Hi everyone, my name is Amy and I’m from California, U.S.A.!  I’ve always had a fascination with cute and adorable dolls and figures.  A number of years ago, I was thumbing through a knitting magazine someone left at work and  I came across an article about crocheting dolls, namely Amigurumi! I was in complete awe… I had no idea that crochet was so.. well, cool! I had always associated crochet with old fashioned afghans and doilies.  I found the amigurumi dolls completely fascinating.  The neatness of the stitches, the fun colors… I was so intrigued and inspired that I took that magazine home and went online to see what else I could find out about amigurumi. (By the way, the dolls in the article were made by Elisabeth Doherty,  who had the first amigurumi book I ever came across!)  At that time, Facebook and Etsy weren’t as well known as they are today, and  I wasn’t able to find too much information about making amigurumi dolls.  There were just a handful of designers that I found on the web.  Much to my delight, there seems to have been an amigurumi explosion since then!

I learned how to crochet through books and online tutorials.  The internet is such a treasure trove of amazing tips and techniques! There are so many awesome crochet and knitting designers out there…their works of art inspire me to run wild with my own imagination and creativity!  I started designing my own dolls a few years ago and  I learn something new with each one I create.  I love coming up with simple, cute and elegant characters.  I am excited to share my passion for amigurumi dolls and I’m thrilled that you have stopped by my site today!  Please explore and I hope you like what you see! I am looking forward to sharing my amigurumi world with you!

I am a mom of three boys – a set of twins and a third little cutie that came about 4 years later.  They keep me plenty busy but I always try to find some time to fit some crocheting into my daily schedule.  Honestly speaking, making methodical stitches with yarn keeps me sane!  I find it thoroughly therapeutic and relaxing, and it has helped calm me down on countless occasions!

I wish everybody lots of inspiration and passion in exploring this awesome hobby of Crocheting!



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59 Responses to ABOUT ME

  1. GABRIELA says:

    Hello Amy! I found your facebook page a few days ago and aboslutelly love your work. I am planning to make a replica of some of your beautiful amigurumies.
    Keep up the good work.
    A big hug from Colombia


    • amy says:

      Hi Gaby!

      Thank you for your interest in my work! I would love to see your finished dolls! Could you send me a picture when you are done? Which one(s) are you planning to make? I love crocheting and it makes me so happy to speak to others with the same passion. Especially others from other countries! Hello Colombia!! :))
      Have a wonderful day!!


  2. Gabriela says:

    Hi Amy,

    I am currently working in the little bear with a teddy and a blanket! I think I need to remake the head haha, because is the same size than the body 🙁 I find all your little muggles so cute and sweet… and I”m planning to make all of them 🙂

    For all the amigurumies I’ve made I followed a pattern, this is my first time trying to make my own pattern… I will let you know hoy it turns.

    Thanks for answering,


    PD: sorry for my English 🙂

  3. Jessenia says:

    Hi Amy! So i found your stuff on ravelry.com and i have been stalking you for a few months now. You are amazing! I’ve already bought two of your patterns (Clarence and Lil Quack) and i will eventually buy all of them to make. I want to do all of the BTSF collection and then the holiday collection and just all of them! OMG so excited! I actually want to branch off and make my own pattern and all thanks to you. You’re awesome and please keep them coming! lol The amigurumi dolls make perfect little gifts. Thanks and much love from Long Island, NY!!!! =)

    • amy says:

      Hi Jessenia! I am so happy to hear that you enjoy my creations! I am thrilled to be able to inspire others because so many have inspired me. I would love to see your finished dolls, so if you have a chance, please email me any pics! Thank you so much for your very kind words.. YOu’ve made my day! :)) I will try to keep the patterns coming and good luck to you in writing your own!!

  4. Matias says:

    Hi Amy! nice to talk to you! in few month will born our second son. My wife loves your work and she choose it for gift our family when he born. ( doesnt have the name yet, je).

