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California Blog Meet Up

We are back from our wonderful vacation in California!  We had so much fun attending the Anime Expo, going to Disneyland, and stuffing ourselves with delicious food.  One of the highlights of this trip was the blog meet-up that my fellow amigurumi artist Jo (of “A Morning Cup of Jo Creations”) and I organized to meet other crochet enthusiasts!  

We ended up holding this get-together in the very peaceful and beautiful Schabarum Park in Rowland Heights.  Some people who were interested in coming to the meet-up ended up not being able to make it since it was during the very busy Independence Day long weekend.  Others were attending the last day of Anime Expo or the location was a little too far out of Los Angeles for them.  We ended up with a smaller group, but this made the meet-up more intimate and personal which I really enjoyed!

Jo had the brilliant idea of having a handmade pin exchange so that we crafters could prepare something for the meet-up and come away with a variety of pins!  It was a lot of fun seeing what everybody made, from hand-stitched pins to cute crocheted stars!  Can you guess which one Jo made (it’s very reflective of her company name)?

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For our pin, Ryan and I ended up making this little yarn ball and crochet hook that resembles my logo!  I’ll do a full step-by-step blog post on the making of this pin so that you can make one for yourself if you’re interested!

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It was great meeting in the park because Myla could run around and be free!  She also really enjoyed looking at all the handmade pins and examining each of them!

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Being naturally introverted, I was both nervous and excited for the meet-up.  I enjoy talking with people one-on-one and was unsure how the larger group setting would be like.  Jo actually brought some board games and yarn, but we ended up just chatting for most of the time!  It felt very casual and relaxed as we talked about when we all started to crochet, how we got started, and traveling in general. Ryan is very extroverted so he really enjoyed the large group setting and getting to know everyone!

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It’s rare that we get to really sit down and talk with people when we travel (besides just chatting with people in passing), so it was wonderful being able to get to know some new people as well as meeting on-line friends in real life!  Despite our geographical differences, I thought it was so neat how our love of crochet and crafting united us all together.  We all came from different occupations, backgrounds and experiences, but our passion for crochet was such a unifying factor that helped lead us into other topics of conversation easily.  We had a good laugh about how there is no need for chunky cowls, hats and scarves in California since it’s always so sunny and beautiful there (as opposed to the frigid Canadian winters we experience).  

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Here are all the people who took time out of their busy schedules to meet up with Jo and I!  Love all the big smiles :)  We want to thank each and every person who came!  You made our trip to California very memorable, and it was so surreal meeting people who read my blog!  I know there were some of you who really wanted to come but were unable to for various reasons- we apologize that the timing couldn’t work out, but we hope we can meet you in the future!

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Besides Jo and I, there were two other crafters who have blogs!  Check out Amanda's “Crystal Panda" HERE (and photo credit to her for the last two photos of the collage below) and Peng's “Yarn Treasures" HERE!  I also want to give a shout-out to my brother Corey who came along with us on this trip (he’s a big Anime fan) and helped us take care of Myla so much, including at this meet up!

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Jo is such a talented artist who is also very passionate about her education and teaching!  She is very inspiring, and I am so happy that I could finally meet her in person after connecting with her for the past few years.  Thank you for helping me organize this meet-up, Jo!

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I am excited to share more about our trip to California, especially the Anime Expo!  We took a lot of photos of our cosplaying, and I can’t wait to show you what our experience was like!  Thanks again to those who came to the meet-up, and I really hope I can meet more of you in the future!

Today I am being featured over on “Little Things Blogged”, a wonderful crochet blog by Tanya from Greece!  Tanya’s blog is full of beautiful photos and free patterns, and she has regular posts such as “The Yarn Over List”, in which she shares links to lovely crochet projects that she’s found.  I love perusing her blog for inspiration!  I am featured in her series called “Untangling Yarn with…”, in which she gets to know fellow yarn crafters!  Head on over to her blog to read my feature HERE and learn a little bit more about me!  Thanks, Tanya!

Today I am being featured over on “Little Things Blogged”, a wonderful crochet blog by Tanya from Greece!  Tanya’s blog is full of beautiful photos and free patterns, and she has regular posts such as “The Yarn Over List”, in which she shares links to lovely crochet projects that she’s found.  I love perusing her blog for inspiration!  I am featured in her series called “Untangling Yarn with…”, in which she gets to know fellow yarn crafters!  Head on over to her blog to read my feature HERE and learn a little bit more about me!  Thanks, Tanya!

