Sol the Summer Doll

After writing up that top 10 summer Etsy picks post, I still found more adorable things to crochet for summer!!! I know it’s August and summer posts are usually written early when everyone’s excited and people are already talking pumpkin spice, but I’m still solidly in summer mode (sort of… ripping apart a bathroom and putting a new plumbing stack in is totally summer mode, right?). I still have a trip ahead of me too, so it’s not a bad idea to have a quick little project to keep my fingers busy while we travel.

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Check out this adorable little doll pattern. At just 10 inches tall, she looks like she will make a sweet little doll for any kid. Her beach accessories complete the deal!

You can get the pattern on Etsy here. I hope you enjoy making her! If you do, please share your pictures as comments on Pinterest!

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Crochet this adorable amigurumi summer doll pattern on your holidays this year! Super sweet little pattern! Crafty find by #craftevangelist

DIY Toys

Today, I have found some adorable amigurumi toys that you can make yourself! Cheap, mass-produced toys from the store have got nothing on these lovely, handmade dolls.

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First up, Lea: a lovely, subdued crocheted toy doll amigurumi pattern. Gorgeous and mature. Look at her hair! So great.

Next up, Carl the Cactus; a 9-page printable PDF e-book with an adorable story written in the listing. Lalylala has such lovely crochet doll patterns. I can’t wait to make this one!

I can’t get enough of the patchwork finishing work on this adorable crocheted monkey girl. Sweet stripes and flowers complement this pattern perfectly. I think this would make such a sweet handmade baby shower gift.

Now check out this cute amigurumi crocheted bunny pattern, made with stripes and in any colour your want! I know Easter has passed, but there’s another one next year and now you have time to make one!

Carmen Rent has some of the most adorable doll patterns available right now. They have this stunning “Coraline” look to them and they’re so exquisitely detailed; they would make a lovely handmade gift for an older girl who is still into dolls. This doll Azul (what a fantastic name, right?) even has a beautiful detailed little dress pattern!

It’s not always easy finding handmade toy ideas for boys, but this pirate ship crochet pattern absolutely fits the bill. When I first shared it on Pinterest, it went nuts! People loved it!

Fraggle Rock was definitely a favourite 80’s tv show in my house and my favourite characters were definitely the Doozers. They didn’t get a lot of screen time, but thought they were so fun! This crochet pattern is a great realistic replica of a little Doozer!

Epic Kawaii is another one of my fav amigurumi designers right now. Such fun crocheted doll patterns and this super sweet little mermaid doll pattern is no exception. I love her adorable button eyes!

This crocheted lion pattern would make a great addition to a circus-themed nursery or party! I love the addition of the crown accessory to make this lion king of the jungle!

Go Bunny Go has lots of adorable doll patterns, where the doll is dressed up as something else. I think that’s such a fun idea! This long Nick the Teddy would be so lovely for a little one to cuddle up with at night!

Another bunny pattern! I don’t know what is so attractive about bunny rabbit patterns, but I love them! This adorable crochet pattern is so simple and adorable; it would make a super cute baby gift or you can start working on it now for next Easter!

I love finding unique patterns like this fantastic amigurumi parrot pattern. Bright and colourful, it reminds me of Rio and the vibrant colours of the different parrots and birds from that cartoon.

This stunning doll pattern is more for making a toy to show than play with, but look at the gorgeous detail on her! I love her riding boots and hat and the adorable hobby horse is amazing! I can’t wait to try this one out! So beautiful!

I’m a big fan of monster amigurumi patterns! There’s so much room for creativity because you don’t have to follow any rules! This fun orange monster with an underbite is named Webster, which I think is a fantastic name for a monster. Get the pattern here.

5 crochet animals in 1 pattern! I love the simple look of these sweet animals: cat, cow, bear, dog and rabbit crochet toy patterns all in one. Great for those crocheters who read charts! beautiful pattern!

Sweet bunny pdf crochet pattern. Yvonne Bunny looks like a great rabbit stuffed amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect for spring babies or Easter!

He’s SOOOOOO CUTE!!!! What an adorable crochet puppy toy! Named Boris! Such a cute amigurumi dog pattern to DIY!

Check out craft evangelist's DIY toys pattern round up!

5 crochet animals in 1 pattern! I love the simple look of these sweet animals: cat, cow, bear, dog and rabbit crochet toy patterns all in one. Great for those crocheters who read charts! beautiful pattern! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!Gorgeous amigurumi crochet doll pattern! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Cute amigurumi bunny crochet rabbit pattern for Easter or spring baby gift. Lovely handmade gift to make. Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Carl the Cactus doll pdf crochet amigurumi pattern. I love his little drum and sweet little flower on his head! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Cute little monkey girl crochet pattern to make! Love this adorable monkey amigurumi. Perfect handmade gift for a new baby! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Sweet Lea, a subdued lovely crocheted toy doll to make! I love her so much! She’s so gorgeous!!!

