How to Read a Crochet Pattern

Reading a crochet pattern can seem incredibly daunting, especially if you come across a stitch chart for something like colorwork. Even with simple patterns, all the abbreviations and unfamiliar writing style can make understanding what the designer is saying impossible. But I’m here to tell you that not only is it possible to learn, but it’s actually simpler than you […]

Own Your Story and Find Your Passion

Creativity can be a double-edged sword because there is so much that inspires us that we often feel directionless in a sea of options. This isn’t inherently a bad thing, but sometimes it can feel like we’re OK at a lot of things, but not GREAT at anything. It’s incredibly disheartening and can make us feel apathetic or even depressed. […]

Free Crochet Pattern: Sammie the Turtle

Are you looking for a cute amigurumi crochet pattern and a little bit of a challenge? Sammie the Turtle is perfect addition to any amigurumi collection and a great toy for younger kids. Playing with Color Sammie was a passion project that I tinkered with for a long time. After playing around with other turtle designs, I decided I really […]

5 Easy Tips to Make Your Amigurumi Better

Have you ever found a really great amigurumi pattern or gotten a great idea for one? Then you grab some yarn and your hook and get to work. But maybe your end result is not quite what you were expecting. We’ve all been there. That’s why I wanted to share these 5 easy tips will make your amigurumi better. From […]

4 Skills You Need to Make Amigurumi

Do you love amigurumi, but think it looks way too hard? I totally get it. It LOOKS hard because the stitches are smaller and tighter and usually there’s several pieces that need to be sewn on. But you only need 4 skills (yes, only 4) to be able to make an amigurumi. That’s it. So if there’s a cute amigurumi […]