Introduction: Crocheted Toys (Amigurumi)

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I recently got interested in amigurumi (crocheted dolls and animals). My first one was a crocheted bunny for my daughter's 3rd birthday. I used the Best Bunny amigurumi pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn website (;searchText=amigurumi;x=0;y=0;start=30). The second one I made was Cheese from the "Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" cartoon for my son. I made up the pattern for Cheese. I was going to post it as an Instructable, but either my dog ate the last page of my notes (yes I am serious) or my daughter decided to use it for cutting practice. If I find it, I'll post the pattern.


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jaevairny (author)2008-02-18

Can't wait to see the pattern for Cheese. (I learned to crochet just so I could make amigurumi!) +1!

Crafty Shanna (author)jaevairny2008-02-19

Unfortunately, I still haven't found that last page of the pattern. I think it must have ended up being dog "food". If my daughter cut it up, I would have at least found pieces. Stupid dog. Good thing she's cute and old or I'd be really mad at her. :) Chances are, if you could do Cheese with just the 2/3 of the pattern I have, you could do the whole thing without a pattern in the first place. Oh well. Next time I make up a pattern, I will guard it better against night time hungry dog raids.

arrhoades (author)Crafty Shanna2009-08-11

I have been able to do cheese's body but i'm having alot of trouble with the arms and legs, I was hoping you had some tips that might help. If you do then please share, but if not that's fine too. Thankyou.

Crafty Shanna (author)arrhoades2009-08-12

I did them as a knit I-cord (lots of Google instructions available). It would be equally easy to do a crocheted tube where you crochet in the round and just go around and around. You can make them floppy by just sewing them on as-is, or you can make them poseable by putting a pipe cleaner inside and attaching it to the body before you sew it on. Just make sure you beng the ends over at the hand end so they don't end up poking out and stabbing anyone. For the hands, I just made three little short tubes for each hand and sewed them on the end of the I-cord. For the feet, I made a little cone, flattened it and stuffed it a bit, and sewed the three little tubes for toes on the end.

Crafty Shanna (author)jaevairny2008-03-20

See note above about the Cheese pattern. :(

If you are interested in a group of very active amigurumi crocheters (who sometimes share patterns), you should check out Weloveamigurumi at Live Journal:
It is a great group of people.

pilli (author)2009-03-08

Your Bunny is superb!. Can't wait to make one for Jenny my daughter and one for Jessica my grandaughter. Cheese is fab. and would love to hear from other members if they succeeded in making it up a new one with a workable Pattern. I am not at that level yet. Well done on all fronts and keep up the wonderful creativity. Love from Marina

Crafty Shanna (author)pilli2009-03-12

Thank you! The Best Bunny pattern is really a good one for people who are still gaining their confidence in making crocheted toys. If you haven't already checked it out, you should google WeLoveAmigurumi, the Live Jounal amigurumi community. It is very active and frequently has free patterns. It is also a great place to get tips, post pics of your creations, and get inspiration. There are some fabulous crafters there, as well as some who are just starting out. Shanna

pilli (author)Crafty Shanna2009-03-17

Thank you Shanna, I will follow your tips and visit the website. Pilli

jelenamitic77 (author)2008-03-20

Hello! Your toys are absolutely adorable! I don't know which is better - the bunny or the yellow monster (or whatever it is; I'm sure I've seen it somewhere, it's so familiar). I've got instructions for the bunny, but do you happen to have them for the yellow friend? I'd be very happy to make it. Greetings from Helen

The yellow guy is Cheese from the cartoon Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends (which my 8 yr old son loves). I made up Cheese and wrote down the pattern as I went along. Unfortunately, my dog ate one of the pages of notes, so I don't actually have a working pattern. :( Sorry. I would be happy to share it if I could.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-02-07

Very cute! I love Cheese, from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. That show rules, and so do these toys! Nice job! +1 rating.

Thanks! I appreciate the vote and the kind words!

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