Fall Floral Crochet Granny Square | FREE Pattern & Video Tutorial

The Fall Floral Crochet Granny Square is the perfect project for the season. You will find the FREE pattern and video tutorial below.

Fall Floral Crochet Granny Square Project

The Fall Floral Crochet Granny Square was inspired by the glorious autumn that we are on the cusp of here in North Carolina.

Our landscape is getting ready to burst forth with the most spectacular colors and Mother Nature is getting ready to show off.

We are beginning to see little hints that all of that is just a few weeks away.

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7 Amigurumi Trends That Will Be HUGE in 2023

These 7 Amigurumi Trends will be all the rage in 2023. See if your predictions about crocheted and knitted toys will be trending next year!

Looking into my crystal ball I’m seeing bright colors, a crocheted octopus and knitted strawberries.

Lol, who am I kidding? That’s not a crystal ball, but my Christmas snow globe. Hehe!

But I have been doing some research about the biggest trends that will affect amigurumi coming up in the year 2023.

And I’m happy to report that there are a lot of fun amigurumi trends that I believe we will be seeing in the near future.

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The MOST Asked Questions About Amigurumi, Crochet & Knitting

Today I’m answering the MOST asked questions about amigurumi, crochet, knitting and handmade business topics!


I wasn’t expecting that.

On a whim, I asked people on YouTube, Instagram and Facebook what questions I could answer.

I was hoping that someone, anyone, would ask me something. Maybe I would get a handful of questions that I could answer.

What I wasn’t expecting was to get over a hundred questions! I was totally blown away.

Unfortunately I can’t answer every single question, otherwise the post would be a book (and the video would be a feature length movie).

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How to Test Yarn for Amigurumi | Choose the BEST Yarn Every Time

Choose the BEST yarns for your amigurumi projects! In How to Test Yarn for Amigurumi you will learn a simple test that will help you when choosing the right yarns for each amigurumi project.

It can be overwhelming when you’re trying to find the best yarn for amigurumi.

You’re wandering down the aisles of your favorite craft store wondering if the yarn in your basket really will work for your project.

What’s even harder is when you’re shopping online. There are so many choices and each one has pros and cons.

But I’m going to help you in your search for great amigurumi yarns. We are going to do a little test that will help you find the best yarns for crocheting toys and keep track of all the data you’ll be collecting.

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Amigurumi On a Budget: 12 Creative Ways to SAVE Money on Yarn & Supplies

Money saving tips are a hot topic these days! We all want to stretch our dollars and in Amigurumi On a Budget you’ll find 12 creative ways to save money on yarn and supplies.

Amigurumi can be an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to be.

There are tons of ways that crocheters and knitters can make their favorite amigurumi toys on a budget.

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12 Beginner Amigurumi Tips From a Certified Crochet Instructor

In 12 Beginner Amigurumi Tips From a Certified Crochet Instructor you’ll find my best practices for making the handmade toys of your dreams.

Learning how to crochet amigurumi can be tough. My heart breaks when I hear from people who are giving up on the dream of being able to crochet amigurumi because they are struggling with one or more of these skills.

But that’s not going to be you, because we are going to deep dive into all of these techniques so you will be able to crochet toys with confidence.

Hi, I’m Elise and I’m a certified crochet instructor! My mission is to help you discover your own wonderful creativity through crocheting and knitting toys.

Say goodbye to doubt and hello to the cutest little critters!

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Top 5 Favorite New Amigurumi Books: Crochet & Knit

You’ll find 5 new favorite amigurumi books for crocheters and knitters to enjoy! Each one is full of amigurumi characters that you will fall in love with!

Top 5 Favorite New Amigurumi Books: Crochet and Knit

There have been some new amigurumi books published in the last couple of years that are brand new discoveries for me.

I’ll first review the crochet books, but you’ll find the knit books further below.

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Starting a Crafting YouTube Channel? Do These 12 Things

If I was starting a crafting YouTube channel today, I would do these 12 things!

There has never been a better time to start a crafting YouTube channel. 

Maybe you’ve heard that it’s too late to start a crafting YouTube channel. Or maybe you’ve thought about starting a channel of your own to teach the crafting skills you know and love, but the thought “Someone is already doing that” keeps you from taking that leap. 

But there has never been a better time to start and today I’m going to share the 12 things that I would do if I were starting a crafting Youtube channel today.

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The 8 Best Stranger Things Amigurumi Patterns

As someone who was alive and well in 1983, Stranger Things has stolen my heart. And these 8 Stranger Things Amigurumi Patterns are the best of the best. Make sure to check them all out and let me know which one is your favorite project!

Stranger Things has become one of my all-time favorite TV series.

Between the 80’s nostalgia and the unforgettable characters, they have stolen my heart.

And as soon as I started Season 4, I knew I had to crochet one of these amazing characters. Thankfully I had a lot of different Stranger Things Amigurumi Patterns to choose from!

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Where Did Amigurumi Come From? A History of Crocheted & Knitted Toys

The history of crocheted & knitted toys (amigurumi) is a fascinating one dating back centuries. Through twists and turns this amazing craft has made a big splash in the twenty-first century and there are no signs of it slowing down any time soon.

Have you ever wondered where amigurumi originally came from? Or how long ago it was invented? Meeeee too!

Anytime I become interested in a subject, I want to know all there is about it. So I did a little detective work to find out where this amazing craft got its start and the story behind it’s beginning. 

Now, just a little warning. As much as I love history and finding out the stories behind my favorite pastimes, I am not an historian. So take these findings as anecdotal. I’ve done my best to consolidate a lot of different information that I gathered on the internet, but obviously, I could be wrong. 

After we talk about the history, I’ll share a little more about why I began making amigurumi and why I find it so darn addictive.

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