Irene Strange

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Crochet: Animal Toy
Meet Dylan, a sweet little french bulldog pup! Today is his birthday and he is almost ready to party, only one important decision remains - does he wear the hat with the pompom or the hat with the party dots? It’s too bad he can’t wear both!
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy)
I always try to take a spare bag with me whenever going out, you never know what you might find at the market… This little market bag folds up neatly into the lemon-colour corner and takes the same amount of room as a lemon in the handbag - a much more environmentally friendly alternative to anything plastic!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Muffin is a very curious little Puffin. She loves hopping around the rocks by the sea, looking for new things to add to her shell and fossil collection. I wonder what shiny thing she spotted this time!
Crochet: Animal Toy
André is an anteater with a hidden surprise - he has a really long moveable tongue that can slide in and out of the mouth with the help of a retractable keychain hidden inside the body! You can see it in action here.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Aren’t owls the most magnificent birds in the world? Maybe it’s their big expressive eyes, beautiful feathers or quirky calls - I absolutely adore them all!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Louis might be a little panda, but he already has some very big dreams … Louis lives in a big forest, full of tasty bamboo. Sometimes he looks up at the sky through the green branches and imagines all the things he will do and all the adventures he will get up to.
Crochet: Containers, Animal Toy
Oh my, this sweet little llama will keep all your favourite hooks neat and tidy inside her colourful basket. The project is quick to make with cute results - practice some colourwork and have a go at designing your own repeat pattern for the basket too!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Little penguin Pip is here to welcome in first snow! Emperor penguins chicks have got to be the fluffiest and cutest of all penguins, with a soft fluffy grey body that’s just asking for a cuddle - but got to catch (or crochet) one first!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Say hello to Mr Perry The Platypus, he’s a real gentleman! This is a most unusual creature, with a duck-like bill and a beaver-like tail… And in his amigurumi form Perry is always ready for a hug!
Crochet: Market bag (slouchy), Bag - Other
Carry a bit of unicorn magic with you everywhere you go with this little fold-away market bag!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Ernest The Frog is a bit of a romantic - you will often find him daydreaming by the river, watching the clouds drift by! Perhaps he is just waiting for a kiss?..
Crochet: Animal Toy
Percy The Squid is a gentle and curious creature, with great big eyes full of wonder - my little ones adore this quirky cephalopod, with so many arms to hold when going on an adventure!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Elegant, slender and really rather pink - say hello to Chloe and Beau, The Flamingos!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Chameleons are so colourful and fun - now we can work one up in no time using a mixed colour yarn or get extra detailed with a bit of crochet colour work!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Lulu is only a panda cub but already there’s one thing she likes to do the most, can you guess what it is?.. Little ones will love how soft and squishy her body is, with cub-like stubby arms and legs that look so cute when someone is hugging her.
Crochet: Bracelet
Bring colour and flowers with you everywhere with this very quick and simple project - three separate wraps layer up together to create a sweet floral wrist accessory, perfect for summer parties and festivals (or for kids to dress up with).
Crochet: Animal Toy
I just can’t get enough hugs from George The Koala, he is so squishy and fluffy!
Crochet: Animal Toy
It’s so nice to hang out with Ollie the Sloth any day of the week! Sloths are such amazing animals, I am sure they could teach us a thing or two about slowing down and relaxing.
Crochet: Animal Toy
This little Bunny Bun was inspired by a stack of yarn balls!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Here comes Horace, a happy Stegasaurus. We don’t know for sure if dinosaurs of old were brown,green, stripy or dotty - so this dinosaur is as colourful as a rainbow!
