One of my favourite discoveries through the 100 Day Project was Irene Strange, who has been sharing a photo every day of her process in designing new amigurumi patterns. Her animals are so expressive, but it’s also fascinating seeing how the toys come together through experimentation. All the animals are available as patterns so you can make one yourself.
Percy The Squid was my personal favourite from the 100 Day Project with his giant eyes, posable arms and colourful details. This photo is so cute too!
I’m really not ready for winter but Little Penguin Pip looks so cuddly. It’s made with a fluffy yarn so you get the softness of a plush with the texture of crochet.
If you prefer something useful, this unicorn is actually a foldaway string bag! It’s perfect for hanging on a bag or popping in your pocket for grocery shopping. They would make great gifts too.
Or if you’re a bit more experienced with amigurumi and sewing, Lola the Ladybird is a cute little coin purse.
And finally, who can resist a rainbow dinosaur! I would love to see Horace the Stegosaurus in a range of different rainbow colours – you could really have a lot of fun with this.
All the amigurumi patterns are digital downloads so you can start making them straight away. Check out the Irene Strange Etsy shop to see all the designs.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.