Little Happy Circus brings the crochet circus to town (with free popcorn)!

Roll up, Roll up! The crochet circus is coming to town- and there is free popcorn to be had!

Who doesn’t love a trip to the circus? Now you and the little people in your life can play circus to your heart’s content with the beautiful new crochet circus collection from Danish designer Tine Nielsen, Little Happy Circus.

little happy circus

Featuring animal designs as well as people, the collection includes all the most popular circus characters including a funny clown, dancing bear, fierce lion, prancing pony, performing elephant, moustachioed strongman, pretty ballerina, juggling walrus and even the circus ringmaster… it’s a complete crochet circus!

These circus performers are ready to entertain!

The fat bottomed shape of the characters in this book is absolutely adorable and just makes you want to squish them! The patterns are all super easy to follow and written in US crochet terms (which is great considering the author is European), plus there are lots of clear step-by-step photos for the main amigurumi techniques in the book.

And… because nobody should go to the circus without snacks, here’s the popcorn pattern from the book as a little happy bonus!

Crochet Popcorn Pattern, from Little Happy Circus


Off-white cotton (such as Drops Safran, color 18)
2.5–3 mm crochet hook


Chain stitch (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Double crochet (dc)
Increase (2i1)
Decrease (2»1)
Round (R)

R1: 6 sc in a magic ring = 6 sts
R2: (2i1) x 6 = 12 sts
R3-4: sc around = 12 sts
R5: (2»1) x 6 = 6 sts
R6: (in the same stitch; 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc),
1 sl st x 3 = 12 sts
Break the yarn and fasten off.

So now we have our crochet popcorn to complete the imaginative play, it’s off to the crochet circus with Little Happy Circus.

Get Little Happy Circus – print or digital!

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