so tiny, so cute, so want these in my life

When I saw these tiny crocheted animals on Etsy, I immediately thought, I need to call Kate. We share a love of teeny things, and I think one day we should get a timeshare cabin to display our miniature objects and trade off taking “cute overload” vacations. I know that sounds insane, but for those of you who love itty-bitty objects, how fun would it be to surround yourself with them for a few days straight? I can’t have them in my own home (my cat would eat them), but I wouldn’t mind escaping to see them every now and then. Anyway, back to the bitsy things in question: These adorable micro-animals are crocheted by an artist in Vietnam who sells them for about $28 to $100 a piece. I’m seriously tempted by the mountain goats, but the entire collection is worth checking out. If you’re in the market for some teeny tiny animals, click here to check them out and shop online. xo, grace

More images (including a mini tiger and mountain goat!) after the jump . . .

  1. marcie says:

    These are so incredibly wonderful! I’m seriously impressed!

  2. erin says:

    fellow lover-of-tiny. these are terrific.

  3. name (required) Kiara says:


  4. Shay says:

    AH. so tiny and adorable. As someone who can literally only crochet in a straight line, I would love to know how the artist managed these!

  5. Therese says:

    Totoro! Oh how I love Thee
    Adorably cute and what finger skills to contribute to such wonders. I am in awe.

  6. Lisa says:

    Amazing and adorable!

  7. super cute!! I want the goat

  8. Quindome says:

    I seriously just squealed with glee. Those little squirrels are the most adorable thing ever posted on Design Sponge. That’s a fact!

  9. hailey says:

    oh gosh that goat! so cute!

  10. ahh – such patience and skill – they are beautiful. shaz x

  11. kay w. says:

    a teeny tiny totoro!!!

  12. Kate says:

    Cute! I am obsessed with these miniature creations by a Brooklyn-based knitter: Talk about cute—you can buy the patterns and make the minis yourself! My personal favorite is the yeti she knitted. Adorable!

  13. Elizabeth says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHH I <3 them!!! This made my morning.

  14. I love these two and they would make great embellishments on a cocktail hat. You could also make a whole landscape to wear on your landscape. It would be such a great conversation-starter. What we need during these tough times. Little mini crochet animals for the head!

  15. Kassie says:

    Love the tiny Totoro.

  16. Krissy says:

    Oh my gosh, these are so adorable I can’t even think straight! The whale! The penguin! The squirrels! (Insert Kermit flailing here.)

  17. Kelly says:

    How could you not love these little guys?!? This woman must have some serious patience..

  18. ru says:

    Oh My God!!!!
    i LOVE totoro. this made my day. thank you :)

  19. Amy says:

    Oh, these are adorable. I especially like the mini totoro!

  20. nicole says:

    I NEED that teeny tiny totoro!

  21. nicole says:

    Cuteness overload!!! Love the sock monkey on their Etsy site! <3

  22. KF says:

    Here are some free amigurumi patterns. :)

  23. Kim Wike says:

    in the text of this post you said the words “cute overload”
    Have you ever seen this website. It’s good for a pick me up!

    1. Grace Bonney says:


      yep- that site is a serious dose of cute ;)


  24. LittleRus says:

    I want to adopt all of them… Having a heart melting moment here.

  25. OH! Cute doesn’t begin to describe them -darling! I want one -or more…

  26. Leigh says:

    I love the squirrels! Amigurami is so fun.

  27. This is amazing. I crochet a ton and do lots of (what I considered to be) very small crochet work. But this is amazing. The detail is phenomenal. I wonder if she works under a free standing magnifying glass…

  28. Emily says:

    Unbelievably cute and amazing. Wow!

  29. Cori says:

    holy cuteness!

  30. Mariela says:

    So adorable and cute!

  31. Elizabeth says:

    What???? That’s ridiculous! LOVE!

  32. valeriewabisabi says:

    this is me: Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my god!!!! All the while bouncing my toes up and down on the floor and sporting a huge smile! I LOVE THESE!

  33. Eva says:

    Argh cute! Hey I got a very small crocheting needle here… But it looks like you also need binoculars to do that.

  34. Tan says:

    There’s a Totoro!? Oh my goodness TOO CUTE

  35. Anittah says:

    Umm, these might be crocheted by a ten year old in Vietnam. I’d feel a lot more comfortable buying one if I saw a video of an adult crocheting these… (just looking at their “about us” page.)

    Can anyone personally confirm that there’s no child labor going on here?

  36. Augustin Lucici says:

    How can i buy these cute things?
    I’m from Romania…

  37. Oh yeah it’s right it’s so cute maybe dangerous for the children because it’s very very small!!!

    Pretty Harbor // Jewellery

  38. Karena says:

    Squealing with cuteness!!!! OMG that goat is cute – I need a herd of them!!

  39. Danielle says:

    These are amazing! Wish I was that talented!!

  40. Kolaci says:

    Trully beautiful! This is really an art! <3

  41. This only thing I can say is Gniiiiiiii !!! I want them ;)

  42. Usha says:

    So adorable….would love to make them as gifts for my daughters

  43. anna says:

    Thats crazy small how in the world is that ever posible?

  44. Alessia says:

    AHHHHH!!!!!!!!! SO CUTE!!!!!!!! I WANT ONE SOOOOO BAD!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Doll says:

    I went to their site and their prices are outrageous! Why don’t you make a book of miniature animals patterns and I’ll be the first to buy it from you!


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