Amigurumi University

In the last post I wrote that I organize a seminar for the women here in the village. I am so glad that I have dared to take this step, because I had enough to worry:

“I do not speak the language correctly and sometimes I can not translate the things I want to say, the translations of the instructions into Greek might contain mistakes, the speech in front of a group could become embarrassing, what if no one comes ” … and so on.

The fact is, there were over 10 women visiting the seminar, with whom I laughed so much that I came home exhausted but happy in the evening. And yes – I have made many language errors, but I have been understood. There was no mistake in the instructions, but I was making a mistake with all the nervousness (in the very first hour) and everyone – yes, everyone! – had to unravel the second row.

Embarrassing, but you know what? You get over it. And now I’m proud of myself.

Currently we crochet this blanket (English pattern): Ravelry

The blanket is made out of squares with different patterns. It is a lot of fun to get to know the stitches for the squares – the difficulty is somewhere between simple and medium. Also you can find at Red Heart a lot of very helpful pictures that explain the stitches step by step.
I’m not finished with my blanket, but so far it looks like this:

This is a colorful version of the blanket from Nina, which she made out of many wool residues:
For the first time, I was also confronted with blocking crocheted pieces. The simplest solution: Styrofoam with kebabs. Here is my inexpensive design:
And I got a big package from Eva and her mother (THANK YOU!!!) from Germany who donated a lot of wool for the crochet group.
Some more news: I have started a second blog, which I call Amigurumi University :). There you can find links to tricks and tips from other blogs.
If you have the feeling that the one or other tip should be linked, please send me a message to

I would be so happy about your tips, because I want this blog to be a community project of all the Amigurumi fans.

I thank you for your help and wish you a wonderful February
That`s the way to Amigurumi University

2 thoughts on “Amigurumi University”

    1. It was and still is a great experience. I had to do something different this year because I did not have much energy for my blog. Over the last years I had too much hours sitting and designing with wool (which I usually enjoy very much) and too much hours in front of my computer. I wish you a wonderful week and happy crocheting!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

I accept that my given data and my IP address is sent to a server in the USA only for the purpose of spam prevention through the Akismet program.More information on Akismet and GDPR.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.