Crafty Pants

Morton “Patchy” Minibear
July 18, 2009, 6:01 pm
Filed under: Amigurumi, Animals, Crochet, Free Patterns, My Projects | Tags: , , , ,


Morton lost his eye in a freak embroidery accident, so DON’T CALL HIM A PIRATE!! (It is a sensitive subject for him).

I used this pattern. I couldn’t get his right eye to look decent, and I tried so many times he was left with a mangled mess where his eye should be. Finally, I said "screw it", and crocheted him an eye patch with the embroidery thread. I quite like the way he turned out:)




Long Time No See
September 24, 2008, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Amigurumi, Animals, Crafts, Crochet, Free Patterns, Miscellaneous, My Projects | Tags: , ,

Crocheted Bone, originally uploaded by craftypants.

I’ve been terrible, and haven’t been crafting as much as I would want. Having a “real life” job takes some getting used to!

I did however make this wee crocheted doggie bone for my co-worker’s dog, Romeo. Here is the “recipe” since it is really just a teensy tiny modification of another pattern.

Crocheted Dog Bone
worsted weight yarn
F or G hook depending on yarn weight

  1. Crochet Pepika’s 3D Heart, but stop at rnd 9
  2. Continue crocheting in a spiral for about 10 rows
  3. Crochet another 3D heart, also stopping at rnd 9
  4. Stuff both pieces and sew together!

That’s it! Alternatively, you can crochet both halves for 5 rows after rnd 9, so the seam is in the middle. Your choice.

Romeo is a teeny timy dog, so he couldn’t chew through this thing. However, I would supervise larger dogs to ensure they can’t get to the polyfil inside.

Thanks to much to Pepika for posting the original heart pattern.

Here’s some in action pictures:
Romeo and his bone What, I don't want this!

Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Roundup
May 12, 2007, 4:09 pm
Filed under: Animals, Free Patterns, Miscellaneous

More great finds! When I started this blog, I was doing it solely for my own use. I wanted a place to keep track of free patterns I was interested in making, and where I could make notes about the pattern. Since then, I have found so many amazing patterns, there is no way I can make them all! But I will continue keeping track of them, so I (and you!) have a place to look when I have a hook, some yarn, but no pattern:)

On to the patterns:

Amigurumi Bunny and Dress

The Ringed Seal of Saimaa

Cat and Mouse

Zequi the Bear


Little Fired Egg

Hope you enjoy these amigurumi patterns!

Darling Sock Elephant!
May 12, 2007, 3:47 pm
Filed under: Animals, Free Patterns

This Sock Elephants Pattern by L.B. Thoms is adorable! My local Goodwill has brand new patterned socks for only $1. I really should pick up a few pairs and give this elephant a try.

It’s Up!
April 13, 2007, 10:57 am
Filed under: Animals, Free Patterns, Website Recommendations

The spring issue of Crochet me Magazine is up! I especially love the the darling Dodo Bird pattern.




Easter Crafts Roundup
April 3, 2007, 1:47 am
Filed under: Animals, Free Patterns

Easter is less than a week away, so you better get your crafting-self in gear if you want to make some easter inspired crafts! Here are some cuties to make to celebrate the Easter holiday!

My roommates and I are making a big easter dinner next Sunday. All of then expect for me are vegetarians, so it should be interesting to see what they make! I’ve never really been a big fan of meat, so I do buy a lot of veggie burgers and such, so we’ll see. Maybe they’ll succeed in converting me fully!

fat rabbit
Sewn Easter Bunny Bean

Amigurumi Bunny

Felted Cashmere Bunny

Chibi Rabbit (and kitty) Sewn Pattern

Snoogem Bunny Neckwarmer

Baby Lamb

Sheep Crochet Pattern

Egg Babies

Little Duckie and Chicken

Baa the Sheepy Change Purse

Amigurumi Birdies

Knifty Knitter Octopi
February 28, 2007, 9:01 pm
Filed under: Animals, Free Patterns

knifty knitted Octopi

Can’t Knit? Can’t Crochet? You can still make tho most darling Knitted Octopi! Knit it up on a Knifty Knitter, and enjoy your own amigurumi style cutie in no time. The tutorial is a few posts down. The Icord tutorial is located here.