New pattern: Malcolm the sloth

Please welcome Malcolm the sloth to the hookabee family! He has been a long time coming. I started designing him in 2017, but then my family grew, and grew, so I was more than a little distracted by little people. But, over the past few years I always knew I would publish Malcolm because he is just too cute not to share. The prototype has been hanging out with us and has been my son’s toy for the past three years. He has seen better days – lookin’ a little flat and fuzzy now – but he has been well loved! Now you can make one for the little ones in your life (or for yourself to just “hang” out with).

Malcolm is a good sized stuffie, similar in size to some of my first large patterns (Koko the OwlWalden the NarwhalBobby the Bee, and Flora the Bunny). He measures about 11 inches from head to bum when using worsted weight yarn, plus those long dangly legs. As always, my pattern includes detailed instructions and step-by-step photos, plus you can contact me along the way to ask any questions.

I would say he is an easy level pattern. All the pieces start with a chain before working in the round, which is different from starting with the magic ring technique most often used with amigurumi, but I include instructions and a photo to help out if the technique is new to you.

His paws do not stay together, but if you want him to be a hanging sloth you can easily stitch the paws together or add a button on one paw and a corresponding loop on the opposite one so you have the option. Stitch a smile on his face or brush the yarn so he is fuzzy – make him your own!

I hope you enjoy making him as much as I loved designing him. He really has been a fun guy to have around the past few years and I am so happy to finally be sharing him with you! 

2016 Donations from Bill the Pineapple

2016 Bill the Pineapple amigurumi donation

Thank you to everyone who purchased a Bill the Pineapple pattern this year – I was able to donate over $1330 to the charity Support Education Togo. That is amazing! So many children in Togo, Africa will benefit from your support.

Want to learn more about the charity? Visit and learn how your money is going towards building schools so more children have the opportunity to be educated in a safe environment. My father started the charity himself, so I know it is one that can be trusted and ALL the money donated goes to help the students in Togo.

Happy new year!

Until next time,

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Meet Tod and Dot – a pair of bears!

new pattern! titleI would like to introduce to you my latest pattern release: Tod and Dot the bears! Named by my husband, Tod is the tall one and Dot is the round one.

Tod and Dot the bears amigurumi pattern

I started off making Tod (who was then nameless), but then I felt he needed a little tubby friend. My hubby then came up with the names Tod and Dot and I knew right away that it was the perfect fit.

I will admit, these two have been sitting on my desk for some time now because life has made their release a little more delayed than usual, but they have been keeping us company, watching our every move. Every once in a while my husband or I will randomly say “Hello Tod and Dot!” when we notice them staring. They make us smile!

Learn all about the pattern on the Tod and Dot pattern page. Can’t wait to see all the bears pop up!

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 Until next time,
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