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  • June Ami Club Newsletter

    It’s June! And as always, lots is happening! I’m posting the newsletter a day early because I’m heading out to TNNA, the National NeedleArts tradeshow! June Exclusive Pattern I hope by now that you’ve seen the June Ami Club pattern, Carlos the Saguaro Cactus! If you haven’t, no worries! There’s still plenty of time to […]
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  • blue eyelash yarn Eyelash Yarn Giveaway from Ice Yarns!

    We all love fun yarn, right? Well, today, I have a giveaway for a super-fun bundle! It’s a rainbow bundle of Eyelash yarns from Ice Yarns! Keep reading for how to enter! About Ice Yarns Ice Yarns ships from Turkey, and they have the largest collection of eyelash yarn I’ve ever seen! Check out the […]

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  • 50% Patterns for Club Members!

    Did you know that every month, Ami Club Members get 50% off a selection of patterns? And that’s in addition to the exclusive free monthly pattern! If you’re not already a member, you’ll want to join to grab these awesome goodies! Want a real deal? Head on over to this post on Moogly for a […]

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  • How much yarn does crochet use? Single vs. double crochet

    My previous post, how much yarn do I need? has been so popular that I wanted to expand on it a little bit today by looking at adding another stitch into the mix, the double crochet. And this is only the beginning! I’ve compiled all this information and more into a handy-dandy ebook for Ami […]

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  • May Ami Club Newsletter

    Happy May! I hope that by now, spring (in the northern hemisphere) has well and truly rolled around for you! There’s a lot of exciting news happening this month, so let’s get started! May Exclusive Pattern I hope by now that you’ve seen the May Ami Club pattern, Clarita the Pig! If you haven’t, no […]
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  • free sleepy eyes pattern Crochet sleepy eyes for your amigurumi!

    A little while ago, I was invited to crochet-a-long with the facebook group, Learn Amigurumi Crochet with Us! We crocheted Howie the Penguin and had a blast! (If you haven’t downloaded my FREE Beginner’s Guide to Amigurumi, which features this adorable pattern… what are you waiting for?) Carrie (one of the group leaders) designed sleepy […]

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  • swatches: weaving crochet knitting Variegated Yarns: swatches in knitting, crocheting and weaving

    It’s always so mysterious how a pretty little skein will work up, isn’t it? Especially with variegated yarn! I dyed up a little (well, BIG) skein and made swatches in knitting, crocheting and weaving! And they’re SO different! Here’s the skein I dyed (if you want to try it, check my tutorial on how to […]

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  • donate supplies to foster children Comfort Cases Charity Drive + Giveaway!

    About Comfort Cases You know that every quarter, FreshStitches picks a new charity in need of receiving lovingly made, crocheted stuffed animals. Last quarter’s drive, animals for Kids Need to Read, was a huge success… and I am over-the-moon excited about this one! This quarter, we’re making stuffed animals to put in the backpacks distributed […]

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  • crocheting amigurumi How to crochet the 2nd round in amigurumi

    Today, I’m going to talk about how to crochet the second round of your amigurumi! You see, I spend a lot of time talking about how to start off with the first round. Whether it’s using the magic ring method or the sloppy slip knot… the first round gets all the attention! And then, Jen […]

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  • FreshStitches Planner page Weekly Planner: free printable! (+ suggestions!)

    Planners are a big deal. They can get really fancy. And there are planner people to follow on instagram. Whoa. It’s a little overwhelming! I’ve always struggled with finding the right planner for me. I love having a paper planner, but I always found it hard to find the right one. Some have a page […]

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