New Blog Redesign

Hey everyone!  Notice anything different around here?  As I mentioned a couple of months ago, I’ve been trying to revamp my blog and make it more unique and reflective of my own style!  I’m so excited to show you my newly updated blog and explain the process behind it!

I started “All About Ami" about three and a half years ago on tumblr, and I remember I was so excited to choose a blog template back then.  I ended up going with "Royal Ribbon”, a free template by Simon Fletcher designed in 2010, and I loved the clean grey and pink theme that looked very classy.  However, as time went on, I wished that I had a sidebar, and I found out that this could not be implemented easily if it was not a part of the theme.  I also came across many others who used the exact same theme as me, so I didn’t feel very unique!  I was itching to redesign my blog but it always seemed so daunting, especially for someone with very limited html knowledge!

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A couple of months ago I started looking into different tumblr themes to see what was out there.  I really wanted to stick with tumblr since it has been such a supportive community for me, but I was a bit dismayed that there seemed to be fewer options for blog templates and customization options compared to Blogspot or Wordpress.  However, I came across a tumblr theme that I really liked called “Atlantic Noir" designed by Style Hatch.  It’s a premium theme ($49) that allows for a lot of customization options.  I loved how it had the traditional blog look with the sidebar.  Ontop of that, Jonathan Moore, the founder and creative director of Style Hatch, was extremely quick and responsive to all my e-mails, so this gave me the confidence to go ahead with this theme since I knew I would have support!  This is what the default “Atlantic Noir” theme looks like:

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I purchased “Atlantic Noir” over the weekend, and I didn’t know that it would be implemented right away!  My heart skipped a beat and I tried to revert back to my old “Royal Ribbon” theme but alas, I could not find it as I do not think it is available anymore.  Trying not to panic, I quickly tried to work on all the changes little by little.  I actually started feeling nostalgic and missed my old template since I had used it for 3.5 years!  Thank goodness I had taken some screenshots last week so I could remember what it looked like!  If you visited my blog on Saturday evening, you may have seen some wonky things happening!  I changed the font and colours, deleted some items from the sidebar, and added my own background (check out “michLgstudios" on Etsy HERE for some beautiful blog backgrounds).  I was still waiting for my final graphics, so this is what my blog looked like without the header and welcome button:

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I hired Leonora of “Yellow Heart Art" to design my header, logo and buttons.  I love her work (check out her Etsy store HERE and her blog HERE) and am so happy with how everything turned out.  I wanted to have a pink, grey and gold colour palette as I think it looks very pretty and classy!  Below you can see how adding the header and welcome button changes so much!

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For my logo, I really wanted to incorporate a crochet hook and a ball of yarn.  I love what Leonora designed and how the strand of yarn is in the shape of a heart!  We also added some gold leaves to help frame the logo and tie in the colour scheme.

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For my header, I wanted to include a subheader/tagline saying “a crochet blog" in case people didn’t know what "All About Ami" was about!  The little sideways hearts also represent crochet stitches (like the ‘v’s consisting of a front and back loop) and I love how Leonora included them in the header and in my welcome button too!

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I wanted to have some sort of welcome button that also introduced myself in case people don’t click my “About Me” tab!  Many people still think my name is “Ami”, haha.  We’ve been meaning to take a new profile pic, but we haven’t had the time!  I’ll add an updated one once we’ve taken it :)

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Leonora also made these pretty pink social media buttons on my “Contact" page!  They’re actually not functional yet but I’m hoping they will be soon!

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I have had so much fun trying to redesign my blog and I am incredibly happy with how it has turned out!  I think it has an airy and elegant feel to it and is definitely more reflective of my style.  It’s been fun putting our own touches on it so now it does not look like any other blog!  I wanted to extend a big thank you to Leonora and Jonathan for all their help, and also to Ryan who has helped me envision this along the way!  There are still changes to be made, but I’m excited with how it’s coming along.  I would LOVE to hear your feedback about what you think of this new redesign!  Thanks so much for all your support throughout the years!

