Want to help amigurumi designers in Ukraine? Check out these six simple ways you can directly bring hope and support to Ukrainian makers. Plus get a set of FREE Ukrainian themed gift tags for your crocheted and knitted toys.
Mother Teresa once said, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”
It’s a concept that I try to remind myself of when I begin to feel the weight of the world sitting on my chest.
There’s nothing most of us can do to stop the hardship the people of Ukraine are facing.
That can be a very difficult thing to sit with, especially if you’re a sensitive person and watching humans in pain breaks your heart.
It may seem weird to think that amigurumi can help the people of Ukraine who are suffering, but hear me out.
There are things that we can do as crocheters and knitters to help amigurumi designers in Ukraine. And if we focus on the wise words of Mother Teresa while we are doing them, I believe we can make a small, but valuable difference.
Gift Tags for Amigurumi Designers in Ukraine
One way to support amigurumi designers in Ukraine is by adding these FREE little gift tags to your crocheted and knitted toys.
There are three different designs featuring the signature blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag.
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I have found that they print best on 65 pound card stock. The weight of the paper is sturdy enough for a gift tag, while still being flexible enough to go through your home printer.
Purchase Patterns from Amigurumi Designers in Ukraine
One way to support amigurumi designers in Ukraine is to purchase patterns from them.
On Etsy there is a very simple way to filter the location of shops and find amigurumi patterns from designers in particular countries.
In the above video I show exactly how to do it, but here are the directions for those of you who would rather read them:
- First go to Etsy.com
- Next in the search bar type in “amigurumi patterns”
- You will find a button “Filters” above the photos of the patterns
- Click on the “Filters” button
- Next scroll down to “Shop Location”
- Click on “Custom”
- Enter “Ukraine”
- Finally click “Apply”
If you are looking specifically for crochet or knit patterns write that in your original search term like this:
- crochet amigurumi patterns
- knit amigurumi patterns
From there you will be able to scroll and only find shops that are located in the Ukraine.
These are some of my favorites.
Olka is the designer behind Aradiya Toys. You can plainly see why she is such a popular amigurumi designer.
Her toys are absolutely adorable, full of whimsy and fun.
I have her Mini Kingdom: Crochet 36 Tiny Amigurumi Royals book. And I decided to make the little Bumble Bee pattern.
It whipped up super quick and I love that it has details, while still being so small. Now I want to crochet the entire kingdom!
But one of the best ways to support her would be to shop right from her Etsy shop. The money she receives from individual pattern sales will go directly into her pocket.
Olka has so many gorgeous patterns to choose from.
Planet Piu is another wonderful amigurumi designer in Ukraine.
I’m so glad that by using the location filter, I’ve been able to discover new amigurumi designers that are so very talented.
Tatiana is the creative genius behind Planet Piu and her designs are absolutely adorable.
I had a hard time choosing which of her patterns to purchase, but I eventually settled on these two:
They are both so cute and totally unique.
Fairy Toys by Inna Chi
Another wonderful amigurumi designer in Ukraine is Inna from Fairy Toys by Inna Chi.
If you’re looking for baby rattle patterns, look no more. She has a whooping forty-six different rattle patterns and they are all totally captivating
I had a hard time choosing because each one of these designs brought a big smile to my face. But I had to choose and these were the ones that I purchased:
Fairy Toys by Inna Chi has so many adorable patterns to choose from.
Leave Positive Reviews on Their Etsy Shops
Any time you purchase something on Etsy, leaving a positive review greatly helps the seller.
If you enjoy one of the patterns that you purchase or make, leave a five star review.
Make Sunflowers in Support of Ukraine
Until recently I didn’t know much about Ukraine.
But what I have learned has left me feeling very inspired by their bravery. One of my favorite things I’ve learned is that the national flower of Ukraine is the sunflower.
That is my very favorite flower. I actually created a sunflower granny square bookmark a while ago and think it would be perfect to make now.
You’ll find the free pattern on my blog:
Auction Amigurumi Toys for Ukraine
Auctioning off amigurumi toys for Ukraine is the perfect way to show your support.
Raising money for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine is a wonderful and concrete way to help. People love buying adorable amigurumi toys while supporting those in need.
Make sure to share your auction on social media and with your friends and family.
Donating the proceeds to a reputable charity is one of the best ways to help people in crisis around the world.
Follow Amigurumi Designers in Ukraine on Instagram
The final way to support amigurumi designers in Ukraine is by following them on social media.
Moral support is a wonderful way to show that you care, while also helping them increase their online presence.
Having a larger following on social media isn’t just about vanity metrics. It can actually help them get brand deals and sponsorships, which can put money in their pockets to provide for their families.
A great article on all the ways crocheters and knitters can help support pattern designers, makers and dyers in Ukraine is from the Crochetpreneur by Pamela Grice. She has lots of different resources and recommendations as well.
6 Ways to Help Amigurumi Designers in Ukraine
I hope that you found this six suggestions helpful. Please share ideas that you have in the comment section. I would love to hear them.