‘(W)oolong’ crocheted Lunartik Mini Tea

By day I’m a graphic designer so I’m supposed to be into vinyl art toys. Except I’m not. Except for these. A civilization into tea drinking? Ticks my box. There are some incredible customised figures which inspired me to start crocheting a full sized Lunartik (back of shot) about a year ago (!) but am getting nowhere fast (as they’re quite angular it’s really tough when you’re working with yarn and stuffing for them not to bulge out of shape), so in my determination get one of these finished I made a Mini Tea (W)oolong variety yesterday.



Amigurumi Bender


My boyfriend’s two year old niece is obsessed with Futurama and insists on cuddling a hard plastic Bender figurine at bedtime, so I thought a cuddly version that’s not going to leave an imprint on her face every morning would make for a good Christmas present.

The original pattern is from Stitch but I’ve amended it a little. I hope the little ‘un likes it. If not, she can bite my shiny metal… 😉

We all love a cute bird at Christmas

Ah robins, the gardner’s friend and the most Christmassy bird of all (after the partridge, turkey, 7 swans-a-swimming, 6 geese-a-laying, 4 calling birds, 3 French hens, The Famous Grouse and Her Majesty).

I’m making a flock of these to perch in my tree this year thanks to the free pattern at Yellow, Pink & Sparkly, skew-wiffing it slightly so that each little fella has a character of his own. Rock on.

Crocheted Hellboy

My other half is really keen on the Hellboy comic and films, and I thought it’d be kinda funny to crochet a Hellboy as a birthday gift. I’d seen a knitted one that looked great, but I’m a hooker not a knitter and couldn’t find a crochet pattern so I freestyled this guy. He’s rather cuddly and stands at around 15in tall. And he’s great mates with Sackboy, ‘natch.

Amigurumi Moomintroll – FREE PATTERN woo yeah, free!

17th March 2013 – I have improved and simplified this pattern, please use the download link to get the latest version (v3).

Here you can see photos from this pattern and also the original pattern.

Being half Finnish, my ancestry demands that I adore sauna, sausages, vodka, silver birch trees, driving, herring (I don’t), Santa Claus (who doesn’t?) and the biologically unfathomable Moomins. I’m a big fan of Tove Jansson’s stories and illustrations, so this is my tribute to her.

If you have downloaded this pattern before, please download it again as I have significantly improved and simplified it. The original pattern was my very first attempt at writing a pattern and it did have a few errors in it – oops, you learn. And, it’s still free – my favourite price. Feel free to share or link to this pattern, but please don’t alter it or remove any credits.

I would LOVE to see your finished Moomins. I’ve already seen quite a few and they’re pretty amazing.

These photos are from the current pattern:

These photos are from the original pattern:

Revised pattern uploaded 17/03/13

With kind thanks to the talented Claire, the free Moomin crochet pattern has been translated into French and is available to download on her blog.


One day I was plodding solemnly behind my boyfriend in Forbidden Planet when I decided I needed a new hobby. I lifted my weary head and a book came into view whose cover was adorned with the cutest little chappy. A woolen robot? Surely not. I bought it and have been hooked ever since. Hooked. Heh.

Crocheted Sackboy

Sackboy from Little Big Planet

LBP’s Sackboy is a great little guy for beginners to step up to larger Amigurumi toys. He was my first proper attempt at a recognisable figure after several wobbly dinky (but awesome) robots from ‘Crobots‘.

I found Sackboy’s pattern at nerdigurumi.com which is full of genius toys and patterns you won’t find anywhere else.
I adapted the pattern to make a squarer head and his pinchable cheeks and added a real zip to his chest.

Amigurumi Moomin

Being half Finnish, my ancestry demands that I adore sauna, sausages, vodka, silver birch trees, driving, herring (I don’t), Santa Claus (who doesn’t?) and the biologically unfathomable Moomins.

I thought I’d freestyle my amigurumi Moomin troll and I’ve got to say I’m pretty darn chuffed with this first time effort. I just need to give him the gift of sight and then I’ll post the pattern. Judging by the number of incomplete projects I have on the go, that’ll be sometime in the next 3 years… 😉

Crocheted Bioshock Big Daddy

We all knew the Big Daddies were cuddly at heart

I crocheted this Bioshock Big Daddy about a year ago for my boyfriend’s Christmas present. The pattern is from the brilliant nerdigurumi.com

I used a 2.75mm hook with:
Sirdar Click DK in 129 Cobble – a beautiful radioactive looking multi-coloured yarn that is perfect for steam punk projects

Sirdar Bonus DK in Silver Grey

Sirdar Bonus DK in Classic Red

I found some gorgeous iridescent yellow vintage glass buttons for the ‘eyes’ from ebay.

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