Blog Updates

Hey everyone!  I wanted to let you know about some changes that I have been making to the blog!  Firstly, I have added a “Frequently Asked Questions" tab in the navigation bar above as people tend to ask similar questions…I thought it would be nice to compile all the questions and answers in an area so that everyone could benefit!  Check it out HERE.  I will keep updating this page with more questions that come along!

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 I also added a “Community" tab to explain what my "Crochet Corner" series is all about and how you can be a part of it!  Check it out HERE!

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These next updates might be useful if you yourself have a blog or if you frequently print items on the internet:

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  1. I’ve added a feature called “Link Within" that shows related stories from my blog archive under each post.  All you have to do is add a free simple widget to your html and you are set!  Find out more about “Link WithinHERE!
  2. I’ve also added a “Print" button under each blog post which was developed by a site called "PrintFriendly”.  They format web pages for free by removing ads and navigation so that they are easier to print, allowing you to save paper and ink.  You can check out the PrintFriendly site HERE and print to your heart’s content :)  This also means that you can now more easily print any blog post of mine (such as crochet patterns) by hitting the “Print" button found at the bottom of the post.  Once you hit the button, you are given options to also print it as a PDF, e-mail it to yourself, manually remove any images you would like, and change the text size.  It’s also very easy to install the “PrintFriendly” widget if you’re interested in it for your own blog too!

You may have also noticed that I now have a google ad on my page!  I never started my blog with the hopes of making any money as I simply wanted to chronicle and document all of my crochet projects.  People often ask me if I am interested in starting my own store and selling my creations so that I can make money from my passion for crochet.  I know that I would grow tired of crocheting the same item over and over and I might get bogged down with orders.  Providing content for the blog takes a lot of time and effort and I know that if I were to start a store, I would not be able to focus and devote as much time to doing what I love: blogging.  I have also thought about perhaps charging for my patterns but I really did appreciate the free patterns that I came across when I first started making amigurumi, and I loved how it was accessible for everyone.  I know people are very appreciative of my free patterns and I am happy to be able to provide them!

It never even crossed my mind to begin monetizing the blog, but as I did some reading, it was inspiring to see that many bloggers out there are living the dream and making a living on their blogs!  I am a newbie to all of this, but I asked some of my friends who run successful blogs for advice and did some research into google ads and ad agencies.  I think it’s amazing how I can continue doing what I love doing but also earn some money along the way.  Being able to cover my cost of materials (as you can imagine, I buy a lot of yarn), web hosting fees, postage for when I send packages and prizes, and just being able to give back with revenue from the blog will be amazing.  And so, thanks for your understanding as you might see more ads appearing on the blog and occasionally Amazon affiliate links to products that I blog about (I’ll let you know when I do)!  If you ever see something wonky on the blog it’s probably because I’m trying to edit the html and figure everything out as I go along :)  I’m also in the process of redesigning my blog layout, so I am very excited for that!

Thank you for being such loyal readers and providing me with the viewership where I am able to earn some money doing what I love!

3 Year Blogiversary & GIVEAWAY [CLOSED}

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This week I am celebrating my 3 Year Blogiversary!  I can’t believe it’s been three years since I wrote my first blog post, and as each year goes by, it continues to amaze me that I have this outlet to share my creativity and crochet projects with you all!  Some of the highlights from this past year include being featured in the premiere issue of "Simply Crochet" magazine, and winning 1st place in the “Design/Home/DIY/Craft” category of the Canadian "2013 Made in Blog Awards"!  I also really enjoyed putting together the “Amigurumi & Crochet Blog Directory" where I learned about so many fellow crochet artists around the world!  

Thank you to my readers who have followed and supported me throughout the years, and welcome to my new readers as well!  It always warms my heart and brings a smile to my face every time I receive an encouraging comment or e-mail, and it is my honour that I have provided some inspiration on your crocheting and crafting journeys!  

