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Quick Guide to Color Changes in Amigurumi

Color is a beautiful thing and it’s one of my favorite things to play with in crochet. Whether you’re trying to get the perfect color fade or create detailed features, color work can basically do it all. However, like most things in crochet, there’s a lot of ways to play with color and it can be a bit daunting. Don’t […]

Yarn Over vs Yarn Under: Which is Better?

Yarn over vs yarn under: which is better? This question has woven it’s way through crochet groups, online forums and social media with proponents on both sides. And the truth is, each one has merit as well as drawbacks. However, if you’re relatively new to amigurumi and haven’t made up your mind yet, this post will help you decide for […]

Textured Stitches Made Easy: The Crocodile Stitch

Have you ever tried the Crocodile or ‘dragon scale’ stitch? It’s the one that looks like alternating scales and it’s so cool! However, it’s a bit more tricky to learn than the average crochet stitch and that’s because the stitch construction is so unique. But don’t worry, we’re going to break it down so that not only will you be […]

How to Turn the Loop Stitch into Fur

Have you ever tried working with fluffy or fur yarn? It’s tough. You can see the stitches and it’s a beast to unravel. Of course there’s tips and tricks out there for working with it, but there has to be an easier way right? So what do you do if you want to add fur to your amigurumi? Well, you […]

Free Crochet Pattern: Hernando the Hedgehog

If you’ve been here before, this article might look a little different than you remember it. I originally designed and released Hernando the Hedgehog back in 2022 and so much has happened since then. I’ve grown as a designer and while I liked Hernando’s design, I just felt like it could have been better. So as part of my “2024 […]

How to Use Front & Back Loop Stitches for Amigurumi

If you’ve been crocheting for a while, you’ve likely come across the front loop stitch and the back loop stitch. These two stitches are pretty simple on their own and are often used to create stretchier fabric for things like beanies. However, there’s a whole world of uses for these stitches in amigurumi. From changing the angle of your work […]

How to Make Loop Stitches for Amigurumi

Have you ever come across the loop stitch before? With a texture like shag carpet, it’s not a common stitch and often crocheters avoid it because it looks pretty daunting. However, while the loop stitch is a bit more time consuming than the typical single crochet, it creates such an interesting texture and has so many fun applications. So let’s […]