Mei mei 2

Photo courtesy of Cheem Photography 🙂


My name is Mei and I’m so pleased to have you visit.

I share quirky stories of the amigurumi (あみぐるみ) I make, sometimes on a whim (I love watching anime, but can’t help feeling sad when a series ends. To make myself feel better, I make keepsake dolls of my favourite characters. Yay!).

I also share free patterns of some of my favourite makes (Totoro!), so do drop by every now and then to see which cloud I’ve got my head on at the moment 😉

Have something whimsical to share? Write to me at amigurumei[at]gmail[dot]com

I have a book too! Buy the newly-released (Sept 16, 2014) Hello Kitty Crochet by clicking on the book cover on the top right of the sidebar 🙂

P/S I also have another craft blog! Hop over to to see some of my fun tutorials on everyday craft projects.


35 Responses to “About”

  1. Misty June 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    I nominated you for 2 blog awards you can view it here

    • Meimoirs June 29, 2012 at 12:40 am #

      Hi misty! I’m absolutely thrilled that you considered including me in your list of blogs to award. Thank you so much!

      • Misty June 29, 2012 at 12:47 am #

        You’re very welcome! You deserve it! Keep up the great work you do so well

  2. millie on her world July 4, 2012 at 6:22 am #

    I adore your work! And your blog as well. I nominated you for a few awards 🙂
    Check them out here:

    • Meimoirs July 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

      Hi Millie!

      Thank you so much! I’ve actually received two of the awards from Misty as well! I’ll def mention the both of you in my post, coming soon! It’s a real honour 🙂 and keep up the great work crocheting!

  3. JellyPom October 13, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Hi, I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award if that’s ok with you 🙂 Check out my post ( on it for more info.

    • Meimoirs October 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

      Thank you so much JellyPom! Yay!

  4. Jennifer Olivarez January 12, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    I’ve really enjoyed following your blog. Your characters are super cute. I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award too.

  5. Lenneth February 11, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    Hi, there!
    I really enjoy your blog and all the amigurumis you’ve shared with us :3
    Thank you very much ❤
    Cheers from Chile!

  6. Lenneth February 11, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Hi, there!
    I really enjoy your blog and all the amigurumis you share with us :3
    Thank you very much!
    Cheers from Chile ❤

  7. yazmin April 24, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    hola, me encantan tus creaciones, ya hize a purin y me quedo hermoso!
    saludos desde mexico

  8. Ellisen April 28, 2013 at 3:59 am #

    Wow! Your characters are fantastic! This is the best amigurumi blog ever! Thanks so much.

  9. platypusradio November 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    Hey, I just wanted to tell you that I nominated you for a Sunshine award 🙂

  10. iogurumi January 19, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Hi Mei! Your patterns are…fantastic! Very kawaii! 🙂 I’m a Studio Ghibli addict so I’m in love with Totoro and Kodama! 🙂
    Now I have a question about your free patterns: is it ok to sell finished items?

    • Meimoirs February 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

      Hey there! Yes you can absolutely sell any finished items made with my amiguruMEI patterns, but I do hope that you can add a pattern credit link to my website 🙂 All the best!

      • iogurumi February 12, 2014 at 12:55 am #

        Of course! 🙂 Than you, I love your patterns!

  11. Wijdan February 2, 2014 at 5:53 pm #

    Do you have PDF files for the free patterns?

    • Meimoirs February 5, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

      Hello! Unfortunately, I only have them as they appear on the website 🙂

  12. pitiross February 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    Hello Mei, your blog is just awesome!!!!! Keep up the good work. Hugs.

  13. Luisa March 28, 2014 at 11:23 am #


    I fell in love with your patterns, i love crochet, its so realxing and we can always create so many wonderfull things ^^

    I crochet for maybe 8 years, but only reacently i discovered the amigurumi art, and its so amazing, cute and lovely that i always want to do more, more and more hehehehe xD

    So unfortunaly im unemployed and i have a little online store on facebook and i really would like to sell my dolls based on you patterns, dont worry i will give full credits because of the designs, its also your work and i like to ask ^^

    Hope to get your reply soon

    Keep up with the awsome work

    Also i will send you pictures of the works i finish =)

    Warm hugs and kisses


    Portugal ❤

    • Meimoirs March 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

      Hi Luisa! Yes please do go ahead 🙂 I would love it if you provided a link back to my site. Do share photos when you’re done! Can’t wait to see your work 🙂 all the best!

  14. jubilee April 11, 2014 at 1:35 am #

    Hello! I absolutely love your patterns, thank you so much for sharing them! You also have me curious – where do you get your brads? The ones you use seem ‘flat’ as opposed to the rounded dome brads I keep finding everywhere.

  15. Kame July 26, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Hi I love all of your patterns and I can’t wait til your book comes out! I was wondering where do you buy your pink brads for the cheeks/blush and what type of yarn you use?

    • amigurumei September 20, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

      Hi Kame!
      I buy my pink brads from a local craft store in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I have been using acrylic yarn quite a bit! 🙂 I hope to be able to share more on the type of yarn I use in a future blog post!

  16. elvina October 25, 2014 at 8:40 pm #


    i want to ask : may i know what is beads you use in hello kitty cheek? Where can i found it? Please let me know… thanks a lot

    • amigurumei October 29, 2014 at 1:15 am #

      Hey there Elvina! They are called scrapbooking brads, usually used for scrapbooking 🙂 you can find them in most craft stores 🙂

  17. kerokeropi March 5, 2015 at 10:43 pm #

    I love your pattern, it is so cute. Can I know what yarn do you use and where do you buy them?

  18. kea July 31, 2015 at 3:24 am #

    Could you explain how to make Deery Lou’s neck? I’m confused on how you start with 7 sts but in rows 2-4 you should have 20 sts.

  19. Emma April 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

    Hello 🙂
    I just wanted to say I love your book hello kitty crochet, can’t put it down. I just wanted to ask but what is your policy for selling items made from your patterns? Thanks 🙂

    • amigurumei April 18, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

      Hi Emma! I’m totally fine with you selling items made from my patterns 🙂 However, as the patterns in Hello Kitty Crochet is licensed under Sanrio, I have heard from other crafters that they may be strict about it. No harm trying I suppose? Would love to see your work!

  20. Emma April 18, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

    It’s not so much the hello kitty but the basic body patterns you have at the back of your book, using that to maybe make up a different character 🙂


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