Standing Double Crochet Tutorial: No More SL ST and Chain!

Today I’m going to teach you a new technique that will eliminate the gap created by chain 3 turning chains and help you ditch the slip stitch joining method.  Crochet standing stitches give you a quicker, cleaner yarn join that looks just like a normal double crochet.  I’ll walk you through step by step how … Read more

Standing Half Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial (aka HDC Join)

Sick of having a gap in the edge of your crochet piece when you use a turning chain? Or wish there was a way to join your yarn that was less bulky than the standard slip stitch join? Today I’m going to teach you how to do the standing half double crochet stitch (also called … Read more

How to Crochet a Cone Tutorial and Free Crochet Pattern

Learn how to crochet a cone with this easy tutorial. In this blog post, you’ll learn how to crochet a cone and the tools you need to learn what kind of cone to pick for your next project. In this cone free pattern, I’m going to show you multiple ways to crochet a cone shape … Read more

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

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 a few different ways that I’ve seen it done so I decided to try all of the ways I’ve heard about softening acrylic yarn – both before and after crocheting … 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