Three Little Pigs Amigurumi Pattern

The Three Little Pigs amigurumi pattern is a crocheted and knitted toy that looks like it just stepped out of an old fashioned fairy tale. You’ll also find helpful video tutorials sprinkled throughout the pattern to help guide you along the way to making your own adorable pigs.

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Not these three little pigs!

The Three Little Pigs amigurumi pattern been an absolute joy to create and I’m so excited to finally be able to share them with you all.

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Cozy Autumn Sock Knitting

Nothing says October like cozy autumn sock knitting and picking out a big orange pumpkin. So grab your favorite mug full of hot chocolate, top it with a spoonful of squishy marshmallows and let’s have a nice visit together.

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – Anne of Green Gables

LM Montgomery wrote those words in the early 1900’s but they are as true today as they were over one hundred years ago. 

There is something magical about this time of the year. Maybe it’s the colors, the rich oranges, reds, browns, and yellows that inspire my creativity. Even the creatures that live outdoors seem to be excited about the cooler weather. Mr. Squirrel has been visiting my bird feeder more frequently these past few days. He has the cutest little face and long bushy tail. And I thank him for entertaining the cats so well. 

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5 Amigurumi Books That Need to Be in Your Collection

These are THE 5 Amigurumi Books that need to be in your collection. From Harry Potter to Iconic Women to Kingdoms to Tooth Fairies and everything in between, you’ll be sure to find amigurumi toys to crochet for your family, friends and most of all yourself.

Is there anything better than brand new amigurumi books?

Ok. I’ll admit maybe there are a few like….puppies, kittens, newborn babies and Christmas.

But that’s it. Nothing else tops brand spanking new amigurumi patterns (that are all absolutely adorable too).

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The Best (and Worst) Crochet Hooks for Amigurumi

What are the best (and worst) crochet hooks for amigurumi? I tested eight of the most popular crochet hooks and rated them for suitability for crocheting toys. You’ll also find a handy-dandy comparison chart for all of the pros, cons and prices of each hook.

I’ve had a favorite crochet hook for amigurumi for quite some time.

Recently I began to wonder if my love for this particular crochet hook was because of their brilliant marketing plan, or because it actually was the best crochet hook for amigurumi.

So I did what any good crochet blogger would do. I put my favorite hook to the test.

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How to Create a Craft Room in Any Space

Create the craft room of your dreams, even if you don’t have a lot of room. You’ll find great space saving ideas for any size crafting space. Plus take a tour of my dingy basement laundry room turned into the cutest little craft room.

Creating a space of my own wasn’t as hard as I originally thought, but it did take some thinking outside of the box. If you’ve been longing for a craft room (or maybe even just a craft closet or corner) I’ve got some ideas to get you started.

Challenges

There are definitely seasons of life that make creating your own crafting space more difficult. When I was raising my own four children, I didn’t have the time, or the mental energy to even think about having a crafting space all to myself. But even if I had, it would have been a challenge to find a place for my crafting supplies. Looking back now it would have been hard…but not impossible.

Maybe you’re a teenager and you only have your own tiny room. Or maybe you’re a busy mom of small children and toys occupy every nook and cranny of your home. You could even be like me and have kids in college who come and go and you still don’t feel like there’s room for your crafting.

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10 Adorable Autumn Amigurumi Patterns: Crochet & Knit

Autumn is the perfect time to crochet and knit. These ten adorable autumn amigurumi patterns are sure to bring a smile to your face. You’ll find crocheted and knitted projects, and each one is full of fall fun.

Who doesn’t love the cool crisp air of autumn? Although it’s currently still quite warm and humid here, I’m already excited about everything related to fall.

Here in North Carolina, you can’t count on consistently cooler temperatures until around November. But nothing can stop me from decorating for fall and stitching up all the cute fall crochet and knit patterns.

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10 Things to Do When You’ve Lost Your Crojo

Have you lost your crojo? Were you once a passionate crocheter and now you feel ambivalent about the entire craft? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In this post you’ll find ten things to do when you don’t want to pick up your crochet hook.

It happens to the best of us.

One minute you’re happily hooking away on your favorite crochet project, and then, BAM… you have zero interest.

Happily Hooked Magazine defined the term “crojo” this way:


Crojo – Slang for Crochet mojo. It means your zest for crochet. Your passion or yearning for the craft. Sometimes, you just don’t feel like it. You’ve lost your crojo and even squishy yarn has no appeal.”

Happily Hooked Magazine

When you lose your crojo, you may feel worried. You may even feel lost. And notice that I used the word “when” not “if”.

If you crochet long enough, you will lose your crojo. The good news is that’s it’s always temporary and there are several things you can do about it!

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Plan Your Dream “Yarncation” With Me!

Want to plan your very own dream Yarncation? Need some ideas for organizing a yarny getaway with friends? Follow along with me on my very first knitting/crochet vacation and don’t make the same mistake I did!

I had never been on a “girls weekend” before.

The only time I have ever gone away on vacation, as an adult, was with my family. That is until last weekend.

My good friend, Julie, from the Buttonjar Studio, invited me to join her and her knitting posse up to Black Mountain, NC for a couple of days

I will admit that I was nervous. I am a total homebody and a bit of an introvert. My comfort zone is within the confines of my cozy little home.

But my husband, children and even my own mother, encouraged me to go. It has been a really tough year for our family and they felt that I needed to get away and have a little fun for a change.

Boy am I glad they all pushed me to get out of my little bubble and take a chance on a group of ladies up in the mountains of North Carolina.

If you’ve never gone on a “Yarncation” before, you should. I’m sharing my experience as well as tips for how to plan your very own weekend knitting/crochet getaway.

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Can You Make Money Crocheting and Knitting?

You can make money crocheting and knitting, but it’s important to set yourself up for success. Find out how to make your crafting business dreams come true with advice from some of the biggest creative entrepreneurs in the crochet & knitting world.

There’s a common misconception out there that you can’t make money crocheting and knitting. When I began my own small business, I vividly remember a dear friend telling me that my creative endeavor was doomed to failure.

She wasn’t trying to crush my dreams, she was just trying to save me a little time and a lot of disappointment.

I’m very glad that I didn’t listen to that popular opinion and that I took a chance on myself. It truly is a dream come true for me to be able to make money for my family by doing what I love to do most.

And I’m here to tell you that you can do it too.

But don’t just listen to my opinion.

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Victorian Knitting and Crochet Facts – How Many Do You Know?

Victorian Knitting and Crochet facts are totally fascinating! From lace trimmed collars to delicate home decor, Victorians loved making crocheted and knitted decorations. And can you guess which monarch was the inspiration behind the popularity of our beloved craft?

My interest in Victorian era knitting and crochet started with a recent trip to the Biltmore Estate. Although I’ve visited several times before, this day I went with a different set of eyes. I was on the hunt for crocheted and knitted items and I’m happy to report that I found some (in the laundry area of all places).

That trip sent me on a rabbit trail of discovery. I knew that women had been crocheting and knitting for a long time, but what I didn’t realize was that most of its popularity as a hobby came from a former monarch.

But that wasn’t all I learned. You’ll find all the weird and wonderful information I discovered about Victorian knitting and crochet below and I hope you find it just as strange and surprising as I did.

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