My Wooble Crochet Experience :: How I Made My First Crochet Animal


When my daughter started half-day 4K, joining my son at school for a few hours a day, I wondered what I would do with my new found ‘free time’. I certainly knew that I had enough to keep me busy, but I thought it was time to treat myself to something. I decided that something would be trying out new hobbies.

Thankfully, Instagram had my back and introduced me (via random advertisement) to Woobles.

If you are not familiar with Woobles- they are mail order amigurumi crochet kits! These kits include all of the materials you need and step-by-step instructions (via website and YouTube videos). 

After perusing The Woobles website, I decided to purchase two Woobles kits: Pierre the Penguin and Nico the Cat. In buying two kits, my goal was to create a Wooble nice enough to give each of my children for Christmas. 

Within a few days of purchase, my The Woobles arrived in adorable packaging. I eagerly opened one Woobles kit and admired the contents, feeling a bit overwhelmed but optimistic. 

My plan was to do a little bit of crocheting each week so as not to overwhelm myself or make the creation of my Wooble a chore. I wanted to take my time and enjoy it. 

While I have only created one of my two Woobles, the process was relatively easy and rewarding. The videos do a great job explaining and demonstrating the different stitches: the slip stitch, increase stitch, decrease stitch, etc.

As with anything new, at the beginning I did have to redo several rows of crocheting because I either lost count of my stitches, didn’t make the correct stitches or just didn’t like the way it looked. But eventually, I seemed to find a groove.

In the end, my Wooble is not textbook, but I’m very proud of the crochet work I’ve done. Plus, the knowledge and skill I have gained give me confidence that I will be even more successful with my second Wooble.

Will amigurumi become my new go to hobby? Probably not. But I’m proud of giving The Woobles kits a try and for carving out a little bit of time for me to try some thing new. If you’re looking to do the same, I highly recommend The Woobles kits!

I can’t wait to give my children their Woobles for Christmas!

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Jaclynn knows a good thing when she sees it, that’s why she and her husband, Dave, decided to raise their son and daughter in Brookfield, the same Milwaukee suburb where they grew up. After earning her English degree from UW-Madison, Jaclynn attended Marquette University Law School and worked for several years at a small Milwaukee firm practicing estate planning and elder law. When her son was born a few year ago, she followed her heart and became a SAHM. She is now the mother of two, having welcomed a daughter last June. When she's not managing her family circus, you can find Jaclynn instructing or taking classes at the Barre Code. Jaclynn would be lost without dessert, family friendly breweries, books, comfy pants, and the moms who have helped her navigate the labyrinth that is ‘momming’.


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