About me

Welcome to my blog! My name is Karin and I live and work together with my husband in Greece. We emigrated from Germany about 10 years ago. At first I had a lot of difficulties with the Greek language and therefore little contact – I felt very isolated. But then I discovered how to crochet Amigurumi – small, crocheted animals or dolls. Crocheting helped me over many lonely hours, and since then, I‘m in the Amigurumi fever 🙂 . Meanwhile, I can communicate and I found friends – but the passion to Amigurumi has remained.

Then I began to design my own amigurumi. Usually I start by drawing a picture of the Amigurumi I would like to make, then I try to crochet it. Sometimes it works right away, but often it is a long way until I find the right shape. But the best part is: Crocheting calms down my restless mind and it is a little bit like meditation.

I like to write and that’s why you can also find short stories on this Blog – it is so much fun to tell them and to give the Amigurumi dolls a character. I also would love to see the Amigurumi you have made and maybe you have a story to tell about them. I am happy about every note, suggestions, criticism and of course nice and lovely words from you!

If you need any help with understanding the patterns email me and I’d be happy to help. I wish you a lot of fun with reading and crocheting!

29 thoughts on “About me”

  1. Is it possible to get the Iron Man crochet pattern in English? I cannot get it to translate into English. Please help!

    1. Hello Linda, for some reason – I don’t know until now – the pattern in “all my patterns” you can’t download. But if you go back to my archiv to January 2014, you will find the pattern at the end of the story. Just klick on “And here is the pattern for the Iron Man: Iron Man.

  2. Really love your designs! Trying to start my own blog and designs as well. It’s very good of you to offer so many free patterns. Wonderful to meet someone who enjoys amigurumi too. 🙂 Best wishes.

    1. Hello Dana, I wish you all the best for your blog. Once you started, please send me the link to your blog, I would also like to see your designs. Welcome to the world of the bloggers – it is so much fun. Best regards, Karin

    1. Dear Vandreyer,

      Thank you so much for telling me, this means a lot to me!!!! I wrote to Craftsy and I’m sure that they close the shop. This happens from time to time, but I also have some wonderful people (like you) who are fighting for my rights 🙂
      I wish you a nice day and best regards,

      1. Hi,
        I’m sorry, I’m new to your blog, and I was wondering, do you mind if people sell the amigurumi made from your patterns? As in, not the patterns themselves but the finished products?

        1. Hello Hannah,
          welcome to my blog. I’m happy that you found your way to Amilovesgurumi. You can sell a small number of finished items, just include the designers name (Karin Godinez or Amilovesgurumi) or the link to my website. Have fun and happy crocheting!

  3. oi Karin meu nome é Simone sou brasileira estou aprendendo amigurumi agora ,isso esta me ajudando muito no stress do dia a dia pois tenho um filho especial que me dedico muito a ele e me esquecia de mim tive problemas depressivos ….o amigurumi esta me ajudando muito apesar de nao saber croche tudo estou aprendendo pela internet e com pessoas maravilhosas como vc.conto com sua ajuda.



    1. Hello my dear, I wish you lots of fun with the Amigurumi. I too have started crocheting to get through a difficult time. Crocheting is wonderfully relaxing and for a short time, you are only concerned with counting. This distracts from problems and gives the brain a little rest. This is in my opinion the second best relaxation – the best relaxation for me is still a walk in nature.
      Much love to you and your family,

  4. Just wanted to say abig thank you for sharing your pattern. I wanted to make a crab for my nephew as his star sign is cancer, and I searched for ages for the right size and found your site.

  5. I love your sweet little ami-dolls! I am so glad that I found your dolls through Pinterest, and then you and your site. I have been looking at very many of these precious dolls for a couple years and I finally shopped online and found some very nice, affordable and colorful yarn so that I can finally sit down and start crocheting one of these little dears for myself. I have so many ideas that run through my head in how to do the hair and the dress. I am very excited about making this little doll and hope that he or she (or maybe one of each?) comes out looking right. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your wonderful patterns! You are very kind and generous. I pray that you and your loved ones are enjoying a joyful, spirit-filled Holy Season. Thanks again, and many blessings to you and all your loved ones,

    Hamlet of Berkshire, New York

    1. Hallo Charlotte, your words are beautiful and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I read your comment several times, it was just so nice to read how excited you are and with how much love you make your dolls. I wish you good ideas and a lot of fun. Have a nice Christmas ♥

  6. so pleased I found your gorgeous princess doll and clothes pattern. I am having so much fun crocheting them. thanks so much for sharing. they are just adorable and so clever.

  7. Hi Karin!

    I love your patterns!!!!! They are so cute and fun to make. I am currently joining a local cat rescue fundraising team and was looking for items I could crochet to help in the process. Is it ok if I use your patterns for the fish bone and the little fishy to make items to sell??? All the money goes to the rescue. Thank you so much!

    1. Dear Celine,
      I love animals and would like to support your project. You have my greatest respect and of course you can use my patterns for the cat rescue. I wish you success and happy crocheting!

  8. Hello. Petit bonjour. Merci de tout ce travail partagé. J’admire, Déjà depuis longtemps. Vous faites parti de mes endroits préférés de visite du web, Surtout et d’autant plus en ces temps difficiles .presente sur differents groupes amigurumi, je n’hesite pas a mettre votre lien, pour de nombreuses visites j’espère. Je vous souhaite une bonne continuation.
    Bon courage

    1. Hallo Gaby, you can download the pattern by just clicking the link at the end of the story. Have fun!

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