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FREE PATTERN: Stripy cat rattle

FREE PATTERN: Stripy cat rattle

This small stripy cat is crocheted around a rattle made of a plastic egg from a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg filled with small glass beads. But you can always use fiberfill to stuff the body.

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TUTORIAL: Crocheting into the "bumps" on the back of a starting chain

TUTORIAL: Crocheting into the "bumps" on the back of a starting chain

I have a very quick and easy trick to share with you today - crocheting into the loops or "bumps" on the back of a starting chain. Doing this will leave a nice even row of loops along the bottom edge.

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TUTORIAL: Parts of a crochet stitch

TUTORIAL: Parts of a crochet stitch

In this post I will talk a little about the parts of a crochet stitch and show different ways you can insert your hook through a stitch - crocheting in front and back loops only and around the post of a stitch.

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FREE PATTERN: Bumble Bee Rattle

FREE PATTERN: Bumble Bee Rattle

This chubby little bumble bee is is crocheted around a rattle made of a plastic egg from a Kinder Surprise chocolate egg filled with small glass beads. But you can always use fiberfill to stuff the body.

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TUTORIAL: Finishing an open piece

TUTORIAL: Finishing an open piece

In this post I will show you two ways to finish open amigurumi pieces. The first one is great for pieces that will later be sewn to another piece and the second one for pieces where the edge will be visible.

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