Crochet: Food Cozy
These wee little hens are the perfect size for hiding away small treats for an Easter egg hunt! There are two styles of granny squares and two ways to finish the amigurumi. It can be made either as a stuff toy or a plastic surprise egg holder, it can even hold a foil-wrapped chocolate egg about chicken egg size.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Doris is a rather shy sweet Dodo chick. Like all toddlers she is a little clumsy, funny and very cuddly. She may not be able to fly with her little wings but she definitely gives the best hugs!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Nutmeg is a sweet (and a tad cheeky) kitten, who loves nothing more than playing with a ball of yarn or chasing sunshine around the room - her shape is inspired by vintage toys and nature. Join and shape the body as you go for a lovely seamless look.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Ludwig The Llama loves showing off his thick fluffy coat (and teasing his best friend Ted about his super-trendy haircut!), his long funny neck and short little legs are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. You can customise the thickness and length of the coat too with a simple pattern adjustment, or mix and match different colours to create ...
Crochet: Animal Toy
Meet Clara, a gentle and elegant unicorn. Clara spends most of her time daydreaming, grazing in meadows and looking for interesting shapes in the clouds - what a lucky girl!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Soft, squishy and rather cuddly, little lop-eared Bonbon Bunny is a great travel companion for any spring-time adventure!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Cookie is a cute and playful amigurumi kitten with bright eyes and bushy tail, she’ll be a great addition to any playroom!
Crochet: Beanie, Toque
Georgia the Owl makes the perfect companion for chilly evening walks in the ever changing weather! Work her up in any weight yarn, adapt and adjust the pattern for any size hat or your favourite yarn thickness.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Peep-peep! Little Lottie can’t wait to get into spring - full of energy and curiosity, this cute little chick will make a sweet addition to any Easter party or farm playset.
Crochet: Coaster
The art of crocheting mandalas is something particularly special, as circles are known to be representative of friends, family and communities. The word mandala comes from Sanskrit and literally means ‘circle’. With its simple structure and unlimited design choices, making and sharing mandalas is a tradition you could start with your loved ones...
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Let Florence The Owl look after your phone, favourite pair of glasses or crochet hook collection. Inspired by vintage macrame wall hangings Florence looks stylish and takes less than 2hrs to make - a perfect stocking filler! A simple drawstring opening is easy to use and will keep those valuables safe and snug too.
Crochet: Animal Toy
These three adorable prehistoric creatures by Irene Strange follow classic amigurumi techniques and really are a doddle to make. Each separate piece is started with a magic ring and worked in simple double crochet, with easy increases and decreases to create the different shapes. Why not present your favourite as an extra-special Father’s Day p...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This little Bear is inspired by vintage toy designs, with the classic bear shape face and arms with a string joint so you can move them around. A handmade Vintage Bear in soft modern pastels would make a lovely gift for any new arrival too!
Crochet: Animal Toy, Home - Other
Let Penny The Pig look after your pennies and never smash another piggybank again - use the hidden opening on her tummy when you need some coins for a special treat.
Crochet: Purse, Animal Toy
Freddie the Frog is quite a charmer and loves to get out and about. He’s sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face every time he jumps out of the handbag to say hello!
Crochet: Containers
Children will love storing pens and pencils in Mister Snaps
Crochet: Animal Toy
Bill the Owl Baby is inspired by a gorgeous children’s book - The Owl Babies by Martin Waddell with wonderful illustrations by Patrick Benson. The book is perfect for bedtime with your little one. There he is, sitting on his old bit of ivy, waiting for his mommy to return.
Crochet: Tote, Animal Toy
Cedric The Sloth enjoys the easy life. He hangs out here and there, always with plenty of things filling up his tummy… Add a touch of cute to your shopping trip with this quick-to-make sloth!
