07 February 2015


Amigurumi Time

My Bronco cup is full.

no more chocolate, boohoo

My valentine candy box is empty.

just enough remnants

Tiny bits of leftover natural-dyed cotton are beginning to amass.

simple crochet amigurumi balls

Add a little glue, a few eyeballs or sequins, some hearts, and a free crochet pattern, and oh, my goodness, did I renew my Honey's valentine!!!

Such cute little Unchocolates!

You may do whatever you'd like with amigurumi you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Simple Amigurumi Balls

Materials: Worsted yarn, size G crochet hook, stuffing (I used my quilt and sewing remnants, shown above in the Broncos cup.)

Simple Amigurumi Ball Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; do not join on this or any of the following Rounds. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around for a total of 12 sc.

Rounds 3-4: 1 sc in each sc around.
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Round 5: 6 sc dec around for a total of 6 sc, stuffing as your work, including stuffing in the starting tail; bind off. Weave finishing end through each of remaining 6 sc and pull tight. Weave in end.

Finish: Glue crocheted ball onto heart for feet if desired. Without feet, the eyeballs can make the balls top heavy, and without feet to stabilize, these balls will roll around, but that could be a good thing, too. After fighting with my amigurumi, trying to keep them still for pictures, I used wooden hearts leftover from projects from previous Valentines Days to make feet, but crocheted or padded felt hearts would work, too. Use your imagination!

I Heart U!

crocheted hearts

Pompoms, cotton balls and felted fiber balls would work instead of crocheted amigurumi balls, too.

Pompon Critter

We Love You!

Glue on googly eyes, sequins, beads or felt eyes, or draw on with permanent markers. I used glow-in-the-dark googly eyes. Use your imagination!

Spooky Unchocolates!

Insert Unchocolate Cuddlies into empty valentine candy box, and either keep for yourself or give away. Then smile for making the world a better place by brightening someone's day without adding calories while making the world a better place by reusing, recycling, renewing and creating!

Waiting for Love


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Charlotte! My five-year-old neighbor LOVES them!

  2. haha now that is creative, googly eyes always make everything better

    1. I have to agree with you on that, Pat. Drawn-on eyes just wouldn't be as cute!

  3. Yes, they are definitely calorie-free. In fact I'm sure you burned some calories dreaming them up and making them! Love the glow-in-the-dark googly eyes shot.

    P.S. Did you think of Tribbles at all when you were making these? :)

    1. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! That's hilarious, Sue! THANK YOU! I think that qualifies this as a Star Fleet Fiber Arts Academy mission!!!

      Probably not enough calories burned, though... ;)

  4. Kuule Beanz! I'll have to place googly eyes in strategic places throughout the house.

    1. Glowing googly eyes? I might not ever find them if they don't glow. :)

  5. I NEED THESE FOR MY KIDS!!!! haha so awesome, I love them. Heck I need them for the top of my computer too =)

    1. That's funny, Texas Nascar Cowgirl! I could totally see one starting down at me from my computer screen!!!


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