Hello and welcome! I'm Kristi, a crocheting enthusiast living in Tallinn, Estonia, the capital of a teeny-tiny but thoroughly wonderful country in north-east Europe.
I studied genetics and bioengineering for many years, but never became a scientist. I think my heart just wasn't in it.
So now I am self employed and have plenty of time for my hobbies, one of which - toy making - I would love to share with the world.
How I got hooked....
As many things in life, it started with a beautiful baby girl - my niece. I was looking for a small and unique gift for the baby shower, but didn't find anything, until I stumbled upon a photo of a few tiny crocheted animals and thus found myself in the wonderful world of amigurumi. I didn't know about Etsy then, and a good thing I didn't. So I decided to try making them myself. And then I made some more and now I don't seem to be able to stop.
About this blog....
I have been dabbling in amigurumi making for the last four years and have learned a few things - mostly how not to do things. But I have acquired a few bits of useful knowledge as well and now have made it my mission to share everything I know about crocheting toys with all of you.
So settle down and take a little look around and I hope you will feel inspired to pick up a ball of yarn and a crochet hook and create some crocheted cuteness yourself. If toy making is new to you, start with the TUTORIALS section or go straight to browsing my PATTERNS.
And if you have any questions or comments, or just want to say hi, leave me a comment below, I would love to hear from you.
What a fab website. I Learned to crochet many years ago my granny taught me. There is always something to learn and I find crochet a great stress buster!, It never ceases to amaze me what you can do with a simple ball of yarn and a hook. Happy crafting Anne xx
I am part of a Danish FaceBook group for crochet’ers and some of them would like to make your Bobble Sheep, but are not able to understand your English pattern.
Will it be okay if I translat the pattern? I would like to suggest that one buys you pattern, I translate it for her and gives you the translation. The rest of the ladies, will then be abel to buy the Danish pattern from you.
I do not have a blog and will not get one, so I promise not to break you copyright.
This is really nice of you!
Will you send me an email here: http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php?disp=msgform, so I can send you the pattern and discuss details.
Our daughter lives in Finland and we have visited Estonia several times.Part of the trip alway’s includes the big yarn warehouse.We will be visiting next July for her hen party. She is marrying a wonderful Fin.Love old City and all the crochet and knit booths.I am making your Owls for a teenage niece of our Brazillian daughter-in-law.
Thank you for sharing.
Кристи,здравствуйте!Я крючком давно вяжу,куклами заинтерисовалась только сейчас.С удовольствием буду учиться по вашим урокам!
I love your blog
have a nice day
Sylvie from France
Thank you, Sylvie!
Your site, comments on the eyes,..well,everything.. I have no natural talents in the arts …I’m a retired nurse who accidentally bumped onto your site and was so fascinated…your dollies are too awesome for words….they are works of art,can you send me pictures of the dolls you sell????
I got one of your patterns from etsy, and I’m crocheting a sheep. I’m so excited that this slowly comes out so cute. :) I love your patterns, thanks!
Hi Kristi, I just accidentally discovered your website and love it. I downloaded the free pattern for the carrots. They look so cute! I look forward to getting more of your patterns for animals. Beverly LaRoche Memphis, Tennessee USA
Bonjour ! de Lac-St-Jean, Québec
I need to congratulation you for your site that i love for a lot of reason. I’m a Pinterest fan…and you were there…my grandson asked me for a raving rabbit and thanks for helping me to realize it.
Cheers to my new friend in this new year 2016!
Reading all your comments makes me so happy! Thank you so much for dropping by. Meeting all of you is the best part of my job, even if it’s just a little comment or an email. And knowing the tutorials and patterns I have worked hard to put together are actually being used to create something - doesn’t get much better than that.
How adorable you are! It is really touching knowing people who take its free time by sharing such a nice things just like you do!
Im a crocheter since like forever I guess, and I want you to know that you have valuable tips here!
Thank you for all of this and sorry about my english (I’m a brazilian girl, so it is not my native language….).
Yes, I would very much like to say hi to you. I have been crocheting since my grandson was born. I wanted to make him a toy that he could handle and it won’t hurt him so I started with a ball and made eyes on it. I have been about 2 years crocheting and it hasn’t and I haven’t got sick of it yet. I made your frog and I love it. I am going to make a few to sell for some extra money. I will include your name and website to your frogs. I would like to thank you again for the free patterns.
hola!!! soy chilena y estoy tratando de hacer el unicarnio harmoni pero no puedo continuar con la cabeza llegue hasta donde se coloca el cuerno. si puedes mandarme una foto de como seguir seria mas facil ya que las lecturas de patrones me complican un poco desde ya gracias. AAAA son lindos tus trabajoss
Hi Kristy…I am a beginner in crochet toys…and I love your patterns, they are very easy to make…your blog is adorable. I am from São Paulo Brasil, I have a blog and if you want visit me I’ll be glad.
Kristy , Thanks so much for your hard working , I like your sharing so such . Crochet is becoming more and more important in my life . and it’s really hard to stop it . lol .