The Cutest Boxer Dog in the World

Amigurumi, crochet, dog, Uncategorized

I’m always pleased when someone asks me to make something which is special to them, so was over the moon when I was asked to make this boxer dog. Although not exactly like the picture I was sent, after lots of crochet, pulling out, unpicking and re-crocheting, this little fella was born and I for one think he is a cute little guy. I’m super pleased with how he turned out.17504266_962773103858238_5633847402041092183_o (1)

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Cinderella – a topsy turvy crochet doll

Amigurumi, Cinderella, crochet, Disney, Uncategorized

Not posted for a while.  I recently saw a pattern for a cinderella topsy turvy doll, so being one to not shy away from a challenge I took the plunge and gave it a go.  To be honest it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it was going to be – granted it could do with a couple of very minor tweeks next time I make one but overall I was really pleased with the end result.  I also think that now I know how to make the basic pattern with some little adjustments I think I could create other characters.

The cutest cat ever!

Amigurumi, cats, crochet, cute, handmade, homemade

A cat lover friend of mine asked if I could make her a black and white cat. Once again I scoured the internet for a freebie pattern of a super dooper cute cat. I found a pattern but unfortunately it was only available in Dutch (or maybe it was German!!!). No problem I thought, Google translate will sort that right out. Well Google translate did the job, in a fashion, but I still had to decipher (sometimes by trial and error which meant pulling out lots of crochet) the translation. Also, I’m not a lover of crocheting with black wool, it’s hard to see and count the stitches but I persevered and so glad I did as the end result is one of the cutest things I’ve ever made. I’m glad I scribbled and crossed out and added notes all over the print out as now I can quite easily make more.

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This and more of my creations can be seen on my Facebook Page – Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts.  If anybody would like a copy of my pattern please feel free to message me via my facebook page and I’ll send it on to you.

A Whale of a Tale

Amigurumi, craft, crochet, handmade, homemade

I adore this. A friend of a family member got in touch as she was having difficulty finding a navy and white whale for her baby’s nursery. She asked if I could help. Not one to turn down a request for help, I scoured the internet for a freebie pattern but couldn’t find anything I liked so I decided have a go at making my own pattern – it looked simple enough. The end result is absolutely gorgeous, I love it and will definitely be making more. I used navy and cream wool but I think it will still look great in any colour combination. I’ve typed up the pattern for future use and I’m even thinking of adjusting the pattern so I can make different sizes to make whale families. I think you’ll agree this little fella has definitely got the “Awwww” factor.  To see more of my creations take a look a my Facebook page – Dawn’s Handmade Cards and Gifts.  If anybody would like a copy of my pattern please feel free to message me via my facebook page and I’ll send it on to you.

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A Beautiful Ballerina

Amigurumi, ballet, crochet, handmade, homemade

I started to make this lovely lady a few months ago and ran out of brown wool for her hair.  After a few months of popping into the shop only to find they still had no brown wool left, my mother in law came to the rescue with just enough brown wool to finish her off – it was a very slightly different shade but it was really hard to tell.

I love her, I love her little ballet slippers, I love her hair, I just love her.  As she wasn’t quite perfect I donated her to a tombola in aid of Breast Cancer as my daughters work.

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To have a look at more of my makes, check out my Facebook page, even share with your friends and family if you want to.  Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts

An Amigurumi Unicorn

Amigurumi, crochet, handmade, homemade, mythical creatures, unicorn

I found the pattern for this unicorn a while back in Craftseller magazine.  I’ve finally got around to making it.  It was actually a nice easy make and fairly quick until I got to the main which took up more yarn than I expected and was quite time consuming.

The finished article, and I may just be biased, is rather cute to say the least and she sold as soon as I posted to my facebook page – Dawn’s Handmade Cards & Gifts

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A Crocheted Badger

Amigurumi, badger, crochet, handmade, homemade

I needed to make this.  I have never, ever seen a badger in the wild, it’s on my bucket list :), so I felt the need to make my own.

Found this pattern in a magazine so just had to make it.  I really hate working with black wool, I just can’t seem to see the stitches very well, especially when you first start and you work is small.  But I sat in the garden and plodded along.

Very please with the finished result.

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Santa’s Little Helper

Amigurumi, Christmas, crochet, handmade, homemade

I made one of these cute little fellows last year but before I took a photo he was packed up with the Christmas decorations and banished to the loft until December.

So I thought I’d make another to put in my stash for my Christmas craft stall and this time I remembered to take his pic.

How adorable is this little guy, and he is made even more christmassy with his little bell on the end of his hat.  A very easy make that I found in the Simply Crochet magazine, it also allowed me to learn a new stitch – the puff stitch.

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Some Disney Crochet

Amigurumi, crochet

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet for a while but I’ve been busy, busy, busy with card and crochet orders from my Facebook page.

I was asked if I could make Sadness from the new Disney movie, Inside Out, so I obliged and following the success of Sadness (which is just the cutest thing I’ve ever made I think – I didn’t want to part with her), I was asked to make Joy and Disgust.

I’ve been on holiday this week to The Lake District in Cumbria so it was a real chore to be sat crocheting with the gorgeous mountainous views but I put up with it and battled on.

Sadness was a fairly easy make although the hair took some time as the hair was all separate lengths of yarn threaded into a cap.  Joy went fairly hassle free but she was done without a pattern and Disgust wasn’t too bad apart from the fact she had 3 dresses in different shades of green before I was happy.

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