Bè Bè Babies

Meet Bè Bè Babies. Aren’t they cute, especially with their “bobbly” heads! I love working with bobble stitch. I just love the way this stitch makes your work pop up. If you—like me—are a fan of this fun stitch, you’ll be happy to know that this stitch is the highlight of this pattern featured in the June issue of  Happily Hooked Magazine.

This month’s issue is all about “Super Textures”. The designers have used fun stitches like bobbles, puffs, cables, and clusters to create a lovely selection of garments, accessories and toys. I’m already in love with the Bobble Sweater on the cover. 😍 Also on the cover is one of my Bè Bè Babies [yay!]. He’s sitting on my desk right now, just next to the computer, and I am having a hard time resisting the urge to squish him. 😉

Just look at this little munchkin’s bobbly head, floppy ears and itty-bitty tail. And he comes with his own cute little backpack! Wouldn’t you like to squish him too?

If you want to make these Bè Bè Babies, you can grab the latest issue of Happily Hooked Magazine here or on Ravelry.

UPDATE: October 7, 2018. The pattern is now available as a single download here.

Have fun hookin’! ❤


P.S. Thanks to these lovely crocheters for testing this pattern: AmiFan, Mia Svensson, Fiona McQueen, Veronique Flawine, Viviana Lores & Monika Weber.

Miniature Christmas Tree & Angels

Now that the spooky season is over, this post is all about treats—no tricks whatsoever 😀 Grab your hooks, ladies and gentlemen who crochet, I bring free patterns! Introducing *drumrolls* my miniature amigurumi Christmas tree and angels! Miniature-Christmas-Tree-&-Angels--Tales-of-Twisted-FibersThese tiny angels are 4.5 inches tall and require only small amounts of yarn to make. Miniature-Christmas-Tree-&-Angels--Tales-of-Twisted-Fibers Miniature-Christmas-Tree-&-Angels--Tales-of-Twisted-FibersStanding 5 inches tall, just 0.5” taller than these little winged cuties, is the miniature Christmas Tree, which is so simple to make, even your cat can hook up one in an evening 😉 So if you are looking for a fun, quick and easy Christmas-themed stash busting project, this one is just what the doctor ordered. Miniature-Christmas-Tree-&-Angels_download--Tales-of-Twisted-FibersWant more free patterns for quick and easy Christmas amigurumi projects? My dear friend Vanja’s blog too has caught the Christmas fever. Check out her adorable Christmas tree ornaments, if you haven’t already.

And just in case you missed my last post, there’s more Holiday-themed goodies in there (think cute little teddy bears in warm, nice hats).

Until next time, keep warm and crochet on 🙂

Update (November 10, 2013): The Miniature Christmas Tree & Angels pattern is now available in Danish, thanks to Marianne who translated the pattern. The Danish pattern can now be downloaded from her blog.

Linking this project to “From Dream To Reality #91” hosted by Christine

The DIY Dreamer

Mimi & Pocahontas

Mimi Amigurumi DollShe sells sea shells by the sea shore. Yes, that’s what Mimi does. And what do I do? I make amigurumis created by incredibly talented amigurumi designers when I’m not designing my own 😀Mimi Amigurumi DollA little over 6.5 inches, Mimi is a lovely little girl. She’s made from Vanja’s (of AmigurumiBB) free BB Dolls pattern available on her blog. The pattern is extremely detailed and easy to follow. And I must say this, this little girl was a pleasure to make. Thanks, Vanja! You make the cutest little dolls 🙂

In other news, I recently joined ravelry, a knit and crochet community, which introduced me to Irene Strange’s  fabulous work. One amigurumi in particular—the Patch Doll—caught my attention because of its realistic body shape, and the pattern’s adaptability. So out came the hook and, a few days of work later, Pocahontas was born!Pocahontas-front_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersWhile the original pattern is of a 12 inch Halloween themed doll, I altered the pattern to turn this patch doll into a native American princess who’s a little over 14 inch tall. Pocahontas-legs-shoes2_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersI elongated her legs, shaped her shoulders and head differently, changed the dress completely to give it a Disneyesque look, gave her a tattoo on her right arm, and fitted her with a pair of boots. To complete the look, I gave her a completely new hairdo using a wig making technique I learnt from AmigurumiBB. Pocahontas-back_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersThe end result: The biggest amigurumi project I’ve ever attempted! Thank you, Irene. This is the coolest amigurumi ever 😀

Teddy Bear Keychain Free Pattern

Hello! It’s been a while since I last shared a pattern. But now that I’m back, I’ve got a stash busting free pattern for you—an amigurumi teddy bear keychain  🙂 Amigurumi Teddy Bear Keychain Free PatternAll you need is a crochet hook, small amounts of leftover yarn, a bit of fiberfill, a darning needle, and a key chain and ring—that’s all! Amigurumi Teddy Bear Keychain Free PatternThe pattern is not only easy but also super quick to make; you can make a few of them in an evening. Amigurumi Teddy Bear Keychain Free PatternEven my little Kokeshi girl was able to whip up four of them in no time 😀

If you want something cute but simple enough to make,  this is the pattern you need to grab.


UPDATE [April 23, 2019]: There’s a new, revised version of the pattern. You can download it here 👉 DOWNLOAD REVISED PATTERN


Honey Boo Teddy Bear

Honey Boo Bear Amigurumi - Tales of Twisted FibersHello! My name is HONEY BOO.Honey Boo Bear Amigurumi - Tales of Twisted FibersThere are two things I love. Tea, which I sip all day…Honey Boo Bear Amigurumi - Tales of Twisted Fibers… And playing Scrabble. Would you like to stick around a bit longer and play a round of Scrabble with me? Please? I’ll pour you a cup of my special tea if you stay.

