Tiny Heroes

Tiny Heroes honor those working as First Responders here at home.

Tiny heroes are a wonderful way to use your crocheting and knitting skills to create some very special dolls. These amigurumi dolls will be sent to recipients in appreciation of exceptional heroic efforts.


  • The doll is crocheted in continuous rounds.
  • Do not join rows.
  • Use stitch markers or yarn to mark rows.
  • Pattern is worked from top of head down.

All of these dolls were made from the patterns below by changing colors for clothes/uniforms, and adding hats and embellishments.

Here are a few suggested items to create even more detail:

  • Use felt for decoration and secure with super thick tacky glue.
  • Dimensional paint can make buttons, badges, etc.
  • You can write on the felt with permanent felt tip markers.

Our most important tip is to be creative!

If you are new to amigurumi, here are a couple of suggested stitches to learn:

  • Use the “Yarn Under” technique to lessen the possibility of holes in fabric.
  • Use “Invisible Decrease” and “Invisible Increase” for the same reason.

While not necessary, these techniques can greatly improve the look of the finished product. Search the Internet and Youtube.com for instructional videos for these stitches and other helpful hints. Good luck and most importantly, HAVE FUN making them!

Operation Gratitude in Action

We have a Facebook group called Operation Gratitude in Action for our Handmade With Love donors! Come and meet volunteers from across the country, share pictures of your work, and join our virtual crafting circles!

Every Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon, we have Zoom meetings that bring together our volunteers for some crafting and chatting. You do not need to be a crafter to join the conversation!

You can find the links to our Zoom meeting in the “events” menu of the group.



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