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Create a Colorful Crochet Amigurumi Christmas Bulb!

Today we will learn to Create a Colorful Crochet Amigurumi Christmas Bulb

Crochet Amigurumi Christmas Bulb

Crocheting is a fun and creative hobby that allows you to make delightful, colorful creations. If you’re a fan of both crocheting and the holiday spirit, you’re in for a treat! In this blog post, I’m  going to dive into the world of crochet amigurumi and show you how to make a cheerful Christmas bulb. Plus, stick around till the end for a free written pattern that you can use to create your own festive masterpiece.

Amigurumi is so fun and is just so versatile.  From tiny creations to giant items your are almost limitless items that you can crochet.  I’ve seen so many cute creations that Amigurumi has become one of my favorite items to craft.   I even saw a cute Avocado pillow that I am itching to try.  

Amigurumi, is a Japanese art form that involves crafting small, stuffed yarn creatures or objects. When you combine these two techniques, you get the perfect recipe for making adorable crochet amigurumi creations, like our Christmas bulb!

Crochet Christmas Bulb

Click here if you want to see the short video of when I shared this project;   Christmas Crochet Bulb 

Crocheting a colorful amigurumi Christmas bulb is a delightful way to embrace your passion for crochet and celebrate the holiday spirit. Whether you’re new to crocheting or an experienced crafter, this fun hobby offers endless opportunities for creativity. With our free written pattern, you’re all set to bring joy to your tree and your crafting journey. Happy crocheting and happy holidays!

Be sure to read my post which gives you great tips to become an amigurumi post here:   Tips for Amigurumi 

If you like to create fun Christmas decorations you might enjoy this post: 

Christmas ornaments

Kids Easy Ornaments

Instructions for Crochet Christmas Bulb Decoration 


Medium weight yarn of your color choice (worsted weight yarn)   Scraps 

Yarn in various colors (red, green, and white are great choices for

a Christmas bulb)

Crochet Hook  3.25 mm  ( Size D hook) 


Yarn needle 

Stitch Marker

Polyfiber fill 

Tip:  Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rounds.  It’s easy to get confused when crocheting in the round as we are going to do to make this bulb.  

To begin:   Start with the color yarn of the bulb.  We will be crocheting in the round. 

Magic circle, 5 single crochet into circle, pull shut tight

(click here to watch a free YouTube tutorial for creating the magic circle)  

Round 2:  1 single crochet into each stitch  (5 sc) 

Round 3:  Increase in each stitch (2 single crochet in each stitch)  ( 10 sc )

Round 4: 1 single crochet in each stitch 

Round 5: *single crochet, sc increase*  repeat from * to *  (15 sc) 

Round 6:  Single crochet in each stitch

Round 7:  * single crochet, single crochet increase*, repeat from * to *  (20 sc)

Round 8:  1 single crochet in each stitch

Round 9:   * single crochet, single crochet,  single crochet increase (sc2tog) * repeat from * to *  (25 sc) 

Round 10-11:  single crochet in each stitch

Round 12:  *single crochet in next 3 stitches, single crochet decrease (sc2tog)*, repeat from * to * (20 sc) 

Round 13:  *single crochet in next 2 stitches, single crochet decrease (sc2tog)*, repeat from * to * (15 sc)   Stuff your bulb using your polyfil stuffing.  

Round 14:  *single crochet, single crochet decrease (sc2tog)* , repeat from * to *  (10 sc) 

Change yarn color to your silver yarn (or whatever color you have chosen for the top of your bulb) 

Round 15- 18:  single crochet in each stitch (10) 

At end of round 18 fasten off leaving a long tail to stitch up the top of the bulb.   Stuff the top of the bulb,  using a running stitch close up the top of your bulb.  

Enjoy your Crochet Christmas Bulb decoration.  Don’t forget to share this post with your crafty friends and family.  

