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Alternative stuffing for amigurumis

Everyone who wants to make an amigurumi should be clear that he needs at least 3 things: yarn, hook and stuffing.

Today I want to talk about the last one and how we can use alternative stuffing for amigurumis when the right material is not within our reach or is something exceptional.

In my patterns you can read that we use synthetic fiberfill.

But what exactly is synthetic fiberfill?

It is a 100% polyester synthetic fiber also called Polyfill. It is a soft, washable and perfect material to fill your amigurumis because it adapts to the fabric without deforming it. But not only is it used for this, but you can use it as a filling in all kinds of work such as ragdolls, felt creations or cushions. You can find it more compact or lighter.

Sample of synthetic fiberfill
Synthetic fiberfill
Sample of synthetic fiber filling or Polyfill
A more compact synthetic fiber filling

Being clear that this is the ideal filling material, you should not despair if you do not find it or do not have it and want to continue with your work.

Let’s see different “homemade” options that will get you out of trouble:

  • Remains of wool or yarn:

What better option than filling your wool dolls with that same material.

When we crochet, when we finish off, many times we have a piece of yarn that we can’t use because it’s too small. Store all these leftover threads in a box and you can use them as fillers, for example, in small parts of your amigurumis.

Thread leftovers
Thread leftovers
  • Unfinished or unrecoverable projects:

We all make mistakes when crocheting and sometimes it’s not possible to reuse the material to start over with our project. Parts of our failed amigurumis impossible to undo can be used to fill in new ones. The concept is to continue with the idea of ​​the previous point: fill wool with wool.

Sample of an unfinished fabric
Unfinished Project
  • Miscellaneous fabrics:

Recycling old clothes may be another alternative. Soft, fine fabrics such as a handkerchief or nylon stockings, or more rigid, such as tulle or even the foam of shoulder pads. Cut them to fill large pieces or to give consistency to certain parts.

Nylon stockings.  Alternative stuffing for amigurumis.
Nylon stockings
Shoulder pad.  Alternative stuffing for amigurumis.
Foam of a shoulder pad
Tulle.  Alternative stuffing for amigurumis.
Tulle
Handkerchief.  Alternative stuffing for amigurumis.
Handkerchief

As you can see, there are several the alternative stuffing for amigurumis you can go to, always taking into account that if you want a good result, you should consider them as something exceptional.

What about you? What is the rarest stuffing you’ve used for your amigurumis? Tell me in the comments.

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2020 Planner Calendar (printable)

We start the year with energy, optimism and many projects ahead. So you can plan all your tasks and do not forget any important date I created this printable planner calendar.

This is a 2 page document: In the first one, you have the 2020 calendar and in the second one, the weekly planner, to plan your week and not miss anything.

The planner calendar is in PDF format ready to print. You just have to download it in the following link and print it:

I hope you like it!

I can only wish you a happy and prosperous new year. May all your wishes come true 😉

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Apple amigurumi pattern

  • Size: 1,1” / 3 cm
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Estimated Time: 1 h
  • Hook: 2 mm

MATERIALS

  • Yarn of different colors: red, brown, green.
  • Thickness of the yarn: 3 mm.
  • Hook according to the thickness of the yarn.
  • Fiberfill.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • sc: single crochet
  • st: stitch
  • ch: chain
  • inc: increase
  • dec: decrease

BODY

With red yarn

1. Work 6 sc in magic ring

2. Inc in every st (12).

3. “3 inc, 3 sc” 2 times (18).

4. “1 sc, inc” 3 times, 3 sc, “1 sc, inc” 3 times, 3 sc (24).

5. to 8. 1 sc in each st (24).

9. 2 sc, “1 sc, dec” 3 times, 3 sc, “1 sc, dec” 3 times, 1 sc (18).

10. to 13. 1 sc in each st (18).

14. “3 sc, 3 dec”, 2 times (12).

15. Dec in every st (6).

 

 

 

Fasten off. Sew the hole with the yarn needle. Shape the apple inserting the thread from the last round to the magic ring and returning several times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEM

With Brown yarn

Ch 5 and work 4 slip stitches on the chains.

Fasten off.

 

 

 

 

LEAF

With Green yarn

  1. Ch 5 and work: 1 slip st, 2 double crochets, 1 sc.
  2. Continue without turning, that is, in the beggining chains again, but in the other side: 1 sc, 2 double crochets, 1 slip st.

Fasten off.

 

 

 

Sew the stem and the leaf and Finished! You have a cute amigurumi apple!

 

 

 

 

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Galician Octopus Amigurumi Pattern

I like to think in Suenhos Blanditos as a great family that despite the distance, meets to enjoy a common passion: The amigurumis.

From several places and backgrounds, speaking different languages, men, women, young, old, each and every one of us are connected by those little yarn dolls that we like so much and to which we add a little bit of us.

Today I want to show you a little bit of me and tell you about a celebration of my land, Galicia.

It’s about the Day of the Galician Letters (Día das Letras Galegas) that is celebrated every year on May 17th, to commemorate the edition of “Cantares Gallegos” by Rosalía de Castro that same day of 1863 and that marked the beginning of the “Rexurdimento” or the Galician cultural renaissance.

