An Obsession with All Things Handmade and Home-Cooked

Save the Date


Come 2010, there will be a whole new reason to look forward to each new day… With the Crochet-a-Day calendar!  Yes, this fun page-per-day timetable has been around for a few years already, in addition to its sister Knit-a-Day calendar, but this next year’s edition is especially worth checking out.  Packed with a couple hundred creative new designs that are sure to get you inspired every morning when you flip the page, this one will also include a certain pattern that has some additional significance to me…

On May 19, 2010, my Basic Birds, the very first crochet pattern I ever wrote, will be featured!

Having been translated into over a dozen different languages and used to create a couple hundred little birds, I could have never imagined that this simple project would have become such a sensation.  An easy first amigurumi for newbies, or quick diversion for the more advanced, the fun part is how easy it is to make your own.  Each little face is slightly different, the shape of the body unique to the hands that made it.  So, how will yours be different, intentionally adapted or not?  If you don’t want to wait for the calender, and all of the other fun patterns that come with it, the free pattern is right where it’s always been.

Author: Hannah (BitterSweet)

Author of My Sweet Vegan, Vegan Desserts, Vegan a la Mode, and Easy as Vegan Pie.

43 thoughts on “Save the Date

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is such a big deal, I’m very excited for you. I haven’t heard of these calenders but since I’m recently so into both knitting and crochet, I’ll have to get them. I made lots of amigurumi toys over the weekend, I’m attempting to make my own mobile with them. I also made some sardine kitty toys for a friend. Are you on Ravelry?

  2. Congratulations! I’m in the crochet calendar as well. Yay!!! I feel a little cooler knowing that I got a pattern into the same calendar you did. Wooo.

  3. What fun! I love that it’s the first pattern you wrote–so serendipitous!

  4. Hannah, is you start making all those sweet crochet things to sell, I`ll buy a lot!! :D

  5. Oh, awesome!!! I keep my chicken based on this pattern on my computer tower on my desk at work and I get so many compliments! :D

  6. You are so talented and creative! I can’t believe your pattern has been translated into a dozen languages, that is truly amazing! YAY FOR YOU! I don’t knit or crochet at all, but if I learn I will be making one of these cuties!

  7. Oh, those are soooo cute! I don’t know which I like better – the chicks or the ostrich.

  8. I really love this pattern. I’ve made a few of these birds, and I taught my friend how to do amigurumi using this pattern. Thanks so much! It’s a winner! :-)

  9. Congrats!! That is so exciting!

  10. That is soooo exciting! I can’t wait, that sounds like something I’m going to have to buy!

  11. Congratulations! These are adorable. :)

  12. way to go!!

    i love these little birds. i made them one year for easter.

  13. That is SO COOL! Congratulations to you! You are one talented girl – cooking and crochet?! Amazing!!!

  14. Congrats! They are the cutest little birdies :) I havent done any crochet before, i wouldnt know where to start! I must have a look at your pattern.


  15. Congratulations! How exciting to be on the calender. I must say that I really enjoy seeing what gorgeous cute creations you have made, I am not blessed in the sewing/knitting department so to me you are super talented!

  16. Congratulations on the success of the birds! They’re so darn cute! :-)

  17. Yaey congratulations! The birds are so cute. I’ve always wanted to crochet little animals but I’m scared that I’ll mess up. I bought a crochet a day calendar once but never really used it. I loved seeing all the different patterns though.

  18. Congrats, Hannah! I don’t crochet, but I sure can appreciate your adorable creations. :)

  19. Those birdies are truly adorable! My granny is trying to teach me to crochet but I’m a lost cause, lol. I’m gonna keep trying though!!

  20. Congratulations – I’m so glad that these cute little birds will get a chance to further influence other new and aspiring crocheters, they were one of the first amigurumi patterns that I completed and they really made a difference to my crochet!

  21. They are so adorable and congrats :)

  22. Congratulations!!! And awww they’re adorable!!! I want a whole army of my own!!

  23. Congrats! I remember those birds, how cute!

  24. congratulations Hannah!!! that is so exciting!!!

  25. Congratulations! The little birdies are so cute…I love crochet, but do not know how to follow it, I just can to the ones with the diagrams…I’d love to make this birds :-)

  26. Congratulations. I am so happy for you. I love these little birds so much. They were one of the first Ami patterns I ever made and they were a huge hit.

  27. I had no idea you were so multi-talented. Though I should have guessed- creativity never keeps to just one medium.

  28. Hi! Congratulations! I can only imagine how proud you are :o) I just wanted to let you know I’ve made an alligator baby girl, inspired in your alligator baby (published on april 16, 2007). I’ve used dpns instead of crochet (mostly… I couldn’t deal with the eyes and limbs).
    Cheers :o)

  29. ack, too bad I can’t read any other patterns than German ones (and they are already quite a challenge for me as I am more of a “watching” kind of learner) , – those calendars sound too good to pass…

  30. Congrats! That is a really good reason to start crocheting. Wow, I am in awe of your talents.

  31. Did you know you are on Cookstr today? – – Didn’t see it announced anywhere?!

  32. Congratulations Hannah! That is so cool! I am not very much into these things but your cute little birds almost make me want to try it!

  33. Oh wow!! Congratulations. I had the knit-a-day calendar as a teenager even though I was devoted to crochet. I think my dad was a bit confused regarding the differences…

  34. oh YES what a great resource, thank you everyone, i’m off to do amigurumi myself now :D:D hope it’s not already too much of a deja-vu… thanks again!!

  35. That is sooo cool, Hannah! Congratulations!

  36. wow congrats! you are going to be in a calendar?! that is so awesome!

  37. That is great news. Congrats!

  38. So totally cute. Congratulations! I should learn how to crochet so I can make some of your cute animals.

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