330 posts, 7780 Facebook fans, 970 Twitter followers, 2804 Instagram followers and 10 780 Tumblr followers later, here we are!  To thank all of you for your support, we are hosting a BIG GIVEAWAY!  I have been collecting items throughout the year that I have loved, and one lucky person will WIN THEM ALL!  I purchased all of the items in this BIG PRIZE which include:

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(1) Mikaylove Double Wrap Bracelet in Olive (read about my Mikaylove jewelry here)

(2) “Keep Calm and Carry Yarn” pendant and necklace by “Pieces of Me Pendants" (read about it here)

(3) 2.75 mm Clover Amour Crochet Hook (read about my hooks here)

(4) Big Dark Brown Wood Button by AnnyMayCraftSupplies [2” or 50 mm] (perfect for crocheted cowls and similar to the one I used here)

(5) Clover Stitch Markers (see mine here)

In order to win this big prize, you will need to answer the questions below correctly by going through the Archive and different pages of my blog!  I will make a list of people who have answered all the questions correctly and randomly draw a winner from that list.  Below are the questions:

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(1) What was my very first original amigurumi design?

(2) What was the title of my very first blog post?

(3) About how old was I when I first started crocheting?

(4) What size crochet hook do I like to use for most of my amigurumi?

(5) In the “Amigurumi & Crochet Blog Directory” that I compiled, how many blogs are from South America?

BONUS: What is my favourite video game?  [Your name will be entered twice if you get all of the above questions correct as well as the bonus!]

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Please E-MAIL me your answers by sending an e-mail to {all_about_ami@hotmail.com} with the subject heading “3 Year Giveaway Answers”.  Do NOT write your answers in the comments below since everyone will be able to see them!  If you would like, you can leave a comment below saying that you have entered the contest after you send your e-mail so that I can verify that I have received your response in case some e-mails end up in my junk folder!

This contest is open worldwide and will close on Sunday, January 19th at 8 PM, MST.  If you are under 18, please ask your parents’ permission before entering.  Check back on Monday, January 20th to see who the winner is and what the correct answers are!  Good luck, and I can’t wait to receive your responses and choose a winner!

[NOTE: This giveaway is now CLOSED!  Congrats to Dominique who is our big winner!]

Hey everyone!  Remember a while back when I asked you to help vote for me in the “Made in Blog Awards”?  Well, the results were announced recently and I was astonished that we actually placed FIRST in the “Design/Home/DIY/Craft" category!!!  My heart skipped a beat and I honestly did not expect to come first, especially given the other beautiful home and design blogs I was up against.  It feels so surreal and I am very proud to represent the crafting and crochet community in these awards!  

I want to extend a deep and heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you around the world who voted for me (especially from multiple devices!) to help get me into the Top Ten- I could not have done it without you!  We did this together!  Thank you so much to the jurors who scored my blog so highly and to the people behind “Made in Blog" who strive to highlight and showcase Canadian blogs in different categories.  Thank you to Ryan for being my official photographer, my number one fan and for always providing me so much love, encouragement and support- we were both so shocked and humbled when we heard the news, and it’s amazing going through this together!  I continue to thank God that I have this crochet blog to connect with you all and showcase my work.  If you had told 10-year-old me that I would be crafting, crocheting little stuffed animals and blogging with my husband as an adult, I would never have believed it!  I cannot thank everyone enough!!!  Much love 

P.S. The results of the Ninjamatics 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards were also just announced on the weekend and I placed THIRD in the “Art, Crafting & Photography" category!  Thank you for this recognition, and once again I am happy to represent the only crafting blog in this category :)

Hey everyone!  Could you please do me a big favour and click on this link HERE to vote for me in the "Made in Blog" Awards?  All you have to do is click the “+1” as no registration is required and you can only vote once!  These special awards are promoting Canadian bloggers and the top ten blogs as voted by the readers will move onto the finale where a jury will choose the winners in each category!  I would really appreciate your support and I thank you in advance!
P.S.  We have been LOVING all the creative entries to help name our bears (click here to see their sneak peek)!  It’s going to be hard choosing their names!  Stay tuned next week to learn more about them and to make your very own :D

Hey everyone!  Could you please do me a big favour and click on this link HERE to vote for me in the "Made in Blog" Awards?  All you have to do is click the “+1” as no registration is required and you can only vote once!  These special awards are promoting Canadian bloggers and the top ten blogs as voted by the readers will move onto the finale where a jury will choose the winners in each category!  I would really appreciate your support and I thank you in advance!

