Meet Australian Crocheter Paula of FlamingPot

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Paula is an Australian crocheter who runs the Etsy shop FlamingPot (and can be found on Instagram and Facebook under that same name). She began to crochet in October 2012 to help her through the grieving process of losing her stillborn daughter, named Gabrielle, and she has been crocheting avidly ever since. She says:

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“Gabrielle gave me talent that I never knew I have. Every crochet I make, I always dedicate to her, and to her rainbow sister, Giselle, our bundle of joy.”

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Crochet Doll

Let’s take a look at FlamingPot’s work in her process through the photographs of a recent crochet doll.

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First there is the detail in the crochet face. The eyes are added in but the nose is stitched, and it’s a little detail that I adore. There’s also a slight color change at the top that adds more dimension to the amigurumi work.

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Here we see the body of the doll in the works, set against a beautiful textured crochet blanket.

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Then she adds a striped crochet dress.

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The finished crochet doll has detailed clothes – what a great pink jacket! And I love the yarn hair that’s been braided into a beautiful hairstyle and shown off perfectly in this photograph. The hair color, the thickness, it’s all wonderful.

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I certainly am not the only one who loves this crochet doll by FlamingPot. In fact, she won awards this year for this crochet doll and the aforementioned textured piece:

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Congrats! FlamingPot only began crocheting three years ago and opened her Etsy shop last year.

Crochet Donuts and Other Treats

Dolls aren’t the only amigurumi we see from FlamingPot. In fact, what she really makes most is crochet donuts and other sweet crochet treats:

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I like how the sprinkles on this crochet donut pillow are made using embroidery techniques.

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There are so many ways to “ice” a crochet donut!

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Crochet strawberries and cherries adorn these terrific crochet cupcakes that also have crocheted icing with embroidery sprinkles. Yum!

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Happy faces turn these amigurumi ice cream cones into playful toys.

Crochet Blankets

Here are some beautiful colorful crochet blankets by FlamingPot:

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Tapestry crochet bunny

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Beautiful striped crochet blanket with detailed stitching and unique color choices, perfectly packaged with the FlamingPot sticker.

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This was the first crochet blanket FlamingPot made!


It’s always fun to see the yarn that FlamingPot is working with and she’s happy to share that with us on Instagram.

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Paula tends to choose richly-dyed solid-colored yarn in a range of colors, occasionally with some sparkle, although she tries other types of yarn as well.

And More Crochet

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Red crochet poppy flower

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Braided crochet infinity scarf

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A chunky crochet basket to hold a yarn project in the works!

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Adorable crochet doily rug

flamingpot crochetThat’s a crochet donut pillow in the works in front but what I really love here is the flower granny crochet cushion behind it. It’s a garden of yarn for the eyes to enjoy.

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