Tag Archive: amigurumi

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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I’m filming a new Craftsy Class!

Exciting news! I’m filming a new Craftsy class, and you’ll be able to watch a behind the scenes video this Monday! Here are a few quick pictures of some cuties…

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Make your Amigurumi faces Kawaii!

Kawaii means ‘cute’ in Japanese, and when it comes to amigurumi… there’s a lot in the face! (You might be interested in reading about what amigurumi means!) I make most…

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Join the Bradley Mystery CAL!

Announcing… the Bradley Mystery Crochet-a-Long! Today, you’ll have the chance to pre-order the pattern AND a materials bundle that contains everything you need to crochet this mystery! Keep reading for…

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Meet Sean the Shamrock!

I’m so excited about St. Patrick’s Day that I designed a Shamrock! Actually, I just found out that shamrock’s really only have 3 leaves. But I had already named him…

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Crochet Dog Patterns available!

Do you remember when we had the awesome Crochet Dog Pattern Club? We crocheted along together for 6 months… with a new surprise dog pattern each month! It was a…

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Join our Christmas Tree CAL!

This is my favorite time of year… so much holiday excitement going on! I just designed and released a new pattern: Chris the Christmas Tree! Do you love him? And…

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Are buttons a baby-safe substitute for craft eyes?

You’ve probably read the disclaimer: craft eyes are not recommended for use in toys for children under the age of three. I’m often asked, “can I use buttons instead”? In…

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Are buttons a baby-safe substitute for craft eyes?

You’ve probably read the disclaimer: craft eyes are not recommended for use in toys for children under the age of three. I’m often asked, “can I use buttons instead”? In…

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Witch Hat Love!

Are you ready for Halloween? And… are you ready to join me in one super-crafty, witch-hat-loving, PARTY? You see, I’ve released a new, adorable crochet pattern. But that’s not all!…

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Meet Thomas the Turtle!

I have a brand new pattern to show you… it’s Thomas the Turtle! The best part about him is his adorable shell, so you’ve got to see him from all…

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Kit Club signups are open… for the final time!

Post updated for March 2016 sign-ups! It’s that time again… the Kit Club is open for sign ups! You may have heard my recent announcement… this is the final sign…

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How to use a stitch marker in crochet

Besides your crochet hook and yarn, a stitch marker is your best buddy for crocheting! You want to look for a locking stitch marker, which is a lot like a…

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Meet Nathaniel the Octopus!

Introducing my newest pattern… Nathaniel the Octopus! I’ve had some under-the-sea critters on my brain recently… and you guys have been loving patterns that involve crocheting through the bottom of…

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Kit Club Signups are open!

I know you’ve been waiting for this… the Kit Club is now open to new signups! I haven’t opened the club to new signups since November 2014 and there are…

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Do I need to weave in ends on a stuffed animal?

Okay, so here’s a question I get often: when making a stuffed animal, is it important to weave in ends? I’ll tell you! Weaving in ends What is weaving in ends? When you change colors (or start a new skein of yarn), you’ll have little tails left behind. Those are called ‘ends’. Weaving in ends […]

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The Eyes Shop is restocked!

Exciting news! The Eye Shop is now open! Check out the full selection! I totally sold out of eyes last holiday season, and then between maternity leave and a shipping…

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Crochet: Back Loop vs. Both Loops

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 you where to insert your hook for the most two popular techniques: the back and both loops. I’ll also link […]

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Is the Invisible Decrease right for you?

What is the Invisible Decrease? If you crochet amigurumi, you have probably heard of the Invisible Decrease. The Invisible Decrease is another name for slip stitching 2 together through the front loop. The result is a decrease that is thinner (and less bumpy) than a regular decrease. Is it right for you? I often get […]

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