P.S.  We have been LOVING all the creative entries to help name our bears (click here to see their sneak peek)!  It’s going to be hard choosing their names!  Stay tuned next week to learn more about them and to make your very own :D

When I first started making amigurumi, I googled “amigurumi blogs" to see what other people were doing with this exquisite craft, to get tips, and to just connect with others who were interested in the same thing that I was interested in.  There weren’t that many back then, but I enjoyed whatever I came across!  Now that I’ve been blogging for a few years, I’ve been able to connect with and reach many people around the world! 
And so, it is now my pleasure to present to you this directory of amigurumi and crochet blogs!  When I first asked people to send me their blogs, I honestly was expecting maybe 30-40 comments….little did I realize that there were sooo many bloggers out there, with over 180 people responding!  It’s been fun for me to pop by all your blogs and see what you all have been working on!
Take some time to look around, comment, and connect with fellow crocheters!  It’s amazing how the internet can bring us all together and make the world a whole lot smaller :)  In an effort to organize this very long list, I have divided up the blogs by geographical region and then alphabetically within each region.  Maybe you’ll discover some fellow crocheters who live near you!  Please let me know if anything needs to be changed or if I have left anyone out.  Feel free to add your own blog information (name, where you’re from and url) in the comments below in case you missed my first call for amigurumi and crochet blogs as I will continue to update this list!
NORTH AMERICA
A is for Amigurumi by Stephanie from Idaho, USA
A Common Thread by Stefanie from Brooklyn, NY, USA
A Morning Cup of Jo by Josphine from Los Angeles, USA
ACCROchet by Julie from Montreal, Canada
ACraftyDay by Cristina from California, USA
All About Ami by Stephanie from Alberta, Canada
Allo Maman Blabla by Anne from French Canada
Ami Ami Creations by Jess from Northern Virginia, USA
Ami Amore by Denae from Michigan, USA
Amigurumi Anonymous by Rinne from Virginia, USA
Amigurumi Obsession by Shannon from Northern California, USA
Amigurumi To Go by Sharon from Canada
Anna Belle’s Wagon by Lydia from the USA
Ana Paula’s Amigurumi Patterns & Random Cuteness by Ana Paula from New Jersey, USA
Ask the Hooker by Tess from Virginia, USA
Atomic Ami by Eli and Bel from Toronto, Canada
Beatrice Ryan Designs by Elena from Mt Shasta, California, USA
Becca’s Crafting Space by Becca from NYC, USA
Bechi Crochet by Beatriz from Guatemala
Bella’s Custom Crochets by Isabella from Washington, USA
Berrysprite by Holly from Hawaii, USA
Bridge on the River Kawaii by Erin from California, USA
Bruno Crochet by Isabel from Guadalajara, Mexico
Capitaine-Crochet by Amanda from the USA
Capitaine Crochet from Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Craftybegonia by Clotilde from the USA
Chromo Crochet by CC from the USA
Chucks for Chancho by Monica from California, USA
Corlista by Savannah from Oklahoma, USA
cRAfterChick by Niki from Florida, USA
Craft Notes by Virginia from Canada
Crafty is Cool by Allison from Texas, USA
Crochet Every Day by Megan from California, USA
Crochet Fifi by Renee from Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
Crochetapy by Stephanie from Ontario, Canada
Crocheting the Day Away by Mary from South Dakota, USA
Dash of Yarn by Xin from the USA
Fiber AI by Angela from Kansas, USA
Figuring Out Life by Lauren from the USA
Fresh Stitches by Stacey from New York, USA
Golden Jelly Bean by Nikki from California, USA
Habitual Homebody by Alycia from Pennsylvania, USA
Hitching’s Stitchings by Amanda from Canada
Hooked on Yarn Cake by Courtney from Ottawa, Canada
Hooks ‘n’ Games by Heather from Alberta, Canada
Insert Crochet Pun Here by Katie from the USA
ItsACuttleFish by Kat from the USA
Jennybeartm by Jenny(bear) from California, USA
