“Loaf” Pug Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

“Loaf” Pug Dog Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I love the shape of pugs. That little loaf body and itty bitty legs is just too much! I set out to develop a simple and quick pug amigurumi pattern that epitomizes that adorable loaf shape. But I soon realized that all animals are cuter in loaf form. By changing up the yarn colour, and a few changes here and there, you can loaf-mode any creature. Below I have the instructions for the loaf pug. However, I would LOVE to see your creative loaf pets made from this pattern. Comment below or Read more
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Koopa Shell Amigurumi Pattern

Koopa Shell Amigurumi Pattern

I have been playing a LOT of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and I'm finding that I often have to keep my road rage in check. To do that, I developed this pattern for the Koopa shells that you can use as items in the game to launch at your opponents. But now you can make your own and launch them at your real-life rivals! Before releasing the pattern, several crocheters offered to test it and offer tips and tricks for making the Koopa shell. Many thanks to Gretchen (@industriousowl), Lilly (@lillyhaekelfee), Read more
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Sea Turtle Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Sea Turtle Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

I was very lucky to receive some Paintbox Cotton Aran yarn sent to me from LoveCrochet.com and I'm stoked to be collaborating with them by designing a Sea Turtle amigurumi with the Paintbox yarn. The colours on top from the left: Sailor Blue (col. 640), Dolphin Blue (col. 637), Royal Blue (col.641). The colours on the bottom from the left: Sky Blue (col. 639), Duck Egg Blue (col. 636). The colours of the Paintbox yarns are beautifully vibrant. Crocheting with the yarn feels smooth in your Read more
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How to Change Colours in Crochet

How to Change Colours in Crochet

When I first started crocheting amigurumi, I tended to avoid patterns that required changing colour because I didn't know how to do it properly. I figured that you would just drop whatever colour you were working with and start crocheting with the new colour but I would end up with a line of the previous colour above my new stitch. After a bit of frustration and experimenting, I discovered that making a seamless transition from one colour to another is actually pretty simple. If changing colour Read more
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The Crochet Wildlife Guide Book

The Crochet Wildlife Guide Book

I am incredibly excited to announce that my book, The Crochet Wildlife Guide, has now been released! This book was a project that my co-author, Jeff Wiehler, and I have been working on over the past year. It feels so surreal to be holding a book that we made together. We dedicated so much time and effort into developing book but it was all worth it. Part of the motivation for writing this book was my desire to draw in new people to the craft of crochet and amigurumi. I want to show people, Read more
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Free Pikachu Crochet Pattern

Free Pikachu Crochet Pattern

Are you having trouble catching yourself a Pikachu in the wild? Grab a hook and some yarn and crochet your own with this free Pikachu crochet pattern! Make sure you check out my other patterns as well for my other Pokemon crochet designs! Read more
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Free Easter Bunny Crochet Pattern

Free Easter Bunny Crochet Pattern

It's getting close to Easter season! I always get egg-stremely egg-cited for the egg-scuse to egg-sersise egg-ceptionally egg-stravagant egg puns! Go ahead, egg me on! Okay, no more yolks. ūüôā To celebrate Easter, amigurumi-style, you can crochet up this little guy with my free Easter Bunny pattern. Hoppy Easter! I hope you have an egg-cellent holiday! Materials: worsted weight yarn of any color for the main body (I used Bernat Super Value) pink worsted weight yarn for the nose Read more
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Free Mew Crochet Pattern

Free Mew Crochet Pattern

The original Pokemon Red and Blue games are being released on Nintendo's 3DS eShop later this month to celebrate Pokemon's 20 year anniversary. I can't believe it's been that long since I played Blue for the first time, picking my new Squirtle buddy, lovingly named Franklin, and setting foot on my Pokemon adventure. I remember the days when Pokemon rumours ran rampant on the playground and I was a dumb, gullible kid thinking that it was possible to find and capture a Mew by trying to move the Read more
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Pikachu – An Exhibit of My Developing Crochet Skills

Pikachu – An Exhibit of My Developing Crochet Skills

I taught myself how to crochet three years ago out of necessity. The necessity being that I needed a finishing touch for a Halloween costume. It is no surprise to anybody that knows me that I love Pokémon. And it is also no surprise to anybody that knows me that, at age 25, I would still unapologetically dress up as Ash Ketchum for Halloween. I am also a chronic procrastinator and three days before Halloween, I did not have a Pikachu to go along with my costume. It would be an egregious crime Read more
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Welcome to Sir Purl Grey!

I have been crocheting amigurumi for a few years now but up until now, I don't feel like I've been documenting and keeping track of my projects particularly well. I post pictures of my finished projects regularly on Instagram (@sirpurlgrey) but my design process isn't explained for those who would like to know. My followers don't see the thought process and all of the experimentation behind my designs, and I decided that I needed an avenue to present it. My intentions for this website/blog is Read more
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