How to Finish Your WIPs in 7 Easy Steps [+ FREE Printable Worksheet]

Are you overwhelmed with your current WIPs (Works in Progress)? Have too many? Don’t know how to finish them all? Grab your FREE downloadable worksheet and feel good about your crocheting and knitting projects again. In it you’ll discover How to Finish Your WIPs in 7 Easy Steps!

I never thought I would be “that” person.

For years I’ve prided myself on being a one-wip-gal, never daring to pick up a new crocheting or knitting project until my current one was finished.

You know the saying about pride right? (it goes before the fall)

So here I am, struggling with overwhelm from the amount of WIPs I’ve accumulated. I seriously don’t know how they have all snuck up on me, but here we are.

Thankfully, back when I had my act together I created a little workbook to get control of those WIPs and now is the time for me to use it.

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AmiguruMay2022 + Connect with Amigurumi Lovers Around the World

AmiguruMay2022 is the Instagram challenge for amigurumi lovers everywhere. Share your amigurumi makes on social media and connect with other crocheters around the world.

AmiguruMay is back for a fourth year in a row and you are not going to want to miss out on all the fun!

If you’re an amigurumi addict like myself, you naturally look forward to this social media challenge all year long.

But if you’re also as scatterbrained as I am, AmiguruMay2022 will sneak up on you.

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The Best (& Worst) Hobby Lobby Yarn for Amigurumi

Looking for the best Hobby Lobby Yarn for Amigurumi? I’ve tested ten different Hobby Lobby yarns to find only the best ones for crocheted and knitted toys.

I have been on the hunt for the best amigurumi yarns for years.

In the past, I’ve mostly purchased my yarn online or in local yarn shops. I’ve found lots of great yarns in those places, which you can read about here: Amigurumi Products and Yarn Reviews.

But, I’ve really wanted to find a yarn or two that are widely available at Hobby Lobby.

In my neck of the woods, I can easily find a Hobby Lobby store. In fact, in my town (which has a population of close to 100,000 people) this is the only dedicated craft store. All the others have slowly closed over the years.

I still love to purchase my yarn online, but sometimes it’s nice to run down to a local establishment and pick up a skein or two or ten (like I did).

There were so many gorgeous yarns to choose from, but would any of these Hobby Lobby yarns work well for amigurumi?

That’s what I decided to find out.

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Amigurumi Designing, Sock Knitting & Book Shopping

It’s been a wonderful week full of amigurumi designing, Selbu sock knitting and mystery book shopping. Come along as I visit some of my favorite local spots and share my current WIPs.

I have had the most creative and inspiring week full of amigurumi designing, Selbu sock knitting and mystery book shopping. These are the things that definitely give me a spring in my step.

Instead of sharing something specific like a pattern review or technique tutorial, I thought I would share a little bit about my week and what’s currently on my mind.

I hope you will enjoy my little rambling and find something that inspires your creativity.

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Guess How Many Bunnies I’ve Crocheted and Knit!

Can you guess how many bunnies I’ve crocheted and knit over the past four years? Five, ten, fifteen, or twenty? I’m sharing all the bunnies I’ve made and how each one taught me something about crocheting, knitting and even myself.

It all started with one wonky little crocheted bunny.

When I made my very first amigurumi bunny, I had no idea that it was going to change my life. I could never have dreamed that crocheting and knitting bunnies (as well as other animals) would become a passion that would consume my life….in a good way.

Can you guess how many bunnies I’ve crocheted and knit in total?

I counted them all up and am totally surprised by the number!

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6 Ways to Help Amigurumi Designers in Ukraine

Want to help amigurumi designers in Ukraine? Check out these six simple ways you can directly bring hope and support to Ukrainian makers. Plus get a set of FREE Ukrainian themed gift tags for your crocheted and knitted toys.

Mother Teresa once said, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.”

It’s a concept that I try to remind myself of when I begin to feel the weight of the world sitting on my chest.

There’s nothing most of us can do to stop the hardship the people of Ukraine are facing.

That can be a very difficult thing to sit with, especially if you’re a sensitive person and watching humans in pain breaks your heart.

It may seem weird to think that amigurumi can help the people of Ukraine who are suffering, but hear me out.

There are things that we can do as crocheters and knitters to help amigurumi designers in Ukraine. And if we focus on the wise words of Mother Teresa while we are doing them, I believe we can make a small, but valuable difference.

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Spring Knitting and Watercoloring

Grab your favorite beverage, your latest project and come stitch with me. We will explore spring knitting, decorating for the seasons, Norwegian socks and watercoloring.

Spring has sprung…more accurately, spring is springing here in beautiful North Carolina.

I have two favorite seasons, fall and spring. And while we aren’t fully into spring yet, Mother Nature is starting to give us glimpses of what’s to come. And I’m here for it.

The daffodils are peaking up out of the ground and the birds are all a flutter, visiting the bird feeder and occasionally having a few mild spats with one another.

I have also been bitten by the knitting bug again and just finished the sweetest little bunny, the perfect spring project.

My other passion at the moment is learning how to watercolor. It’s such a calming and creative pastime and I am thoroughly enjoying myself.

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15 Classic Disney Crochet & Knit Amigurumi Patterns

These classic Disney crochet & knit amigurumi patterns include characters from Snow White, Cinderella, Peter Pan and many more. Crochet and knit your favorites from all your favorite classic Disney movies.

Although the Walt Disney Company was founded in 1923, it is still extremely popular almost one hundred years later (maybe even more so now).

I have such fond memories of watching all the classic Disney movies as a young girl. Walt Disney’s personal introductions were of particular interest to me.

I loved learning about the background and inspiration behind the movies. I even liked that they were a little scary with evil queens and wicked step-mothers.

As an adult I enjoy being able to recreate that nostalgic feeling through crocheting and knitting toys.

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The Most Adorable Amigurumi Doll Patterns

Looking for the most adorable amigurumi doll patterns? You’ll find paid and free projects, girl and boy dolls, and they are all completely captivating.

Do you remember your favorite doll?

I have two that I absolutely adored as a little girl. The first was a Holly Hobby fabric doll that wore the sweetest little calico dress and had long brown braids.

That was when I was fascinated with all things Little House on the Prairie and I named her Laura, after the famous star of the 1970s TV show.

My second favorite doll was handmade and given to me on Christmas of 1985. I remember it like it was yesterday. When I pulled her out of the box, she took my breath away. I named her Jenny and we were inseparable for many years. She’s currently sitting in a box in my closet in my bedroom, still not very far away.

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Is Amigurumi Hard to Crochet? [+ Top 10 Hardest Amigurumi Projects]

Want to know the skills you need to be able to crochet amigurumi? Worried that amigurumi will be hard to crochet? You’ll find everything you need to know as well as the top 10 hardest amigurumi projects I’ve ever crocheted.

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about starting to learn how to crochet amigurumi and this thought has popped into your head…

Is Amigurumi Hard to Crochet?

Amigurumi is not hard, but there are skills that you need to learn in order to be able to crochet toys that you’ll be proud of.

Although there are challenging aspects to amigurumi, it isn’t hard to crochet and I’m here to help you learn how to make them for yourself.

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