So I have been waiting and waiting to be able to share our contributions to the Chuck E Cheese “Crochet All Day” video, and now I can! ...This project was a HUGE labor of love from both of us, and I loved spending the week with my daughter crocheting and watching shows
“I'm super excited for my first 2020 pattern release! I impromptu made this little guy about 2 weeks ago, after simply saying "I'm going to make a penguin" and running with it. I designed this ami with the sewing in mind. I know one of the struggles of ami can be getting the placement of all the different pieces just right, and even with detailed written instructions, it doesn't always come out right. From the exposed loops on the bottom of the body for the feet, that align perfectly with the little white belly, to the flippers matching up just at the edge of the belly, to the start of sewing the body right where the penguin's "mask" begins, visual guides for sewing on the ami itself, and not just the pattern, were a big part of the design. There are a lot of color changes, adding some complexity, but it gives such a clean look to the penguin that I'm super proud of! I hope you enjoy creating this ami as much as I did!”
Over the summer, I decided I wanted to use some super bulky yarn and crochet a bear. I spent days searching for a pattern that I liked, but none of the ones I found were quite right. I wanted something specific out of my bear, and each pattern that I looked at was missing that little something. I finally came across a pattern with rave reviews, but the pictures would not load. I was frustrated and tired of spending so much time on the internet with no yarn or hook in my hands, so I decided to take a chance on what I dubbed the "mystery pattern" and I followed it to a "T".