Free Crochet Pattern: Sia the Strawberry Squid

Love is in the air and Valentine’s Day is only a few days away. I love flowers, don’t get me wrong, but chocolate-covered strawberries are truly the way to my heart! But this year instead of indulging in some crazy expensive edible arrangement, I thought why not crochet an ami inspired by my favorite treat? This free crochet pattern: Sia […]

How to Make Foundation Stitches

Have you ever tried using foundation stitches before? If not, you’re definitely missing out. They take all the tedious work out of creating that initial foundation chain and give you a much more flexible fabric. Even though they might seem complicated at first, this post will walk you through how to make foundation stitches with no problem! NOTE: All stitches […]

Free Crochet Pattern: Prym the Peacock

Happy Pride Month! I’m so incredibly excited to share this month’s pattern for a couple of reasons. Pride is very special to me and here at cbfiberworks I want to create a community of kindness and inclusivity–a place where you can be you! Peacocks are fascinating animals and they naturally ignore gender stereotypes with the males being the ones to […]

Textured Stitches Made Easy: Feather Stitch Tutorial

As amigurumi artists, we often find ourselves working with the same few stitches over and over again, mostly single crochet. And, to be fair, a lot of other wonderful stitches out there don’t really suit amigurumi. They’re too gappy or don’t work in the round. But there are more stitches out there that can be modified to work for our […]

How to Sew Your Amigurumi Together Like a Pro

Do you love amigurumi, but struggle with seaming them together? Or maybe you’re new to the world of ami (short for amigurumi) and it just looks crazy intimidating? Don’t worry, with a little practice, patience, and the right tools, this article will walk you through how to sew your amigurumi together like a pro. Whether you’re brand new to ami […]

4 Great Tips to Bust Your Stash

Is your yarn stash out of control? Even if it’s not stash busting can be very gratifying and even therapeutic. There’s just something so satisfying about using up those random skeins and clearing the way for yarn that you use more often. If you want to use up some of your old yarn, but aren’t sure where to start, don’t […]