• 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 AmigrurumiPatterns.net, which, in my opinion, is the premiere place for amigurumi patterns. The offerings are curated (giggle, I’ve even had […]

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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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  • Boomer Bird by YOUnique Crafts Meet Noah from YOUnique Crafts!

    I’m so excited to have Noah from YOUnique Crafts on the blog today. I stumbled upon his amazing amigurumi creations and original designs on Instagram… and then saw that he’s only 17! What an inspiration! I really enjoyed chatting with Noah, and I hope you enjoy meeting him to! Pop to the interview below. Find […]

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  • Crochet Video Tutorials: basic stitches and amigurumi techniques

    Need help crocheting? You’ve come to the right place! Learning to crochet from written instructions can be tricky… that’s why I’ve made a collection of video tutorials to help you out. Sometimes, seeing something in action is all you need! I’ve videotaped the most common crochet stitches in action, as well as techniques that you’ll [...] Continue Reading
  • FreshStitches Sprocket crocheted by Petit Remy #crochet #amigurumi Interview with Amigurumi Maker, Petit Remy

    Crocheter Petit Remy makes gorgeous plush robots (using the FreshStitches Sprocket the Robot pattern!) and donates a portion of her sales. I love watching these cuties pop up in my instagram feed, so I asked if she could come over to the blog and tell us a bit about her process! Can you tell me […]

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  • Amigurumi Sea Turtle Pattern from FreshStitches Have you met Bradley, the Sea Turtle?

    If you joined in on our last Mystery Crochet-a-long, then you’ve seen the adorable result! It’s a sea turtle! And to celebrate National Turtle Day (did you know that was yesterday?), I’ve reformatted Bradley into a standard FreshStitches pattern! So, even if you missed our super-fun CAL, you can still partake in the fun that […]

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  • boxes kit club A Peek into the Club that’s Coming Next!

    This week, I’m shipping the final shipment of the Kit Club. It’s been an amazing ride… it’s been 20 shipments (that’s over 3 years!) and maxed out at 600 subscribers. Whoa. That’s a lot of kits! Even thought it’s been amazing, I’m actually excited to end it because I know what’s coming next is really […]

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  • Grab my new Craftsy class for 50% off!

    My newest Craftsy course is live! And you can get it for 50% off just by clicking this link: craftsy.me/StaceyTrock. Squee! This class is so amazing! I’ll teach you how to read Japanese charts, crochet using joined rounds, make kawaii proportions and expressions, add fabric and felt details… and of course, the patterns for all […]

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  • amigurumi crochet owl kit by FreshStitches Make your Amigurumi faces Kawaii!

    Kawaii means ‘cute’ in Japanese, and when it comes to amigurumi… there’s a lot in the face! (You might be interested in reading about what amigurumi means!) I make most of my amigurumi as bigger plush toys, that are cute… but not super cutesy. Real human people have their eyes at the halfway point of […]

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