It’s time for another crochet pattern round up!!! I chose to focus on crochet projects that sell well at spring and summer craft shows! I could have gone generic with this one, but because purchasing trends tend to fluctuate, I decided to ask around to see what has actually been selling at shows these days!
What did I find out? Turns out Amigurumi items have been selling REALLY well lately, and I’m not just talking about large plushies for kids! I’m talking about funky collectible items and smaller “emotional support” style items for adults too! I’ve gathered a few top selling Amigurumi patterns–based on input from the crochet community and hope you can find some fun items to make for your new craft show, artist market or pop up event! This post contains affiliate links so I may receive a small commission from purchases made through some links in this post.
You can also find a ton of non-amigurumi ideas for summer craft shows HERE!
Bees, Bees and more Bees
I know many of you may have heard that bees have remained a HIT at craft shows. Big bees, small bees, keychain bees, jumbo bees, rainbow bees…. you name it! Here are a few bee patterns to get you started!
- Giant Bee by Curious Papaya
- Classic Bumble Bee by Savagely Stitch Shop
- Baby Bee by Baby Cakes Studios
Forest Core but make it Amigurumi
Forestcore is a style trend that has a whimsical, free-spirited value that feeds from the feeling of being in a forest or surrounded by nature. When I heard that items like frogs and mushrooms were selling well at summer shows, I knew that the forestcore trend had definitely extended to the crochet community and buyers! Along with the items listed below, consider making items like crocheted house and hanging plants!
- Frankie Fungi & Sammy Spore Mushroom by Cable and Canvas
- Mushroom Mates by Minigurumi
- Mushroom Froggy by Kawaii Cuddlebug Julie
- Leggy Froggy by Knot Jaded Co
- No Sew Flower Power Keychain by Lavender Loop Crochet
- Frog & Toad Car Charm by Candy Pattern Shop
- No Sew Chubby Frog by All From Jade
- Snake Plant Amigurumi by A Menagerie of Stitches (FREE)
- 3 in 1 cactus in pot keychain by Lavender Loop Crochet
- Potted Plant Pals by Knot Jaded Co
Emotional Support Buddies
We can all admit that the last few years have been a little crazy (to say the least, lol!) and I attribute this to the rise in popularity of emotional support items like “positive potatoes”, “pocket worry monsters” and “chill pills”! Here is a fun collection of these patterns that you can make larger or smaller and in all kinds of fun colors!
- Emotional Support Pickle by LilyLou Creations
- Faux Leather Tags for Emotional Support Pickles (7 pack) by Laser Llama Boutique
- Positive Pocket Potato by Laser Llama Boutique (FREE)
- Faux Leather Positive Potato Pun Tags (8 pack) by Laser Llama Boutique
- Emotional Support Gummy Worm by Fleas Collective
- Pocket Worry Monster by Gemino Patterns
- Chill Pills by Juli H M toys
- Printable Market Tags for your Chill Pills/Happy Pills by The Knotty Boss
Claw Machine Stuffies
I’ve heard a few people talking about buying toy claw machines and filling them with mini amigurumi to let kids use it at craft shows! I love this idea and wanted to include a few patterns that would be perfect for this! I also saved a few of these claw machines in my Amazon storefront HERE if you want to check them out! These are also great for turning into keychains!
- Claw Machine Dino Pattern Pack by Emmie Sue Designs
- Ollie the Octopus Mini by Knots Merry Yarn
- No Sew Pocket Frog by Handmade by Hennek
- Itty Bitty Mini Pops Fidget Toy collection by Cable and Canvas
- PeeWee Pals Pattern Collection by Knot Jaded Co
My Random Favorites
These are a few of the patterns that caught my eye and although they didn’t fit into any of the above categories, I felt that the NEEDED to be in this round up!
- Chicken Nuggets by Shield Maiden Crochet
- Pop Tart Pillow by Kaarin Joy Crochet
- Mini Kawaii Octopus Family by All From Jade
- No Sew Kitty Pet by Making Things Knotty
If you are interested in finding other fun Amigurumi patterns, here are some amazing Amigurumi pattern designers:
- Blue Rabbit Toys
- All From Jade
- Handmade by Hennek
- Knot Jaded Co
- Curious Papaya
- Shield Maiden Crochet
- Baby Cakes Studios
- Juli H M toys
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