Isn’t he cute! I know you’d love to hang out with this cutie pie even if you don’t particularly fancy tea or Scrabble 😀 Because he’s THAT kinda guy—cute and squeezable!  I made this adorable little teddy bear amigurumi from a pattern designed by the amazingly talented Vanja of AmigurumiBB—I absolutely admire her work!—who is generously giving away the pattern for free on her blog! Hop over to her blog to grab this wonderful pattern 🙂

Cookie, the Amigurumi Girl Free Pattern

COOKIE AMIGURUMI GIRL FREE PATTERNI’m super excited to tell you that the pattern for Cookie, the amigurumi girl, the little cutie you all loved so much, is now ready for download 😀 And, as I had promised in my last post, the pattern is FREE for all you lovely, amigurumi lovers! 02.-Cookie-Amigurumi-Girl-Free-Pattern_FrontBack_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersCookie is 8.5 inches tall and very, very mischievous. So should you decide to make one for yourself, be warned—she can be quite a handful.

So, without further ado, here’s the link to the pdf. Cookie-Amigurumi-Girl-Free-Pattern_Tales-of-Twisted-Fibers DOWNLOAD PATTERN

If there’s one thing that gets me more excited than designing my own amigurumis is seeing what other crafters make with my patterns. So if you make any amigurumis using this pattern, please free to send me your photographs or weblinks. I’d love to see them.


The Twins Amigurumi

Before I introduce you to the Twins, I apologize for taking what seems like forever to update. It’s been more than a month since I last posted. Unforgivable, I know, but way too many things were happening (moving house, locating my yarn stash and WIPs buried amidst piles of moving boxes which was no mean feat and certainly involved a lot of drama, falling sick, recovering only to find my net link’s gone for a toss, blah, blah, blah!) that this poor blog had to take a backseat temporarily. But happy days are here again. And on that note, please allow me to present to you the Twins – Cookie and Bikkie! 00_Cookie&Bikkie_Cover_Tales-of-Twisted-FibersCookie sports purple hair and ties her hair in two tiny buns because it allows her to do things without her hair getting in the way. She prefers pink Chuck Taylor sneakers to ‘girly’ shoes because, in her own words, “life is much easier when you don’t have to worry about looking pretty all the time”. Bikkie, on the other hand, is a total girly girl who wouldn’t go anywhere without her Mary Janes. Sweet, don’t you think!

At 8.5 inches,  these amigurumi twins are quite a handful. Leave these two unsupervised for a couple of minutes and they are sure to be up to some mischief.

And now I have some good news for you. The free amigurumi pattern for Cookie is almost ready and will be posted on this blog soon. Very soon. In fact, sooner than you think. So stay tuned for my next update 😀 In the meantime, you are welcome to browse through the image gallery below to see what the girls are up to 😉

Click on the image to view it full size 🙂

Chibi Kitten Amigurumi Free Pattern

Soft kitty,
Warm kitty,
Little ball of fur.
Happy kitty,
Sleepy kitty,
Purr, purr, purr.

The Big Bang Theory fans will remember this little lullaby Penny sings to Sheldon when he catches a cold. So when this ditty refused to stop playing non-stop in my head the other day, I figured this little ball of fur was begging to be amigurumi-fied. And that was exactly what I did. Made an amigurumi kitten, chibi style, and put her in a basket! Amigurumi KittyBut as soon as I turned my head the other way, this little critter started its mischief.

Amigurumi KittyShe jumped out of the basket…

Amigurumi Kitty…and proceeded to take out all the beads from my bead jar and fill her basket with it. Amigurumi KittyThen  she found herself a ball of yarn to play with…

Amigurumi Kitty…and promptly managed to get herself all tangled up in the process!

If your house is too squeaky clean and you want someone cute to mess it up for you, then you’ve got to make yourself this Chibi Amigurumi Kitten using my free pattern 😀 The print ready pattern for the kitten and basket can be downloaded here: Kitty Amigurumi Free Pattern

Please note, the pattern for the flower and leaves you see on Chibi Kitten’s basket is not my own. They are designed by the lovely Lucy of Attic24. Therefore, you will not find it in my pattern. If you want these teeny tiny flowers for your basket as well, please visit Lucy’s blog for the pattern.

I hope you enjoy this pattern. Cheers!


USING: I designed this amigurumi for you. So I encourage you to use this pattern and make Chibi Kittens for yourself, your friends and your family. I’d be thrilled if you drop me a line (along with your link); I’ll make sure to give your amigurumi a mention on my blog.

SELLING: Unless you happen to run a sweatshop somewhere, I don’t mind if you sell your dolls made from this pattern. In fact, I’d be stroked if you did. I’d also like it very much if you mentioned somewhere in the description of the doll that it’s made from a “Twisted Fibers original design”. I’d love to hear from you and see your amigurumis. Send me your link and I’ll give your online shop a mention on my blog.

SHARING: You can pin any image of the doll (available on my blog) on Pinterest or give your blog readers a heads up regarding the availability of this free pattern by using any of the images on this particular blog post followed a link to my blog. Sharing is loving. So go ahead and share the love 😀

DON’T: Please do not sell this pattern or publish it in its entirety on any website (and that includes unauthorized translations as well) because that would make me very sad and force me to send my ninjas after you.