Musical Toy . Big FishSomewhere beyond the sea, Somewhere waiting for me ... uh-oh! Closer and closer the shark is approaching to the unsuspecting swimmer - slowly but targeted. Almost as if pulled on a thread he's moving upwards, while the background music is harmlessly playing "La Mer" by Charles Trent (aka "Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin).
GOLDEN DAYDREAM MOTH – butterflyThe caterpillar wakes up in a world that she finds round. And dark. And also very narrow. Quite boring, come to think of it. For a moment, she just sits there, curled up, having a look at the world all around her. But after a while, it starts to get uncomfortable, and she feels the urge to stretch a little. The egg bursts open. Well, would you look at that! The world isn’t round after all – it’s a disc! A green disc, to be precise, hosting more eggs, just like the caterpillar’s, with more larvae emerging from these eggs.
ULYSSES butterflyThe caterpillar wakes up in a world that she finds round. And dark. And also very narrow. Quite boring, come to think of it. For a moment, she just sits there, curled up, having a look at the world all around her. But after a while, it starts to get uncomfortable, and she feels the urge to stretch a little. The egg bursts open...
PEACOCK butterflyThe caterpillar wakes up in a world that she finds round. And dark. And also very narrow. Quite boring, come to think of it. For a moment, she just sits there, curled up, having a look at the world all around her. But after a while, it starts to get uncomfortable, and she feels the urge to stretch a little. The egg bursts open. Well, would you look at that! The world isn’t round after all – it’s a disc! A green disc, to be precise, hosting more eggs, just like the caterpillar’s, with more larvae emerging from these eggs.
BRIMSTONE butterfly – Life Cycle PlaysetThe caterpillar wakes up in a world that she finds round. And dark. And also very narrow. Quite boring, come to think of it. For a moment, she just sits there, curled up, having a look at the world all around her. But after a while, it starts to get uncomfortable, and she feels the urge to stretch a little. The egg bursts open. Well, would you look at that! The world isn’t round after all – it’s a disc! A green disc, to be precise, hosting more eggs, just like the caterpillar’s, with more larvae emerging from these eggs.
4 seasons summer SPECIAL – paper boat FIETEA brave little origami-gurumi paper boat set sail. It's FIETE ready to discover the world and curious to find out the truth about the old fishermen’s stories. And his adventure started right away, when Oleg the giant squid came up from the depth. He wrapped his giant tentacles around the little boat and drag Fiete under into the deep sea. A swarm of crochet jellyfish crossed and Fiete took advantage of the short distraction to free himself from the tight grip of the giant squid. Completely drenched he escaped to the shore of a tiny but sunny island.
4 seasons SPECIAL – EASTERAs soon as that strange creature skipped from our garden, we admired the colorful eggs that it had left for us in a small nest underneath the Hazel bush. These eggs looked so weird that we soon started to discuss, what would probably hatch out of them. Dirk was convinced that these must be Rainbow Dragon eggs (an extremely rare species, which is native only to Lalylaland).
music box toy . spider AGATHAHalloween is already over … again. But not for us and not yet! Because we lost your bloody mosquito dressed housefly buddy Buzz! So we quickly organized a search through the darkest corners of the house. Doing so, we found many lost socks, old sweets and rusty crochet hooks and unfortunately we also managed to get caught up in an artfully crafted giant spider net! In the center of this amazing piece of crochet there was a purple spider and right behind her back we glimpsed Buzz ...
4 seasons – SUMMERAloha! It’s summertime and we enjoy our vacation on a beautiful island named KAWAII, Lalylaland’s surfers paradise! This is where we met our new friend PIPPA the pineapple, who’s running the trendiest cocktail bar right on the beach. She's an excellent bartender and her Piña Colada is famous! Right next door there’s a surf school. The owner is KEANU the surfboard and the coolest cat of all beach residents is SMILA the ice cream. Keep cool and find out more about the hot lalylala 4 seasons SUMMER pattern set!
SEPP the seahorseSepp the seahorse spend his childhood on his granddad's sea cow ranch. He was very talented in riding sea cows and started a career as rodeo star soon. On a rodeo world tour Sepp stopped in Texas, where he was told, that every proper horse wears horseshoes. He couldn’t find out what these could be good for and threw them away. Thus Sepp invented the horseshoe pitching sport.
