As a mom from a 2,5 year old boy I always try to buy toys and clothing that are durable, safe and environmentally friendly. It goes without saying that I also try to design crochet toys that have the same ethics. Sadly enough I find that people tend to buy cheap yarn to make baby toys and never consider is they are even babysafe. People just want to be nice and they just don’t know that some yarn isn’t suitable for babies. You’re wondering why some yarn can be dangerous for babies? Keep on reading and find out all about it.
If you’re making amigurumi, there’s no gauge mentioned most of the time. This means you can use any yarn you like for this kind of crochet. Thicker yarn will result in a bigger softie, thinner yarn will result in a smaller stuffed animal. But is it really true that the yarn gauge doesn’t matter? Or does it?
Every yarn has it’s own characteristics and gauge. Sure, also your own crochet style is important. But every yarn will give you a slightly (or dramatically) different end result. Don’t worry, this can be a very positive thing. This way your amigurumi will have it’s very own unique character. And isn’t that just what we love about handmade items?
I selected 3 eco-friendly yarns and took them to the test. I used my Lennard the frog prince pattern to show you the different outcomes for these different yarns.
All three these yarns are eco-friendly and are available in lots of bright and happy colors.
The branch of this crochet hook was carefully handpicked in the forest on a lovely walk.
Who wouldn’t agree with me that these crocheted softies or Amigurumis are utterly adorable. You would love to make such cuteness yourself, but how does it work? And won’t it be to difficult for me?
Absolutely not. Actually there’s plenty of Amigurumi patterns for beginners.
I selected 5 of those beginner patterns for you. Just go for it and before you know it you’ll be crocheting any amigurumi.
Who doesn’t like to receive a gift? Either personally given to you or in your mail.
Recently I subscribed myself to Little box of crochet, a subscription service that sends you a box filled with crochet goodies EVERY month!
The box contains a crochet pattern, all necessary notions and some very gorgeous extra’s. The story behind the making of this gorgeous box is a heartwarming and beautiful story, that I think everyone should read.
Already getting excited? Let’s take a look inside!