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The Joy of Hobbies

The Joy of Hobbies: Discovering the Magic in Our Free Time

In our busy lives, it’s essential to find moments of respite and engage in activities that bring us joy and fulfillment. Hobbies play a significant role in enhancing our overall well-being, allowing us to explore our interests, express creativity, and find a sense of accomplishment. In this blog post, we will delve into the reasons why people enjoy having hobbies so much, explore popular hobbies for men, women, and children, discuss the history of hobbies, touch upon their costs, and highlight some popular hobbies around the world.

The Allure of Hobbies:

Hobbies provide an avenue for personal growth and self-discovery. They offer a break from the daily routine, allowing individuals to engage in something they are passionate about. Hobbies provide a sense of purpose, boost self-esteem, and foster a positive mindset. Whether it’s painting, playing a musical instrument, gardening, or sports, hobbies allow people to tap into their unique abilities and find fulfillment.

Popular Hobbies for Men, Women, and Children:

  1. Men: Men often enjoy hobbies such as woodworking, fishing, golfing, and gaming. These activities provide opportunities for hands-on craftsmanship, adventure, and friendly competition.
  2. Women: Women often find solace in hobbies like painting, cooking, reading, and gardening. These pursuits provide creative outlets, relaxation, and opportunities for self-expression.
  3. Children: Children often gravitate towards hobbies like drawing, playing musical instruments, sports, and collecting. These activities help develop their creativity, physical coordination, and social skills.

A Brief History of Hobbies:

The concept of hobbies as we know them today emerged during the Industrial Revolution in the 18th century. As machines replaced manual labor, people had more leisure time, prompting the rise of hobbies. Initially, hobbies were primarily pursued by the upper classes due to their free time and financial means. However, as the middle class grew, hobbies became more accessible to a broader population.

Costs of Hobbies:

The costs associated with hobbies can vary widely. Some hobbies, like reading or writing, require minimal investment as they mainly rely on access to books or writing materials. On the other hand, hobbies such as photography, painting, or playing certain musical instruments might involve purchasing equipment or materials. However, it’s worth noting that many hobbies can be pursued on a budget, with various alternatives available for different price ranges.

Popular Hobbies Around the World:

Hobbies vary across cultures, reflecting the diverse interests and traditions of different communities. Here are some examples:

  1. Japan: Origami, the art of paper folding, has been popular in Japan for centuries, providing a way to express creativity and patience.
  2. India: Traditional Indian dance forms like Bharatanatyam or Kathakali are not only hobbies but also integral parts of the cultural fabric, preserving ancient traditions.
  3. Brazil: Samba, a vibrant and energetic dance style, serves as both a hobby and a celebration of Brazilian culture.
  4. Australia: Surfing is a beloved hobby in Australia, allowing people to connect with nature and ride the waves of the country’s beautiful coastline.


Hobbies bring joy, relaxation, and personal growth into our lives. They allow us to explore our passions, express ourselves, and connect with others who share similar interests. Regardless of age, gender, or location, everyone can find a hobby that resonates with them. So, let’s embrace the magic of hobbies and make time for the activities that bring us happiness and fulfillment in our lives.  I’m sure you already know what some of my favorites.  

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Fun and pretty plant pot covers

Fun and Pretty planter pot cover project

Summer is here and what better way to prepare than by crochet some fun and pretty plant pot covers.    There is no need to be stuck with plain plant pots.  Some of my favorite pots have started to look a little old, and a bit worn out.  They definitely needed a makeover.   Since I love to crochet I decided what better way to spruce them up than by crocheting some pretty covers. 

I used acrylic yarn in this example but cotton yarn would also make a great choice.  The plant pot that I decided to cover were purchased at my local Dollar Tree store.  In case you haven’t heard items are no longer priced at $1.00 but rather prices have increased to $1.25.  I see that inflation has even hit our favorite discount store.  Still, the price is right to pick up some plastic planter pots and get started with this project. 

What I like about these fun and pretty plant pot covers is that you can use whatever colors you have on  hand.  It’s also a perfect project for using partial skeins of yarn.  I hate to throw away yarn and with a little creativity you can create solid colors covers or use several colors for fun  stripes.

Crochet Planters Covers/Cozy Instructions: 


3 oz. Medium Weight yarn of your choice

L Hook (8 mm) 


Yarn needle

Optional embellishments such as ribbon, silk flowers, etc. 