4 seasons SPECIAL – CHRISTMASDo you remember the night, when Roco was caught in the act (again!). Good news! The alleged Christmas presents heist turned out to be exactly the opposite! We found 3 reliable witnesses, who insured very convincingly that our raccoon just gave Santa Clause a hand. As you know, Roco has some experience in soundless breaking into other people's houses what makes him the perfect assistent. He is also simply slimmer and fits much more convenient through the narrow chimney. Down in the festive living room XAVER the Christmas tree got already dressed up in order to proper welcome the nocturnal guest. Candle CLAUS plunged the room into cozy, warm light and angel ANTON and his twin brother Arthur ensured the appropriate musical setting and heavenly blessing. Btw: Xaver, Anton and Claus friends are perfect gift tags, Christmas tree ornaments and Secret Santa surprise!
4 seasons – WINTERA warm welcome to our cool winter friends! We have tracked them deep in Lalylaland's magic forest: pine cone WOODY fell from somewhere above us right in front of our feet. He got along well with our autumn fellows Erwin, Peter and Henry right away. A bit later we met stag HEINZ at a manger. First we thought he must be one of Santa Claus' reindeers, but he explained to us that he's a genuine Fallow deer and was never employed at Santa's delivery service. Heinz also joined us with great pleasure, not just because we bribed him with warm milk and homemade Christmas cookies. On our way home it quietly began to snow and the magic forest was covered in a glittering icy layer soon. A third visitor was waiting for us when we arrived: Sir SIMON the snowman had made himself comfortable in our garden to enjoy a cup of delicious five o'clock ice tea. His nose was almost as red as ours when we came back from the frosty forest. Winter is here to stay and so Woody, Heinz and Simon are! Oh, by the way: our winter friends are perfect little x-mas helpers. They are very useful as gift tags, Christmas tree ornaments and Secret Santa surprise!
4 seasons – AUTUMNHugh? How did that happen? Autumn already? The days are short, the weather is kind of unpleasant and wet feet became your constant companions? There's also something good in it! It's time to unpack your Wellies and to make your way to the next yarn store and then: straight to Lalylaland's always colorful enchanted forest to pick up these 3 funny little guys! Toadstool PETER, rose hip HENRY and acorn ERWIN are the perfect companion to fill your gray days with colorful Autumn fun.
free berry mod kit “ERNA & BERT” for lalylala dollsFresh berry jam had to be done, so I hurried into the garden… but instead of ingredients, I found these two funny guys hiding in the bushes behind the house. They introduced themselves as ERNA the strawberry and BERT the blackberry and a second later I invited them to come and live in our house (they choose the pantry to become their new home).
VLAD the vampire batBack in the day, when VLAD was a very young bat, he was looking for the meaning of life, when another bat crossed his path ... Batman! Soon VLAD became Batman’s sidekick (of course long before Robin entered the scene). However, before long, VLAD found out that Batman just wears a costume and can’t even fly properly! What a bitter disappointment! So he moved on and, with the gathered experience from countless dangerous adventures, he started his career in the movie business as the stunt double for the legendary Bela Lugosi. Some years and one tooth-surgery later (for a correction of some peculiar misaligned teeth), he actually became a well known movie star! You've probably seen him in "Nosferatu“, "The fearless Vampire Killers" or "Dracula“. After a while, he felt pretty annoyed about the completely false representation of vampires in horror movies! Sure, vampires avoid garlic - but only because they want to save their environment from bad garlic breath! And the only reason why VLAD doesn’t sunbathe, is to preserve his "noble pallor“. He also never really understood why crosses would be scary. He felt increasingly bored and when he successfully shocked the 1000th screaming maiden in another horror movie, he packed the job in to move to the countryside and write books about werewolves.
free bunny mod kit “RITA the rabbit” for lalylala dollsWhen I fell into that rabbit hole the other day, I came back with another freebie especially for all of you, who already own one of the lalylala doll patterns! Let's follow the white rabbit again and crochet yourself this lovely bunny named RITA! All you need is one of the lalylala doll patterns (for the body) and the following ears and -tail instructions.
LUPO the lambHe doesn't look like but actually Lupo is a wolf! OK - a wolf in sheep's clothing and that's what happened: When Lupo was a puppy, he had a great passion for hand-knitted sheep wool socks. One night he tried to shave a sleeping sheep on the meadow to raise some wool for extra socks. The frightened sheep bite Lupo by accident and since then every full moon he turns into a lamb. As time went by he realized that he so much more preferred to be a sheep than a wolf (because his fur is so much softer than the shaggy wolf fur and he had decided to become a vegetarian anyway). So he took the decision to knit himself a cozy lamb costume from his own full moon sheep wool and life his life as a sheep from now on. Every full moon he takes the chance to shear his fur and to knit his costume in the phase until next full moon. Unfortunately, when he's a weresheep he tended to unravel his knitting, so it took a very long time until Lupo the wolf became Lupo the sheep.
