It has been a while!

Hi everyone! 

It has really been a while since I have been able to actually write a blog post on my favorite hobbie! I have been busy working at getting good grades at the university I am at, and it’s hard to focus on more than one thing at a time. But I have made progress! I took some time during fall break to crochet (a craft that I have been doing since I was in fifth grade, which makes that, what, 9 years now?) I taught one of my best friends how to crochet and we started out by making amigurumi owls as a first project. I wish I had pictures of the fabulous crochet party we had the other day, but instead I thought I’d share some pics of my finished owl. Hopefully this will insipire you to break out those needles and make one of your own!

My owl instructions comes from a wonderful beginner crochet book, Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli. She makes patterns easy to understand, with a helpful how-to section in the front. Although I improvised where I wanted to make some changes or use my own style (for example, the mouth of my owl was made separately, not embroidered on the stuffed animal), the pattern gives you an simple starting place for almost any amigurumi that you would like to make. They have a pretty epic cuteness factor that goes along with them, I must say.

The pictures are in order of how I put together the final product, but I’d be happy to help if you need some pointers on getting started.

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Check out the finished product on Ravelry, too.


If you are interested in starting to crochet, here are some pretty cool websites to check out:

A general playlist for beginning crochet(30 high quality videos):
Alternate Starting for arms and legs:
Ami Ami Dogs:

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