Thursday, 17 September 2015

Lily's Cardigan and Bonnet


This is the pattern for the cardigan and bonnet that fits Lily the Mouse. To go to the main Lily the Mouse pattern click here

The cardigan and bonnet are crocheted using the same yarn and the same size hook as for the mouse. 

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Keyring Creatures

Welcome to my miniature world of Amigurumi Keyring Creatures! Keyrings can be very special, as they accompany us wherever we go and we can get very attached to them. These little fellows are designed with the specific purpose of brightening your day and making you (and others) smile. With them, you can feel warm and cosy inside regardless of the weather.

Because of their cuteness and convenient size, they make ideal Christmas presents and stocking fillers, but also wonderful gifts for your friends and loved ones, regardless of the season. 

These creatures are very quick and easy to make, and they are suitable for beginners, as they involve basic amigurumi techniques, such as single crochet in the round, basic colour changes, and sewing different parts together. 

The body and the head are crocheted in one piece and they are the same for all animals. The legs are crocheted in the same way for all animals, apart from the duckling. 


Keyring Duckling




Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour, yellow, orange + small amounts of black for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too big for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.

Keyring Piggy


Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour and pink,  + small amounts of black for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too big for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.

Keyring Bunny


Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour and main colour,  + small amounts of black and pink / orange for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too large for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.

Keyring Puppy (Short Ears)


Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour,  main colour,  eye patch colour + small amounts of black for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too large for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.

Keyring Puppy (Long Ears)




Materials Needed
  • DK or light DK yarn in coat colour, main colour, eye patch colour, muzzle colour (optional, it can be the same as main colour) + small amounts of black for embroidering face features.
  • A 2.5 mm crochet hook. The size of the hook is important, as anything bigger than 2.5 mm might result in an animal that is too big for a keyring. 
  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing.
  • A pair of 6 mm safety eyes.
  • A yarn needle for sewing the different parts together.
  • An embroidery needle for embroidering face features. 
  • A stitch marker for working in the round (I use a bit of contrasting yarn, but you can also use especially designed plastic ones).
  • A keyring keychain.