• 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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  • Easiest way to begin your amigurumi crochet! Try this technique: the Sloppy Slip Knot! How to Start Amigurumi the Easy Way! The Sloppy Slip Knot.

    This blog post was originally published April 15, 2009. Today I’m going to show you my favorite way to begin crocheting amigurumi: using the sloppy slip knot. I find it easier to do than the magic ring, and it closes up nicely so that you don’t have a hole at the start of your work. […]

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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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  • 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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  • Chetnanigans Elite organizer giveaway Chetnanigans Elite Hook Organizer Giveaway!

    I have something very exciting to share with you!!! I’ve been fans of Chetnanigans for years. Sean and Holly are such lovely people and they make such beautiful handmade hook organizers. I’m a real sucker for gorgeous woodwork! Here’s my organizer, just as pretty as can be. When Sean told me he wanted to giveaway […]

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  • 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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