• Amigurumi Donkey November Crochet Fun!

    November is my favorite month of the year, because it has my two favorite holidays: Thanksgiving and Black Friday! As always, FreshStitches having a HUGE Black Friday Sale! The sale will begin a midnight, November 24th (Eastern Time Zone). You are going to find the lowest prices of the entire year! I’ll post more details […]
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  • freshstitches pumpkin October Crochet Fun + Fave Links

    I know I say this every month, but there is just SO MUCH going on! Fall is the time for crocheting, so I’m just going to go ahead and get started! October Ami Club Pattern Isn’t Mr. Jack the Pumpkin so adorable? I designed his arms to be like ‘vines’ that you can style any […]
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  • The Crochet Wildlife Guide The Crochet Wildlife Guide Review + FREE Penguin Pattern + Giveaway!

    I am so excited! I love showing off a great book to you… and there are so many goodies! Keep reading to grab a FREE download of the Chinstrap Penguin by Philip Ha (aka Sir Purl Grey) AND enter to win a digital copy of the book, The Crochet Wildlife Guide. The Crochet Wildlife Guide […]
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  • Technique for Joining Standing Legs in Amigurumi without a Hole

    Today we’re lucky enough to have a guest post written by Mirena of Mirena Made! Mirena has been a FreshStitches customer for years, and she creates hand-crocheted creations that she sells in her shop. (yes, you too can sell finished FreshStitches animals!) Thank you so much, Mirena, for coming by and sharing this new technique […]
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  • September Crochet Fun + Fave Links

    I can’t believe it’s already September! Time is moving so fast (and um, it was 105 in Los Angeles last week… that feels like July to me!). As always, I have lots of exciting news to share! If there’s something specific you’d like to see on the blog, feel free to leave a comment or […]
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  • Charity Drive: Project Teddy Bear

    I know you love crocheting cute stuffed animals, and if you’re like me, you probably crochet a few more than you really need (oops!). That’s why I like to feature awesome charities that collect handmade stuffed animals! You can made a few extra to send in, and feel really fabulous about making a child’s day! […]
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  • Amigurumi Lion Stuffed Animal Pattern How to crochet the mane on a lion!

    Our Kepler the Lion CAL is well underway! Ami Club members have the pattern available in your downloads, and the pattern is also available for individual purchase! There’s already a lot of great finished Kepler’s in the July/August CAL: Kepler the Lion Finished Photos thread, but I know there’s still a lot of you who […]
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  • crocheting through the back loop with FreshStitches Crochet: Back Loop vs. Both Loops + Video

    This post was originally published April 28, 2015… but it’s so popular that I’ve updated it and added a video! Crocheting is so much fun because there are so many options! Even a simple single crochet gives you the option of crocheting through the front loop, both loops or the back loop! Today, I’ll show […]
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  • Stanley the Stingray amigurumi from Freshstitches... so cute! July Crochet Fun + Fave Links

    Little editorial note… I published this post about a week ago but I discovered that the fancy website widget that emails the blog post out to my over 5000 subscribers wasn’t working! Eep! And you can’t go without the July news! So, I’m republishing the post… apologies to the (few) folks who read it the […]
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  • Quick Crochet for the Home Review + Giveaway!

    Yes, you have a chance to win this book until July 28, 2017! Keep reading for details on how to enter! I’ve known Tamara Kelly of Moogly for years: she’s a delightful (and fun!) person and a total powerhouse in the crochet world. Moogly is known for amazing crochet tutorials, Crochet-a-longs and fabulous giveaways, and […]
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