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lalylala amigurumi book ‘BEETLES, BUGS and BUTTERFLIES’ in pre-order


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.

Giveaway Sailabrations!


Let’s sailabrate a GIVEAWAY ⛵️ Did you know the Dutch word ‘Scheepjes’ means ‘little ships’ in English? Reason enough to team up with the fantastic Scheepjes Yarn to give you lovely origamirumi lovers the chance to win 1 out of 10 CROCHET KITS for PAPER BOAT FIETE – coming with all the materials and crochet pattern you need to make your own Fiete in all 3 color versions! All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to set sail and head over to my Instagram!

Rice Seed Blanket – free crochet pattern


Friday! We stay in bed and count down until weekend starts with the FREE PATTERN for this cozy ‘Rice Seed Blanket’!
You don’t have to decide how large your blanket should be in the end – just crochet ahead and stop whenever you feel it’s big enough. The ‘Rice Seed Blanket’ is worked in a round by round like a giant granny square. This gives you the possibility to enlarge it any size.

A lalylala SUMMER SPECIAL pattern set sail!


A 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. 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.

watch out for the 4seasons summer SPECIAL pattern

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Call me crazy, but there’s something in this photo making me feel like a lalylala 4seasons summer special pattern is hiding in there …

New 4 seasons EASTER pattern hatched from its egg!


As 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).

But even in the relevant literature we could not find any useful, hint. So we had to practice patience… Full of curiosity we came together today to watch the first of the three extraordinary creatures hatching from its egg!

Some details about the upcoming lalylala book

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Thank y’all for your extremely motivating likes and comments on my lalylala book to come! ❤️ Many of you have asked for more details, so here are some facts: Release will be in AUTUMN 2017. It will be published in UK first, but …

sneak peek: lalylala amigurumi book

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Phew! To keep this secret over MONTHs was really the hardest thing! But now the work is almost done and I can finaly give you a little peek of what I’m currently working on. It’s my first AMIGURUMI BOOK! Woohoo!

New Year’s Eve crochet pattern launched!


Let’s start the countdown! It’s 15 days left until the year isover, and we wanted to clear away some old clutter as we found a yellowed folder with a TOP SECRET label in a dusty box. Yippie! There is nothing better than sharing secrets with friends, and today we are going to blab the best best kept secret of Lalylaland!

Of course, nobody knew it because of the total secrecy, but Lalylaland was actually the first spacefaring nation! At the very dawn of the Space Age we’ve built an ultra light rocket Ziggy, using our unique twisted fiber technology, and long before space monkeys and dogs we’ve launched the world’s first lalylanaut Luzie the Lucky Cat on her mission to convey our greetings to the universe. The brave kitty visited every planet and tirelessly waved and meowed best wishes, and everybody she met waved back – the Spiders from Mars waved even all 8 legs as they saw Ziggy approaching!

CROCHET KITs for music box toy Agatha on Etsy!

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I ever wish, I would live in a yarn store … oh wait, in fact I DO :)
Come and visit my new second home on Etsy!

It is all about crochet sets for my lalylala patterns, coming with all the original materials needed to crochet your own lalylala toy! The first ready-to-crochet-kit is for spider AGATHA.

She sings the Harry Potter Prologue Melody (Hedwig’s Theme) and of course the music box insert is included as well as the yarn, 3 pair of safety eyes, soft stuffing, beads and a very special project bag to keep all your goodies together. The bag is also a perfect gift wrapping if you want to give the set or the ready made spider to a dear friend.

The crochet kits are exclusively available on Etsy! I hope you’ll enjoy them! Happy crocheting!

New lalylala pattern series started with music box toy AGATHA


Halloween 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 …

lalylala HALLOWEEN pattern release! Booray!


It’s a gloomy full moon night. A hook-nosed wicked witch on a wonky broom flies over a haunted house. One can make out two eerie silhouettes behind a dusty, spiderwebbed tower window. Diego the skull (aka „The Death”, who is also able to bring dead things to life now, thanks to a weekend update training course) triumphantly raises his scythe, when zombie Brian (masterminded brain behind a demonized good plan) sews in the last remaining yarn ends. Suddenly a dazzling flash cuts through the silent darkness…

BEWARE, all my beloved wicked witches!


BEWARE, all my beloved wicked witches! 🎃 Halloween comes sooner than expected and brings you a spooktacular new lalylala crochet pattern!

