Check out the Viral Justin Bieber Sushi Date Night Crochet Blanket FREE pattern and video tutorial. Learn how to make this gorgeous and beginner friendly granny square blanket!
I stopped in my tracks (aka “scrolling”) as soon as I spotted the photo of Justin Bieber going on a sushi date night with his wife wearing a granny square crochet blanket.
Justin Bieber was in full technicolor with my favorite type of crochet project!
And I immediately started making plans to make the project and to help you make it as well.
Come plan your entire 2023 crocheting & knitting projects with me. Also get your FREE downloadable planner as well!
I have some lofty (for me) crocheting & knitting goals that I would like to accomplish this coming year. And that, my friends, is going to take some planning.
Most of the time, I have no rhyme or reason for my projects and just make what I want, when I want.
But that’s not working well for me anymore.
I’ve missed giving handmade gifts for important events in our family because I failed to plan. I didn’t get the patterns I had designed written and published because I failed to plan. I totally forgot about one entire WIP because I failed to plan.
You get the picture.
I’ve tested nine different popular crochet gadgets to see if they are worth the money. Spoiler alert, five of them were total flops.
There is nothing more frustrating than buying something for your crochet hobby that you believe will be a benefit, only to find out that it was a big waste of money.
I splurged and bought nine different crochet gadgets from Amazon, testing each one of them to see if they are worth the money.
Five of the nine are total flops and I will share my reasons for why I’m giving them such a bad review.
Four of the nine are surprisingly good and I’ll share my reasons for why I’m rating them so highly.
It’s always fun to look back and see the progress you’ve made with crocheting and knitting. But ranking them is even more interesting. Check out everything I crocheted & knit in 2022 and let it inspire you to look back on your own creations from this year.
Originally I didn’t think 2022 was a productive crafting year for me. But when I looked back on everything I crocheted & knit in 2022 I was pleasantly surprised.
The way I remember what I’ve made is by going back through my Instagram account. The problem is I don’t know the exact total because there were times that I forgot to share what I made.
Instagram is an organized way to keep up with what you’ve made throughout the year. But it doesn’t work well if you forget to post them, lol.
Looking for the perfect yarn for amigurumi toys? Here you’ll find my favorite yarns for amigurumi in every price point. There are great yarns for crocheting and knitting toys for those on a budget and those with a little extra money to spend.
I love to experiment and that applies to amigurumi yarns as well. There’s nothing more fun than picking out a new yarn and testing it to see if it will work well for crocheting toys.
I also get bored pretty quickly so I have a habit of jumping from one thing to another. That negative character trait has actually been super helpful when it comes to amigurumi though.
My squirrely personality has caused me to try lots of different yarns for amigurumi toys. I’ve found yarns I love and some I really really don’t like.
But today I’m going to be sharing all the winners and at every price point: budget friendly yarns, luxury yarns and everything in between.
Looking for a way to give back? Here you’ll find 12 ways you can crochet & knit to HELP those in need. Whatever your passion is, you’ll find an organization that needs your talent.
Jill Volarich has donated a whopping 750 crocheted items to help those in need.
She is an inspiration for all crocheters and knitters and has been a passionate crafter for thirty years and uses her talent to help others in a big way.
Need some ideas for last minute Christmas crochet gifts that people will actually want? I’ve got you covered.
I have curated a list of only the cutest and quickest Christmas crochet projects that you can whip up faster than a reindeer eats carrots. And what’s even better is that they are all FREEEEEEEE!
While I was looking for patterns I had three main criteria. They had to be:
As it’s already November, there is no way I can waste time on projects that are going to take weeks to complete. I need adorable projects that I can get done in record time.
Have you ever wondered if budget friendly or more expensive yarns were best for amigurumi? Come along as I test two yarns to see which one is better for crocheted toys!
Can you guess which amigurumi toy was made with the budget friendly yarn and which one was made with the more expensive yarn?
When Jennifer from Crochet to Play reached out to me about her brand new Christmas pattern, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I’ve had an idea brewing in my old noggin. I wanted to put two different yarns to the test.
One yarn had to be budget friendly and the other yarn needed to be a more expensive yarn. They both had to work well for amigurumi, but they needed to have very different price points.
Maybe the idea has crossed your mind before. Or maybe someone in your life has hinted that you seem especially preoccupied with crocheting and knitting toys. If so, you might be obsessed with amigurumi.
Take the quiz to see if you are:
- Amigurumi Ambivalent
- Amigurumi Fan
- Amigurumi Enthuthiast
- Totally Obsessed with Amigurumi
(And if you stumbled upon this blog post and you don’t even know what amigurumi is, it’s just the Japanese word for crocheted and knitted toys.)
The 10 Rules That Made Me a Better Crocheter & Knitter is packed full of practical advice that can help you achieve your goals as well!
We all want to improve our crocheting and knitting skills. Sometimes it feels easy and we bounce from one new skill to the next. But then there are times that we feel stalled and need some new inspiration.
These are the 10 rules that made me a better crocheter and knitter.
I’ve counted down from number 10 all the way to my number 1 rule (it’s all the way at the bottom if you’re the kind that likes to read the last chapter first, lol).