Jennygurumi by Ohio, USA
Kat’s Creations by Kat from Arizona, USA
Keykuma by Britteney from Los Angeles, USA
Knot Yo Grandma by Robyn from California, USA
Knotty Forests by Charlie from New Jersey, USA
La Vie Est Belle by Tabitha from Los Angeles, USA
Little Coy Fish by V from the USA
Little Muggles by Amy from Northern California, USA
Lollipops and Rainbows by Koko from Florida, USA
LPCrochet by Jen from Colorado, USA
Mandarin CuppyCakes by Manda from Sunnyvale, USA
Meet Make Laugh by Haley, Cindy and Steph from Vancouver, Canada
Mei Li Studios by Sarah from Arizona, USA
Mithflower Amigurumi by Alexandra from California, USA
Mohu Store from Canada/South Africa
Momomints by M & S from Vancouver, Canada
My Life With Yarn by Monica from New Jersey, USA
My Northern Cottage View by Jackie from Alaska, USA
Nana’s Kollection by Jing from New York City, USA
Needles and Hooks and Books, Oh My! by Mary from Michigan, USA
Nerdigurumi by Emjay from Canada
Nikki’s World by Nikki from Canada
Panda Loves Ami by Amanda from California, USA
Peachy Keen Crochet by JP by Erin from Illinois, USA
Pinkception by Amelia from California (Indonesia)
Planet Yarn by Makayla from Chicago, USA
Plus 3 Crochet by Casey from Canada
Pocketful of Yarn by Viv from Canada
Rag Princess Sews by Chelsie from Washington, USA
Ramen Needles by Kelley from South Carolina, USA
Repeat Crafter Me by Sarah from Oregon, USA
Roxycraft by Tamie from California, USA
S.E. Madcrafter by Sarah from the USA
Simply Sweet Creations by Pauleen from Mexico City
Spool of Sunshine by Anna from California, USA
Stephie’s Corner by Stephanie from California, USA
Stitch Em by Emma from Ontario, Canada
Studio J Crochet by Jenny from Virginia/California, USA
Suburban Fiber Crafts by Tatianna from Arizona, USA
The Crochet Dork by Leo from the USA
The Grinning Piglet by Tina from Massachusetts, USA
Twig & String by Steph from California, USA
Twinkie Chan from San Francisco, USA
Unwrappingmommy by Tiffany from Dayton, Ohio, USA
Wolfdreamer by Linda from Texas, USA
Yarn Bomb My Life by Samantha from Maryland, USA
Yarn Obsessions by Stephanie from Ohio, USA
Yarn Treasures by Peng from Los Angeles, USA
Yarnicorn & Friends Crochet by Tomi from Iowa, USA
YarnRunnethOver by Crista from Nebraska, USA
SOUTH AMERICA
Balaio de Tigre Artesanato by Lygia from Brazil
Entra La Lana Y El Crochet by Claudia from Chile
Hablemos de Sawa by Andrea from Chile
La Casita de María Nancy by María Nancyfrom Argentina
La Oveja Business byMarceline from Chile
Mia’s Atelier by Ana Amélia (aka Miahandcrafter) from Brazil
Reina Merenguela by Ayelen from Argentina
Une Grenouille Rouge by Emilie from French Guyana
EUROPE
à voire etc. by Christelle from France
Amélie pas Poulain by Amélie from France
AmiCrafter by Kat from Estonia
Amigurumi En Catala by Anna from Barcelona, Spain
Amigurumi készítése lépésről lépésre from Hungary
Amigurumi Lotus&Koi Handmade by Fabiana from Italy
Amigurumi Wizard by Peter from the Netherlands
Amiguruthi by Ruth from Yorkshire, England
Amygurumy by Amy from France
Annaboo’s House by Sarah from England
Annisbee by Sabine from France
Buddy Rumi by Ana from Portugal
Caxigalinas by María from Spain
Chantals Creations by Chantal from the Netherlands
Charlottes sofahjørne by Charlotte from Denmark
Chity Soy Yo from Ireland/Uruguay
Crafteando, que es gerundio by Jenny from Spain
Crafty Queen by Carmen from Holland
Creatively Inclined by Amy from England
Crochet Addicts Anonymous and CrochetAngel500 by Shelly from the UK
Crochet Fan by Patri from Spain
Crochetadas by Vanessa and Gemma from Barcelona, Spain
Crochetime by Natasja from England
Crochetnanigans by Lydia from the Netherlands
Diary of a Stamp-a-holic by Nicole from the Netherlands
De wereld van Mejuffrouw B by Suss from the Netherlands
Dendennis by Dennis from Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Ed & Co. Hand Made by Edwige from Paris, France
Een Mooi Momentje by Jacqueline from the Netherlands
El blog de Gallimelmas e Imaginancias by Mel from Spain
