What is amigurumi?
Amigurumi is a Japanese word that describes small knitted or crocheted stuffed toys.
Can complete beginners do your kits?
Yes! In fact, The Woobles exist to spread the love of crochet, which is why the beginner kits are made for complete 100% crochet beginners. Here’s some beginner-friendly things included in each kit:
- All the materials you need to complete 1 stuffed toy
- Instructions that start from the very basics like terminology and how to read a pattern. Plus photos and diagrams galore.
- A quick start video that shows you everything starting from how to hold a hook and yarn, to getting through your first few stitches in the kit
- A pre-started crochet piece, so you can jump right into practicing the main techniques
- Photo tutorials at thewoobles.com/tutorials
- My personal support. If you have any questions, just reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can kids do your kits?
It’s the answer we all dread – it depends. Some factors that affect how easily a child can learn how to crochet are: how much they dabble in arts and crafts already, how much hand eye coordination they have, and how well they can learn physical skills from either video or photo + written content. Kids as young as 8 have successfully made toys with The Woobles kits!
What comes with a kit?
Pattern as a PDF digital download
Quick start video to help you make it through your first few stitches
Enough yarn for 1 finished item
Enough Poly-fil for 1 finished item
1 tapestry needle
1 stitch marker
1 4.0mm crochet hook (for an extra charge)
- 1 cotton drawstring bag to put everything in
You'll also receive unlimited support over email.
I'm a complete beginner. Which kit is the best one to start with?
The penguin is quite the popular Weeble, but really all of them are good for beginners. If you’d like to learn how to crochet flat things (like scarves and blankets), then we'd recommend any of the pea kits. If you’re quite content learning how to crochet anything in the round (like stuffed toys, hats, and baskets), any of the kits will do! If you're up for an extra challenge by learning how to change colors as well, try the fox.
Do your kits come with hooks?
Yep, for an additional charge. Please remember to select the “Hook” option when you checkout. Also note that the beginner and intermediate kits use different hook size, so even if you have 1, you might need the other.
What is the yarn in your kits made of?
All of the yarn in our kits are made from either 100% cotton or 100% acrylic yarn. This is because cotton and acrylic yarns hold their shape well over time, making them ideal for crocheting structured 3D objects like amigurumi, crochet stuffed toys.
I bought a kit. Where's the pattern and quick start video for it?
There should be a colorful postcard in your kit. On the bottom of the colored side, there's a link to the pattern and quick start video. Type that link into your browser to download the pattern and watch the quick start video.
Why don't your kits come with a printed pattern?
1. Most of our kits are for complete beginners, and we've heard from other newly minted crocheters that following online video tutorials is the easiest way to learn crochet. Therefore, we purposely encourage you to go online to watch the quick start and tutorial videos.
2. We ❤️ 🌳
How soon do your kits ship?
If you place an order before 9pm ET, it’ll be on its way to you by the next day. All kits are shipped for free through USPS First Class Mail. Because of COVID-19 delays, for most places within the continental US, you can expect to receive it anywhere between 3-5 business days. If you paid for expedited shipping, you can expect to receive it between 1-3 business days. We're currently shipping out of NC.
Where can I buy your kits?
Where can I buy Woobles patterns?
You can buy The Woobles patterns directly from thewoobles.com as well as on the following sites:
What comes with a pattern?
A PDF file of the pattern
Unlimited support over email
Permission to sell items in small quantities made with the pattern, as long as you give credit to The Woobles
You cannot use photos from The Woobles to sell your work. You are also not allowed to copy, reproduce, alter, publish or distribute The Woobles patterns in any way, including as part of your own designs.
Can I sell finished items made from your patterns?
Yep, but only in small quantities and if you give credit to The Woobles. You must also use your own photos to sell your work.
What's your shipping policy?
All kits ship for FREE to all of the US. All packages are shipped within 1 business day. Please allow 3-5 business days to receive your order. If you'd like to get your order faster, you can pay for expedited shipping and can expect to receive it in 1-3 business days.
What's your return policy?
All pattern sales are final. No refund is offered once the file is sent or downloaded.
For physical goods, you have 14 days to return it from the date you received it. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.