Pots Balloons A Bear and A Hedgehog - A Design Frenzy!

My friends, you have a BUNCH of new free patterns coming your way!

How this design frenzy got started,
It started yesterday.. no no.. back up, it started with my latest bear pattern. I recently redesigned an old bear pattern of mine from 2014. I made some changes and gave it a sweater and a hat. I released the new pattern on November 23rd/2018.

So I tried a different yarn brand to make that yellow bear,

I was in Walmart before I released the pattern  and saw 2 yarn balls from Bernat. The colors together reminded me of Winnie the Pooh. I bought them with the idea to follow my own bear pattern and see if I got a bear resembling that silly old Pooh bear. I don't think it's a good resemblance but the colors do say, "Hi. I'm supposed to be Winnie the Pooh".
The changes I made for Winnie were only 5 rows of sc in the sleeves and a simple chain for a collar. They eyes are higher. Everything else is the same as this bear pattern

Bernat premium in Gold and Red.

Honey Hunny Pot,
After I released the bear pattern I just had to make a little honey pot but not just for a Pooh bear. I wanted a pot that doesn't scream Winnie The Pooh, something everyone can use. So I designed this one with a little bit of honey dripping over the side. I like it! I showed it on my facebook page and a lady mentioned it needed a red balloon and that's really where all the inspiration came for everything pictured below. (Thanks Kate!)

A super cute little pot!

I googled Winnie and red balloon and saw the cutest little blue pot with honey overflowing all around the edge.  Oh my, so cute! I started designing a crocheted version instantly. I wanted one to be hung from a balloon but also wanted to give you the option of  the stuffed pot so I will include instructions for that as well when the pattern is released.


What about that balloon? I designed a balloon but realized it was too small for what I had in mind so designed another. The 2nd one is the perfect size! There's no point in trashing the first design so decided I'll be posting both so you have  2 sizes to choose from. Even though I do hang the pot off of one, they are designed as regular balloons, not hot air balloons. In the Winnie the Pooh story he floats up to a bees nest for honey using a regular balloon.

I needed a bear but I got a hedgehog?
lol, yup! That's exactly what happened. I started on Winnie's head. After I finished the head it was a tiny bit too big for the size I needed but  how cute it was! I knew right away what I was going to turn it into. A bit of eyelash fur and we got Winnie the Hedgehog. O.M.Gee, I love it so much!
I googled crocheted hedgehogs after that to see what other designs and there's a number that are similar to this. They start at the nose and work backwards. I wonder how many started off as a bear head only to turn into a hedgie?

Don't be afraid!
I believe Winnie the Hedgehog is  beginner friendly. There's no need to crochet separate pieces, the fur is attached after the body is done and it goes on pretty quick. I think you will enjoy the process. They can be made fairly quickly making them a great last minute gift idea!

Winnie is a pain in the butt!

Truly. It's a pain with the yarn I chose to make him. This was happening in the wee hours of the morning so maybe when I try him again I'll find better ways to do things so none of you call me names while trying to make him too. I can not release that pattern until I'm happy with the design of it. It's way too fiddly right now and I want to make it easier. Until then you'll be getting patterns for  the pots, the balloons and a hedgie.

When will the patterns be released?
Starting this evening, I will release the balloons and the pots! I will release the hedgie probably tomorrow or the day after. I have to work  on mini Winnie to get him more "user friendly" before he gets released.

Okay, off to work I go. Come back soon! Also watch my facebook page Amigurumi Freely, I always announce there when something gets posted here.

Balloon patterns   here
Honey Pot Treasure Keeper  here
Floating Hunny Pot here
Miniature Winnie the Pooh Bear here
Winnie the Hedgehog here

https://www.facebook.com/AwesomeAmigurumi/ https://www.instagram.com/sharon_ojala/ https://www.ravelry.com/designers/sharon-ojala https://www.youtube.com/user/SharonOjala


  1. You are amazing! Thanks for sharing your story. I'm having so much fun with the new bear pattern that I have one finished, one on my hook, and one already planned. Maybe after I finish those, I can begin these projects. I love when you get into a frenzy!! 😍😍

    1. your comment made me so happy! Thank you and happy crocheting :)

  2. Excellent, I made your bee now ill try the honey pot, do dont by any chance have a bees nest pattern. Super site well done.

  3. In Northern Africa, Egypt is recognized for its different phases and contributions for the art and discipline of pottery. In fact, early Egyptian civilizations designed a type of ceramic called Egyptian faience, that isn't clay-based.kids pottery wheel

  4. You are really great.i like to try your patterns ,they are amazing.


Post a Comment