Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Things that I have stumbled upon along the way that I have found make life easier.

Checking Gauge?

A lot of patterns will tell you the gauge for the pattern. It is important to get the right gauge if you want your project to turn out the same size at theirs. For things like toys and blankets, it … Continue reading

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New to Crochet?

Let me tell you a secret. Yeah, come here. There are only 2 things you need to crochet: a hook and some yarn. Don’t let other people and the crochet tool companies trick you into buying a bunch of crap … Continue reading

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Choosing A Pattern

These days, there are a ton of Amigurumi patterns out there to choose from. How do you know which are worth your time and which are worth your money? Well, I’ll spill the beans on how I sort through them. First … Continue reading

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Choosing a Hook

First published this over here: Choosing a Hook | Piggie’s Place It is really important that you choose the right hook for the yarn you are working with. First, you need to consider the project that you are making. How … Continue reading

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Picking Your Yarn

Originally posted here: Picking Your Yarn | Piggie’s Place First, I want to say that there is no right or wrong yarn choice. It is mostly about personal preference. There are several things that I personally consider when I’m choosing … Continue reading

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Using Stitch Markers

One of the times that I find stitch markers exceptionally useful is keeping track of the beginning of the round when you are working continuous rounds (you don’t slip stitch together the rows or turn the project). If you mark the … Continue reading

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