Fraggle Rock Doozer toy crochet pattern. pdf crochet pattern for little green builder guy toy from '80s jim hensen tv show. Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Awesome Pirate Ship Amigurumi crochet pattern to download! I love the detail on this lovely handmade toy pattern. Check out all of craft evangelists DIY toy finds!

Adorable little lion amigurumi stuffed toy crochet pattern! Love this cute little toy to make! Check out all of craft evangelists DIY toy finds!

Mermaid amigurumi doll from Epic Kawaii. I love the adorable button eyes on this crochet doll pattern. Such a lovely pattern; would make a great handmade gift for a mermaid-loving child! Check out all of craft evangelists DIY toy finds!

Adorable amigurumi doll in a teddy bear costume. Love this floppy stuffed toy crochet pattern! Perfect gift to make for any child. Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

What a sweet bunny pattern! I love amigurumi crochet patterns like this one! So simple and adorable! It would make a great new baby gift! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Fun amigurumi parrot crochet pattern. I love this design! What a fun stuffed toy bird pattern to make! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Sweet bunny pdf crochet pattern. Yvonne Bunny looks like a great rabbit stuffed amigurumi crochet pattern. Perfect for spring babies or Easter! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

He's SOOOOOO CUTE!!!! What an adorable crochet puppy toy! Such a cute amigurumi dog pattern to DIY! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Gorgeous detail on this crocheted doll pattern with her little hobby horse unicorn! Lovely amigurumi doll to make! I love the stunning detail on this designer's patterns! So many other cute dolls to make, too! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

What an adorable goofy monster amigurumi pattern! I love crocheted stuffed toy patterns like this! This designer's creatures have such character! Check out all of craft evangelist's DIY toy finds!

Five of the Best Amigurumi Animals to Crochet

5 Adorable Amigurumi Animals to Crochet. A crochet pattern round up by craft evangelist
Adorable Amigurumi Animals

One of my favourite crafts is crocheting. I learned to crochet from a friend in college, even though my mom had tried to teach me when I was a little younger. I don’t know what was wrong with me, but I kinda see the same spirit in my daughter, so maybe it’s a weird I-don’t-want-my-mother-to-teach-me-anything trait that runs in our family. Sorry, mom! I love ya, I was just weird.

My first project was a scarf, the gauge of which was tight beyond belief, but I got that sorted out and then crocheted a large blanket in a matter of days for my friend in time for Christmas. I’m pretty sure I just parked myself on the couch at my parents’ house when I was home for Christmas and crocheted for three days straight.

Later I learned how to make mittens from another friend and the rest is history, I guess. Once I learned how to increase and decrease, I had the basics for AMIGURUMI! It’s so fun! You can make stuffies! And potatoes with eyes! (haha). Since then I have made a lot of fun stuffed things. Like this banana.

Lately, I have been scouring the internet finding the best and cutest amigurumi stuffies to crochet. (Check out my amigurumi Pinterest board!) As much as I sometimes try to make up my own patterns, I’m not really a pattern writer (maybe one day…) and the time it takes for a pattern writer to test and create a new pattern is definitely worth the cost of some of the paid patterns available. Here are some of my favourites I’ve found recently.

Look at this amazing owl pattern! I love the detail on the belly (breast? what do you call that part of a bird?) So sweet. Owls are great. This pattern is a free Ravelry download.

Cuddle Me Fox — and check out this tiny fox pattern! So cute! Foxes are really trendy right now and this little guy looks like he’ll come together quickly. This little guy is available on amigurumi.today as a free pattern.

What a sweet crocheted fox pattern! Fits in your hand!

Boxy Bear is another free pattern for a new crocheter. Nice straight seams. I love the way he comes together. Really cute.


Isn’t this little Monkey pattern cute? This pattern is available from allaboutami; it was published last year in honour of 2016, the Chinese year of the Monkey. If you’d like a nice printable version of the pattern, it’s available for a small fee here.

Cute animal studies to crochet!

Tourist Giraffe This little giraffe is named Kenny and he comes with a camera!!! How cute is that? I love this little giraffe! He’d make a great gift to crochet!

That’s my quick little round-up of some of my favourite stuffed animals to crochet. Pick one and find your hook and happy crocheting!