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The Importance of Details

The importance of details when crocheting amigurumis is something you should keep in mind because making an amigurumi goes far beyond crocheting pieces of yarn, stuff them and sewing them together.

Adding small embroideries, accessories, contrast in color, parts that adapt, sink… are some things you should consider if you want your amigurumi to have personality.

Today I want to talk to you about the importance of Details and give you some tips that I apply myself in my patterns so that you can make your amigurumi really special.

Let’s go!

Most of the details are incorporated into the design in a simple way, at the end, during assembly or even after the doll is finished, and serve to give your amigurumi more realism.

An example of this are Asterix’s water bottle and sword, the tie on the Beast’s mane or Elena’s of Avalor accessories (bracelet, earrings and flowers)

These are small objects that you can quickly crochet and add at the end. If you don’t like them and decide not to incorporate or replace them with others, the essence of the amigurumi will not be affected.

Although these examples are of characters, details are important in any type of amigurumi.

The contrast in the color change can turn a simple piece into a more attractive one.

Look at the dark gray edge of the UFO lights. Adding them to the main piece that is lighter color makes them highlight more in the set.

the importance of the details with the lights of an UFO amigurumi

Using several shades of the same color can also be interesting.

The color change from light yellow to darker yellow in those same lights gives them a more realistic effect.

the importance of the details with the Light of an UFO amigurumi

Incorporating details on the faces of our amigurumi is also something to keep in mind. They serve to add expressiveness and personality to designs.

For example, in Snow White’s eyes we can see several details: The use of a gradient brown color for the iris that gives liveliness to the gaze, the white twinkle on the pupil to fix it, a black border around it that gives it more strength and the top line with eyelashes framing the eye.

the importance of the details in the eyes of Snow white amigurumi

However, giving importance to the details does not mean adding the more, the better. Sometimes something simpler can reflect the expression we seek for our amigurumi. Some lines embroidered as eyes like those of the children of Communion give them the seriousness that the act implies.

the importance of the details in the Children Communion amigurumis

However, there are details that don’t consist of additions, but rather to modify and adapt the shape of a piece according to our needs. Don’t forget that after all, amigurumis are made of yarn and fiberfill. We can take advantage of the characteristics of the materials to get that detail that can make a difference.

Using yarn of the same color as that of your piece and with the help of the yarn needle you can alter its shape.

Popeye’s face, for example, would not be the same if we had not sunk the left side. That allows us to give it its characteristic expression with the pipe.

It’s something as simple as introducing the needle with the yarn in the area you want to sink. Then, hook on the fabric and remove it on the other side, pulling hard. Repeat the operation as many times as necessary until the piece and the stuff have the desired shape. Easy, right?

Sinking the area of ​​the eyes, the mouth, accentuating the cheeks … these are details that can totally change the expression of our amigurumis.

We can not only modify the faces, but any part and thus give it a more beautiful appearance.

Look at this tie. By sinking the sides, we can improve its appearance, don’t you think?

These are just some examples of the importance of details when making our amigurumis.

I hope you have been inspired to add your own details to your creations.

If you want, you can tell me about it in the comments.

Happy and detailed crochet!

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Female Doctor Amigurumi Pattern

Download this Female Doctor amigurumi pattern for free and crochet it #StayAtHome

We are going through difficult times around the world and now more than ever we must stay together.

The apparition of coronavirus (COVID-19) and its rapid expansion among the population is something that should concern all of us.

Spain is one of the most affected countries, but whether you live here or anywhere else, you cannot be indifferent to the problem.

After the declaration of the State of alarm by the Spanish Government, we are forced to stay at home in order to avoid infections. It is an exercise of responsibility that we all must carry out, not only for ourselves, but for the others.

We must put individualism aside and think of those around us, especially those most vulnerable to disease: elderly and children.

Together we can reduce the expansion of the virus.

#Stayathome and facilitate the commendable work that health personnel are doing to ensure our health, putting their own at risk.

That’s why I would like to contribute with my grain of sand by sharing this pattern of a Female Doctor Amigurumi.

I think that will alleviate the period of isolation.

It also serves as my humble personal thanks to all the professionals who take care of us every day.

THANK YOU!

#StayAtHome

And if you prefer it in Spanish, click here

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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