dragon and unicorn, once upon a time,…

A while ago we were in a local Dutch Boekenvoordeel store, and saw cute crochet kits of a dragon and a unicorn.

Both kids found them totally awesome and asked if I would crochet these amigurumi for them.

Sure! 🙂

dragon and unicorn dragon and unicorn

When I came home, I saw that the yarn in the kits was more wooly than the packet suggests. That was a bit unfortunate. I used a different yarn than the one provided (I used Phildar 3) to get the same smooth look as the picture on the kit.

Here’s the dragon:

dragon and unicorn

dragon and unicorn
Waah! a dragon!

dragon and unicorn
He has wings and a pretty red ridge on his back.

And here’s the unicorn:

dragon and unicorn

dragon and unicorn

dragon and unicorn

The blue sparkly manes and the light blue horn are made with ByClaire yarn. Perhaps it would be better next time to use a smaller hook/thinner yarn on the manes, they are a bit too bulky for my taste.

Both kids are super happy with the amigurumi, so mommy is too!:)

The Wollowbies series are not only available in kits, but also as books. There is an animal version (from which I made this chick) and just recently they launched a fairytale version with these dragon and unicorn in it.  These books are available in Dutch and German and available in various bookstores and yarnshops.

In the meantime I am working on several new projects, when they are finished I will show them here on my blog. If you want to keep track on my progress, you can follow my Instagram account where I regularly show pictures of my ongoing struggles 😉

I wish you well, have a nice day!

Chicken and chick, crocheted spring decoration

The weather is so nice at the moment!

Spring is in bloom, the little lambs are jumping around in the meadow, it’s awesome!

(you can probably tell, I love spring)

To get the springtime inside my house too, I wanted to crochet a chicken and a chick.

chicken and chick
chicken and chick, chick and chicken.

The chicken is a free pattern by Stip&Haak (it’s in Dutch, but there are chrochet translations available in the internet. Search for the pattern on the site in “gratis patronen”). There is also a bigger (paid) chicken available on this site, that one is also adorable!

The chicken is about 10 cm high, I used a nr 2,5 crochet hook. The yarn is by Yarn&Colors en Phildar3.

 chicken and chick chicken and chick

The chick is from a book called Wollowbies, which is available at multiple locations. It’s a great amigurumi book full of cute animals like this chick, a giraffe, a cow, a pinguin, …

chicken and chick
hello!

I crocheted the chick before I crocheted the chicken, and I used a bigger hook. You can tell by the bigger stitchsize on the chick.

These two are feeling very cozy with the easter bunnies on the table, guarding the chocolate eggs (they are not very good guards, mjom mjom mjom).

A coffeetable of spring fun!

chicken and chick