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  • Learn to Crochet: Lesson 1

    I'm going to teach you to crochet! Yes, you. Really. Hi there! Maybe we haven't met before, so I'll introduce myself. I'm Stacey, and I'm going to help you learn to crochet! I'm the designer & teacher behind FreshStitches, author and blogger. No matter which hat I'm wearing, I'm most well-known for my step-by-step tutorials [...] Continue Reading
  • Zoomigurumi 5 Zoomigurumi 5 Review + Giveaway!

    Today I’m reviewing and having a giveaway for Zoomigurumi 5! I’m really excited about this one… keep reading for details on how to enter the giveaway. The Zoomigurumi series is published by the folks at, which, in my opinion, is the premiere place for amigurumi patterns. The offerings are curated (giggle, I’ve even had […]

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  • Bulk eyes 18mm from FreshStitches wholesale pricing New eyes, restock + bulk offer for members!

    I’m not sure if you noticed, but the eyes shop has been looking pretty sparse since my mega Black Friday sale. I knew I’d sell a lot of eyes that weekend, which is why I put in my new eye order at the start of September! But because I order some exclusive styles, they have […]

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  • New Year, TNNA, great books and giveaway winner!

    What I’m up to Phew! The year has gotten off to a whirlwind start! I came home from Australia, and then had an amazing time at TNNA- the yarn industry trade show. I taught 3 business classes there, and it was awesome seeing everything that’s new. Uh, yes. I did grab a brand new Kollage […]

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  • Tips for Organizing a Charity Craft Fair

    There are a lot of charities in the world doing really amazing work. I’ve written about how to donate stuffed animals, but frankly, most charities benefit from donations of cash. Large organizations are typically more efficient with cash, not only because they are able to better use the resources (for example, a charity that helps […]

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  • January Ami Club Newsletter

    Oh, hey, lovely Ami Club member! Welcome! It’s the 2nd Friday of the month… so it’s time for our members-only newsletter! What I’m up to & news I just got back from Australia on Sunday (and I’m *just* getting over the jet-lag!) and it was a lovely trip! Visiting family, enjoying the beach, watching cricket, […]
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  • Huggable Amigurumi Huggable Amigurumi Review + Interview + Giveaway!

    Today, I’m excited to share Huggable Amigurumi: 18 Cute and Cuddly Animal Softies with you! I’ve known Shannen for a long time and I couldn’t wait to get her first book into my hands! And one lucky reader will win a copy of the book! Keep reading for details on how to enter! Ami Club […]

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  • Stacey’s BIG Birthday Sale!

    Do you know what today is? My Birthday! And do you know what happens on my birthday? I have a giant FreshStitches pattern sale! I’m turning 34! That means that all day today, you’ll get a sale off all of my patterns! On December 31st (Eastern Standard Time, US) purchase my patterns either on Ravelry […]

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  • Upcoming Yarn Events & Holiday Cuteness

    What I’m up to It’s just a few days before Christmas and I’m enjoying the hot weather and mangoes in Australia. I’ve been posting the occasional photo on my personal instagram account, so follow me along on vacation! Ami Club members can hop over to the forum and download the Guide to Traveling with Crochet… […]

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  • list of children's books with knitting by freshstitches Children’s Books with Knitting (and Yarn!)

    It’s gift-giving time! And I LOVE giving books as presents! So I’ve compiled a list of Children’s books that contain knitting (or spinning or weaving or yarn… but it’s mostly knitting)! Not all of these books is about knitting, but yarn gets either a mention or an illustrated appearance! Some of these we already own… […]

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