ALOHA from Kawaii ! lalylala 4 seasons SUMMER pattern out now


ALOHA from Kawaii ! It’s summertime and we enjoy our vacation on the beautiful island 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!

Summer’s here to stay


one of the best things in summer is lying on the gras, staring in the sky and imagine familiar shapes appearing in the swirling clouds above you. … I guess, this formation tells me there will be a lalylala 4seasons SUMMER crochet pattern very soon!

Howdy! There’s a new stallion in the stable


Sepp 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.

Urgent b-mail to Oleg


Guess what happened today! Oleg the octopus received an urgent b-mail (message in a bottle) of an old buddy. They spent many summers on grandpa’s sea cow ranch playing underwater cowboys. (Oleg still keeps his yellow water pistol and 4 (!) pair original sea-snakeskin boots.) The friend announced that he will move to lalylaland soon! Oleg is excited and so are we!

epic conversion charts for crochet terms and stitches


If you’ve ever been searching for an epic CONVERSION TABLE of CROCHET TERMS and STITCHES in multiple languages – such as English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish, Italian, Russian an Swedish – you should have a look to the new tips+help section. I hope you’ll find it helpful!

spot the differences! … in Lupo’s pattern UPDATE

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It took quite a long time to hide all the little differences in Lupo’s new pattern properly. But now I’m sure, they replace the old instructions perfectly. The updated pattern comes without bad hair and mustache but with a completely new construction for the body to get a perfect straight seam on the back!

If you’ve already bought the pattern, you can find it updated in your library on Ravelry or on your personal download area on Billbee.

Lupo’s new pattern is also AVAILABLE IN DANISH now!

FREE EASTER Add-On for CARLA!

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Grow yourself a little flower garden

… using the Early Blooming Flower add-on for lalylala’s 4 seasons SPRING pattern set! The pattern comes with the instructions for the flowers to turn crocus CARLA into beautiful daffodil DORIS, snow drop SELMA or muscari MARTA! I hope you like them and wish you all some happy Easter days!

BEWARE! New lalylala 4-seasons SPING pattern-set causes heavy spring fever!


It was a very cold and windy day, when bluetit TITUS circled over Lalyland. The winter was long and he felt terribly lonely when he unexpectedly discovered a fresh splash of blue among all the gray and white far down on the ground. Just as blue as himself. Finally! A companion!

Titus fluttered closer excitedly and discovered … a wonderful blue crocus blossom. He wanted to pick it and when he gently pulled on the blossom, a flower bulb slipped out of the soil. Her name was CARLA and she was the most beautiful creature that Titus had ever seen…

4 seasons SPRING patterns coming soon!

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No déjà vu! Soon it’s time for another lalylala 4-seasons SPRING pattern set for the very first time!
or let’s say it in other words:

“There is no way that this winter is *ever* going to end as long as this groundhog keeps seeing his shadow. I don’t see any other way out. He’s got to be stopped. And I have to stop him.” Phil Connors / movie: Groundhog Day

Happy Woolentine!

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If you are still looking for a last minute valentine’s gift, you should know that ANTON pursues a career as messenger of love these days.

here comes lalylala’s 4 seasons SPECIAL CHRISTMAS pattern set!


Do you rememberthe other night, when Roco was caught in the act (again!). The alleged Christmas presents heist turned out to be exactly the opposite! we could found 3 reliable witnesses, who insured very convincingly that our raccoon just gave Santa Clause a hand. 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.

lalylala’s 4 seasons: WINTER pattern set out now!


A 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 and SIMON the snowman! Read the entire story and find out more about our new frosty friends!

4 seasons WINTER set coming soon

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Wrap up well! Winter is coming soon and brings you the second set of lalylala’s 4 seasons series!

New lalylala 4 season series – AUTUMN pattern set available now!

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Hugh? 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.

lalylala’s “4seasons series” starts in German edition of Mollie Makes magazine

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These are Henry and Erwin! They are 2 out of 3 amis from the first set of the new “lalylala 4seasons series”. They will be available as pattern sets in all lalylala online shops very soon. Find Erwin & Henry’s patterns exclusively in the autumn issue of the German edition of Mollie Makes (on newsstands of your confidence from now)

new section for mini & mod patterns


The new Minis & Mods section is a tribute to all the fantastic modifications to my lalylala dolls that have arisen and that have made lalylaland such a colorful and varied place. Find some of their patterns collected on www.lalyla.com now.

lalylala wallpaper JULY 2015

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream … It’s 1st of JULY and here in lalylaland it’s summer time (hip hip hooray) ! Time to pack your crochet stuff into your beachbag, slip into your sandals and follow ERNA’s lead straight to the next ice cream parlor! Here’s lalylala’s JULY cool down for your sceen:

get free lalylala mod kit “ERNA the strawberry + BERT the blackberry”


Sunday morning. Sun is shining, coffee and hot chocolate on the table and the toast smells delicious.

