• 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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  • Free Crochet cowl tutorial Free Waves Stitch Pattern + Cowl Tutorial!

    One of my favorite stitches is the wave stitch. So, when Maddie asked for a scarf for fall, I knew right where to turn! First, I pulled out a SpaceCadet Rainbow Mini-Skein Bundle and let Maddie choose the colors she wanted. (Since each mini-skein is 70 yards, I needed less than 3 to make a […]

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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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  • FreshStitches cowl kit Free Cowl Pattern + Crazy Skein Cowl Kits!

    Do you remember when I last got a shipment of these guys? These one-of-a-kind skeins that are oh-so-delicious? You went nuts for them. And I sold out pretty darn fast. I promised I’d get some more in the shop. (And I did! Keep reading!) But some of you weren’t sure what do to with them. […]

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  • Chevron Bead Crochet necklace How to Read a Bead Crochet Pattern

    I love bead crochet! I learned loads of techniques from the book Bead Crochet Jewelry, and I highly recommend it as a starting place for learning! But what if you want to do more? Today I’m going to show you how to read bead crochet patterns, of the type you’ll find on Pinterest and online! […]

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  • How much yarn do I need crochet How much yarn do I need?

    It’s a question every crocheter asks… how much yarn do I need? And what if I change the thickness of yarn? Today, I’ll show you how to calculate how much yarn your project will need… no more guessing! Discover your yarn + hook combo The only way to know for sure is to calculate how […]

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  • Crochet Mike the Monster from Monsters University!

    I love monsters. And I love crocheting monsters. So, when I found out that Disney was looking for bloggers to write tutorials for crafts based on Monsters University, I nearly fell out of my chair. My love for monsters must have poured through the computer screen… because here I am, sharing my super-awesome crochet tutorial […]

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  • amigurumi dolls collection The dolls are here!

    I’m so excited… I’ve been waiting for this day for a while! FreshStitches Dolls are here! I’ve been wanting to design a line of dolls for a while… I knew they needed to be cute and adorable, but also easy to crochet. I was letting the ideas simmer in my head until I came up […]

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  • Formatting a sock pattern How to Write your First Pattern in 6 Steps

    You might think that you need a whole bunch of fancy software to put together a professional-looking pattern, but it just isn’t true! You can put together a great-looking pattern using what you probably already have on your computer! I’m going to assume that you already have written a clear set of pattern instructions, and […]

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  • How to read pdf files

    If you’re able to read knitting and crochet patterns in their pdf-format (as opposed to the printed version), you’ll be open to not only a huge variety of available patterns, but also experience benefit from their portability. In this blog post, I’ll talk about the myriad ways to read a pdf. On a computer This […]

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