How to Crochet A Flat Circle – Free Crochet Pattern & Video Tutorial

Many crochet projects start off by crocheting a flat circle: hats, circular blankets, baskets and amigurumi toys to name a few. Today I’m going to teach you how to crochet a flat circle by sharing a free pattern for a basic flat circle in different stitches. as well as some troubleshooting tips for fixing a … Read more

12 Reasons to Attend the Next Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) Chain Link Conference

I have been on the fence about attending the CGOA Chain Link Conference for years. Travelling from Canada to a crochet event in the U.S. is costly and I never felt I knew what to expect from the trip or if it would be worth the cost. This year, I took the plunge and travelled … Read more

How to Soften Acrylic Yarn – The Ultimate Guide

This post may contain affiliate links which means that I may earn commissions from qualifying purchases made through these links at no cost to you. All opinions are my own. One of the most frequent questions that I’ve gotten in the past few weeks from folks is “how do you soften acrylic yarn?”. There are … Read more

Invisible Finish Crochet Tutorial

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Today I am going to share with you my invisible finish crochet tutorial. This technique can be a game changer for amigurumi and projects made in the round. I personally love using this technique for colour changes and finishing off open edges in amigurumi … Read more

How to Do The Russian Join & Weave in Less Ends

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. Getting near the end of your yarn and all you can think about is how you’re going to have to weave in yet ANOTHER end? Friend, I’m right there with you. Sometimes, when I’m working on a larger project, I will do whatever it … Read more

Improve Your Amigurumi Crochet Projects With This One Small Thing

This post may contain affiliate links. I’m working up a draft of an amigurumi pattern while I wait for the yarn I want to use to arrive and I thought I’d share a bit of my process and share some of my favourite tips to help improve your amigurumi crochet projects. What if I told … Read more

How to Finish Off Amigurumi Using the Ultimate Finish

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. When crocheting amigurumi projects, there are a number of techniques that can be utilized to get get a better-looking finish. Sometimes designers will include instructions for some of these techniques in their patterns and sometimes, they’ll expect you to already know them. Today I … Read more

How to Use Poly Pellets in Amigurumi

This post may contain affiliate links Ever wanted to give your amigurumi projects a bit of added weight? Struggling to get your project to stand up on it’s own? The solution is simple: try making a weighted base with Poly Pellets! Poly Pellets are small pellets made of plastic that can be used to add … Read more

Tips for Crocheting with Faux Fur Yarn

This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own. When I released my pattern for my amigurumi Koala: Kaya Koala, I kept hearing the same questions over and over:  “Is it hard to work with that yarn?”, “I’ve had troubles working with fur yarn in the past, any tips?”,  “How do you keep … Read more

Can I Take My Crochet Hook On an Airplane?

This post may contain affiliate links. This is an unsponsored post. All opinions are my own. When planning our first family vacation that required airline travel after learning to crochet, my first question was obviously, “Can I take my crochet hook on an airplane?”. This is a really common question that I see others ask … Read more