All about Amigurumi with Allison of Crafty is Cool

Join Marly Bird and guest Allison Hoffman, of Crafty is Cool, on the Yarn Thing Podcast at 12pm MST on Tuesday October 3rd. Learn all about the AMAZING amigurumi that Allison has created. You won’t believe the celebrity lookalikes she has created.

Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird and guest Allison of Craftsy is Cool

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About Allison of Crafty Is Cool:

Allison Hoffman started her company craftyiscool.com in 2007 when she wanted to crochet toys for her kids.

She started designing her own amigurumi patterns and opened her Etsy shop, which developed into a full-time job. She creates designs based on pop culture and nostalgia, and has written two books, AmiguruME: Make Cute Crochet People, and AmiguruME Pets. She has just begun writing her third book.

Her work has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show, CONAN, Yo Gabba Gabba, The Today Show, and in several print publications.

She frequently publishes free patterns and tutorials on her website, craftyiscool.com, where you can find links to her shop, YouTube channel, and social media accounts.

AmiguruME Pets:

Purchase your copy of AmiguruME Pets over on Amazon.

Listen to the Show:

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Find Allison online in the following locations:

Allison’s Website

Allison’s Ravelry Page

Allison on Facebook

Allison on Pinterest

Allison’s YouTube Channel

Shop Allison’s books

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    • Robin D Berry says:

      I have Allison Hoffman’s first book AmiguruME and love it. I’m thrilled she has a new book, AmiguruMe Pets awesome. Crafty is cool! and so is Allison. I love her attention to detail for each Amigurume she makes!

  1. HookThatYarn says:

    Crafty Is Cool, I love Amigurumi. I jokingly call it yarn sculpting. My most recent amigurumi creation is Sonic the Hedgehog He measured 14″. He is the largest scale Amigurumi project I have completed. The boy I made it for loved it. 😀 -Crystal Bz

  2. Chris Lopez says:

    Crafty is Cool is amazing and her work is wonderful! Thanks for making everything work so we could get to know her in spite of Blog Talk failing.

  3. DeeAnn says:

    Crafty is Cool and Allison’s creations are quite amazing! Her Spring Fairy House is so charming, I might have to learn crochet.
    Thanks, Marly, for featuring another new artist.

  4. Bonnie says:

    I’m so disappointed that I didn’t get to hear this podcast. It only has the first 10 minutes on iTunes. I was really looking forward to listening to Allison’s story. I did check out the Crafty is Cool page though to see some of her work.

  5. Mary Alice says:

    I checked out the Crafty Is Cool website. I love the Easter basket babies and rainbow of yarn wall. Is it mostly of similar weight and fiber type? I tried twice to get the full podcast to play, but could only hear a few minutes.

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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