Several weeks ago I decided to crochet a penguin purse for my god-daughter and it has proven to be my Nemesis. This project is difficult in the sense that I had to pull out an entire days work, several times, and I wasn’t happy.

I tried to make it look authentic but I couldn’t, until I finally said to myself, the only way you can carry out this is to do it an amigurumi.

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. I have found many bloggers that specialize in this form of crochet and I have decided to learn.


You tube has excellent tutorials, and I’m happy to say that I believe  I can meet my goal. My progress is slow but steady. This little purse has taken me to new levels.

Hopefully,  in the next few days I will complete it and display it with pride, it has been a formidable project.

Well keep in touch fellow Artisans! and Have A Nice Weekend!!



  1. Hmmm … I never did take to amigurumi. Cute to look at, but my fingers didn’t get the itch to try it out. Good luck!


  2. One more….I hit your Wikipedia link, for Amigurumi, and I respectfully disagree with Wiki’s assertion that, “Amigurumi have no practical use.” Chauncey and Earl help me pull weeds, water plants, and harvest vegetables!


  3. Ahhhh, now you’re in my neck of the woods…Toys! You picked quite the challenge with a penguin purse. Then again, I’m learning that you like to jump right in…again, my neck of the woods. 3D, sculptural crochet is a challenge to learn. There’s a lot of repetition, and a lot of Math. Working free-form like you are, with your penguin, presents a whole new layer of challenge.
    However…once mastered, you’ll be hooked (Uh-Oh… I punned!) for life. Their personalities will grab you. You’ll find yourself making more and more of them, to keep each other (and yourself) company.
    Run with it!!! You’re facing a challenge with your Nemesis, the penguin, but I know that, with your talent and perseverance, you will prevail. Stitch onward! I can’t wait to see it!


  4. Crochet is the bane of my life…it’s so simple…but so stupidly hard! I think my main problem is counting the stiches which you do kind of needto be able to do to follow a pattern. Bah! Oh, right I remember why I came! Thank you for the like on my blog 🙂 Hi! I do feel for you, I recently had to undo a scarf I was knitting because I’d just used the wrong sized needles 😦 So frustraited that i haven’t touched it in…ohhh about 2 years!


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