Tag Archive: amigurumi

October Crochet Fun + Fave Links

I know I say this every month, but there is just SO MUCH going on! Fall is the time for crocheting, so I’m just going to go ahead and get started! October Ami Club Pattern Isn’t Mr. Jack the Pumpkin so adorable? I designed his arms to be like ‘vines’ that you can style any […]

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Giveaway: “Mini Knitted” Book Series + Interview with Sahiyo Ishii

I have an amazing opportunity for you today! Search Press (the publisher of the adorable Mini Knitted series) is giving one reader 5 books, including: Mini Knitted Christmas Mini Knitted Woodland Mini Knitted Ocean Mini Knitted Safari Mini Knitted Toys Keep reading for details on how to enter! Sachiyo Ishii is the author of 4 […]

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The Crochet Wildlife Guide Review + FREE Penguin Pattern + Giveaway!

I am so excited! I love showing off a great book to you… and there are so many goodies! Keep reading to grab a FREE download of the Chinstrap Penguin by Philip Ha (aka Sir Purl Grey) AND enter to win a digital copy of the book, The Crochet Wildlife Guide. The Crochet Wildlife Guide […]

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Technique for Joining Standing Legs in Amigurumi without a Hole

Today we’re lucky enough to have a guest post written by Mirena of Mirena Made! Mirena has been a FreshStitches customer for years, and she creates hand-crocheted creations that she sells in her shop. (yes, you too can sell finished FreshStitches animals!) Thank you so much, Mirena, for coming by and sharing this new technique […]

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September Crochet Fun + Fave Links

I can’t believe it’s already September! Time is moving so fast (and um, it was 105 in Los Angeles last week… that feels like July to me!). As always, I have lots of exciting news to share! If there’s something specific you’d like to see on the blog, feel free to leave a comment or […]

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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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August Crochet Fun + Fave Links

It’s August! Hooray! It’s the time of year that I’m so happy it’s summer, but also won’t mind when it cools down a bit… how about you? There’s so much happening this month… umm… so much that we stressed out the server. Ooops. So, if you’ve been trying to get to the site over the […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Amigurumi critters – a workshop at Sew Make Create

Whilst I was at my beginner’s crochet class at Sew Make Create earlier in the year I spied these uber kawaii little Amigurumi critters in the workshop. Of course I HAD to learn how to make them – despite having no need for them, no children in my …

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May Ami Club Newsletter

Happy May! I hope that by now, spring (in the northern hemisphere) has well and truly rolled around for you! There’s a lot of exciting news happening this month, so let’s get started! May Exclusive Pattern I hope by now that you’ve seen the May Ami Club pattern, Clarita the Pig! If you haven’t, no […]

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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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Crochet sleepy eyes for your amigurumi!

A little while ago, I was invited to crochet-a-long with the facebook group, Learn Amigurumi Crochet with Us! We crocheted Howie the Penguin and had a blast! (If you haven’t downloaded my FREE Beginner’s Guide to Amigurumi, which features this adorable pattern… what are you waiting for?) Carrie (one of the group leaders) designed sleepy […]

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Crochet sleepy eyes for your amigurumi!

A little while ago, I was invited to crochet-a-long with the facebook group, Learn Amigurumi Crochet with Us! We crocheted Howie the Penguin and had a blast! (If you haven’t downloaded my FREE Beginner’s Guide to Amigurumi, which features this adorable pattern… what are you waiting for?) Carrie (one of the group leaders) designed sleepy […]

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Comfort Cases Charity Drive + Giveaway!

About Comfort Cases You know that every quarter, FreshStitches picks a new charity in need of receiving lovingly made, crocheted stuffed animals. Last quarter’s drive, animals for Kids Need to Read, was a huge success… and I am over-the-moon excited about this one! This quarter, we’re making stuffed animals to put in the backpacks distributed […]

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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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Learn to Crochet: Lesson 1

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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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Huggable Amigurumi Review + Interview + Giveaway!

Today, I’m excited to share Huggable Amigurumi: 18 Cute and Cuddly Animal Softies with you! I’ve known Shannen for a long time and I couldn’t wait to get her first book into my hands! And one lucky reader will win a copy of the book! Keep reading for details on how to enter! Ami Club […]

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Meet Noah from YOUnique Crafts!

I’m so excited to have Noah from YOUnique Crafts on the blog today. I stumbled upon his amazing amigurumi creations and original designs on Instagram… and then saw that he’s only 17! What an inspiration! I really enjoyed chatting with Noah, and I hope you enjoy meeting him to! Pop to the interview below. Find […]

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Crochet Video Tutorials: basic stitches and amigurumi techniques

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Interview with Amigurumi Maker, Petit Remy

Crocheter Petit Remy makes gorgeous plush robots (using the FreshStitches Sprocket the Robot pattern!) and donates a portion of her sales. I love watching these cuties pop up in my…

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Have you met Bradley, the Sea Turtle?

If you joined in on our last Mystery Crochet-a-long, then you’ve seen the adorable result! It’s a sea turtle! And to celebrate National Turtle Day (did you know that was…

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A Peek into the Club that’s Coming Next!

This week, I’m shipping the final shipment of the Kit Club. It’s been an amazing ride… it’s been 20 shipments (that’s over 3 years!) and maxed out at 600 subscribers….

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Grab my new Craftsy class for 50% off!

My newest Craftsy course is live! And you can get it for 50% off just by clicking this link: craftsy.me/StaceyTrock. Squee! This class is so amazing! I’ll teach you how…

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Win my new Craftsy Class!

I am SO EXCITED! My new Craftsy Class, Kawaii Amigurumi Crochet: Adorable Animals and Friends, comes out Monday! It’s going to be an amazing class! The patterns for all of…

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