    We are in Argentina, and we wanna know if exist the possibility that send us, if we buy your amigurumi, to our country. If that can be i request you contact me to my email for the shipping especification and i’ll tell you wich figure we choose.

    Thanks a lot for your time,

    regards from Argentina!


    ps: sorry for the “argentinian” english

    • amy says:

      Greetings, Matias!
      My sincere apologies for such a very late reply!! First of all, congratulations on your second baby boy!! I have 3 boys so I know what it is like. Boys are wonderful! Thank you for writing to me and thank you for your interest in my work. Currently I do not sell any finished dolls.. I only have patterns for sale. Out of curiosity, which doll were you interested in? Maybe you can have someone you know make it for you?
      I think your “Argentinian” English is just fine!! I hope that the rest of your wife’s pregnancy is smooth and comfortable! Congratulations once more and again, please accept my apologies for writing back to you so late!

      Warm regards,

  5. Silvina says:

    Hello Amy! I want you to know, your work is amazing!!! I love all your collection.
    I have a Baby boy and started crocheting since he was born (although my grandma and mam knitted since ever!). He really likes this kind of toy, specially to sleep with… I think I’m going to buy lots of them, and hope can do it like you.
    I’m from Argentina… Continue like this!!!

    • amy says:

      Greetings, Silvina!
      Thank you so much for visiting my site and for leaving such a lovely note! Thank you for your kind words. You have a baby boy? What fun! I love boys (I have 3 of my own) so I know what it is like with them around. How adorable that your son likes to sleep with amigurumi! 🙂 Just be careful if there are any parts that could come out and be swallowed! Crocheting and knitting for our loved ones is so special, isn’t it?
      Thank you for introducing yourself! There seems to be a lot of people interested in amigurumi who are from Argentina! I would love to visit your country one day!

      Warm regards,

  6. Lisa miller says:

    I love your work! I just saw your new owl on Facebook and I want it!!! Where can I get a copy of the pattern?

    • amy says:

      Thank you, Lisa! I will decide what to do with my new buddy patterns shortly. Sometimes when inspiration hits, I just feel like non stop crocheting and I don’t bother with writing up any formal patterns until later on. Thank you for visiting my page and for your compliment! It makes me so happy to know that others enjoy my designs! 🙂 Have a great day!

  7. Lisa Edwards says:

    Hi Amy we are interested in the pattern for spike the dragon can you please tell us how to purchase it

    Many Thanks


    • amy says:

      Hi Lisa,
      I have not written up my dragon pattern yet.. I feel that I still need to perfect it. I will be working on it again shortly and will let everyone know via Facebook when the pattern is ready! Thank you so much for your interest!
      Warm regards,

  8. Liz says:

    Hi Amy,

    I just want to say you’re by far my favorite amigurumi designer! Your designs are irresistibly cute, and they’re filled with mini details and great color combos. (Haribo bear … how cute is the bear blanket? The back to school friends … love their backpacks and the felt designs on their shirts! Even a simpler design like Wasabi the bunny has a cute little tie.)

    Keep up the great work, I look forward to buying (and making) many more of your designs. Have you ever considered doing a book?

    • amy says:

      Greetings, Liz! Thank you so much for your very kind words! It makes me happy to know that others enjoy my work!! I have a lot of fun coming up with ideas for my little characters. I haven’t thought about making my own book, although a few of my designs can be found in the Zoomigurumi books that are available on Amazon now. I hope you like my upcoming creations. I have a little tiger in the works right now. 🙂

  9. I’m going to make your little muggles owl. In your instructions you say to use a “magic ring”. I have no idea what you ar talking about. HELP please!

