Amineko is a combination of 2 words, Amigurumi and Neko, which means cat in Japanese.
Although restrictions in Singapore are gradually easing up, some of us may still be subjected to WFH arrangements. If you’re looking for a new hobby to keep you sane, try crochet! Aminekos were one of the first things I crocheted when I started and you can make them in 1 to 2 days depending on how large you make them, the larger ones might take 2-4 days to complete.
Follow the link below to get the FREE PATTERN and start working on your new favourite Amineko buddy!
A couple weeks back I was wrecking my brains trying to figure out what to gift to my niece who was turning 1, so I scoured through Pinterest and found a pattern for a “Sausage dog” designed by Michele Wilcox. I knew it’d be perfect since the body was perfect for tiny toddler hands!
Meet Sam the Dog!
I was a little skeptical about using such contrasting colors initially but I like how it turned out!
I can’t remember how long it took to complete, but you can definitely work this in under 3 hours.
If you are interested in the frames I used in this post, I got them from Scrappy Cocoa a long time back. I’m pretty sure you’ll still be able to find the set of 7 still available for (free) download, otherwise feel free to drop me an email and I’ll be glad to send you the digital files!
After swooning over pages filled with amigurumi cuties, I decided to give amigurumi a go. I can knit basics, I can crochet basics, so amigurumi shouldn’t be that hard (right?) But what should I try first? I was spoiled for choice because patterns are so readily available online, although the nicer ones would require you to fork out a couple of bucks. After scouring tons of amigurumi sites, I found a koala pattern which looked simple enough for an amateur. I managed to complete the pattern within a few hours, and the result was…
A little baby koala! Koko’s just a little shy…
…but loves hiding and playing amidst my wedding bridal bouquets! ♥
For those of you who would like to crochet a koala of your own, here’s the pattern!
Do note that if you’re using safety eyes, you’d want to thread them on around row 7, but if you’re using beads you can figure out the positioning when you’re all done. I used 8 ply Marvel wool and a 2.5mm crochet hook.
Pattern credit to Woman’s Day. See the original pattern here