PAUL the toadstoolPAUL was not born nor he was just grown like any other mushroom - he was conjured up by a little witch! Not only because of that you could say that PAUL is literally a kind of "magic mushroom". He's a real natural talent and the only magician in the world who can drag himself out of the hat and remain in absolute stillness for days. PAUL gained his greatest success when he managed to disappear Atlantis, the famous time machine and the meaning of life - unfortunately he forgot the spell to fetch them again, so many people are looking for them until now.
MICI the mermaidMICI works as a life guard on the shores of lalylaland, but even as a very little mermaid, she dreamed to open her own shoe store and to design her own collection of summer sandals. To pass the time MICI knits chic fishnet stockings for her friends. She loves the rockabilly fashion of the 50s! Her stylish old school anchor tattoo was made by her talented friend OLEG using his self-produced homemade ink and a fishing hook. MICI is also the singer of a band with RADA, BUZZ, OLEG CARL, which has gained a reputation for putting their audience into a kind of hypnotic state.
ROCO the raccoonROCO always wanted to be a hero. As a tribute to his great idols Zorro and Robin Hood his superhero outfit is composed of a practical mask and a stylish hood! ROCO is a knight in shining armor and of course he's always ready to help with the dishes. His greatest coup was when ROCO robbed the CandyBank in lalylaland to distribute the captured sweets among his friends. Unfortunately, most of the delicious loot "disappeared" quite unaccountably on ROCO's way back home.
CARL the cactusCarl spent his earliest childhood together with his family outside on the balcony. He loves balloons - despite their very short life expectancy. As a teenager, Carl discovered his extraordinary talent as a requisite for a world-famous fakir. This career ended abruptly because CARL decided to shave daily after he has been very definitely refused as a member of the "Free Hugs" campaign. Carl is enjoying his heyday as a drummer in a marching band now and is going to continue the pin-factory family business.
OLEG the octopusAs everyone can see - Oleg is an octopus. He’s a real poet and often writes 8 poems a time using his very own handmade ink. He loves to eat sea shells at his favorite italian underwater restaurant ”L’azzurro del mare”. In his octopus’s garden Oleg is spending a lot of time growing sea anemones and corals. His favorite song is the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine”.
KIRA the kangarooKira can be seen from afar by her long scarlet colored scarf - so the koalas sometimes call her the "Red Kira". In her spacious pouch she keeps everyday things and her impressive collection of antique cushion springs - and of course her baby kangaroo feels most at home here. After a furious victory in the shadow boxing championship, the two prepare themselves for the world championship in long-jump.
DIRK the dragonDIRK's favorite outfit is his green dragon costume with that tiny wings and dragon spikes. His mother was a Japanese water dragon, his father was a brave dinosaur - a Tyrannosaurus Rex! One hour a day he practices fire-breathing in his cave - small fireballs work out very well. If he sneezes, he accidentally sprayed some sparks. Dirk collects matches and is going to be a firefighter when he grows up.
LONI the lionNot only outwardly Loni is a real lion - her costume conceals a truly brave character. Of course she's able to bare teeth, but normally Loni is really cuddly and very tame. She is a true friend and will always be on your side courageously. Loni lays great emphasis on her daily midday nap and the extensive care of her luxuriant mane. In her free time Loni is practicing the race with gazelles.
RADA the ratRada is the youngest and only sister of her 78 brothers. Her dad continues the family tradition as a restaurant-critic in 23th generation. Rada loves the colors black and white and all shades in between - but beware: She isn't a gray mouse at all! Her true passion is music and she plays the flute in a punk rock band with BUZZ, OLEG and CARL. RADA would like to be a wharf rat on a ship to travel around the world.
BINA the bearBina shares a cozy two-room apartment with his pet - a golden brown honey bee (she already learned how to roll over, play dead and fetch pollen-balls!). Bina works as a babysitter for the kids in his neighborhood. He loves salmon sushi and hot chocolate. On sunny afternoons, BINA goes to the forest to hug his favorite trees. Because he doesn't like any kind of winter sports, Bina makes an extended nap from autumn until spring!
lalylala amigurumi crochet book
'BEETLES, BUGS and BUTTERFLIES'
Hello bug lovers and crochet adventurers!
Grab your research equipment (magnifying glass, flask of tea, crochet hook, scissors and yarn) and follow us into a world full of magic and science, a microcosm of tiny creatures and big dreams!
In this book you will find not only a charming selection of crochet patterns to create scrabbling beetles, beautiful bugs and fluttering butterfly crochet amigurumi, but also a wonderful story to read out loud and ponder on: a tale about growing up; accepting change and the power of dreams.
the best bug, is a fixed bug! please check the detail page of a pattern for corrections and errata.