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  11. Denny says:

    hi I am in Australia, fallen in love with these little creatures, as you don’t sell your finished products does that mean we can ? thanks

    • amy says:

      Greetings! You may sell your finished products as long as you give Little Muggles credit for the design and link to my site (www.littlemuggles.com) If you’ve put in the work to make your dolls, I’m ok with you selling them! 🙂 Good luck and send some pictures of your dolls if you can! 🙂

  12. Margareta says:

    Hi Amy!
    After a week I am completely fascinated by amigrumis things. Have been looking for tips on the Internet and came upon your site. Your dackor are absolutely amazing! They are so cute! I fell in love with them at once. Wondering if there is any book of your works that I can buy? Grateful for the answer.

    warm regards

    • amy says:

      Greetings, Margareta!
      Thank you for the kind compliments! You can find some of my patterns in the popular Zoomigurumi books that are now available on Amazon.com! I currently do not have my own book. Maybe one day? 🙂

  13. phyllis says:

    bless you Amy very generous kind regards phyllis

  14. Angela Maria Camara Nogueira da Gama says:

    Hello Amy! I
    Your work is amazing! I love all!

    I have a six grandsons and they love your work to!

    Thank you for help me!

    Good lock!

  15. Claudia says:

    Hi Amy,
    I love your works so much!

    Id love to be able to make one my self one day…but i wont probably be that good at that.

    Is it anywhere i can purchase the baby owls? They are so cute.


    • amy says:

      Thank you for your compliments! I personally do not sell any finished owl dolls. My apologies! Thank you for your interest in my designs!

  16. Shell says:

    I would like to start by saying that I LOVED your baby mouse pattern. He turned out great =-). I was also wondering if I was allowed to sale any of the items I made from that pattern. I have had people ask me to make them some but I wasn’t sure if I could sale them or not.

  17. Penny Banks says:

    Hello Amy
    have you made a kangaroo pattern yet?
    I love your patterns and i have purchased many of them .your awesome and very talented
    Penny from Michigan ♡ 🙂

  18. Verity De Lyall says:

    Hi, I am new to the world of crocheting things besides blankets and I LOVE your work. I understand you can’t show me a sample of your patterns without me buying one but I was wondering if you could give me an example of how your patterns are written – just so I can be sure I’m clever enough to try out your designs. Thanks

    • amy says:

      Hi there! Thank you for your interest in my designs! My patterns are written in a fairly standard way. If you take a look at some of my free patterns, you will see how I generally write things up! I believe my Buttons the Mouse pattern is the most recent freebie..check that one out! 🙂

      • Verity De Lyall says:

        Thanks so much for your help. I had a look and I should be able to follow your pattern. Plus the progress pictures really help. Now I am just faced with the difficult choice of which pattern to try first! I can’t wait.

  19. Julene says:

    Hi Amy,

    I love LOVE your patterns!! I have made several and am working on my third beanbag baby owl. You are a creative genius! I was wondering where I can purchase the pattern for your hippo beanbag amigurumi? On a side note, I put pellets into a cut off panty hose toe before stuffing so my babies don’t poop pellets with passage of time. 😀

    Thank you for your amazing patterns.

    • amy says:

      Hi Julene, Unfortunately I never wrote up the pattern for the hippo bean bag! I do remember the body and arms should be the same as Violet the Kitty. I’m so sorry! I think the idea of putting pellets into a panty hose toe is genius!:)

  20. patonslake says:

    I have a number of your patterns and many little people love them too. I have a technique question. When you stuff your animals, do you stuff them firm?

    • amy says:

      Hello there! Yes, I stuff all of my dolls quite firmly. They end up looking nicer, in my opinion. Over time, especially if the doll is handled a lot, the doll gets softer and won’t hold it’s shape as well.

  21. Hi Amy.
    I became acquianted with amigurumi when I wanted to make natural toys for my daughter. Although I had no idea about this, after seeing your cute models I said that I should make things like this and I started my research. I’ve been knitting for about 2 months now and I mostly admire and enjoy your patterns. I hope that one day I will be able to create my own designs. My deep regards.

    • amy says:

      Good luck with your yarn crafts! I think it’s fantastic that you’ve picked up the hobby and I am so happy to be a small source of inspiration for you!

