I am the Shadow…

I have always loved the Nightmare Before Christmas and I was thrilled to stumble across this amazing Oogie Boogie amigurumi pattern by Carolyne Brodie of Sweet Oddity Art. The pattern is very well written and relatively easy to follow for even a beginner crocheter. Simple stitches are used – single crochet, increases and decreases. As …

Tuesday Tips: Jogless Stripes

By far, one of my favourite things to crochet lately is Amigurumi.  I simply love these cute little characters!  There are so many patterns and unique creations to make.  As a creator – and perhaps a bit of a perfectionist,  one of the most frustrating things about amigurumi is making stripes that join uniformly.  Almost all …

Tuesday Tips: Finding the Right Hook

In order to crochet, you need to start with two things: yarn and hooks.  Without the hooks, you would basically be doing  macrame. Even a novice crocheter will quickly learn that all crochet hooks are not created equal.  Over my crochet career I have used many hooks and I will share with you my favourites (and …