Full of expectation someone unscrews the jam jar … and suddenly the last fatigue vanished! There’s nothing but absolute emptiness! No jam is dust-dry toast for breakfast!

Time to take action! Fresh 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).

Between us, I was a little bit ashamed of myself. Given that ERNA and BERT are such nice fellows my plan to boil berries to jam seems very cruel. Well, since they join our breakfast table, we serve honey instead of jam. (To Bina’s great joy! For now he nonstop speaks about the assets and peculiarities of this or that type of honey every morning.)

Find out more about ERNA & BERT and get the free pattern add-on to make a strawberry or blackberry from your lalylala crochet pattern:

 

beam to the pattern

 


First 2 SWEDISH lalylala crochet recipes available!


Hurrarop! Crispy news from lalylaland! First SWEDISH lalylala crochet recipes available! Here come the first 2 yummy lalylala crochet recipes *traditional Swedish style* – oven baked by the amazing Yvette Palm using the proven lalylala crochet recipe!

free jellyfish pattern


I guess some of you already noticed, that I wrote a little crochet book for beginners and returners: “Häkeln – so einfach geht’s” published by Gräfe & Unzer Verlag (GU). And who has guessed?!: We are in the second edition now! Hurray! To say THANK YOU SO MUCH for purchasing my little booklet, the publisher and I decided to share one of my favorit patterns for free: the jellyfish mobile.

lalylala Halloween pattern VLAD the Vampire Bat


Let the most spooktacular lalylala Halloween party begin! You are all invited and here comes our already announced super duper famous special guest … Please welcome the horror movie legend “VLAD the vampire bat”! He’s a hot candidate for tonight’s election of the best Halloween costume.

Here’s an exclusive look behind the scenes, to get to know our new mate…

SPOOKTACULAR!


High times in lalylaland! Our friends are incredibly excited! They run through the house and animate the house spiders to spin their nets faster, cause Halloween is coming soon and our friends decided to celebrate the scariest party of all!

Häkeln lernen mit GU und lalylala


*meinegütewerhättedasgedacht* – jetzt bin ich ganz offizielle Autorin eines Häkelbuches!
Mit einer niegelnagelneuen Serie macht der GU Verlag Dich fit für den kommenden Handarbeitsherbst! In 4 Büchlein findest Du auf 64 prall gefüllten Seiten je einen Crashkurs zu den Themen STICKEN, NÄHEN, STRICKEN und HÄKELN!

Testhäkler gesucht!


Deutschsprachige Häkelsüchtige aufgemerkt! Nach ganz langer bienenfleißiger Häkelei und Schreiberei in den letzten Monaten ist mein allererstes Büchlein für Häkelanfänger fast fertig. Die Projekte sind auch für blutige Beginner geeignet und zwischen “wohnen” und “leben” angesiedelt (ausnahmsweise diesmal keine lalylala Amigurumi ;) Jetzt muss getestet werden!

happy peppy Easter greetings!


Are you still on the hunt to find some Easter eggs? Well, stop searching, start crocheting: there’s a free lalylala crochet pattern. And pssssst … another tip just between us: the “RITA rabbit” modification kit for your lalylala doll hides itself on the same page. ;)

get free lalylala easter bunny mod kit “RITA the rabbit”


When 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!

✩ MICIs very first super model job! ✩

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Yeah Yeah! Swipe to the left, swipe to the right and turn it upside down! MICIs photo is featured in the application profile of “Plundr”, a brand new German a-kind-of-flea-market-app.

Yes, you can sell dolls made from lalylala patterns

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Since so many girls asked for and I’ve thought about it for month (… and actually didn’t found any good reason not to do), I decided to change my copyright policies and removed the term that not allows the selling of finished dolls made from my patterns.

Here comes the new inhabitant: LUPO – the lamp

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He 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.

CROCHETED DOLLS SALE just started!

