Knitted Merino slippers thrummed with BFL

Thrumming Slippers – Plus Knitting and Crochet Patterns!

I knit a pair of slippers for my sister's Christmas present. Cute, right? But wait until you turn them inside out...  (more…)
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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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Crocheted men's scarf

The Sweater Curse

I was surprised that my knitting group didn't know about The Sweater Curse! I learned about it the night I learned to knit. It goes like…
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It's Christmas, and I have not knit these mittens.

Knits for Christmas

Phew - December 21 and all my Christmas knitting is done, done, done! To be fair - I know a lot of people are still…
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Cake amigurumi crochet

Why crochet amigurumi?

The first thing anyone says when they see amigurumi is "That's so cute!" The second thing they say is "Why crochet amigurumi?" It seems like…
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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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Knitted amigurumi owl using HiyaHiya Sharp Sock Needles

Knitted Amigurumi

Yes! Knitted amigurumi is a real thing! Just because you don't crochet, doesn't mean you can't create amazing amigurumi! So grab your sticks - we're going…
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Adorable crocheted tomato

How to get started with Amigurumi

So you want to crochet something cure, but don't know how to get started with amigurumi? This post is for you!   First: some basics.…
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About me

My name is Rachel, and when I'm not crocheting or knitting, I might be playing ukulele, or mucking around on the internet. I'm a New Zealander and in Geneva, with my husband. Find out more or say hi.

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