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Amigurami Crochet Toys Hand Made by Marvellous Margaret

Volunteer amigurami crochet toys Marvellous Margaret

Marvellous Margaret

Originally from Alva in Clackmannanshire, I have lived in Edinburgh since my late teens. I’ve been married to Sandy for 51 years and we have two children and one grown-up granddaughter.

Aged 7, I was taught to knit at school and have been a home sewer, dressmaker and crafter all my life. I taught myself to crochet in my mid- twenties, but could never master straight sides so only ever crocheted granny square blankets and tote bags! Knitting was always my first love.

Amigurami Crochet Hand Made Toys

My first foray into toy making was the little knitted clown by Jean Greenhowe that appeared many years ago in the Women’s Weekly magazine. I made loads and they went down a treat at my husband’s work. I sold enough to pay for our first ever microwave.

I retired in 2008 and now every day is a joy with the time to knit, crochet and sew to my heart’s content. I discovered Amigurami crochet about 8 years ago and, because it’s worked mainly in rounds, I was literally hooked. Google, YouTube and Pinterest have been a great resource for finding patterns, both paid and free, not to mention all the lovely books available to buy.

I’m glad to say that I’ve now mastered the knack of crocheting straight sides which has opened up a whole new range of things to make.

Volunteering with a local charity

Becoming a volunteer knitter/crocheter for SSCB has been a wonderful opportunity to indulge my passion for knitting and crochet while contributing in a very small way to such a worthwhile charity and the work they do.

Marvellous Margaret


All toys are hand made in Edinburgh from new acrylic yarn and polyester stuffing. Some have embroidered eyes and others have safety eyes. They can be hand washed and air dried.

Buy your Amigurami crochet toys in helping support the SSCB charity.


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