Showing posts with label Crochet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crochet. Show all posts
After making my egg tart amigurumi for Lunar New Year, I thought I would keep the momentum going with some more Hong Kong-inspired snacks. So this next one that I have for you is one of Hong Kong's favourite street food: CURRY FISHBALL.

So fresh off the stove, I present to you a crochet pattern for a cute family of amigurumi curry fishballs!

Hong Kong Curry Fishball Play Food Amigurumi FREE Crochet Pattern
Please note that this blog post is a tutorial for Jiji the Black Cat amigurumi crochet pattern. The FREE crochet pattern can be found here.

I absolutely love my little black cat, Jiji. Crocheting with faux fur yarn can be a bit intimidating, but it was so worth it!

I wrote a blog post with some tips on using faux fur yarn for amigurumi, here.

I end up making a total of 3 black cats with the faux fur yarn that I got and each one turned out slightly different. I guess that's the beauty of handmade.

Halloween Black Cat Plush Amigurumi FREE Crochet Pattern
This post contains affiliate links. Purchasing items through these links will not cost you any extra money. Please see our disclosure policy for more details.

So after getting a chance to work with Lion Brand's Fun Fur to make my little soot sprites, I decided to be a little bit more adventurous and try out other novelty yarns.

I *LOVE* faux fur!

When faux fur yarn just came out, I saw people make all kinds of things with it including home d├ęcor, scarves, hats, outerwear, etc.

However, one thing I wish I saw more was faux fur yarn amigurumi. As much as I love traditional amigurumi, I always dreamed of making my own little plush toy that I can hug and cuddle.

When making amigurumi using regular worsted weight yarn, stitches typically have to be very tight to hide the stuffing inside. In turn, this makes the fabric very stiff and not very cuddle-able.

Also, when you do try to cuddle and squish amigurumi, they don't always bounce back to their original shape on their own.

Sadly, just when I had the idea and courage to go for it and crochet amigurumi using faux fur yarn, my local craft store no longer carried the yarn. But then again, it's also the middle of the summer, so who can blame them.

Tips for Amigurumi using Faux Fur Yarn
It feels like it takes me forever to publish new content on my blog. The truth is that it's not that easy to come up with your own crochet patterns, write them out, test them, photograph and edit them.

I have a few crochet patterns for my Mini Mimi amigurumi doll that I've created. I just haven't had the time to write out the crochet patterns from my messy notes. So make sure to watch out for those coming soon!

Hair adds so much character to an amigurumi doll, and I really wish I was better at doing amigurumi hair. I have tried many amigurumi hair tutorials but I think this is probably still my favourite method.

Amigurumi Doll Hair Free Tutorial Crochet Pattern Long Side Braid
Today is May 4th. You might be thinking... so? Well,... May the 4th ("force") be with you too!

I'll apologize in advance, but I'm actually not a Star Wars fan. I tried watching it (multiple times) but it just doesn't grow on me like it does on some other people.

I guess I take after my mom. She's the type that falls asleep when you make her watch Star Wars.

Over Christmas last year, everyone was going crazy over baby Yoda (AKA. the child) from The Mandalorian. Baby Yoda's crochet patterns started popping up everywhere!

But before Baby Yoda came along and blew up the Internet, makers were already creating crochet patterns inspired by this extremely popular franchise for years.

So I thought to tie this very much celebrated day with my hobby, I would share with you a roundup of some of the coolest Star Wars crochet patterns I found!

Remember to like Once Upon a Cheerio on Facebook. I'd also love it if you followed @onceuponacheerio on Instagram!

Don't have time to make it right this instant? Pin it for later!

Star Wars Crochet Patterns

Let's Connect