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 […]

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 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 […]

Invisible Increases & Decreases for Amigurumi

Are you finding a bunch of gaps and holes between the stitches of your amigurumi, especially when you increase and decrease? Don’t worry! There’s an easy way to correct that and make sure your stitches are tight for a super clean look. In this article, we’ll go over how to use invisible increases & decreases for amigurumi! Invisible Increases & […]

How to Customize Your Amigurumi Projects

Have you ever been struck with an idea for a new amigurumi project and you immediately jump into trying to find the perfect pattern? But you scroll and search endlessly before coming up empty-handed. Maybe you wanted to honor a pet, but you can’t find a pattern that looks enough like your fur-baby to work. Or perhaps you want to […]

Free Crochet Pattern: Terra the Sea Turtle

As a kid I loved collecting little trinkets like pretty stones and coins and my stepdaughter is no different. She’s obsessed with all sorts tiny objects, but often loses them in the chaos of all her toys. So I came up with an adorable plushie that can store her favorite treasures. With this easy and free crochet pattern: Terra the […]