Patch, the Chibi Bear Boy

It all started with a cute brown button I found in the abyss of my craft supply box… The minute I saw I thought it would look great on a Teddy Bear. I took my sketch pad and started drawing a chibi character wearing a bear costume all thanks to that inspiration.

The next step was to turn this drawing into a doll. The challenge is always to make it as accurate as I can even though it’s not always possible to find the same color schemes. Here is my doll and the original drawing:

The colors ended up being a bit darker because I couldn’t find a yarn of the same color tone but I am still happy with the result, it turned out really cute.

The button that started it all

I used Red Heart Super Saver and a 2.75mm crochet hook. I said it before but I like using smaller crochet hooks to make the stitches tighter. The hair was made with felt that I just cut and glued to the head after the hat was done.

His name is Patch and I don’t think I need to give an explanation to that. The head is very big so I put a wire though is neck and body to keep it stable.

Now he is going to join my growing collection of chibi dolls. I already have my mind set on my next project, a chibi version of the bride of Frankenstein and for that, I have to go back to my sketch pad and pencils. Drawing is so much fun!

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Doll Free Crochet Pattern

This is the first time I upload a pattern to crochet a doll, I don’t know why I have waited that long but never late than never! I promised myself that I would offer more free patterns this year and this cute little doll is one of them.

I called her Blondine, she is very cute and about 10 inch tall. I crocheted it with a 2.75mm hook and Caron Simply Soft yarn. She is relatively easy to make but I wouldn’t recommend it for an absolute beginner. As long as you know how to read a pattern and know how to do basic stitches you will have no problem making this doll.

She can sit or stand. You can pick any color you want, I just liked the vintage pink on her. Also, you can choose felt or embroidery thread to make the eyes if you want to crochet this doll for a small child.


You can download the pattern below. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask me in the comments. Happy crocheting!

Chibi Cat girl

I just finished a doll that took me longer to crochet than usual because I have been very busy with boring life events that made me wish I could move to a deserted island with just my crochet hook and my yarn… Just crocheting to my heart’s content.

Anyway, let me introduce you to my new little one. She is a fierce cat girl that I drew on my drafting paper a while ago, feels like ages now but truly it’s been just three weeks. I wanted to make a goth cat girl, and this is what I came up with.

I think she turned out really cute. I really like her little sweater with the paw print on it. This sweater took me forever to crochet because the stitches are much smaller than the rest of the doll. I used thinner yarn because I didn’t want her to look too bulky.

Now that I think about it I would like to make another version of this doll, a cute version with pinks and fluffy girly things. She would be the polar opposite of this one but since they would be sister they would get along… Sometimes. I will have to get back to my sketching notebook with that idea in mind!

Anyway, back to my gothy cat girl. I usually put wires in my dolls body to hold the head straight but I did not need one in this case because the neck is very thick. I wasn’t sure that it would since the head piece is quite heavy but it worked!

I have more projects coming up, I am currently working on a little zombie boy in a teddy bear costume. It’s on the sketching phase at the moment, I just need to figure out the right colors for the body (hopefully the colors that will match the stack of yarn I have in my overstuffed closet because I am tired of taking trips to the craft store to buy more)

What do you think of my little cat girl? Do you think she look fierce enough to save the world?

Koala crochet pattern

It has been a while since I wrote a crochet pattern because I have been so busy with other Amigurumi projects that I did not have the time for any patterns until now. Last week I finally had the chance to work on a Koala tutorial that I uploaded on ETSY a few hours ago. I came up with this pattern because I love these animals, they are so cute and lazy.

This Koala bear is very easy to make, the PDF file comes with detailed instructions and lots of pictures. I try to make my tutorials as easy as possible because I want people to enjoy crocheting items without any complications.

He’s about 7 inches tall and crocheted with a 2.75mm crochet hook. For more details and if you are interested in this pattern, it is available on my ETSY Shop – The Lofty Loop.

I intend to add more patterns to my ETSY shop this year, and I am looking for ideas. If you have any suggestions let me know in the comments. Happy crocheting!

Little bunny girl

This week I spent most of my free time working on this creepy cute zombie girl in a bunny costume. I am having way too much fun drawing and crocheting these days, being creative just makes me happy.

Her name is Bonny, because well… Bunny.. Bonny. I am not really good at picking names so I let my friends choose one for me, and that’s what they came up with. I actually like it, it suits her well.

I got the inspiration from the creepy cute chibi genre, a style that I love. I started with a drawing and coloring, then went to my closet to get the appropriate yarn which of course I never have, no matter what. For that reason, I picked a slightly lighter blue to make her costume and slightly darker pink color for the hair. Next time, I will check out the yarn first before deciding on a color.

Her head is really big and I was afraid that it wouldn’t hold against her tiny body, so I put some wire inside to keep it straight. It worked out great! The hair was the most daunting task because it took me forever to attach all those strands of yarn on her head. I lost count of how many I had to cut, probably close to 200 if not more.

I want to make a doll stand for Bonny, and my other dolls as well. I don’t really like the ones available at the craft store, they are very basic and don’t always work out. It’s on my list of things I want to learn and when I do I will blog about it.

I am already on the drawing phase of my next chibi project, I am on the drawing phase right. It is going to be a girl dressed as a gothy black cat, cute and spooky! I am going to have a lot of fun with that one, I love cats!

Crochet Palm tree – Pt2

A few years ago I posted a free pattern to make a crocheted palm tree, but I removed the link to the PDF file when I found out that the trunk wasn’t as sturdy as I wanted. I did not want people to get upset or be disappointed with the pattern, and since I never found the time to fix the problem I never re-uploaded it.

Since that time I had a lot of request from people to send them the pattern regardless. The demand has been so high that I decided to post it again. Anybody that wants to work with it will be free to do so, just be aware that it isn’t perfect.

Here is the link to download the PDF file:

If you try this pattern, let me know if you find a way to make the trunk stood still. Happy crocheting!

Chibi Boy

Yesterday I just finished a chibi doll that I tried to replicate from my sketch. I mentioned in my previous post that my goal this year is to make crocheted dolls based on my own drawings and so far I am having a lot of fun playing with pencils and felt pens. It can be a challenge if you are not used to it, but it is a good practice.

I started drawing last December and I am slowly getting better and more confident with my pencil. I am hoping to become the next Picasso and have my creations displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago by the end of the year, or maybe not, tehe!

Here is his crocheted replica, his name is CC. A friend of mine came up with that name and I decided to just go with it, somehow it fits him. I started with the feet and worked my way up to the head. I learned from my drawing tutorials that Chibis bodies are supposed to be the same size as the head, so I tried to be faithful to these measurements. I could have added a few more rows though for the hair, but it still looks cute.

The sweater was the hardest part of the crochet. Changing yarn every three rows made it a daunting task and took some patience. I am still a newbie in the clothing department, it will get easier with practice 🙂

There was a lot of yarn involved in the making of the hair, my carpet had turned into a shade of pink by the time I was done playing hairdresser. I used hairspray and a glue gun to style his hair, he really does smell like he just came out of the salon now.

I am already involved in a new project that I can’t wait to talk to you about, a little creepy cute zombie girl in a bunny costume. I hope she will turn out as cute as I want her to be.

See you next time!