A very berry ebook and a tutti frutti CAL

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Meet the very berry trio – Dave the Blueberry, Sandy the Strawberry, and Meg the Raspberry. They are named after, in my very biased opinion, the best trio around – me and my brother and sister! Don’t tell my big brother he is the little blueberry.

Amigurumi Berry patterns (raspberry, blueberry, strawberry) by @hookabee

These three are pretty neat. The raspberry has a bobble stitch body (similar to Bill the Pineapple, but a different pattern) and a stem that can be removed to reveal a cute little cup – just like a real raspberry. The blueberry isn’t simply a blue ball, but has some colour changes and little triangles on top. The strawberry has an interesting stitch pattern that I designed myself to create cute little seed spots.

Amigurumi Berry patterns (raspberry, blueberry, strawberry) by @hookabee

Learn more about these guys and their patterns on their profile page.

Tutti Frutti CAL

In celebration of their arrival, I am going to be hosting a Tutti Frutti CAL for the entire month of May. From April 30th-May 31st join in and crochet not only these three cutie berries, but also Bill the Pineapple!

Fruit amigurumi pattern by @hookabeeEach fruit you make will be an entry into a draw for prizes, including a hook by Krystle of HeartSprinkle (with a cute berry design!) and hookabee patterns (and maybe more?) from me.

Simply join the hookabee ravelry group, post your fruity projects in the Tutti Frutti CAL thread, and cheer each other on!

And what is a ravelry CAL without some fun project badges?!? Add one of these badges to each of your project pages on ravelry:

StrawberryCalBadgeBlueberryCalBadge RaspberryCalBadgePineapple amigurumi CAL badge

Hope to see you there!

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New monkey amigurumi pattern and CAL

Monkey amigurumi CAL by hookabee

I released a new pattern today – and I am hosting a CAL to celebrate! Following the Chinese calendar, on February 8th the year of the monkey begins, so I designed a new little monkey pattern:

Tiao Pi the Monkey amigurumi pattern by @hookabee

I didn’t know what I wanted to name this guy, so I sought out the help of some cute kids living in China. My sister teaches English online and she asked her Chinese students for some advice on naming him. What did they choose? Tiao Pi the Monkey (the ‘pi’ is pronounced ‘pee’, so it rhymes with monkey!). This means “rascally”, “mischievous”, or “naughty”- quite suitable for a monkey, I thought! Just one student didn’t like the name…because he had been called Tiao Pi before!

I find it fascinating to learn more about Chinese horoscopes – you can learn more about the year of the monkey (or look up your own year!) here: Year of the Monkey

Tiao Pi the Monkey amigurumi pattern by @hookabee

Starting today, I am hosting a new CAL that is all monkeys! It runs until the new Chinese year starts, February 8th, so you can crochet up a collection of monkeys before it begins.

Follow the pattern as written (cutie!), or have fun experimenting and adjusting it to make some unique monkeys that are all your own.  Add a smile (or smirk!), stitch in a nose, make the arms and legs long and gangly – there are so many possibilities! I am going to make a blue monkey – one of the lucky colours for the year!

For the first two weeks of the CAL you can get the pattern 25% off – just head on over to the CAL thread in the hookabee ravelry group for the coupon code (note: it only works in my ravelry shop).

Just like last time there will be prizes and everyone who participates will get a chance to win. Each monkey you make is an entry into the draw for prizes. The top prize is a hookabee pattern of your choice PLUS a beautiful handmade hook by Krystle of HeartSprinkle! She is designing a hook specifically for this CAL, so it will be a real treat. On top of this prize, I will be awarding two other lucky winners hookabee patterns.

So join in for your chance to win, and for some fun making monkeys with fellow ami makers! I am excited to see everyone’s creations.  Join the CAL here: Year of the Monkey CAL

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Halloween CAL: Prizes revealed!

Halloween CAL 2015 by @hookabeeThe hookabee BOO + HOO Halloween CAL is in full swing and there are already so many cute ghosts and owls being created. I am thrilled with all the creativity that is going on – each ghost is different from the last, with a variety of yarn, smiles, and hats! If you haven’t already, download the patterns (find more information on the CAL thread) and join in on the fun, especially since you could win some great prizes. I am so excited to finally reveal the prizes for the CAL!

On November 1st, when the CAL is complete, I am going to be randomly drawing three lucky participants for prizes. Two winners will win a hookabee pattern of their choice, and one super lucky winner will get both a hookabee pattern AND a hook and stitch marker made by the talented artist Krystle of HeartSprinkle!! Krystle is generously making the prize specially for this CAL, and I couldn’t be more excited. The prize includes a stitch marker and one of her signature bee hooks, like the one pictured below. While her Etsy shop and website are currently down while she is working on a new, secret project, you can see more of her work on instagram: https://instagram.com/heartsprinkle/

HeartSprinkleBeeHook HeartSprinkleFlowerMarkers

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