Epsiej by Esther from the Netherlands
Fox in Socks Crochet by Embi from the UK
Funny Amigurumi by Pebie Crochet by Helena from Spain
Hamagurumi from Spain
Handmade by  Ülkü from Germany
Hannah Ackroyd by Hannah from Yorkshire, UK
Hooked on Crochet by Dorien from Belgium
IMJansen by Irene from the Netherlands
Itsy Bitsy Ami by Andreea from Romania
Jessica’s Handmade by Jessica from Germany
Kawaii Cloud by Pati from Spain
KeChulo by Lourdes from Spain
Kerook by Kerook from Italy
Kittelisa by Elisa from Seville, Spain
Kleine Dinge mit Herz by Kleine from Germany
Knitting Amigurumi by Yulia from Russia
Kraft Coch by Marisa from Malaga, Spain
Kumakuma by Desirée from Spain
L’Atelier de Vekao by Virgine from France
La Carmelita by Carmen from Spain
Lanukas by Lucía from Barcelona, Spain
Las Alas de Julia by Patricia from Muria, Spain
Le Crochet de Pandore by Julie from France
Learn to Crochet: Crochet gif tutorials by CG from the UK
Leena’s Cakes and Crafts by Leena from the UK
Loopsan by San from the UK
Maaikoe by Maaike from the Netherlands
Made by Mriek by Mriek from the Netherlands
Madres Hiperactivas by Ana from Spain
Magnetic Mary by Mary from the Canary Islands, Spain
Maskotkowo Male by Marta from Poland
Misie, krolisie i przyjaciele by Ania from Poland
Miss Neriss by Nerissa from Holland
Miwserier by Marie from Denmark
MrsBrownMakes from Norwich, UK
My Red Wellies by Emma from Scotland
MysteriousCats by Ana from the UK
Nanaliciouz by Nana from Germany
Natty Crafts by Sofia from Portugal
OhhMyCuteness Amigurumi by Anja from Holland
Oh Villo by Cristina from Barcelona, Spain
Olann World by Amaia from Spain
OMG Kawaii-gurumi by Mika from Germany
Passionfyre Crafts by Tamica from the UK
Peal et Gun Créations by Noëlline from France
Pepika by Sanda from Bosnia and Herzegovina
PequiCosas by Ana from Spain/Switzerland
Petite Maille by Fannie from France
Puikkoillen, koukkuillen by Memma from Finland
Purple Frog by Damaris from Europe
Revolution by Revlie from the Netherlands
(Ri)Creare by Donatella from Italy
Rose Coton by Nybellune from France
Sonja’s Weblog by Sonja from Germany
Srta Laborcita by Srta from Spain
Studio Ami by Sylvia from Edinburgh, Scotland
Tamara’s Blog by Tamara from the Netherlands
Tangled Llama by Jess from England
The Crocheting Andreas by Andrea & Andrea from Germany
The Sun and the Turtle Amigurumi by Jenn and John from Finland
The Wandering Deer by Vivika from Greece
Threading Along by Jaqueline from the Netherlands
Threading on Rainbows by Francy from Italy/England
Trasterín by Rocío from Spain
Tsukeeno’s by Raichely from Spain
Un Bout d’Ficelle by Sophie from Belgium
Wallace Handknit by Emma from Denmark/Scotland
Ylvas hörna by Ylvas from Sweden
Zjizjipke from Belgium
ASIA
Amigurumei by Mei from Malaysia
Atashi by Nissa from Malaysia
Crafty Guild by Rhea from the Philippines
Desa Boneka by Cindy from Indonesia
HookSANDYarns by Sandy from Singapore
Iejha Ajha by Ijha from Indonesia
Izumi Shop by Mira from Malaysia
Kawaii Cuteness by Yaney from Singapore
Little Yarn Friends by Rachel from Singapore
Me Craft Teen by Halima from Kuwait
MissElayneous Things by Layne from the Philippines
Monkastore by Yanti from Indonesia
Safety Eyes Manila by Bogee from the Philippines
ShiDei CHIS by Devina from Indonesia
Stuff Susie Made by Susie from Singapore
Sweet N’ Cute Creations’ Amigurumis by Shannen from the Philippines
Tales of Twisted Fibers by Serah from Kathmandu
The Eco Nook by Rio from Manila, the Philippines
***For a list of Japanese blogs, click HERE
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Amie’s Ami by Amie from New Zealand
Crafterzan by Suzanne from New Zealand
Completely Hooked by Sheree Forcier from Australia
Drawn and Hooked by Rachel from Sydney, Australia
Hopeful Honey by Olivia from Australia
I Like to Make Things Sometimes by Mahala from Australia
Kamifish from Australia
Oh Deerlette by Renee from Adelaide, Australia
Stitchy n Crafty is ME by Amanda from Sydney, Australia
AFRICA
Planet June by June from South Africa

