pattern will show you how to change colors cleanly. Don’t know how to make back post single crochet stitch? There’s a photo tutorial on how to do it too.whats-inside

Buy the pattern for Buddy & Chum at AmigurumiPatterns here, Ravelry here or at Craftsy here. Because we all need cute little critters to sit with us at our desks and make our work hours less dreary. 🙂

Happy hookin’!

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Here Come the Monsters

Not all monsters are alike. Some are scary, some are cute, some live to scare you, and some… well, they’re just different. For instance, look at Mister Fang. He sent me this photograph to show you how unscary he is.

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No, please don’t let his name scare you. Mister Fang is the sweetest monster you’ll ever meet. While all his friends are out scaring folks, you will find him picking wildflowers to give to the lovely ladies around. Looks like today’s your lucky day. He picked this flower just for you.

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Isn’t he a sweetheart! With his toothy grin, protruding belly, and a cute belly button (not to mention his charming manners), he’s definitely the most eligible monster bachelor in town.

And then, there are the naughty Fruity-Mons, a gang of teenage fruit monsters, who are always up to some mischief.

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Dragon Fruit, Kiwi & Lemon carry vitamins in the tiny backpacks and sneak them into your food when you’re not looking. Though they may think they’re being super naughty, they are actually helping us stay healthy. So you see, they’re not the bad guys after all.

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And here are they, with their little backpacks, ready to dive into your fruit salad bowl. I’ve managed to acquire a few of their most recent photos. Please take a good look at them.

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Fruity-Mon: Dragon Fruit

Fruity-Mon: Kiwi

Fruity-Mon: Kiwi

Fruity-Mon: Lemon

Fruity-Mon: Lemon

If you see any of these Fruity-Mons sneaking around in your kitchen, don’t be afraid. They are the good—though a bit naughty—monsters.

Mister Fang and the Fruity-Mons are my entries for the Amigurumi Monsters Design Contest* hosted by AmigurumiPatterns.net. They are among the over 400 creepy cute designs submitted by designers around the world!

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If you like goofy but charming Mister Fang and the naughty but nice Fruity-Mons, could you please take a moment to vote for them? I’d really appreciate it if you did. 🙂

HOW TO VOTE

  1. Go to AmigurumiPatterns.net OR click on the direct links provided below for Mister Fang or Fruity-Mons.
  2. Click on the heart button of five of your favorite designs. It is important that you select exactly 5 designs; selecting less or more than five will disqualify your vote.
  3. On the pop-up screen, enter your name and email address and click on the Submit button.

VOTE FOR MISTER FANG

VOTE FOR FRUITY-MONS

Voting is open from now till December 10, 2016.

 

Thank you for you continued love and support.

Love,

 

 


Every year, Amigurumipatterns.net—the folks behind the popular Zoomigurumi series—hosts a themed amigurumi design contest. The popular designs are then handpicked and compiled in a pattern book. The results of the design contests held in 2013, 2014 and 2015—Amigurumi Animals at WorkAmigurumi Parent and Baby Animals, and Amigurumi Circus—can be viewed here.

Lazy Bears

lazybears1With the Holiday season almost upon us, there are gifts to make for those on our “nice list” and handmade gift shops to stock. And there’s soooo little time. Keeping in mind the craziness of the season, I designed (what I think is) the perfect little bear, which uses the simplest of stitches, requires only small amounts of yarn to make, and demands very little of your time. What’s more, you can customize the colors to make it appropriate for any season. And the pattern is free!

lazybears2Made with sock weight yarn and a 2.5mm hook, these bears stand 3.5 inches tall (till the tip of their ears). Add the hat and the height comes up to approximately 5.5 inches. Because they are so quick and easy to make—and so very cute to look at if I say so myself, they’ll make great gifts for your amigurumi loving friends and family.

