Curious Amigurumi Patterns

London, United Kingdom

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Announcement    PLEASE NOTE: All of the designs in this shop are PDF CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS only, I do not have finished toys for sale at this moment. Happy crafting! x


Last updated on Nov 2, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: All of the designs in this shop are PDF CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS only, I do not have finished toys for sale at this moment. Happy crafting! x



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About irenestrange

Sales 9,464
On Etsy since 2009

Oooh can I crochet that?

Hi there and thanks for stopping by!

I'm Irina, aka Irene Strange, and I love love love to crochet. You could say it's a bit of an addiction. More than a bit. Just ask my other half - our little London flat is practically overrun with yarn, hooks, half-finished projects and amigurumi toys…

It started when I was just a girl and my very crafty grandmother showed me how to make a chain. My grandmother is an amazing crocheter, knitter and seamstress. I doubt she knew what she was starting when she taught me to knit and crochet, but I hope she is a little pleased with the result.

Making things is a big part of my day to day life, and little changed when I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design and started to work in the industry. If anything being in front of a computer all day long designing made me feel more and more passionate about all things handmade.

Then one afternoon I came across Etsy and thought to myself: "Hey, maybe I could be a part of this!"
and Irene Strange was born.

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  • Irina

    Owner, Designer

    Amigurumi maker, crochet pattern designer, yarn addict and most importantly mama to 2 little mess makers!

Shop policies

Last updated on March 3, 2018
Hi there, thanks for dropping by my amigurumi crochet pattern shop!

I have been designing and writing crochet patterns for over 9 years now, frequently contributing designs to UK craft magazines such as Inside Crochet, Let's Get Crafting! and Crochet Now. In this shop you will find designs that reflect my own interests and style, with some common themes throughout - particularly natural soft curves, pastel colours and slight vintage feel to the characters. I am always exploring new ways to make toys, and my style is evolving as time goes on (as do the pdf styles, which I am currently bringing up to date one at a time).

You will find my latest designs in New Patterns section, I really hope you will like them! All the amigurumi toy patterns are written in English, in US crochet terms unless clearly stated in the listing. You will be using the following techniques and stitches:

Magic Ring
chain stitch (chain)
single crochet (sc)
single crochet increase (inc)
single crochet decrease (dec)
half double crochet (hdc)
double crochet (dc)
slip stitch (slip)

All patterns have written instructions, with added charts or schematics where needed. I also add plenty of photos/drawings to go with each pattern, so you'll know if you're on the right track!

**COPYRIGHT NOTICE** All Irene Strange patterns are protected by international copyright laws. These patterns are intended for personal use only. Please do not post the pattern pdfs on file sharing websites, make and distribute copies or share them in any other way.

You are most welcome to sell the finished objects you make with my patterns (I will add a note if the pattern is not for commercial use), my only request is to add a link to my website if you are planning to sell them on Etsy or similar communities. (You just need to say something like "Pattern designed by Irene Strange - visit for more information" )

Please contact me if you have any further questions!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Please note that due to the digital nature of the patterns I am unable to issue refunds once the file has been downloaded.
I am currently accepting payments through PayPal and Etsy directly.
All patterns are available as instant PDF downloads, accessible via your Etsy Purchase History.
Additional policies and FAQs
Currently I can only offer patterns written in English Language, but would love to look into translating them into others.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom commission), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
• as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
• when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
• if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
• as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
• Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
• Service providers. In the future should I add physical items to the shop I may need to engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
• Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I am also required to keep a record of by the UK Tax Law, only for taxation purposes. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 7 years

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

Although I do not currently do this, nor plan to do it, I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
• Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
• Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
• Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
• Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Irina Palczynski, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at hello [!at]