Category Archives: Amigurumi

Finished Object Friday: Two Aminekos are better than one and Swirly Twirly Scarf

I’m finding crochet to be quite addicting, although I’m still new to crochet I usually have something on my hooks.

Recently my finished objects all have one thing in common, they’ve been made for my daughter.

Daughter amineko swirly twirly scarf

But, how can I complain look how adorable she is? The above photo was taken this morning…

I was getting ready to drop her off at her Lutheran school. What’s her expression saying? “Mom, please hurry!”

She’s modeling the swirly twirly scarf, and holding onto the two amineko’s that I crocheted for her. The scarf came off right after this picture was taken. They wear uniforms at her Lutheran school; swirly twirly scarves aren’t part of the dress code.

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Two aminekos are better than one

I think these two need to get a room, don’t you? The white Amineko is my Finished object for this Friday. The mustard colored amineko was featured last week.

Amineko’s are so much fun to crochet, and my daughter is having a blast placing them in various poses.

She’s named the white amineko Mario. Marigold, is the mustard colored amineko.

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Crochet amineko number two was completed last weekend, but I have to admit my lovely eight-year old daughter helped. She embroidered the face; eyes, nose, and mouth. I must say, for her first time, she did an excellent job.

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Swirly twirly scarf

Since I adore scarves, I thought it would be smart to start attempting to create them on my own, and that’s why I made the swirly twirly scarf. Marigold is modeling my daughter’s scarf. While Mario is, a bit peeved that their snuggle time was interrupted. Humph!

Red Angry BIrd; still a work in progress

The crocheted Red Angry Bird I’m making for my five-year old nephew still needs eyes. Once I purchase them from a local craft store, I’ll finish the Angry Bird. I’ll crochet the Black Angry Bird bomb, and wrap them up and ship them to Texas.


  1. Tami’s Ami’s Finished Object Fridays
  2. Fibers on Friday
  3. Natural Suburbia
  4. Wisdom Begins in Wonder


Work in Progress Wednesday; Amineko, Red Angry Bird, and Swirly Twirly scarf

As I sit here writing about my works in progress, It occurred to me that at times I take what I’m doing for granted.

I’m truly thankful that I’m healthy enough to do make the crafts that I enjoy, and share my love of crafts with others. I rarely keep the things I create.

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Crochet Amineko

Marigold (gold amineko) seems upset. She has her back turned away from Mario. My daughter named the crochet amineko’s.

The gold Amineko was featured in last weeks Work In Progress Wednesday. The Amineko in white, is my work in progress. I made the white Amineko different from the first, since I crocheted a sweater onto the Ameniko. I really love how it turned out, and am pleased with my crochet progress.

At the time the above picture was taken, I still needed to make the legs, tail, ears, and mouth.The white crochet amineko is now complete (for the most part).

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Crochet Red Angry Bird

My five-year old nephew adores Angry Birds, and so I’m making his favorite Red Angry Bird.  My progress came to a halt, because I realized I needed to purchase eyes. Whoops, once I visit the local craft store, I’ll finish crocheting this Red Angry Bird.

Yesterday, I wrote a post linking to the free Angry Bird crochet patterns I’ll be using. Stop by, and snap up those free Angry Bird Crochet patterns, that crochet users have offered for free.

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Crochet Swirly Twirly Scarf

I’m making this scarf for my daughter….

Yesterday, I started working on crocheting a swirly twirly scarf. My inspiration came from this swirly twirly scarf.

I changed the stitches used, and used an N crochet hook. I already have ideas for the additional scarves I’ll make, but I’m pleased with this. I’m still new to crochet, perhaps been doing it for about five months, but I’m having a lot of fun.

This scarf is almost complete. Yeah!

I combined two different types of yarn for this project. The cream colored yarn glimmers, and the pink yarn has pink metallic thread woven into it. This gives the scarf a sparkly effect; it’s a shame I couldn’t capture that look with the pictures I took.

This scarf was made for my daughter; she’s loving what I’ve done thus far. I had weaved a light pink ribbon into it, but I do believe I’ll take that out and use another ribbon?

This is the first scarf that I’ve crocheted, and it’s given me ideas for Christmas gifts, and so I’ll be playing around with different types of yarn, and adding beads to some of my creations.

Since I don’t have much left to do with these projects, they should all be featured in Finished Object Friday.


Sites I’m linking too

  1. Tami Amis WIP
  2. Yarn Along
  3. Frontier Dreams
  4. Crochet Addicts CFS
  5. The Crochet Way


Angry Birds; What’s on my crochet hooks?

I’m so thrilled with how the amineko’s turned out. Because of that, I’m crocheting more amigurumis (crocheted toys).

Angry Birds

Since I have the beginner amigurumi kinks worked out; I’ve started making a Red Angry Bird, for my five-year old nephew. I’ve completed the red, and most of the white section.

I would have finished the Red Angry Bird yesterday, but I need to pick up the eyes before I can continue.

Most of the Angry Bird patterns that I’ve seen assume you know how to make a magic circle, single crochet, and how to decrease crochet stitches. Those requirements, seem to be common with amigurumi patterns.

Searching the term, Crochet Angry Birds, will bring a lot of search results…

Which can be overwhelming, when they only thing you want is a simple crochet pattern. It shows just how popular these little critters are. I was one of those folks, who was out of the loop for a while. Anyway, It was hard to weed through all those patterns, but I was finally able to do it yesterday, while my daughter was resting.

Free Angry Bird Crochet patterns

Currently I’m working on this free Red Angry Bird pattern on Queenie Chan’s website. She also has a White Angry Bird crochet pattern, I’ll be crocheting that one too, but big red is up first since that’s my nephews favorite. I did find the Black Bomb Angry Bird pattern on Ravelry. It’s also free, but you have to be a Ravelry user; My Ravelry user name, is Opalt. I will make the Black Angry Bird next, since he likes it almost as much as the Red Angry Bird.

I still don’t know too much about the Angry Birds. I know it’s a game, and my daughter recently started playing it, and although I’ve looked over her shoulder as she plays, it hasn’t interested me enough to participate. 😉 I thought I’d read something about an Angry Bird movie or was that a TV series… anyway it looks like these birds will be here for a while.

Potential copyright issues..

When I first started seeing the patterns, I became concerned since Angry Birds, are indeed copyrighted. However, the official twitter page of Angry Birds/Rovio regularly tweets the picture of fan created Angry Birds. I’ve seen numerous types of materials used. Which seems to be a smart move on their part, since Angry Bird fans, are indirectly promoting the game through the art they’ve created. It’s how I found out about Angry Birds. I didn’t know what the crafter was talking about, so I did a Google search.

However, if you try to profit from your Angry Birds, if they find out, don’t be surprised if you run into some legal issue. I’ve already heard instances where this has happened.

Already thinking about Christmas

I’m going to start making hand-crafted Christmas items. I’d mentioned it, a few months ago, and yesterday Nicky another crafty lady, wrote down her Crafty handmade Christmas list, and so I’ll be doing the same.  Last evening, after my daughter went to bed, I was able to complete one Christmas present; a scarf, so now I have something else to add to my Finished Object Friday. Since my daughter reads this site, her name will most likely be left off the list. 😉

Question: Is anyone else getting a jump-start on their Christmas list?