Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lion brand patterns!

For those of you who don't know Lion-brand has tons of free knitting and crochet patterns. All you have to do is sign up! It's free and you get a neat little e-mail with a stitch of the week. :) Or you can sign up and choose not to get the e-mail at all.
Here's some new patterns they put up recently:
Amigurumi alien
Angel Fish
Amigurumi Pig
Amigurumi Frog
Little Guy
Amigurumi Octopus
Amigurumi Panda
Small Amigurumi Penguin
Small Amigurumi Pig
Amigurumi Penguin
Amigurumi Santa
Amigurumi Reindeer
Amigurumi Snowman

And I just have to rant a moment becasue this is something that bugs me. Amigurumi is not just any stuffed toy that's crocheted and cute. For a crocheted toy to be amigurumi it has to be made in the round with mostly or all single crochet. I get very frustrated when any toy that's crocheted is labeled amigurumi! So I have taken the word amigurumi out of the names of the Lion-brand patterns that are two flat pieces stitched together.
If someone knows the definition of knitted amigurumi I'd love to know what it is!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

reply to leslie and anapaulaoli patterns!

"Leslie said...

Is there any way we can buy these patterns? I saw some Disney ones that are adorable, esp. Pooh and Piglet and Dumbo. Thanks."

the only way I know of to buy the japanese patterns is through e-bay or yes asia. Yes Asia is cheaper it just can take a ton longer to get your books. The reason these are so hard to get here is that they are currently only printed in japan or china. And as a result they have to be shipped in a much much longer process. It's cheaper but can take up to a month.
for instant money eating results I'd use e-bay. A lot of sellers have amigurumi books. Just try searching for the following:
Amigurumi, Japanese craft books, nuigurumi, etc.
Many sellers have buy it now items that are available. Also remember on e-bay you can do a search and if what you are looking for isn't available then save your search and e-bay will let you know when an item is listed that fits your search. :)
Sorry if that doesn't help. :(

And to sweetenthis post a bit here are some more adorable patterns by anapaulaoli:
Jellyfish tree ornament
Tiny Cactus
I can't remember if I posted the following or not:
A little Cookie

Monday, November 26, 2007

Crocheted fruit/ food Patterns

Upon request from a fellow Crochetville member I have been scouring the net for free crocheted fruit patterns. :) Can't blame ya after teasing ya'll with the knitted ones. Sorry about that!

So Here's what I've found, first Veggies:
Indian Corn
Dried Indian Corn (you will have to scroll down)
Onion and Turnips
Rad Radish
Lettuce Magnets (to make bigger use worsted yarn and bigger hook)

Tiny apples (to make bigger try using a bigger hook and thicker yarn!)
Chocolate covered Strawberries
Delicious Strawberries
Jellied Cranberry Sauce

For the knitters or ambistitcherous:

And just because:
cup of coffee

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Little Ninja

that right! a totally adorable Crocheted Ninja!
Little Ninja
And this little cutie from wibit:
Pocket Elephant

This one is not technically an ami but I think it's cute:
granny square teddy