How: I search and find free patterns on Pinterest.
Tip 1: I crochet with cotton yarn, crochet quite tightly so that the stuffing doesn’t fall out, and stuff them tightly for durability and machine washability.
Tip 2: When crocheting for children, make sure that nothing can come loose. Safety first, always. In this case, I have tied a business card in a silk ribbon instead of sewing on my badge button as I usually do.
Crocheting can be simple and very straightforward, but once you start to Amigurumi you’ll need accessories like key chains, stuffing, doll joints and eyes. Living in Sweden, I have found some good ones that I always come back to. Important for me is the assortment, speed of delivery and that it is nicely presented upon delivery.
It started with an idea for a bedspread but when I realized how MANY grandma squares were required, I gave up and made a baby blanket instead. And I’ve also learned that if you’re going to work with grandma squares, attach all ends at once to avoid having to do everything at the end… as I did. Lol.
In the beginning, I decided on a color scheme and then I made different variations, when done I placed them all on the floor and moved the squares around until I found a flow of patterns and colors that I enjoyed. I crochet mine together, you can choose to sew if you prefer but I think it looks nicer to crochet and I also did an decorative edge around the entire blanket. There are many to choose from on Pinterest, I chose Shell Edging for my blanket.
Pattern: The base is grandma squares, the pattern my own
Works on a bicycle as well as on a scooter and somewhere to put a key, patch or whatever is desired. Can be adapted to different sizes and different covers. I made one but you can also do two like here on Pinterest.
There are really beautiful designs on Lovey blankets on Pinterest but this time I used a mix of different patterns for my lovey blanket and think it turned out really well! For example, I wanted a little bigger ears and smaller head and adjusted for that and crocheted the arms on the head before attaching everything to the blanket. And as usual, I used floss (without taste) to sew everything together. Searched through Pinterest for eyes that would fit and found these.