About Me

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 since the beginning of 2012 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.

Kristi Tullus

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Comment from: Anne [Visitor]  

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

11/02/15 @ 09:59
Comment from: Kirsten [Visitor]

Hi Kristi

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.

Best regards

19/02/15 @ 16:51
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Kirsten,

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.



19/02/15 @ 19:47
Comment from: Anna Riley [Visitor]
Anna Riley

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.
Anna Riley

28/08/15 @ 18:01
Comment from: Людмила [Visitor]

Кристи,здравствуйте!Я крючком давно вяжу,куклами заинтерисовалась только сейчас.С удовольствием буду учиться по вашим урокам!

29/09/15 @ 17:42
Comment from: sylvie [Visitor]

I love your blog
just fantastic
have a nice day
Sylvie from France

01/10/15 @ 09:19
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Thank you, Sylvie!

01/10/15 @ 11:09
Comment from: Rose Reynolds [Visitor]  
Rose Reynolds

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????

09/10/15 @ 03:57
Comment from: Evette [Visitor]  

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!

23/10/15 @ 20:29
Comment from: Beverly [Visitor]  

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

18/01/16 @ 00:41
Comment from: Jujube [Visitor]

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!

15/02/16 @ 14:49
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

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.

Happy crocheting!


18/02/16 @ 12:09
Comment from: Selma [Visitor]

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….).
Kind regards,

21/05/16 @ 06:52
Comment from: gorga [Visitor]

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.

10/07/16 @ 11:31
Comment from: monica pino huerta [Visitor]
monica pino huerta

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

06/08/16 @ 08:04
Comment from: Sandra garcia rodrigues [Visitor]  
Sandra garcia rodrigues

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.

30/08/16 @ 15:11
Comment from: Katy [Visitor]  

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 .

27/12/16 @ 16:54
Comment from: Andrea [Visitor]

Hi Kristi
I recently purchased your bobble sheep pattern and I’m about to make a start on it but I just need your advice on one aspect. After you’ve done the slip stitch at the end of each round, then chained 1, do you do your next stitch in the same hole where the slip stitch was done or in the one after?
Many thanks

13/04/17 @ 22:47
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Andrea,

The first stitch of each round always goes in the first stitch i.e. the same hole where you made the sl st earlier.


14/04/17 @ 00:06
Comment from: Sylvia [Visitor]

Thank you so much for such a great site. I am learning heaps from you. Keep up the good work.
God bless you
Sylvia .Australia

09/09/17 @ 14:23
Comment from: Leona Shemza [Visitor]  
Leona Shemza

I love your site! I am a crazed crocheter, I learned from my mom as a young girl and crocheted here and there nothing serious until….my daughter told me she was getting married and I secretly began making baby blankets. Six months later she told me she pregnant, more baby blankets, then on Mother’s day she told me it was a boy so I started crocheting baby clothes then I discovered amurigami now I am making toys, toys toys! If not for your help I would have given up the first few I had to frog. They were awful but I din’t give up! I think now the Rag Doll is turning out nicely! Thank you!
Leona, Los Angeles, CA

14/09/17 @ 05:48
Comment from: Lu [Visitor]

Hi Kristi,
I am so glad to have found you! I think your owl pattern is THE one I’ve been looking for, for YEARS. CAN’T WAIT to look through all your tutorials and patterns!
I tried to go to your Facebook page, but it said no page.
Do you have a Facebook page currently? I would love to follow all your projects!
Lu, a Mom in Cary, NC :-)

22/02/18 @ 01:09
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Lu,

Looks like you already found me on Facebook :) The link on the owl pattern page was broken, here’s the correct one: https://www.facebook.com/kristitullus

Greetings from a chilly and snowy Estonia!


22/02/18 @ 09:59
Comment from: Edward [Visitor]

Hi Super site,
I have been trying to teach myself from utube and stumbled across your site, I will search no further excellent, Thanks for the videos on left handed crocheting.

29/01/19 @ 09:19
Comment from: Kathy Horne [Visitor]
Kathy Horne

Hi, I have a few people to make teddy bears for. I have done your long legged bunny, cat, and am hoping you have done a bear as you mentioned in the cat pattern. Did something stop you from posting it or can I just not find it yet? I could try to make up ears and muzzle myself, but would prefer to honour your patterns. All the best, Kathy

23/04/19 @ 04:59
Comment from: kristi [Member]  

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for reminding me! I have a few things I need to finish first, I’ll publish the teddy pattern on the 23rd.


24/04/19 @ 15:39
Comment from: Kim [Visitor]  

Kristi, I’ve always wanted to try amigurumi but didn’t know where to begin. I just spent 2 hours reading your entire site, watching all the videos & clicking all the links and I think I’m ready! Now to decide what to try first… Thank you so much for all the hard work you’ve put into this glorious site to help people like myself get excited and become informed about crocheting little animals!! My great nieces & nephews thank you in advance because that is who I will be crocheting for!
Merry Christmas to you!

16/12/19 @ 22:38