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Crochet a circle tutorial

How to Crochet a Circle – Picture Tutorial

Circles are one of the key parts of amigurumi. You find them everywhere! Luckily, they're very simple to make. Check out this formula and you'll…
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Crochet this amigurumi egg

How to crochet a bowl shape

Bowl, half-cylinder, concave circle... hat. Whatever you want to call it, this is a very handy shape! Use it to crochet tummies, shoes, hair and…
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Crochet an oval tutorail

How to crochet an oval shape – without counting stitches

Ovals are everywhere in amigurumi. Thing of teddy bear's tummies, or even the white of a fried egg! This tutorial will explain how you crochet an…
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How to Crochet a Sphere – Picture Tutorial

If you can crochet a circle, you'll find it easy to crochet a sphere! This tutorial will walk you through the process step by step.…
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5 free snowflake patterns to crochet

Five of the Easiest Wire Crochet Snowflake Patterns Ever

How sweet are these wire snowflakes? I crocheted them last year, and never got around to writing up the crochet snowflake patterns!  Last December, I…
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Crocheted amigurumi fish pattern

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Fish Amigurumi – Free Pattern!

One thing I love about amigurumi is how fast it is to work. You can sit down with a hook and a bit of string, and…
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An almost-complete Persian Tiles crochet blanket

Persian Tiles Blanket – Progress!

I'm back from holiday, and so is my Persian Tiles blanket! If you missed my last post, I picked out a complex pattern I’d wanted to make for a long time, in the hope that three solid weeks of crochet would mean I got a lot done. And I did.…
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Persian tile crocheted blanket

Persian Tiles Crochet Blanket – The Yarn

I've bought a bundle of Persian Tiles crochet blanket yarn as a lovely early Christmas present to myself. I've wanted to make a Persian Tiles crochet blanket for years. Years and years. And I'm finally almost ready to start. For those of you who've missed seeing this beautiful pattern, you…
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Knitted amigurumi owl using HiyaHiya Sharp Sock Needles

HiyaHiya Sharps Needles Sock Set Review

I jumped at the chance to review some HiyaHiya Sharps Needles. You remember my wedding shawl? I would not have been able to finish it without a set of HiyaHiyas Sharps. Seriously. See how the nupps get bigger halfway through the hearts at the boarder? I knit the boarder on…
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50 crochet + knitting Christmas ornament patterns

50 of the Best Crochet and Knitted Christmas Ornaments

I’ve rounded up 50 my favourite crochet + knitted Christmas ornaments to make your holiday a little more decorated! I just love Christmas, don’t you? The lights, the food, the presents! And there’s something so special about the decorations as well - especially handmade ones. 50 of the Best Crochet…
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Travel knitting - knitting a complex lace shawl on a train

When Travel Knitting is Everyday Knitting

As crafters, we think a lot about Travel Knitting in capital letters - what to pack for a long plane ride and so on. This is travel knitting. But what about when travel knitting is every day knitting? No soft Mediterranean breezes, no pool, no sangria (well... maybe just a little).…
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A little amigurumi toy raindrop

How to Crochet Amigurumi Raindrops

All week I've been humming raindrops keep fallin' on my head. All because of these adorable crochet amigurumi raindrops! Summer showers aren't so sweet (especially when you've forgotten your umbrella!) but these wee raindrops are. I crocheted these little guys as an illustration of how an amigurumi's face can change…
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Finished Welcome Blanket Project

Knitting a Welcome Blanket

Knitting a Welcome Blanket is art, politics... and a lot of fun. If you're reading this in 2017, then you've heard of Trump's proposed boarder wall with Mexico. It's almost 2,000 miles long. What if many crafters around the world, knitted and crocheted blankets from 2,000 miles of yarn? And…
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Close up of cute amigurumi dashund dog

Amigurumi Sausage Dog (Just Add Mustard!)

Stop the presses: this amigurumi sausage dog might be the cutest thing I've ever crocheted. "Who me?" "Yes you!" The pattern is from Adorable Amigurumi. A friend picked it up for a couple of francs at a second hand book sale. Look at this cute lil book! So many new…
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Knit Princess Charlottes sheep cardigan

Knit Princess Charlotte’s Sheep Cardigan (Here’s the Pattern!)

I'm not a royal watcher, but I get the appeal. Those royals! They're like a real life BBC drama (I will watch a good BBC drama about the royals. I get it. I do). So when I saw this pop up on my Facebook feed, I knew I had to…
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