Laura Gillard

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Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is for a hazel dormouse, written in US crochet terminology. This is an advanced beginner to intermediate pattern. There are no complicated stitches but the short rows used in the shaping of the body mean it may be difficult for a beginner in amigurumi. You can use any yarn type you like as long as you use the same throughout and us...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is for a chihuahua, written in US crochet terms. It is suitable for beginners in amigurumi as there are no complicated stitches though it is important to count stitches carefully and to mark the round you are on with a stitch marker or yarn scrap. The pattern is worked as a continuous spiral apart from the short rows on the body. Y...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is for a rat, written using US crochet terms. It is a fairly simple pattern with no complicated stitches and should be suitable for beginners in amigurumi. You can use any yarn type you like as long as you use an appropriate hook so the stuffing doesn’t show through. The samples were made using Stylecraft Special DK yarn and a 3.25...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This is a crochet pattern to make an apatosaurus, written in US crochet terms. It is a relatively easy pattern with no complicated stitches. Care needs to be taken with the neck, which requires some attention with the shaping. Otherwise, a beginner to amigurumi should have little trouble. It is expected that you can make a magic ring, increase,...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is for a baby parasaurolophus, written using US crochet terminology. It is an advanced beginner pattern. There are no complicated stitches but the shaping in the head and neck requires care and attention and is not suited to a complete beginner in making amigurumi. It is assumed you can use a magic ring, increase, decrease, can wor...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is for a baby tyrannosaurus rex, written using US crochet terminology. It is an advanced beginner pattern. There are no complicated stitches but the shaping in the head, neck and body requires care and attention and is not suited to a complete beginner in making amigurumi. It is assumed you can use a magic ring, increase, decrease,...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is for a baby triceratops, written in US crochet terms. It is an advanced beginner level pattern. There are no complicated stitches but some of the techniques used may be a little tricky for someone who has not made amigurumi before. You need to be able to increase, decrease, change colour, work in both a continuous spiral and in r...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is for an iguanodon, written in US crochet terms. It is of advanced beginner skill level. There are no complicated stitches but the amount of shaping would make this a difficult pattern for a complete beginner. It is expected that you can make a magic ring or loop, can increase and decrease, know the difference between the front an...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is for a parasaurolophus, written in US crochet terms. It is advanced beginner skill level. There are no complicated stitches but the amount of shaping and the short rows in the head crest may make this pattern too complicated for a beginner, though I have made a video tutorial for this part which is linked to in the pattern. You w...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is for a tyrannosaurus rex, written in US crochet terminology. It is of advanced beginner to intermediate skill level. There are no complicated stitches but the large size and the short rows in the legs may make this project a little intimidating for a complete beginner. You need to be able to work in a continuous spiral, increase,...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This is a pattern for a Rhodesian ridgeback, written using US crochet terminology. It is of intermediate skill level as though there are no complicated stitches a beginner would find parts of this pattern fiddly, especially the legs. It is assumed you have made some amigurumi before. Apart from the ears, the pattern is worked as a continuous sp...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This is a pattern for a greyhound, written using US crochet terminology. It is of intermediate skill level as though there are no complicated stitches a beginner would find parts of this pattern fiddly, especially the legs. It is assumed you have made some amigurumi before. You can use any yarn type you like though the sample was made using abo...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This is a crochet pattern for an ichthyosaur, written in US crochet terms. This is an advanced beginner/intermediate level pattern. It can be made in any yarn type but the examples have been made using DK weight yarn and a 3.25mm hook. You will need two shades of the same colour, one light the other dark, a scrap of black yarn for the mouth and...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pteranodon pattern is dedicated to my little sister, who aged six wanted to be one. They are fantastic creatures, a shame they’re all extinct, but now you can bring them back by making your own.
Crochet: Puppet
This pattern is for a set of finger puppets, written in US crochet terms. This is an advanced beginner level pattern. There are no complicated stitches but some of the small parts may be a little fiddly for an absolute beginner. The base for the finger puppets is the same and there are suggestions for the details to make ten different animals. ...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This chinchilla crochet pattern uses US crochet terminology. The example was made using Stylecraft Special DK and a 3.25mm hook. The yarn weight however is not important, just make sure you use a small enough hook for the stuffing not to show through the stitches. Made using materials suggested the finished chinchilla measures approximately 22....
Crochet: Animal Toy
This is a crochet pattern for a mosasaurus, written in US crochet terminology. It is an advanced beginner level pattern. There are no complicated stitches but some previous experience of making amigurumi would be useful. Yarn weight is not important but make sure you use a hook small enough for the stuffing not to show through the stitches. The...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. It uses basic stitches but due to the small size is recommended for advanced beginner skill level and above. You can use whatever yarn you like but all the samples were made using Stylecraft Special DK yarn and a 3.25mm hook. The giant rabbit was made with the yarn doubled and a 4mm hook. I ...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. It uses basic stitches but due to the small size is recommended for advanced beginner skill level and above. The yarn type is not important so long as you use a hook small enough to not leave any gaps. The samples were made using Stylecraft Special DK yarn and a 3.25mm hook. You will only ne...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. It uses basic stitches but due to the small size is recommended for advanced beginner skill level and above. The ears are best crocheted directly onto the head, which can also be tricky for a beginner, though they can be made separately and then sewn on. The yarn type is not important so lon...
Crochet: Animal Toy
This pattern is written using US crochet terms. The sample was made using thread and a 1.5mm hook. If using thread, you can use thread joints for the arms and legs. If using yarn, I recommend either using joints or sewing the limbs in fixed positions. I find the bear works well in DK weight yarn with 20mm joints for the legs and thread jointed ...
Crochet: Animal Toy
Cat Crochet Pattern
Crochet: Mittens
This pattern has now been fully tested
Crochet: Animal Toy
Crochet pattern to make your own amigurumi horse, with the option of adding a horn to make a unicorn. This is an intermediate pattern, aimed at those that already have some experience at making amigurumi. Although there are no complicated stitches there is lot of shaping that may be fiddly for a beginner.
Crochet: Animal Toy
This is a PDF pattern to crochet your own cute hamster. This is a relatively simple pattern and quick to make so you should have your own cuddly hamster in no time! You can use any yarn but the example was made using DK yarn (a number 3 weight) and a 3.5mm crochet hook and if you use the same your hamster should measure 13cm long. There are two...
Crochet: Animal Toy
PDF pattern available in both British and American crochet terms. There are no complicated stitches but is a little fiddly due to the small size so not best suited to a beginner. The tail is made using knitted i-cord. This is easy to do but you can use crocheted i-cord if you prefer. You can use any weight of yarn but the examples were made usi...
Crochet: Animal Toy
Pattern to crochet your own amigurumi opossum. There are no complicated stitches but you will need to be able to change colour. You can use any yarn but the example was made using Stylecraft special DK using shades grey, white, black, candyfloss and graphite. Using the same weight yarn your opssum should measure 19cm plus 11cm for the tail. You...
Crochet: Animal Toy
Crochet pattern to make your own approximately life sized rat. Available in three PDF files; one using American, one British crochet terminology and the other German. Some experience of making amigurumi animals is advised. To make your rat you will need to be able to:
Crochet: Animal Toy
Pattern to make a ferret. Includes standard body shape, fatter body shape and suggested colour changes for a masked face. DK yarn was used for the example but can be made with any yarn, by adjusting the hook size. Made using dk yarn and a 3.5mm hook the ferret will measure about 29cm in length.