Festival Amigurumi is here!
Festival Amigurumi is a celebration of our favourite type of crochet: small crocheted creatures and animals, also known as amigurumi (and, if you’re familiar with the Spin a Yarn Crochet blog, you know amigurumi is 100% my jam).
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Sewing Box Mag to participate in this event, along with dozens of incredible amigurumi artists around the world.
Each of the 30+ designers have designed an amigurumi pattern exclusively for the Festival Amigurumi collection, which is what makes this collection just so exciting, in my opinion! Everything is brand spanking new!
First up, you need to know that the Festival only runs from July 5th to July 15th. After that, these patterns will no longer be available (they may become available through the designers themselves later but not for many months and they will be at regular designer prices).
The collection has 30+ patterns and costs about $33 USD, working out to be about $1/pattern if you purchase the collection. So, it really is worth the buy even if you see only four or five patterns that you actually want to crochet; five patterns at regular price (around $7 or $8) would cost more than the entire collection!
The link will bring you to the Sewing Box Mag website, which is a Spanish magazine. However, the patterns are available in BOTH English and Spanish.
Here are some of the amazing, talented designers who contributed to the collection. I follow most of them on social media but thrilled to discover some of these artists were new to me as well! Feel free to give them a follow!
- Airali Design by Ilaria Caliri (@airali_gray on Instagram) – designed the chameleon.
- Amigurumei by Men Li (@amigurumei on IG) – designed the fairy.
- Amigurumi Food by Anneris Kondratas (@amigurumifood on IG) – designed the blue bento box.
- Amour Fou by Carla Mitrani (@amourfou_crochet on IG) – designed the rattles.
- Irene Strange by Irina (@irenestrange on IG) – designed the ladybug.
- La Crocheteria by Lita (@la_crocheteria on IG) – designed the doll in blue dress.
- Lemon Yarn by Andreia (@lemonyarncreations on IG) – designed the penguin.
- Ohana Craft by Carrie (and a fellow Canadian!) (@ohanacraft on IG) – designed the lemons.
AND SO MANY MORE. 😀
Finally, I want to give you some details on the pattern that I contributed to the Festival: the Chubby Elephant.
As usual, this pattern is worked in flat panels which are then joined together to give it that unique look. The Chubby Elephant pattern works brilliantly as a throw cushion for a little one’s nursery or bedroom; in a rocking chair or snuggled up on the bed. Since it has no safety eyes and uses silky soft velvet yarn, it is perfect for little hands. Of course, this pattern is totally customizable, so you absolutely *can* use safety eyes if you prefer, and can use any yarn you want. You can also use this cutie as a wall hanging!
Another aspect of the customizability is the colour work. The pattern includes instructions for the elephant with or without stripes, so the details are totally up to you.
I cannot wait to see all of the Festival Amigurumi makes popping up in my feed! Don’t forget to use the #festivalamigurumi hashtag for your finished pieces and progress pics!
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