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Fall is approaching quickly, but it’s not too late to enjoy some summer fun! Over the past few months I’ve been working hard on my new line of Tropical Beach-themed mini Amigurumi patterns and I’m so excited to be sharing them with you now. These little guys are SO cute! They are great for playsets or baby mobiles (but avoid plastic eyes for small children and embroider the eyes instead), and they also make fun keychains or backpack charms.
I also love taking them on photoshoots around my beautiful new home of Nova Scotia. <3 I know I know, Nova Scotia isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind when you think ‘tropical paradise’. But we do have beaches, at least! I’d like to take these guys somewhere tropical for a photoshoot one day, but until the world settles down a bit this is the best I’m going to get. 🙂
My Tropical Beach Amigurumi series came about initially because I was planning to do a spring craft fair, and I needed some small summer-themed items I could quickly make and sell as keychains. For fall fairs I usually sell Christmas ornaments, but in May people aren’t quite ready to think about the holidays yet! My minor obsession with flamingos compelled me to start with the Mini Flamingo Floatie, and I just fell in love with him. My own big flamingo floatie is back in storage in Vancouver and I missed it this summer! I can’t exactly float around the lake on this guy, but he sits on my desk and brings some summer warmth into my life as I work.
Flamingo complete, I started to brainstorm other tropical beach themed ideas. At one point I had concept sketches for over 10 projects, and I envisioned compiling my first ever Amigurumi pattern ebook. But between pandemic stress, a wrist injury, and summer creeping up far too quickly on me, I ended up compromising with myself and choosing just a few of my favourite ideas to finish. The result is the six patterns you see below. For the yarn, I chose to use Paintbox Yarns Simply DK series (affiliate link), which is affordable and available in a wide range of colours. So much pretty!! <3 You can purchase the yarn through LoveCrafts, and they also sell the range of Paintbox Yarns colours in other weights and fibres.
What got left out, and will they ever see the light of day? I make no promises, but I do have a partially-made ice cream cone that I’ll probably release at some point. And I had a concept for a little pina colada keychain that I really liked! The ebook concept remains in the back of my brain, so once I’ve amassed enough designs it may still become a reality – perhaps for next summer? 🙂
For now, I hope you enjoy these six adorable designs. They are available to purchase in my Pattern Shop (click on the below pictures), and also in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. If you make one of my designs I would love to see it – you can post your creations on Instagram and tag me @waywardpineapplecreations. And of course if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I’m happy to help.
Download the Tropical Beach Amigurumi Patterns!
Don’t you just love spending warm summer days drifting lazily across a lake on a giant inflatable flamingo? Now you can carry some of that summer warmth with you every day of the year by attaching this cute little flamingo floatie to your keychain or backpack!
This pineapple is the coolest pineapple on the block, with his hot pink sunglasses and prickly exterior. Underneath that tough shell, though, his true self is soft, squishy, and lovable!
Nothing quite evokes a tropical paradise like a palm tree. Soft sand beaches, clear blue waters, and above it all the breeze rustling gently through the palm trees… Sadly this cute little palm tree isn’t quite big enough to sway in the wind, but it will definitely still bring some tropical vibes into your life!
Jellyfish have a bad reputation for painfully stinging unlucky swimmers, but this jellyfish just wants to say hi! She doesn’t understand why her new friends scream and swim away from her whenever she gives them a friendly wave of her tentacles…
This friendly little turtle loves to play in the sea and he makes friends wherever he goes! Sea turtles can live up to 100 years, so he is sure to be a cheerful and loyal addition to your family for many years to come.
Crabs can be a bit scary looking, with all those legs and their scuttling movements, but this cute little crab really just wants to be everyone’s friend! Won’t you give him a home?