  22. MoMM says:

    Hi Amy,

    I would like to discuss rights of using your photos on my website. Is it possible to contact you privately?

  23. Verity De Lyall says:

    I’m just about to start your penguin pattern and have a quick question. On round 15 of the “body with white patch” there is no highlighted part indicating that there is a colour change in that round. Is this how it is meant to be or is it an error? Im just double checking as Id hate to get that far along and make a mistake.

  24. Rachael In Las Vegas says:

    Hi, Amy. I took up a crochet class 10 months ago. Two months after my class, I came across an amigurumi book. I was in awe. I have a lot to learn still but I have made a bunny and hamburger free-handed.

    May I say that you have such amazing talent. I fancy your art work more than anyone else. Nice clean stitching and great color coordination! Thank you for the turtle pattern. I will be making a turtle for my toddler and 3 month old baby.

    I can’t wait to see what else you’ll showcase! Peace, Love and Crocheting!

  25. Kelly says:

    Love your patterns.
    I am making Humphrey the elephant and am very confused regarding the ears!
    I have two round, octagone like flat ears and it says to see them shut. Like how?

    I have the pattern from zoomigurumi!

  26. Jessica says:

    Hi Amy!

    Love your designs!
    So far I’ve made Wasabi bunny and last night I finished Stanley the Giraffe!
    Thank you for all your creations and I look forward to more of your work 🙂

  27. Mariana says:

    Hi Amy! I love your patterns they are so cute.
    I also want to tell you that I work as a pattern translator. I work for coats mexico (red heart) and for amigurumi.org, I translate the patterns from english to spanish so if you need some services of tranlating please contact me. I hope we can work together and with this you can sell more patterns for latin americans and people who speaks spanish.
    Congrats for your designs!

  28. Emma Alegre says:

    Hi Amy,

    I really love your amigurumis… so cute!!!

  29. Isabel says:

    ¡Hi, Ami! I’ve just come across your work and I´ve fallen in love with your cute criters (aw!). My experience with amigurumi has been very similar to yours…it was as if I was reading my personal story, I´m just starting though. I’d love to create my own “monitos”! Hugs.

  30. Libby says:

    Hello, I made your little Christmas polar bears for my coworkers this year. Thank you so much for the pattern it is adorable!

    I do not have any felt so I was thinking of using embroidery thread for both the snout and the nose somehow. What do you think, any suggestions?

    I love your website keep up the good work!


  31. linnea says:

    Hey Amy!
    I really adore your website and all the amigurumi’s are so cute. You’re really good!
    I saw on pinterest that you have done penguins, I was wondering if you could maybe email me the pattern or post it because I really adore them and I really would like to try making one to my mum!

    Kindly regards

  32. yasi says:

    hi amy Love your patterns.Thank you very much!

  33. Kathleen Pearson says:

    How do you keep the fibre fill from showing between the stitches when you stuff your turtle? My animals that I have made show the white fibre fill .

    • amy says:

      Hello Kathleen!

      My sincere apologies for the very delayed response!! Sadly, I haven’t been keeping up with my inbox on my website for a little while now and I finally have time to get back into things and I’m going through my messages! To answer your question.. if you find your filling to be showing through your amigurumi dolls, there could be a couple of things you can try. First, make sure your stitches are even and tight. This is super important. Also, make sure you are using the recommended crochet hook size/yarn weight that the pattern calls for. Be mindful that the hook size isn’t too large – sometimes this can lead to bigger openings in stitches as well. Those are the things I think of off the top of my head that might help you out! Please don’t hesitate to reach out again if you have questions and I promise to try my best to answer in a timely manner!! 🙂 Or better yet, please write to littlemuggles@yahoo. com.
      Warm regards!

  34. Donna says:

    Hi Amy, I love your adorable little animals! I bought your Lucky the Horse pattern and I am a bit confused by the head and getting the white patch right….
    Wondering what I’m doing wrong 🙁 Ive had to rip it out a couple times so I thought I would reach out to you!!

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