Crochet: Drawstring Bag
Lexie The Bat leads a life full of secrets… secret candy that is! Lexie is a cute amigurumi toy by day and a goodie bag by night. You can hide lots of little treats for your party guests inside her drawstring pouch. Mmm just imagine a row of sleeping bats hanging up on a wall waiting to be played with!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Meet Hopscotch - a little bunny who can’t wait to welcome in Spring! With his perky ears and cute button tail Hopscotch will make a perfect addition to any woodland critter collection. Dress him up with a satin ribbon for a lovely Easter gift for any little boy or girl!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Soft, cuddly tummy and lovely bushy tail - Coco The Squirrel has a warm coat on ready for winter ahead!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Busy Lizzy is sure to catch your little one’s eye with her fun naive style and bold high-contrast colours - brighten up playtime with a splash of sunshine yellow any time of year!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Crochet your own gorgeous flock of birds
Crochet: Animal Toy
Alert and ready to spring into action, Bernard closed his eyes for just one moment - any second now he’ll run off back into the trees, just a flicker of his tail seen in the grass…
Crochet: Tee
Crochet: Animal Toy
The second pattern for Inside Crochet’s Amigurumi Club subscribers…
Crochet: Animal Toy
The first pattern for Inside Crochet’s Amigurumi Club subscribers…
Crochet: Brooch, Animal Toy
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Crochet: Sleeveless Top
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Crochet: Booties
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Crochet: Dress
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Crochet: Doll
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without little gnomes and elves helping out around the house! Let’s hope the little pegs will come in handy!
Crochet: Purse
I wanted to make something that can be both useful and fun - this little fish is inspired by vintage purses, fairy tales and the colours of autumn, my favourite time of year!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Bruno The Lion was inspired by retro cartoons and really old circus posters. But don’t worry, this lion is very tame. Wouldn’t he make the perfect companion for a tranquil stroll around the beach, once the summer begins!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Sniff is a character in the Moomin series of books by Finnish author Tove Jansson, who wrote the stories and designed all the characters. Sniff is Moomintroll’s friend and later adopted brother.
Crochet: Animal Toy
One of my best friends is expecting a little boy in August (he’ll be a Leo!), so I made this little lion rattle for him to play with. Perhaps you have a little one who’d like a Baby Bruno too?
Crochet: Money Purse
Lola the Ladybird can hide many lovely things under her wings, and the two tiny ladybirds on her back keep her company all day long - one is playing with the zipper pull, and the other is just along for the ride! Ladybirds are so fun to watch, and fun to make too! Lola is here in time for the hot summer days…
Crochet: Animal Toy
Percy the elephant is super cute, small and very easy to make! It takes about 1 and a half hours or so, and can be done in any yarn, though I prefer a DK with a 2.5mm hook - Percy fits nicely in the palm of a hand - tiny!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Introducing Walter, a very well travelled Walrus. In his colorful wooly past, Walter sailed the Seven Seas, and seen many wonderful adventures. Now he’s taking a well-deserved rest, relaxing on the beach…
Crochet: Animal Toy
Scarlett is a bushy-tailed pointy-eared squirrel, that likes nothing better than foraging about in the wood.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Round and soft, Rupert likes sitting near the top of the Christmas tree, watching the festivities.
Crochet: Animal Toy
Meet Bob and Daisy, the Happy Sheep! They do everything together from morning to night. Bob loves to rest his head on Daisy’s cozy fleece and doze off in the afternoon…
Crochet: Animal Toy
Ever wondered what to do with leftover scraps of yarn? I use mine up to make tiny bunnies!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Here’s a Big Bad Wolf, full of character and wearing a stylish vest. Now who could resist that face?! Watch out, Little Red Riding Hood, he’s coming to get you!
Crochet: Doll
Watch out, Little Red Riding Hood, he’s behind you!
Crochet: Animal Toy
Noodle The Elephant was inspired by a granny square quilt - notice the pattern decorating the body and ears… Wouldn’t he make a perfect gift for any baby girl or boy!
Crochet: Doll
Just in time to add some scares this Halloween, here’s a very frightening Patch Doll!
Crochet: Animal Toy
These sharp-nosed Mice get into all kind of trouble! They especially adore sneaking up on sleeping bears and tickling them silly with the tips of their long tails…
Crochet: Animal Toy
Here are a couple of cheeky little Munkys - a perfect present for that special someone…
Crochet: Animal Toy
Slender and graceful, a lovely giraffe for the sunny days!
Crochet: Animal Toy
A little girl bear in a lovely lacy dress.