If you’re a knitter, set aside the scarves, sweaters, and socks for a minute and consider putting your needles to work for making plush toys. Danger Crafts offers a selection of awesome patterns and knitting kits so you can turn beautiful organic yarn into sweet, sustainable toys for your kiddos. The brainchild behind the Etsy outpost? Rebecca Danger, a Washington-based uber-creative crafter, who dreams up oodles of colorful and quirky characters. So how can you get started on these DIY plushies?
Check out a few patterns on Danger Crafts before you pick your project. Each one lists the skill level, the skills used (i.e. basic knit stitch, knitting in the round, etc.), the amount of time it’ll take to complete the project, and how much yarn you’ll need. You’ll get the pattern via PDF within 24 hours of purchase so you can start knitting right away. If you’re super gung ho, get a Danger Deal – a multi-pack of 5 to 19 patterns in one go.
Beginners may wish to start with one of Danger Crafts new knitting kits. You’ll get most everything you need to make the character including a pattern, yarn, safety eyes, and felt. You just need to have the needles, stuffing, fabric glue and scissors. You can also find patterns for mini Danger Crafts creations on her blog — the little bunny nuggets, chubby chirps and monster chunks ooze cute!