Woobles are small, pillow-like stuffed animals that come in a variety of adorable shapes and sizes that fit in the palm of your hand. They are made from a soft crochet yarn that makes them perfect for cuddling and snuggling.
Woobles are popular among children and this adult who felt like a kid making her first design. The yarn was so plush feeling I started just kneading it like a cat before I got down to serious business.
What is a Wooble?
Woobles are small amigurumi animals that fit in the palm of your hand. Think of them as mini crochet dolls in animal shapes.
Who Created the Woobles?
The Woobles, founded by Justine Tiu and Adrian Zhang, is a crafting kit company that provides the designs, step-by-step video tutorials, and materials required to participate in amigurumi crochet, the Japanese fiber art form, by anyone, regardless of experience level.
Are Woobles Difficult to Make?
Woobles are made using a combination of traditional and modern techniques. They are hand-crocheted and filled with hypoallergenic stuffing, and the fabrics used to make them are certified organic.
The company also uses sustainable and eco-friendly materials in its production. Although the process of designing Woobles is complex and intricate, they are easy to make and require minimal hand-sewing. The result is a unique and fun stuffed animal toy that children (and adults) of all ages can enjoy.
How Much are Woobles Kits?
Tiger, frog, narwhale, and bee kits for beginners are available for a price of $25, with an additional $5 for the purchase of a crochet hook. Bundles of Woobles start at $75 to $150 depending on the number of Woobles included. Seasonality is a big factor, so many creatures are limited editions. This reminds me of the Cabbage Patch Kids mania of the 80’s (I know…guilty as charged…but I still have them!).
Can Anyone Learn to Crochet with Woobles Kits?
I started with the Lion Kit and found it so easy to use that I would stop after 12 rows and undo all the work just so I could keep repeating the same stitch. I have to admit it became almost mesmerizing to learn how to crochet this way.
The company even took into consideration whether or not you were right or left-handed in their video guides so no one has an excuse they can’t learn to crochet with a Wooble’s kit.
The Best Woobles Crochet Kits
Crochet Amigurumi is a picture book by Woobles founder Justine Tiu. It only comes in hardback but is loaded with most of the fun-loving creatures sold on their site.
Written patterns were the focus, but I was disappointed that my favorite Wooble, Sebastian the Lion, was not included, though tons of photos of happy crocheters with their Sebastians stared back at me from a montage of images.
My only complaint about Woobles is that you need an internet connection, making it near impossible to crochet on an airplane. What a stress reliever that would be! But great news! They now include downloadable printed directions on their site for each animal.
Well, if you’ve ever seen an adorable crocheted creature, you’ve seen Amigurumi! Amigurumi is a type of Japanese crochet art that involves creating cute, whimsical characters and animals. The most popular Amigurumi are known as “Woobles,” which are small, round characters with big eyes and soft faces.
Woobles come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes, and can be made from a variety of materials including yarn, felt, plastic, or even fabric. They are often crocheted from the bottom up and can be as simple or as complex as you want.
Woobles are popular because they are so cute and easy to make. They are also a great way to show off your creative skills and make something unique and special for someone special in your life.
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How do I care for my Wooble?
To keep your Wooble looking its best, you should spot clean it with a damp cloth and mild soap when needed. If your Wooble gets too dirty, you can also hand wash it in cold water, but do not machine wash it.
Air drying is best, but if you need to dry it faster, use a low-heat setting on your dryer. Lastly, make sure to keep your Wooble away from any open flames or direct sunlight, as this can cause damage.
Are Woobles safe for children to crochet?
Yes, Woobles are a safe and fun craft project for children to make. They are crocheted using a simple single crochet stitch, making it easy for even the youngest of children to learn.
These kits are a great way to introduce children to the world of crochet and teach them the basics. With a wide variety of colors and sizes, Woobles are sure to be a hit with the little ones. They are a fantastic way to get creative and make something unique for yourself or for a friend.