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I joked to my boyfriend that StringyDingDing is slowly turning into the Simpons. I think I have an original idea for an amigurumi, only to remember I’ve already made it into a pattern.
I’m getting a yearning to expand the kinds of patterns I offer on StringyDingDing! Things like fun beanies, cute animal tote bags and backpacks, fun bootcuffs, baby booties, the list could go on and on. Believe it or not, I love making things like that and adding my own twist onto a plain accessory.
Would you guys be interested in seeing patterns like that? I definitely don’t want to put effort into making those patterns if you guys dislike them LOL! My core will always stick to making amigurumis, but sometimes it gets though thinking of new ideas when I’ve made over 150 amigurumi patterns. Creating accessories would give me a nice boost in finding other ideas for free patterns. Take the poll at the beginning of this post to let me know your opinion!


  1. I have done needlework since I was a child (pre-WW11 baby). Approaching the other dateline, I work only on toys for charity and no longer have time (or perhaps the ability) to design, so I depend on free patterns — the increasing cost of yarn is also a concern.. Thank you for your assistance.

    1. Hi Audrey,

      It’s very impressive that you’ve been doing needlework most of your life! I can imagine that you must be very skilled in crochet and I’m sure you’ve made so many people happy through your crochet πŸ™‚

      Designing can definitely take up a lot of time. Amigurumis are a little bit easier, because you don’t need to make a ton of different sizes. However, I’m working on a hat pattern right now and it’s much more time consuming since you have to make about 10 different sizes for 1 pattern! You’re smart in searching for free patterns rather than making it all yourself, because boy it can be taxing on time! Hahaha πŸ™‚

      I hope you’ll check back in a few weeks, hopefully you can use some of the new patterns for your charity donations! Also, I totally agree on the yarn prices. Yarn, along with everything else, is getting more expensive. I miss the days of buying a skein for $2! Now the prices are close to $5. It could be $1,000 and I’d still have to buy some LOL! I love crochet too much 😁


  2. I would call it a rugby rather than a football. Thanks for the free pattern because I have been hoping to crochet this for my ex-boss who is a rugby player and trainer. I’ll try to embroider his name on it too. ;>

    1. Haha I didn’t think of that! I’m in the US, we’re so used to calling it a football over here even though most of the world refers to it as rugby/soccer LOL!

      I think it’s wonderful you’ll be crocheting it for your ex-boss. He sounds like a fun fella to be so involved in sports πŸ™‚ I bet he’ll love to get that as a gift from you! I hope you have a fun time making it, feel free to let me know if you have any questions 😁


  3. I really like making amis but I’m always looking for something new to make! Your patterns are fun and easy to read. I’ve been crocheting for 64 years (learned when I was 3), I also knit and so many other crafty things! I love yarn and I’ve recently found the yarn at Dollar Tree is wonderful to work with! Thank you so much for sharing your talent to design great patterns!

    1. Hi Cheryl! I think you hold the title for “youngest girl to learn crochet” haha! It’s beyond amazing that at only three you learned how to crochet πŸ™‚ You must of had an amazing teacher, I could hardly learn to crochet as a teenager LOL!

      Amigurumis are also one of my favorite things to make, but it’s fun to change it up here and there by looking for something new πŸ™‚ Even the baby booties I make still manage to have a smiley face on them hahaha πŸ˜›

      The Dollar Tree is possibly the best store to ever exist, so when they got yarn in, craft ladies around the world could be heard squealing in happiness LOL – me included. I think the yarn they carry is from Premier? I’ll have to give it a try since you recommend it, I keep wanting to get the chunky soft yarn they carry!

      Thank you so much for the kind words on my patterns, I appreciate it! You are so nice, thank you again 😍

  4. Hi Olive
    I was involved in your weekly patterns and paying through PayPal. I would like to begin again but am unable to locate the PayPal button. Please let me know if this option is still available.
    I love your patterns.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Mary!

      I think it’s great you’re looking to join the membership once again πŸ™‚

      Unfortunately the membership program I use doesn’t enable a way to pay through PayPal, it only accepts payment through debit/credit card. If I could change that on my end, I would!

      If you’d prefer PayPal, you can send me a personal payment through them for however many months you’d like to be subscribed. (For example, 2 months = $12). I will manually add that access time to your account πŸ™‚ I hope that makes sense!

      If that’s something you’d be interested in, send me an email and we can work out any details/questions you may have!


      1. How do you do a slip stich?

  5. I’d like to see patterns for some realistic birds e.g. robin, blue tit, parakeet, blackbird etc. Not cartoon-ey but lifesize and more true to actual bird.

    1. That’s such a fantastic request. I love crocheting birds, but often times they are very “amigurumi” looking rather than realistic. I think a realistic crow would be awesome for the autumn time! I hope to give that a try soon. Thank you so much for your suggestion πŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations on your new book! So excited for you. You are an amazing pattern designer, your patterns are very well-written, easy to understand and follow.

  7. Hello. I have just finished your elf stuck in my wreath. I came out so cute I had to make one for a friend of mine. I want to congratulate you on your book. I made the jellyfish and my granddaughter wanted it. You are very talented and I love all your patterns.

  8. Hi.. trying to nominate you for my fav designer but I don’t know your name?

  9. I know this is over as I see now- not sure if you are still here but I do love the bright colors you work with and what I would love to see more of is TOYS! DOLLS! BLANKETS! FARM ANIMALS- AND anything you want ~

  10. I like your patterns i think it would be cool if you made a magnifying glass

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