My small contribution to WordPress: the Wapuu crochet pattern

This website is built on WordPress. Did you know that?

I left Bulgaria three years ago to go to Denmark and study and Totally Hooked was my plan to support myself through college. Instead of going for a low paid work students usually do while in college, I wanted to give my passion for creating things a try. That way I’d learn how to run my own thing, take care of production, learn about e-commerce, digital marketing, content writing, and creating products people love.

I needed a website and I was lucky enough to get one for free – something not a lot of startups can afford. But I got one, thanks to WordPress and WooThemes. My sister built this website for me in a day, using a free WooThemes E-commerce theme and a bunch of additional free plugins.

WordPress is an open source project that helps millions of people to publish on the web. It’s created by volunteers – contributors who every day dedicate time and knowledge to make it better.

I have been a part of the WordPress community for a while now and have tried to give back – mostly by volunteering at WordCamps. But for a long time now, I’ve wanted to do something more.

Today, I’m excited to share another small contribution to WordPress –  a crochet pattern I created for Wapuu – the adorably cute WordPress mascot.

I have tried to create a crochet version of Wapuu for a while now, but it took a while because I was never satisfied with the results and at one point it seemed like it’s never going to happen.

However, me making Wapuu was inevitable. Not only because I love being involved in this community and contributing in my own way, but also because this idea has not left my sister’s head ever since I first picked up a crochet hook. And if you know Petya, you probably know she doesn’t let things go. And, boy, has she been reminding me every chance she got!

Wapuu is coming to WordCamp Europe!

circle-volunteerI’m really excited to be volunteering at WordCamp Europe again and I thought that would be a good enough reason to finish the pattern before June 24th. And here we are!

If you love to crochet, I really hope you like the result and find the pattern useful. This is the first time I’ve written a pattern, so if anything is unclear feel free to write me a message on any social media. The pattern is licensed under CC BY-SA so if you want to extend or improve it, that would be awesome. Just don’t forget to share it so everyone else can take their turn in making a Wapuu.

Download the pattern: WapuuAmigurumi

If you don’t know how to crochet and want me to crochet a Wapuu for you, give me a shout on Facebook or in the comments here. I’d love to do one for you!

Have fun crocheting and see you at WordCamp Europe 2016!

About Siyana


Founder of Totally Hooked Toys & Goodies. International Hospitality Management student @ UCN Denmark. Happy to meet you :)

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8 Responses to “My small contribution to WordPress: the Wapuu crochet pattern”

  1. corenominal 07.06.2016 at 17:27 Permalink

    Aww, too cute. My wife is mad on crochet and I’m mad on WordPress, so I’m hoping she’ll make me one, or two, or three. Thank you :)

  2. bsaul 24.06.2016 at 15:14 Permalink

    Love this and have wanted to learn to crochet for ages. Now I must to make my own family of Wapuu :) Thank you so much.

  3. Barb Greway 08.07.2016 at 18:33 Permalink

    Love the pattern for the mascot. Can you tell me the type of yarn you used? I live in the USA and if I use a 2mm crochet hook…I am thinking my yarn would have to be thinner than worsted weight?? About how large is the finished mascot? Thanks for your help!!! Barb

    • Siyana 08.07.2016 at 23:26 Permalink

      Thank you, Barb :) The yarn I use is 1mm thick and 100% cotton. The wapuu is about 6-7 cm tall using these materials. However, you can use a bigger hook and yarn and get a bigger toy. Just keep in mind you will need bigger plastic eyes to correspond to the size :) Hope this helps!
      -Siyana

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