Helloooo! I'm currently working hard toward becoming an elementary school teacher (my #1 passion) -- I've been taking classes, working as a substitute teacher, volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, ...
Helloooo! I'm currently working hard toward becoming an elementary school teacher (my #1 passion) -- I've been taking classes, working as a substitute teacher, volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, studying for exams, volunteering at an elementary school, and working as a group tutor. In between all of this, I try to remember to BREATHE and make some time to get away from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. In these moments, I dive into another passion of mine -- creating. Whether I'm crocheting, sewing, sculpting, drawing, or painting, the act of creating something unique and special is rejuvenating and rewarding. I've fallen head over heels with amigurumi (the Japanese art of crocheting/knitting cute, anthropomorphic creatures) for a few years now, and the process of designing/creating new soft sculptures has brought me great happiness. Each creation means a lot to me, so I hope that my designs bring the same joy to you and your loved ones. :)View all patterns by designer (18) »
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Meet Charlie the Baby Panda. He is our unofficial groundskeeper here at Jo's Home, and we're mighty appreciative! Charlie has a gentle touch and loving nature. Sometimes you can even catch him singing to his pretty peonies or telling bedtime stories to his lotus flowers.
A while ago, Charlie tried to teach me how to garden, but his efforts were futile -- there was no chance of saving plants under my care. The peonies began to wilt in fear as I approached, and the lotus flowers would close up quickly and submerge themselves under water! One day, just when I started to think that all plants hated me, Charlie surprised me with a gift! He and his purple panda friend, Suzie, crocheted a lucky bamboo plant for me!!! He told me that it will never require any watering, pruning, or fertilizing. That's my kind of plant! Haha :) I can't decide if the pandas crocheted this plant for me because they love me... or because they didn't want me killing any more of their flowers. In any case, I love the gift, and it now sits proudly on my window sill!
"Baby Panda and his Lucky Bamboo" is my second amigurumi pattern, and it has a special place in my heart because it's inspired by my cultural background.
In Chinese culture, a lucky bamboo plant with three stalks symbolizes wealth, longevity, and happiness. Lucky bamboo is a great gift for housewarmings, weddings, birthdays, grand openings of shops, and any occasion on which you'd like to wish the recipient much prosperity. Designing this pattern is my way of sending YOU warm wishes and good luck -- and I hope that this eternally green plant will bring lots of positive energy into your home and the homes of your loved ones. :)
This pattern pack consists of TWENTY PAGES filled with tons of clear photos, detailed instructions, and helpful tips! The Baby Panda pattern and the Lucky Bamboo pattern both include two versions (1. a full, photo-filled version, and 2. a printer-friendly version with no photos) in one .PDF file so that you can choose which one you'd like to use. A Table of Contents is included for easy reference. Please take a look at the photos above to see a sneak peek of the patterns!
YOU ARE WELCOME TO SELL THE PANDAS AND BAMBOO THAT YOU CROCHET! Since you'll be dedicating lots of time and love to crocheting, I'll totally support your efforts to earn some money! :) PLEASE READ the copyright portion of my pattern for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'd love to see the results of your hard work! Please share photos of your new panda and bamboo with me via email or Facebook, and tell me what you think of these patterns! I'm featuring our amigurumi adventures on Facebook in "Our Travel Log," so I hope you'll join in the fun. If everyone participates, we will have a growing collection of photos from all over the world!!! :D
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