Stash bustin’ amigurumi teddy bear keychain

Long time! So this is sort of a ‘blast from the past’ post in which I revisit one of my earliest designs and give it a bit of a tweak.

I had written the pattern for these stash busting amigurumi teddy bear keychains back in 2013. Interestingly, I had picked up a crochet hook for the very first time only a year before that. Needless to say, despite being a very simple design, the pattern wasn’t very well written. 😁

So, this evening, I revised the pattern to make it easy to follow, and I hope you like the new revised version.


I’m not sure if anyone would want to have a look at the original post and pattern, but in case they do for some weird reason, they can find it here. 😉

Happy hookin’! ❤️

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.


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.



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!),


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.

Super TED Free Amigurumi Pattern

Super TED - free amigurumi pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers Hiya all! This is Super TED, a tiny little superhero teddy bear.

Super TED - free amigurumi pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers During the day, he’s like just any other sweet little teddy bear, a friend to little kids. But once the lullabies are sung and the little ones drift into the dream world, Super TED turns into a warrior—a deadly 4-inch foe to monsters hiding under the bed. POW!

Super TED is a super simple—and free!—amigurumi pattern, perfect for beginners. For the more experienced, it’s still a fun and quick stash busting project.


Super TED - free amigurumi pattern by Tales of Twisted Fibers If you liked this free amigurumi pattern, would you please consider making a small donation to an organization that works for animal welfare in Nepal?

Animal Nepal is a not for profit, animal welfare and rights organization. It runs two sanctuaries for homeless and injured animals as well as abused working animals, besides 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. I hope you’ll enjoy this pattern 🙂

Show some love, please?

You know I’ve a penchant for making up silly stories for my amigurumis. There have been occasions when I even subjected you to my goofy comic strips about the mischievous twins and a crime fighting schoolgirl. So when, the treasure-trove of all things amigurumi, announced it was hosting its first “animal at work” themed amigurumi design contest where the contestants had to not only design “the cutest animal and give him or her some nice crocheted workwear or tools” but also create a story for their amigurumis, I jumped right in.

So ladies and gentlemen, allow me to unveil my three entries for this exciting contest. Presenting *drumroll* Foxy O’Neal, Miss Kitty Catty, and Cuddles & Buddy! Foxy O'Neal Foxy O’Neal (a.k.a. Slam Dunk), the 8 inch tall basketball champ, is fully poseable with wired limbs and a movable head. This gives him the flexibility to make high jumps, net the ball, and score for his team. Isn’t he adorable? Now is the chance to show him how much you love him 🙂


Miss Kitty CattyOur 14 inch feline amigurumist, Miss Kitty Catty, also boasts of fully movable limbs, which gives her dexterity to create cute little amigurumi teddy bears. She’s extremely quick with the hook and can whip up a few teddy bears in no time. Okay people, a gorgeous amigurumi-making cat that does not scratch! I know it’s impossible not to want to vote for this cutie-pie. Go ahead, click on that link that says VOTE, don’t be shy 😀


Cuddles & Buddy You already know Cuddles and Buddy. Their free patterns were earlier posted here as the “Holiday Bears”. Though these newly appointed Santa’s assistants are only 5.5 inches and 8 inches tall, they can beat anyone at gobbling up large quantities of chocolate pudding. They can also seriously raise the cuteness bar. You love them, don’t you? So why don’t you go ahead and show them some love 🙂


The voting for this amigurumi design contest is currently underway at where everyone can vote for their five favorite designs till November 30. All you need to do to submit your vote is click on the red heart button on five of your favorite amigurumis, then enter your name and email address in the pop-up screen. I know you have always loved my amigurumis. So will you please show some love and vote for them? 🙂


Thank you so much for your love and support 🙂

Serah, Tales of Twisted Fibers

Naughty or Nice, free patterns for all

Naughty-or-Nice-Holiday-Bears-Free-Amigurumi-Pattern---Tales-of-Twisted-FibersIs it too early for a Holiday themed blog post? I hope not because two very sweet darlings want me to ask you what do you think they should expect to find in their Christmas stockings this year.Naughty-or-Nice-Holiday-Bears-Free-Amigurumi-Pattern---Tales-of-Twisted-FibersThis is the naughty little Holiday bear. See that troubled expression on his face? That’s because he’s been naughty throughout the year, giving his mama a hard time. Now that Christmas is approaching, he’s worried he’s going to end up with a lump of coal in his stocking.Naughty-or-Nice-Holiday-Bears-Free-Amigurumi-Pattern---Tales-of-Twisted-FibersThis cheerful fella, on the other hand, has been really nice this year and he is excited to see what Santa will bring for him. Personally he’d prefer a 3D printer but he knows Santa’s elves don’t do 3D printer because promoting that kind of technology would practically leave them jobless.

While these two Naughty and Nice Holiday Bears chalk up their wish list, I’ll let you into a secret—I cheated while making these amigurumis! Now that I have your undivided attention, let me explain. Both these amigurumi bears have been designed in such a way that they can be out on display throughout the year, and not just on Christmas. Naughty-or-Nice-Holiday-Bears-Free-Amigurumi-Pattern---Tales-of-Twisted-FibersSince they do not come in traditional Christmas colors as you must have noticed, all you need to do is remove their hats and scarves and hide away their stockings and they are good for any season 😀 Naughty-or-Nice-Holiday-Bears-Free-Amigurumi-Pattern---Tales-of-Twisted-FibersAnd now, it’s time for some free goodies! Who wants free patterns for these amigurumi Holiday Bears? Each of these two PDFs contain crochet patterns for the bear, its hat and scarf, and a miniature Christmas stocking.

Naughty Little Holiday BearNaughty-or-Nice-Holiday-Bears-Free-Amigurumi-Pattern---Tales-of-Twisted-Fibers

Nice Little Holiday Bear Naughty-or-Nice-Holiday-Bears-Free-Amigurumi-Pattern---Tales-of-Twisted-Fibers I hope you have fun hookin’ up these cuties.


Update (November 1, 2013): The patterns for the Naughty and Nice Holiday Bears are now available in DANISH, thanks to Marianne who translated both the patterns. The Danish patterns for the Naughty Little Holiday Bear and Nice Little Holiday Bear can now be downloaded from her blog.

Update (November 10, 2013): For SPANISH translation of the Nice Little Holiday Bear pattern, please visit Lyanne’s blog. Thanks for taking the time to translate and share this pattern with your readers, Lyanne.

Update (May 07, 2016): To download the pattern for Nice Little Holiday bear in DUTCH, translated by our fellow crocheter Nanske, click here.

Update (November 08, 2016): To download the pattern for Naughty Little Holiday bear in DUTCH, translated by Anja Van der Spiegel, click here.

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 🙂