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Yes, we sell both finished amigurumi toys and patterns.
Yes, all of our toys can be customized to fit into your colour scheme.
Visit our shop page and select the toys you want, then click ADD TO CART. When you are finished browsing, click on the cart button at the top of the page to view your cart and proceed to checkout.
All of our toys are handmade with care. Please allow 6 weeks from the date of order to receive your delivery. It will be worth the wait!
I mainly use Elle Premier 100% Pure Cotton 4ply. I prefer to use cotton because it isn’t scratchy, it doesn’t fuzz and it’s great for sensitive skin. Cotton also washes well and tends to keep its shape.
Yes, you can throw your toys into the washing machine and tumble drier. The toy might look slightly different, but it should retain its shape and form.
I have a toy hospital where I fix broken and damaged toys, whether it’s missing an eye or an entire limb.
I wrote a post about this here: Learn how to crochet
I recommend starting with the Spring Bunnies.
I buy my yarn from local yarn shops like Knitter Knatter, KleenEazy, Thimbles and wherever else I find beautiful yarn in Cape Town and beyond. I prefer to use cotton for amigurumi and my favourite is Elle Premier 100% Pure Cotton 4ply with a 2 mm hook.
I buy my safety eyes from my local yarn shop. I have also ordered safety eyes and noses in bulk from Amazon on the occasion a friend comes to visit from the US.
Yes, you need to create small, tight stitches to prevent the stuffing from peeking through your toy. It’s recommended that you go down a size or two from what the yarn indicates. For example, I use a 2 mm hook with 4ply cotton yarn while the manufacturer recommends a 3 mm hook.
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Most of the patterns found on this site uses US terms.
Ravelry is a great source of free patterns.
I found Crochet Know How by Karen Adendorff to be quite useful in looking up specific stitches. That said, I often still watch a Youtube video when doing a new stitch for the first time and I mainly use the book as a refresher for stitches I’m familiar with.