To begin:  

Working with 2 strands at the same time thru out project. 

Chain 4, slip stitch into first chain to form a circle

Round 1:  chain 3, (counts as double crochet here and thru out project),  7 double crochet into circle,  slip stitch into the third chain (starting dc)  ( 8 stitches) 

Round 2:  chain 3,  dc into same stitch,  2 dc into each remaining stitch,  slip stitch into third chain   (16 stitches)

Round 3:  chain 3,  dc into same stitch, dc, * 2 dc into next stitch, dc,* repeat from * to *, slip stitch into 3rd chain (24 stitches) 

Round 4:  (Working in back loops only)  chain 3, 1 dc into each stitch, slip stitch into 3rd chain (24 stitches) 

Round 5:  chain 3, dc into same stitch,  dc into next 5 stitches,  *2dc (increase), dc into next 5 stitches* repeat from * to *, slip stitch into third chain  ( 28 stitches) 

Round 6:  chain 3, dc into same stitch, 1 dc into next 6 stitches, * 2dc (increase), dc into next 6 stitches*, repeat from * to *,  slip stitch into third chain   ( 32 stitches) 

Round 7 – 9:  chain 3, dc into each stitch, slip stitch into third chain  (32 stitches) 

Optional trim:   ch 1,  reverse single crochet into each stitch (crab stitch)  fasten off, and sew in tails.    Embellish as desired.   


If you are a visual learner here is the free YouTube video 

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10 Tips & Tricks to make you an Amigurumi Pro

Here are 10 tips and tricks to make you an  Amigurumi pro.   Have you always wanted to try crocheting Amigurumi?   Maybe you have already ventured into the world of crochet amigurumi and have had some success or maybe some failures.

Today, I want to share some helpful tips to make your crochet amigurumi so much better.  Follow these tips and tricks and you too can become an Amigurumi Pro.

Amigurumi is a method in crochet used to create mostly toys.  It can be used to make play food, dolls, etc.  The list is almost unlimited.  However, crocheting amigurumi can come with some unique challenges.   I’d like to offer some solutions to the most common problems.   Please note:  Tips are not necessarily in order of importance.

10 Tips & Tricks to make you an amigurumi pro
Amigurumi Dolls, 10 tips & tricks to make you an amigurumi pro

Here we go.. 10 Tips & Tricks to make you an Amigurumi Pro

Tip 1:   Don’t overstuff your items. –  I get this question so often that I think it bears repeating.  So many people write to me to complain that the stuffing in their amigurumi are showing thru the stitches of their items.

I think it’s natural to want to really stuff toys tightly.   Overstuffing your toys is a sure way to stretch out the stitches and have the stuffing show thru to the outside.   Please resist the urge to overstuff.  Use your hands to help give your toys the correct shape.

Remember, most of these items are toys and babies and children prefer soft, cuddly toys as opposed to stiff, hard toys.   (Free YouTube Video tutorial on last page of this blog post.)

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Crochet a Knit Stitch and Fair Isle Hearts Hat

Fair Isle Hearts Hat

Today I will share my newest hat;  a hat using the knit stitch and Fair Isle Stitches.  It was inspired by a knit hat that was released by Caron yarns a few years ago.  It was on a little handout that you get from the yarn aisles.   I used the Simply Soft by Caron yarns by Yarnspirations.  The yarn is so soft and silky.  You can choose your own color combinations.  I think a white and red or pink and red would make a great Valentine’s Day hat.   I have included the free written pattern along with the free YouTube video tutorials.  You will find them on the following pages.

Crochet fair isle

Crochet – Fair Isle and Knit stitch


To purchase an Ad-Free PDF written pattern please click on the link below:

PDF Heart Hat pattern 






This hat should fit most women and older children.


2 Skeins of Simply Soft yarn by Caron in the color of your choice.   1 will be the main color and the other the contrasting color.

4 Stitch markers


yarn needle

measuring tape

row counter

Crochet Hook (5.5mm)  I hook

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