National Crochet Month Crochet Me Crochet-Along

Today is the first day of March, and you know what that means. We are beginning National Crochet Month! And what better way to celebrate than with a community crochet-along.

I wanted to choose a project that everyone could make, so I narrowed it down to six beginner projects from our eBook 8 Free Crochet Amigurumi Patterns: Amigurumi Crochet with Crochet Me. These patterns are all free and perfect for beginning and experiences crocheters alike.

So vote for your favorite amigurumi and invite a new crochet friend to come join us. I will announce the winning pattern on March 9th.

Happy crocheting,

Vote for our National Crochet Month Crochet-Along Project


Doug + Gordo Dolls by Kim Werker

These oversized crochet dolls are great cuddly companions for children-even the eyes are crocheted, so there's no choking hazard. Suitable for beginning crocheters (or those of you with a short attention span), these easy crochet toys are fast and fun! Like Kim Werker, you can finish them up before you get bored and start thinking about the next thing you want to make. With an exoskeleton of bulky yarn crocheted on a small hook, these guys are terrific for cuddling or for just hanging around looking good.


Funky Stuffed Toys (Cat & Dog) by Judith L. Swartz

These funky amigurumi patterns are perfect for teaching a child how to crochet. Made up of simple rectangles, these crochet doll patterns are great stash-busters as well. Bright colors and simple details define this cat and dog. They are a great exercise in striping, with a little shaping thrown in. Stuff them tightly or slightly for different looks. Whipstitched seams add another touch of color and emphasize the handmade look. With the exception of the ears and tails, both animals are constructed the same, just in different colors


Sir Stephen, the Bunny by Donna Childs

The super-adorable crochet bunny called Sir Stephen, may become your go-to crochet toy for baby presents! Antique toys were the inspiration for this cuddly crochet bunny. Each body part is crocheted separately in basic stitches. Vintage buttons both embellish and are used to join the arms and legs so he can be posed. Organic cotton yarn makes this a perfect gift for a recipient of any age.


Frog Charming by Toni Rexroat

Now you can make a frog prince for your own princess with this fantastic amigurumi crochet toy. In the story of the Frog Prince, a spoiled princess loses her favorite ball down a well. It is retrieved by a frog prince in exchange for becoming the princess's playmate-to eat with her, play with her, and sleep on her pillow at night. One morning the princess awakens to discover that the frog has been transformed into a handsome prince. Stitch him up to give as a present along with a copy of The Frog Prince fairy tale.


Crochet a Lamb by Meg Grossman

Derived from a pattern in Weldon's Practical Needlework, Crochet A Lamb is a bit of a fancy crochet toy. She has a crocheted fleece fitted over a cotton-batting body which makes her perfect for showcasing handspun yarn for any of your fibery friends. The combination of fine yarn for the lamb's legs, underside, and face, with fuzzy yarn for the fleece, is particularly intriguing. The body of the lamb is an armature over which the crocheted fleece is sewn. A beautiful and loving gift that is sure to be cherished.


Hugo the Not So Hungry Hippo by Stacey Trock

Hugo is the perfect crochet toy gift for boys and girls of all ages. Worked entirely in single crochet, this amigurumi pattern is perfect for beginners looking to practice skills, or for experience crocheters looking for a quick pattern. Make one or make an entire matching set of these crochet dolls in your favorite colors. This beautiful and loving amigurumi gift is sure to be cherished.

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