Crochet: Amineko; slave to my hooks?

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Amineko (crocheted cat) number two should be complete sometime today. Yeah!

This being my second Amineko that I’ve crocheted, it’s going along at a much faster pace. In fact, I’m already thinking of number three, or perhaps I’ll make an Angry Bird for my five-year old nephew. He’s a big fan of those critters. I have to admit, crocheting an amigurumi can be addicting.

During the entire time, my daughter has been eagerly watching the process. She’s already placed an additional request…

“After you’re finished that mommy, would you please make some accessories for Marigold?”

Me: What do you think I am, your slave?

Daughter: Yep, my crochet slave!

I feign shock. She laughs at my expression.

Marigold is the first Amineko that I crocheted, and she was featured in my Finished Object Friday post, which also featured a crocheted necklace.

Hello My Name is Amineko

I love crochet

Truth is, I’m really enjoying crocheting, and have been really enjoying making the aminekos, the crochet pattern is easy to follow. Even as a new crochet user, I didn’t find it to be difficult. I took my time. If interested you can find the pattern in the book Hello my name is Aminkeo: The Story of a Crafty Crochet Cat.

My daughter loves this book (as do I) since there are numerous stories to chronicle the adventures of amineko. The crochet amineko pattern, along with accessories for the amienko, are located  towards the back of the book.

I learned to knit when I was eight-years old, and it’s something I’ve done (off and on) throughout my life. Knitting isn’t going anywhere, I enjoy it, but for now, outside of my quilting group, most of my fiber love has been focused on crochet.

Of course there’s a wide range of items you can crochet; crochet isn’t just for doilies, afghans, or squares. There are plenty of gorgeous clothing that can be made, and eventually I will….

I’ve already sketched out a few designs that I’m itching to crochet, and most likely (when Fall comes around again) I’ll start crocheting them after Christmas presents have been made.

What’s on my crochet hooks

Currently I’m working on a Sophie Digard inspired scarf. During my down time, when I don’t have a project on my hooks, I crochet a few (tiny) beautiful flowers. I’m in no rush to complete the scarf, but when it’s finished it’ll be gorgeous.

Edited to add:

Today, I finished my second crochet amineko. My daughter has named this one, Mario. About thirty minutes ago, My daughter ‘married’ Marigold and Mario. Mario, the amineko, will be featured (along with other creations) in this coming Finished Object Friday.

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Your daughter’s too cute. I love your new title “Crochet Slave” and it’s super cute that Marigold and Mario are now married. I laughed out loud at that — kids say and do the funniest things.

I also dropped by the send you some “Santa’s workshop” vibes with regards to your Christmas gift making. Happy, stress-free production and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!!!

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Those Crafty Cats are cute and I LOVE the idea of the Angry Bird stuff, too! Neat! Can’t wait to see ;em!
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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. […]


Hello! I just got this book myself – and it’s my first time crocheting and I’m confused by the pattern. I don’t have the book in front of me right now, but I believe the third row said something like “sc in every 3rd st”. Does that mean you skip over two stitches and make a single crochet on the third? When I did that it shrank it down considerably – I don’t think that was supposed to happen! 😉 I’m also confused by the instructions when it says sc the number of stitches in the number line THEN do what the memo line says…does that mean you’d do 18 single crochets on the third row, then “sc in every 3rd st”? Any help would be appreciated!


@Opal, That helps me a lot, thank you SO much! 😀 I’ll have to send you a picture when I finally finish mine. 🙂

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