Stories and Stitches - The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be - Hot Air Balloon Amigurumi

Updated: May 19

My daughter's absolute favorite book for the last 2 months has been The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be by Joanna Gaines. I have seriously, not joking, read this book over 1000 times since my daughter received it as a Christmas present. I actually really love the book too. It has such a beautiful message about how everyone has a different way of doing things. Some of us like to work alone and some of us like to work in a group. All of us are creative in different ways We all have many different qualities that make us who we are and every single one of us is needed in this world. We all matter. We all have something to add to this world. So beautiful! It's such a simple message, but we don't often see it carried out in the world.

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We received our book as a gift, but I have seen this book everywhere. You can get it on Amazon HERE . I found the hot-air balloons in this book so adorable. I knew immediately this would be a cute crochet project. I've been doing a lot of stash busting this year. If you're not familiar with stash busting, it's when you try to use only what you have on hand for projects. I already had this fun bag with a wide array of colors. The yarn is weight 3 DK light worsted which made it nice for a small amigurumi project. You can always use larger yarn, but your project will be larger.

I liked this bag of yarn because it gave me a lot of colors to choose from and you have enough to complete a small project. You will also want to use stitch markers for your project. I chose to make a more simple design using stripes. This required just changing the yarn color every few rounds.

You can see I tested out a few different sizes and shapes for the air balloons. I am working up a pattern for one of these babies and you will be able to find it in MY ETSY SHOP soon.

My daughter was so excited to walk into her room and see these lovely balloons hanging above her reading nook.

She had watched me making them over the last month and now she was able to see it all come together.

You can also see her other two Stories and Stitches projects on the shelf here. If you haven't yet, check out our first project - Blanket: Journey to Extreme Coziness and our second project - In My Heart: Featuring Louie the Elephant.

I know we will be reading this book even more now. It has been fun to be able to reference the actual air balloons right above us, while also being a fun decoration in her room.

Below are a few more photos of her little reading nook.

We are done with our Stories and Stitches series, for now, but we will add more in the future. What would you like to see us do? What are your favorite books and characters?

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If you are interested in learning to crochet you can check out A Few of my Favorite Things to help you get started. I also have some FREE PATTERNS available.

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