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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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June Ami Club Newsletter

It’s June! And as always, lots is happening! I’m posting the newsletter a day early because I’m heading out to TNNA, the National NeedleArts tradeshow! June Exclusive Pattern I hope by now that you’ve seen the June Ami Club pattern, Carlos the Saguaro Cactus! If you haven’t, no worries! There’s still plenty of time to […]

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Pregnancy in Pauline Alice patterns

Today I’m writing a special post: how to adapt your Pauline Alice patterns when you’re expecting! You may have noticed (or not) that I’m expecting a baby for Fall (thanks to…

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Eyelash Yarn Giveaway from Ice Yarns!

We all love fun yarn, right? Well, today, I have a giveaway for a super-fun bundle! It’s a rainbow bundle of Eyelash yarns from Ice Yarns! Keep reading for how to enter! About Ice Yarns Ice Yarns ships from Turkey, and they have the largest collection of eyelash yarn I’ve ever seen! Check out the […]

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May at Pauline Alice

May has gone by so fast! We’ve been busy secretly preparing summer patterns but now it’s time to show you some behind-the-scene pictures. Ready? Here’s what we’ve been working one…

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How much yarn does crochet use? Single vs. double crochet

My previous post, how much yarn do I need? has been so popular that I wanted to expand on it a little bit today by looking at adding another stitch into the mix, the double crochet. And this is only the beginning! I’ve compiled all this information and more into a handy-dandy ebook for Ami […]

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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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April at Pauline Alice

Starting today, I’ll share with you all the Pauline Alice news in a newsletter. You’ll know about new patterns before their launch, inspiration for the new patterns and new ideas…

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The archives are back!

As you might have noticed, the new shop has seen some changes since the launch a month ago. Some details were needing a couple of tweaks and some were more…

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Variegated Yarns: swatches in knitting, crocheting and weaving

It’s always so mysterious how a pretty little skein will work up, isn’t it? Especially with variegated yarn! I dyed up a little (well, BIG) skein and made swatches in knitting, crocheting and weaving! And they’re SO different! Here’s the skein I dyed (if you want to try it, check my tutorial on how to […]

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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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INSPIRATION BEHIND THE NEW PATTERNS…

I went to Japan last year and the street-style there inspired me quite a lot. Particularly in Kyoto, where most women would be wearing the same outfit over and over: a…

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Zoom in: the Denia blouse

And last but not least, I’m really excited to introduce the lovely Denia blouse! Denia is the easiest of the new patterns: this would be an excellent project for a…

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Zoom in: the Botanic Trousers

A new trousers pattern for Spring, hooray! Meet the Botanic trousers, your perfect companion for the warmer months. This pair of wide-legged, high-waisted trousers are so comfortable you’ll want to…

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Zoom in: the Tello jacket

Let me introduce you the Tello jacket today. Tello is a classic utility jacket, unlined and with many pockets (by now, you should know I’m a pocket addict!). It features…

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The new Spring patterns are here!

Spring is finally here and it’s the perfect excuse to introduce three new patterns available in paper and/or PDF format. I’ve also prepared some surprises for all of you so…

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Weekly Planner: free printable! (+ suggestions!)

Planners are a big deal. They can get really fancy. And there are planner people to follow on instagram. Whoa. It’s a little overwhelming! I’ve always struggled with finding the right planner for me. I love having a paper planner, but I always found it hard to find the right one. Some have a page […]

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The new shop is live!

One week after releasing the new blog, it’s with great pleasure (and a hint of nervousness) that I introduce you to the new shop! I’ve been working on this new…

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New blog!

After an extended leave and hard work, I come back with many things to tell you. I kept silent during two little months… Yes, I know it´s quite a long…

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March Ami Club Newsletter!

Hi there, lovely club member! Another month and more exciting stuff! Club Happenings Have you downloaded this month’s pattern? Isn’t she adorable? I’m already seeing lots of finished projects over in the Bonita the Butterfly CAL thread! Love them! Today is also the first day for signups for the Spring Flowers Swap! You’ll want to […]

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March Update and a new Ami Club Bonus!

Happy March! 2017 is flying! I have a couple of things to tell you about! New Ami Club Goody! So, you already know that as part of Ami Club, you get an adorable monthly pattern and ebook download, as well as exclusive video tutorials and 10% off all eyes. And there are crochet-a-longs (with the […]

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My Handmade Wedding Dress

This is certainly the most personal post I’ve ever written, but since I made it, let’s talk about my wedding dress! A little bit of context first: I got married…

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Aldaia Dress: How to sew knit fabric without a serger

Here’s the second part of the Aldaia dress tutorial series. If you want to sew the Aldaia dress pattern but don’t own a serger, no problem! You can use your…

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Aldaia dress: recommended fabric and how to calculate the stretch percentage

It’s not always easy to choose the right fabric when sewing: it needs to have the right drape, body, weight… and in the case of the Aldaia dress pattern, the…

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New pattern: the Aldaia Dress

I’m so glad to finally introduce the new pattern: the Aldaia dress! I’ve been working on it for the past 3 months and was waiting for the Paris fair to…

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Port Trousers: How to Alter the crotch (by Artesane)

Once again, the wonderful team of Artesane share the second part of the trousers adjustments with us! Thanks so much! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Now that you can alter the legs of a…

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Port Trousers: how to alter the legs (by Artesane)

I’m very happy to welcome the lovely girls behind Artesane today on the blog for a special post. In case you don’t know Artesane, it’s an online community platform with…

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Port Trousers: testers versions

First of all, I want to thank you all for the warm welcome you gave to the Port trousers & shorts pattern! I hope to see lots of them stitched…

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