When I first started making amigurumi, I googled “amigurumi blogs" to see what other people were doing with this exquisite craft, to get tips, and to just connect with others who were interested in the same thing that I was interested in.  There weren’t that many back then, but I enjoyed whatever I came across!  Now that I’ve been blogging for a few years, I’ve been able to connect with and reach many people around the world! 

And so, it is now my pleasure to present to you this directory of amigurumi and crochet blogs!  When I first asked people to send me their blogs, I honestly was expecting maybe 30-40 comments….little did I realize that there were sooo many bloggers out there, with over 180 people responding!  It’s been fun for me to pop by all your blogs and see what you all have been working on!

Take some time to look around, comment, and connect with fellow crocheters!  It’s amazing how the internet can bring us all together and make the world a whole lot smaller :)  In an effort to organize this very long list, I have divided up the blogs by geographical region and then alphabetically within each region.  Maybe you’ll discover some fellow crocheters who live near you!  Please let me know if anything needs to be changed or if I have left anyone out.  Feel free to add your own blog information (name, where you’re from and url) in the comments below in case you missed my first call for amigurumi and crochet blogs as I will continue to update this list!

NORTH AMERICA

SOUTH AMERICA

EUROPE

ASIA

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

AFRICA

I love reading blogs and getting glimpses into the minds and creativity of people from all over the world!  However, there are so many blogs out there that it sometimes can be difficult to discover them.  And so, I thought it would be a great idea to compile a list of blogs for us all to peruse!  
If you have an amigurumi or a crochet blog, please leave a comment below stating your name, where you’re from (city or country) and what your url is!  Please leave a comment even if I already know about your blog so that I don’t accidentally forget to include it!  I will compile them into a future blog post so that we can connect with other like-minded individuals who share the same hobbies and passions as us!  Feel free to also mention what your favourite crochet and amigurumi blogs are so that others can discover them too!

I love reading blogs and getting glimpses into the minds and creativity of people from all over the world!  However, there are so many blogs out there that it sometimes can be difficult to discover them.  And so, I thought it would be a great idea to compile a list of blogs for us all to peruse!  

If you have an amigurumi or a crochet blog, please leave a comment below stating your name, where you’re from (city or country) and what your url is!  Please leave a comment even if I already know about your blog so that I don’t accidentally forget to include it!  I will compile them into a future blog post so that we can connect with other like-minded individuals who share the same hobbies and passions as us!  Feel free to also mention what your favourite crochet and amigurumi blogs are so that others can discover them too!

I have some exciting news to share with you all!  “All About Ami" has been awarded 3rd place in the Ninjamatics’ 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards for Crafting :)  This is our first major award and Ryan and I were thrilled to hear the news yesterday! Thanks for your love, support and constant feedback about our work, and we are incredibly thankful to God for the opportunity to express our creativity and love of crafting through this blog!  Check out the list of winners and some other great Canadian blogs HERE!

I have some exciting news to share with you all!  “All About Ami" has been awarded 3rd place in the Ninjamatics’ 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards for Crafting :)  This is our first major award and Ryan and I were thrilled to hear the news yesterday! Thanks for your love, support and constant feedback about our work, and we are incredibly thankful to God for the opportunity to express our creativity and love of crafting through this blog!  Check out the list of winners and some other great Canadian blogs HERE!

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