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How to Rock Your Handmade Holiday | 2021

Whether you’re a professional maker or a hobbyist that loves making handmade gifts, the holidays can be both the most exciting and the most stressful time of year. I think we’ve all heard a friend or family member say, “Hey you since you crochet, can you make me (blank)? And because we love making and giving, it’s incredibly easy to […]

How to Start Creating Your Own Crochet Patterns

Have you been crocheting for a while and find yourself constantly altering, tweaking, and changing the patterns you’re working from? Maybe you’re just itching to get an idea out of your head and bring it to life. I know that feeling all too well. But designing your own pattern is VERY different from following one. It’s scary at first. Don’t […]

How to Crochet a Perfectly Round Circle

I taught myself how to crochet, pulling bits of information from various sources that sort of came together into actual skills. It took a LOT of trial and error and I don’t want that for you. Even if you’ve been crocheting for a while, you can learn something new every day. Today I want to walk you through how to […]

Quick Guide to Big and Chunky Amigurumi

Even if you don’t frequent social media, I’m sure you’ve noticed the trend of fiber artists using blanket yarn to create giant, squishy amigurumi. It’s hard to tell where the trend originated, but it’s not hard to see why the internet lost its mind over these cuddly creations. This quick guide to chunky amigurumi will tell you everything you need […]

10 Ways to Customize Your Amigurumi

If it isn’t obvious, I LOVE making amigurumi. It brings me so much joy to make something three dimensional and turn simple shapes into a recognizable animal. But sometimes you might want to go the extra mile for a custom order or maybe for a friend with a baby shower coming up. Keep reading to find out these 10 ideas […]

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 […]