8 Easy Ways to Plan Your Holiday Crochet & Knitting Projects

Make this holiday season extra-special with handmade gifts, but without stressing yourself out unnecessarily. Come plan your holiday crochet & knitting projects with me with these eight easy tips.

It’s never too early to begin planning for the upcoming holiday season. That is especially true if you are planning on crocheting and knitting gifts for family and friends.

Whether you are crocheting something for every person on your list or you’re only knitting one or two special gifts, these eight tips will help you achieve your handmade holiday goals.

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How to Crochet a Mini Birthday Hat [+ Video Tutorial]

In How to Crochet a Mini Birthday Hat you will find a video tutorial as well as get the FREE pattern! Celebrate any special occasion with a fun handmade hat and learn how to customize it so make it perfect for your next celebration!

Our rescue dog, Jersey-Boy had a birthday coming up and I knew I wanted to crochet something special for him. It didn’t take me long to think of a hat and I got to work right away.

Although it’s the perfect size for a cute little dog, it would be just as adorable for a human too.

This mini birthday hat whips up so quickly and you can customize it any way you like. You can make it bigger or smaller (which I will show you how to do). Change the colors to match your theme. Or even use materials other than yarn to embellish the birthday hat (and I’m going to show you how to do that too).

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The 8 Best Beach Themed Amigurumi Projects

These eight adorable beach themed amigurumi projects include a seagull, narwhal, lobster, mermaid and more. Each of these coastal crochet patterns is unique and oh so cute.

Hello Summer!

There’s nothing quite like the bright sun, warm ocean waves and cool sand between your toes. So if you’re like me and are craving a little Vitamin Sea in your landlocked life, these are the patterns for you.

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The Essential Crochet Gift Guide and Great Big Giveaway!

Looking for unique gifts for the crocheters in your life? In the Essential Crochet Gift Guide and Great Big Giveaway, you will find seven exceptional gifts and a chance to win a ball winder and swift for yourself!

Crocheters love to give gifts to one another. We love to share our love of yarn and hooks with other crafters. But sometimes we want something just a little bit different. In this crochet gift guide you will find fun gifts, practical gifts and gifts that will warm the heart.

But that’s not all! (This is beginning to sound like an infomercial from the 80s, lol). You will also have a chance to enter a giveaway for a Knit Picks Yarn Swift and a LAMXD Needlecraft Jumbo Metal Yarn Ball Winder, which I will ship to you anywhere in the world. (The prize is worth $91.78)

The details for the gifts and the giveaway are below!

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Crochet With Me [Relaxing Garden Tour Video]

Sit back and relax with your favorite beverage and your current WIP. In the Crochet With Me Video, I will take you on a tour of a local, historic garden. Take a deep breath and enjoy all the beautiful flowers, bees and fountains.

Life has been stressful this past year, hasn’t it?

Last week found me in the hospital with my mother, who is now doing much better, thank goodness. Her emergency stay came less than six months after my son’s week long admission which I wrote about in detail in my post:

Crochet & Knitting Therapy: Crafting in the Hospital

I feel a little like 2021 has chewed me up and spit me out. Anyone else?

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The 11 Best Cottage Style Amigurumi Projects

Cottage style is timeless. Think cozy country cottages and warm cups of tea. In Cottage Style Amigurumi Projects you will find eleven adorable crochet toy patterns that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I am all about cottage style right now. There’s been a resurgence lately in all things cozy and homey and I believe that applies to amigurumi as well.

I’m seeing more and more cottage style amigurumi projects from sweet forest animals to big ripe berries and everything in between.

I’ve found eleven crocheted toy patterns that epitomize cottage style and I hope you feel as inspired by them as I do.

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Little Cotton Rabbits: An Honest Review

Need honest information about the Little Cotton Rabbits patterns? Do you want to know if you could knit them for yourself? Find out the answers to your questions and get your FREE Knitting Toys Guide in this post with an honest Little Cotton Rabbits Review.

We all know that the Little Cotton Rabbits patterns are completely adorable. What you may be wondering is if you will be able to knit them yourself.

Are the patterns well written?

Can a beginner knit them?

You will find answers to all of those questions plus get my FREE guide for knitting toys.

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Cute Amigurumi Soda & Craft Room Redecorating

It’s been an exciting week around these parts. After months of quarantining at home with little outside excitement, the past seven days have been full of fun. From an amigurumi soda project to some craft room redecorating, it doesn’t take much to make me happy.

When a local soda shop reached out to see if I wanted to create a custom drink for their June menu, I was really excited, but also kind of nervous.

I can follow a recipe, but I’m not known for being super creative in the kitchen. Thankfully, they were able to take my favorite summer flavors and make a combination that is super refreshing and a little decadent all at the same time.

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Answering Your Amigurumi Questions

When I posted a poll on YouTube asking if you all had any questions, I was totally blown away by the response.

I was hoping I would get a handful of questions that I could answer for a video. I had no idea that there would be so many thoughtful and interesting topics.

For navigational ease, I have divided the questions into the topics: Amigurumi Tips, Knitting Help, Handmade Business Topics, Personal Crafting Journey.

Let’s get started!

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How to Stay Motivated on YouTube as a Small Crafting Channel

Learn How to Stay Motivated on YouTube as a Small Crafting Channel with these seven powerful suggestions. You will also find YouTube related resources + download my own personal content calendar especially geared for crafters.

Staying motivated on YouTube can be tough, especially if you’re a small channel (like mine).

Maybe you’re just starting out on YouTube and you want to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to set yourself up for success.

Or maybe you’ve been slogging away at this YouTube thing for years and you need a little kick in the pants and some friendly encouragement as well.

Go ahead and get your FREE YouTube Resource for Crafters with loads of information and my own personal printable content calendar specifically created for you.

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