Hello and welcome to my blog Amigurumi barmy. This is where I share all my crafting adventures with the world.
My name is Liz, I'm a crochet designer and I live in York, England with my two beautiful but crazy bengal cats Cassi and Cal.
I started my blog in 2011 and after I lost my wonderful partner Andy to his life long battle with kidney problems. He was an amazing man and it is because of his love, confidence and faith in me that I had the courage to change my life. I gave up the 9-5 and became a writer and crochet designer. Its not easy but I get to do what I love everyday and its so worth it.
I learnt to crochet 7 years ago. I was a big knitter before then and I was convinced I'd never be able to learn to crochet. My college and friend Angela Feather took up the challenge and taught me the basics.
Then I discovered amigurumi and I was hooked ;)
Before long I was writing my own amigurumi patterns.
I wanted my patterns to be cute and quirky, but easy to understand and give great results every time. So using my mathematical geekery I worked out a simple way of forming shapes perfectly without increases and decreases showing.
All my patterns are available as PDF downloads in my etsy shop
My other pet project is my amigurumi art dolls, a race of strange and sleepy aliens called the omnipoms. You can find out more about them here.
Omnipoms are available from time to time in my etsy shop and as custom orders contact me for details.
My email address is