Category Archives: amigurumi

Koala Lovey

Hey there, it’s Reveal Day!

Welcome to the world, little Koala Lovey.


GET THE YARN

Scheepjes Cahlista is an aran weight yarn, made with 100% cotton. I’m using two balls of colour 074 Mercury, and you will also need a single ball of the complementary colour. Have a look at the Scheepjes Website for colour inspiration and stockists, there are more than 100 colours to choose from!

You can order the yarn online from my local yarn store Caro’s Atelier*.

Internationally there’s Wool Warehouse* (global shipping) and if in the US check out Dot’s Yarn Den.


As I mentioned in my previous posts, I’ve used Scheepjes Cahlista for this design, and it’s really the perfect yarn for baby things. The brushed cotton is soft and because it’s an aran weight it works up fast!

I’ve loved creating this smooshy little lovey. I mean, a sleepy koala, who’d have thought? They only sleep about 20 hours per day!

I came across the technique to create the two colour blanket on Instagram, and it’s called “yarn under.” In my pattern (which will go live soon) I’ve abbreviated the stich to YUDC, or yarn under (UK terms) double crochet.

The pattern is almost ready, the colours look amazing. I can’t wait to share it with you!

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Crochet Lovey – WIP

Progress is being made!

Last week I told you about the baby project that I’m working on and I’m making great progress!

My little Koala Lovey is really starting to take shape!

close up of crochet koala head in pieces

There are almost as many stitch markers as pieces!

flat lay of pieces of koala lovey ready to be assembled

Right now it’s a bit like a jigsaw puzzle, everything is there, it all just needs to find the perfect placement so it all fits together, just so.

If you don’t know what a lovey is, I think it’s a very technical term for a stuffed animal head attached to a little square of fabric that babi’s absolutely love to snuggle with and munch on. I remember how much my daughter enjoyed hers, it was adorable! I made a bunch in the past, it was like a mini production line there for a while as babies seemed to be popping out all over the place!


GET THE YARN

Scheepjes Cahlista is an aran weight yarn, made with 100% cotton. I’m using two balls of colour 074 Mercury, and you will also need a single ball of the complementary colour. Have a look at the Scheepjes Website for colour inspiration and stockists, there are more than 100 colours to choose from!

You can order the yarn online from my local yarn store Caro’s Atelier*.

Internationally there’s Wool Warehouse* (global shipping) and if in the US check out Dot’s Yarn Den.


Come back in a week for the big reveal!

close up of crochet work, highlighing yarn under double crochet

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The Flopsy Bunny Amigurumi Reveal and Free Crochet Pattern!

Well, Hello There!

Flop-Eared Bunny free pattern by @MissNeriss made with Scheepjes Catona mini-skeinsThe cutest little flop-eared bunny is ready to be shared with you, along with the instructions as to how to make him for yourself.

I’ve created the pattern as a handy pdf file which you can safely download from here and enjoy.  But before that, here are some more photos:

Flop-Eared Bunny free pattern by @MissNeriss made with Scheepjes Catona mini-skeinsFlop-Eared Bunny free pattern by @MissNeriss made with Scheepjes Catona mini-skeins Flop-Eared Bunny free pattern by @MissNeriss made with Scheepjes Catona mini-skeins Flop-Eared Bunny free pattern by @MissNeriss made with Scheepjes Catona mini-skeins

He’s right at home there amongst my daughter’s favourite stuffed animals, but sadly he can’t stay.  He’s about to be bundled up into luggage and sent of to Perth to a new home with the son of my oldest friend.  I know he’ll be well loved.

Right, so let’s get to it.  To start making your own bunny, click this PDF file:

Flopsy Bunny Pattern

Or, clicking on any of the images in this post will take you straight to the pattern too.  If you have any problems opening the pdf, shoot me a message via my Contact page.

Edited to add: I forgot to mention the size!  Flopsy bunny is about 20cm tall when finished.  A great size for toddler hands.

Don’t forget to share your finished bunnies on social media, you can tag and follow me just about everywhere: on Instagram, Pinterest, Ravelry and Facebook.  I love seeing your finished results!

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Happy crocheting!

Hello Ducky!

I recently joined a lovely Dutch crochet group called “Holland Heeft Haak Talent” and in the week since I joined it has blown up in excitement over the cutest little duckling amigurumi design.  Not wanting to be left out, I had to make one for myself!amigurumi duckling - free design by http://mrsemonessy.de

My daughter actually wanted me to turn him into a Platypus, so the next time I make one I think that’s what I’ll do.  What do you think?  He’ll make a cute Platypus?amigurumi duckling - free design by http://mrsemonessy.de

I used Scheepjes Softfun Denim (505 and 508) that I had leftover from another project, and a 2.5mm hook.  Oh, and I put a little squeaker inside.  So this little guy is the perfect little toy for a newborn who is just learning to explore his fingers and how to hold onto things.  Great bits to chew on and mum or dad can squeak him which always makes babies giggle.amigurumi duckling - free design by http://mrsemonessy.deThe pattern is completely free, and you can pick it up at mrsemonessy.de in English, German, French and Dutch!   There’s also a great (German) Youtube tutorial as well.

Have you made one?  Adorable isn’t it.