Hello!! My name is Abby, and I am the amigurumi designer behind Ollie + Holly. In late 2016, I quit my cooking job to start something of my own that would challenge me, allow me to be creative, and make me happy. In 2018, I discovered the art of amigurumi and fell in love.

I learned to make amigurumi through free patterns, so in early 2019, I decided to start a blog full of free patterns to help beginners out!

To make things easier for people who are new to crochet, I also started creating YouTube tutorials to help more people learn the art of amigurumi. Despite how time consuming it is to make videos, I love it! It’s so rewarding to know that my videos have helped so many beginners discover amigurumi.

You’ll notice that my amigurumi style is a little all over the place. I’m a bit of a dabbler, so I like to try different things out! My amigurumi creations are inspired by many things, but my main influences are food, anime, general pop culture, and Ollie.

Allen the Alien "I Come in Peas" Casserole Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Another one of my crochet passions is making dog snoods for Ollie! Haters will say he looks “sad” when he has snoods on, but he actually loves wearing his snoods. He just has resting grumpy face. PS. If you want to make your dog a snood, I have a video tutorial for that!

When I’m not crocheting, Ollie and I enjoy going on team building retreats (walks and hikes). Oh, our SEO manager (my husband Henry) and Chief Toy Tester (my daughter) tags along for those as well.

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