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lazybears4You can even add a string on top and use these Lazy Bears as Christmas tree ornaments (if you are into big ornaments) or you can use a lighter weight yarn and make smaller versions of them. When made with thinner yarn or crochet thread, they will also make great charms for key rings and tote bags.

lazybears5I hope fellow crocheters who sell what they make and crocheters who hook for charity will love this pattern too because, as I pointed out earlier, it is a quick and easy pattern that requires very less craft resources.

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I hope you enjoy making these Lazy Bears as much as I enjoyed designing them for you. And I hope you’ll use your mad crochet skills to make a few of them as gifts because right now the world really needs hugs and teddy bears.

Hugs (and teddy bears!),

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P.S. I named them Lazy Bears not because they’re lazy but because I think they make a perfect project for lazy crocheters like me. 😛 Also because they were inspired by my two lazy furbabies, one of whom turned seven today.

Our lovely birthday girl

Our lovely birthday girl


If you liked this free amigurumi pattern, would you please consider making a small donation to Animal Nepal? Animal Nepal is a not for profit, animal welfare and rights organization based in Lalitpur, Nepal, which runs two sanctuaries for abused and injured homeless/working animals. This organization is also in the forefront of campaigning for animal rights. If you want to see the wonderful work these folks do, you can check out their Facebook page or their blog. You can also help them by donating here.

Thank you for caring.

Mechanic Mike

Mechanic Mike - amigurumi pattern Mechanic Mike and his wrench are inseparable. He takes it wherever he goes. Who knows when he may come across a kid with a broken toy car that needs fixing!

Mechanic Mike - amigurumi patternMechanic Mike found his calling in life early. When he was just a pup, he figured out the best way to relieve his itchy baby teeth was to sink them into anything that’s chewable. As he chewed through toys that was within his reach, he thought he could do it all day long. It was so much fun!

Mechanic Mike - amigurumi pattern But Mike’s happiness was short-lived. When the human baby that lived in the house with him returned from school and saw his favorite toy car all chewed up, he started crying. No matter how much Mike licked his face, the human baby would not be consoled. It was then Mike realized what had caused the waterworks.

He ran to the tool shed and picked up a wrench; not the largest one, mind you, he’s only a pup. A quick detour to the craft room and he was equipped with a pair of scissors and a roll of tape. He then went into the room where the broken toys were scattered on the floor. Carefully he picked up the pieces and put them together with the sticky tape. A few strands of his fur also got caught between the toy and the tape but Mike was a pup on a mission. He wouldn’t mind losing a bit of fur for his human friend. Then he lifted the heavy wrench with his tiny paw and put the wheels back on the toy car one by one.

Mechanic Mike - amigurumi patternOnce he was done fixing, he surveyed his work. While he agreed it was not perfect, it wasn’t a bad job either. His tiny tail started doing an involuntary jig. Though it’s not quite clear if the human baby appreciated Mike’s attempts at fixing the toy, Mike surely did appreciate the wonders a dog can do with a pair of paws, some simple tools and a bit of ingenuity.

Mechanic Mike - amigurumi pattern He’s had a lot of practice at fixing toys since then and has won a bunch of medals for “being ever so generous with his time and unique skills” and “bringing a smile to many little faces”.

What a wonderfully gifted dog, don’t you agree! The fun bit of news is his pattern is now available so you too can make your very own Mechanic Mike. 🙂 Mechanic Mike - amigurumi pattern This 9 page PDF contains patterns for this 6 inch/15 cm amigurumi dog, including over 30 step by step photos and illustrations to help you with the slightly difficult bits. While making this amigurumi, you’ll learn how to make seamless color changes while making stripes and working with multiple colors at the same time. Never attempted back post single crochet stitch? There is a link in this PDF to a photo tutorial that will show you exactly how to do it. If you’ve never tried your hands at making a movable head for your amigurumi, this pattern shows how to do that too.

You can buy Mechanic Mike’s pattern at AmigurumiPatterns, Ravelry & CraftsyHappy hookin’!

Mechanic Mike - amigurumi patternFixing broken hearts & toys since 2016 ever since he chewed a boy’s favorite toy car and made him cry.

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