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crazy folks dressed in kangaroo and dragon costumes just occupied the lalylala shop!

Pay attention elks and vikings!

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Another horned creature came to Norway! …. CARL the cactus is featured in the Norwegian DIY magazine Dilla! Er det ik’ fantastisk?!

oops! gremlin attack in Pauls french pattern

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OH NO! Something went wrong in PAULs FRENCH PATTERN! Please use these new magic formulas to defeat the evil typo gremlins:

Christmas selling preparations

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KIRA & DIRK “clones” waiting for lalylalas jingle jangle Christmas selling on Etsy and DaWanda … coming soon!

PAUL THE TOADSTOOL picked up – NEW PATTERN PUBLISHED!


After some rumors were circulating about the recent incidents in the magic forest, we were finally able to shed new light on that mysterious story. We found the little witch and she agreed to give us an exclusive interview.

Birthday CUPCAKES – a free lalylala crochet pattern


Welcome to BINAs and RADAs 2nd birthday celebration! Here’s your party-hat! Please serve yourself a drink, shake your hips to the music … and feel free to try some of these delicious homemade lalylala birthday cupcakes.

MICI the mermaid stranded – new pattern published!


Some preparations were needed to enable MICI to may also be at home on the mainland of lalylaland. An old zinc tub was polished to a mirror finish and pimped with a 200 hp engine and 4 brand new all-terrain tires, so MICI is also free to move all over the land.

¡Ay, caramba! All patterns in SPANISH


Once upon a time our knightly and brave friends attracted to explore the world, to seek out new civilizations and to boldly go where no crocheted doll has gone before… On their way they met legendary creatures and passed numerous adventures, crossed high mountains and quite a bit of water.

ROCO raccoon sniffed out! New pattern finished!


After some spectacular weeks of playing hide-and-seek, the gentleman-thief ROCO Raccoon (aka “Rocoon”, “Mister Coon” or even “X”) set itself in lalylalands doll department.

Next doll “most wanted”


After a short quite periode in lalylaland some suspicious things happened last night… It seems a new fellow came to town and showed his amazing talent by robbing all the candy. Even our high security safe could not stop him. A first investigation revealed some finger prints on the safe and a single photo taken by the security camera of our candy depot. Insiders told us the name of the invisible stranger.

From Russia with love


Our super special agent Olga M. succeeded decoding all lalylala patterns to native Russian language!
We smuggled the patterns on microfilm inside some totally inconspicuous russian Babuschka dolls – so called “Matryoshkas” (as you can see on the picture). We owe it to the great efforts of special agent Olga that it is possible now to get and crochet the lalylala patterns original russian style. ТУЧА ФЗНАМЗНОН, дорогие товарищи!

lalylala easter ornaments pattern for free!


Looking for a cute last-minute non-crochet Easter project? How about that? Last year I made some of these cuties and wrote a tutorial. The idea comes from my childhood when my Ma and I used to craft these little chicks.

What’s typically Dutch?


Count on 10 Dutch things: 01. cheese, 02. clogs, 03. Rembrandt, 04. tulips, 05. charming blue-white ceramics, 06. houseboats, 07. to ride a bicycle, 08. dikes and canals, 09. windmills and 10. … all lalylala patterns!

Here comes CARL!


Finally “CARL the cactus” from far far Mexico came to lalylaland. The new pattern is written down, tested and now available in English, French and German. Many kudos to Yannick for a lightning fast and perfect translation to French!

Kira goes east – 1st pattern in Russian!


I’m so excited to introduce you the very first RUSSIAN pattern version of a lalylala pattern – кенгуру „кира“!
A warm “THANK YOU!” goes out to Olga M. for doing such a great job! The russian translation for all the other patterns will follow step by step from now.

lalylala en français – C’est très bien!

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FRENCH language versions for all lalylala patterns are available from now on! I want to thank Yannick for doing an overwhelming translation job!

limited time pattern deals

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You can’t decide which pattern you want to buy? Don’t mind – take all 8 patterns for € 36.- and save € 8.- for a short time! There are more pattern deals available for any 3 and 5 lalylala patterns at my Etsy and DaWanda shops.

French + Russian Translations

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lalylala goes multilingual! Very soon a french version of all lalylala crochet patterns will be available. A first french translation of a pattern is finished yet – it’s KIRA le Kangourou (Thanks to Yannick for a great job!) A russian version will follow next. So be prepared!