Every year, the Galician Royal Academy chooses an outstanding personality from the Galician literary and cultural field to pay tribute to him or her for the contribution and defense of our language.

This year, the day of the Galician Letters is dedicated to Antonio Fraguas, an intellectual born in Pontevedra whose cultural contribution included archeology, geography, history, art, ethnography and dissemination.

As a detail, to remind you of my beautiful land, Galicia, I want to give you the pattern of this cute octopus, which besides being a representative icon of our gastronomy, is crocheted with the colors of our flag: sky blue and white.

I hope you like it!

GALICIAN OCTOPUS PATTERN

  • Size: 4″ / 10 cm
  • Difficulty: Low
  • Estimated time: 8 h
  • Hook size: 2 mm

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How to crochet the union of the fingers of our Amigurumis

People, animals, objects… when it comes to designing an amigurumi everything is possible with a little imagination and some basic ideas.

This time I want to show you how to join several tubular pieces, such as fingers, so that you can easily start from them, giving rise to many other parts of your amigurumis.

As an example we are going to join 3 pieces, but you can join much more. Just keep in mind that it is a linear union, that is, each piece will be next to another and at the same level.

We start by crocheting each piece separately. We will make simple pieces, all 3 of the same size:

1. Work 6 sc in magic ring.
2. to 5. 1 sc in each st (6).
Crochet 2 pieces completely and fasten off, that is, cut the thread. Finish the third piece also completely, but don’t cut the thread to continue crocheting on the other two and thus be able to join them. Continue reading How to crochet the union of the fingers of our Amigurumis

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Baby Unicorn Free Amigurumi Pattern & Video Tutorial

Hello!

I am very excited to bring you a new amigurumi pattern born from the collaboration with my colleagues and friends @Haydeeehrlich and @amigurumisalasdehada.

This time it is an unprecedented pattern, a Crochet Baby Unicorn that I have designed especially for them and for you to enjoy crocheting it following their wonderful videotutorial.

Enjoy it!

CROCHET BABY UNICORN AMIGURUMI PATTERN

Amigurumi Unicorn Free Crochet Pattern

Size: 6,6″ / 17 cm
Difficulty: Medium
Estimated time: 8 h
Hook size: 2 mm

Download PDF Pattern >> Amigurumi Baby Unicorn
Amigurumi Unicorn PDF Pattern

MATERIALS

  • Yarn of different colors: white, black, light blue, light yellow, dark yellow, light violet, light pink.
  • Thickness of the yarn: 3 mm
  • Hook according to the thickness of the yarn.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Fiberfill.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • sc: single crochetst: stitch
  • ch: chain
  • inc: increase
  • dec: decrease

Fill the doll with fiberfill as you crochet. Continue reading Baby Unicorn Free Amigurumi Pattern & Video Tutorial

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Mysterious Amigurumi Challenge Revealed!

This Challenge has finished!

The Mysterious Amigurumi is: Cogsworth  (Beauty and the Beast)

Congratulations to the winners!

  • 1º Ziortza | Prize: Discount Coupon 30€
  • 2º lindapadget | Prize: Discount Coupon 20€
  • 3º Molly | Prize: Discount Coupon 10€

Completed on April 30, 2019

Suenhos Blanditos is 2 years old!

And I want to celebrate with you in style by doing what we like the most: crocheting an amigurumi.

Are you ready?

The Mysterious Amigurumi Challenge Starts:

2 times a week, throughout the month of March, I will publish in this post a part of the pattern of an amigurumi…

It is an unprecedented pattern.

Without title, without photos, only instructions …

You will have to crochet it to know what it looks like …

And think how the pieces fit together to guess what the mysterious amigurumi is. Continue reading Mysterious Amigurumi Challenge Revealed!

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How to change the size of your Amigurumis

Hello!

Many times you have found the pattern of an amigurumi that you love, that is perfect, just what you wanted, but when you see the size, it is too big or too small and it isn’t suitable… What can you do?

Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be an unsolved problem. In a simple way you will be able to adapt the size of the amigurumi to your needs, whether you are a beginner or have a more advanced level.

We are going to see the solutions, from the simplest to the most complex. Continue reading How to change the size of your Amigurumis

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Safe Amigurumis for Babies

Hello!

When designing the amigurumis in the farm, in addition to ensuring that the pattern is clear, simple, well explained and gives rise to a cute doll, I have a great responsibility: that the design is adequate for the most vulnerable,  babies and small children.

Whether you are a designer or weaver, father, mother, grandparent or simply want to have a detail with that little loved one, you must have in mind certain requirements that amigurumis must satisfy to fully guarantee the safety of the child.
Continue reading Safe Amigurumis for Babies

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Witch Hat Keychain Amigurumi Pattern

Happy Halloween!

Did you know that witches are my favorite characters?

One of the first amigurumi patterns that I have done is a little witch and I am so fond of her that I still use her image as an avatar.

You will have noticed that a witch also appears on my logo.

Continue reading Witch Hat Keychain Amigurumi Pattern