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How To Crochet Eyes For Your Amigurumi

If you still haven’t moseyed on over to the brand new HodgePodge Website, now might be a good time to do it!!

I’m still adding in old content from here to the new place but I’m also working on NEW STUFF!! If you’re interested in checking out my latest post, click the pic below and enjoy!

How To Crochet Eyes For Your Amigurumi :: www.hodgepodgecrochet.net

Favorite Pinterest Finds: Winter

https://hodgepodgecrochet.wordpress.com/ Favorite Pinterest Finds: Winter

My last Pinterest blog post was WAY back in June, and I think it’s high time we do another one!!

This time, the theme is winter because I love the season, the cold, and all the crafty goodness that comes when people are cooped up inside!!

The Shining – USA, 1980. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd.

The Shining – USA, 1980. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, and Danny Lloyd.

Okay…maybe this is an example of a little TOO much of a good thing but then again, who knows what might have happened in this story if ole’ Jack here had Pinterest to keep him busy!

Let’s get to the good stuff!

1. Magic with Hook and Needles is the place you want to be if you need to learn how to make a crocheted earflap lining. She explains things in layman’s terms (which I appreciate more than she can ever know because I’m 100% sewing illiterate!)

2. Moms Love Of Crochet has the most ADORABLE Snowman for those of you out there adventurous enough to tackle graphghans!

3. If you aren’t that adventurous (like me!) The Crochet Crowd has you covered with a classic chevron beauty  that anyone would love to cuddle up under on a cold winter’s night.

Christmas Crochet Wave Afghan

4. Wintertime always brings with it chapped lips, so why not tote your lip balm around in something super cute! Kristy Ashmore has just what you need with this free Chapstick / Lip Balm Holder over in Ravelry.

© Kristy Ashmore

5. If you are in the mood for something to play with, head on over to Black Sheep Wools for the cutest family of winter-bound ami dolls you’ve ever seen!

Winter Dolls , Baby Mo ( Small Sized Turquoise Doll, Measures Approx 12 cms tall) ~ Free PDF Pattern

6. I love to grab a shawl to throw over my shoulders when the weather turns nippy and one that has some style and texture just makes my whole day. Wendy Easton‘s Triangular Shawl in Crosshatch Stitch checks all those boxes! Not only is this one a free Ravelry download but she also has a YouTube tutorial explaining how she works it!

7. Free-Crochet.com is home to probably my favorite winter must have: slipper boots! These can be done in any color and are warm, stylish, and did I mention warm?? You have to make a free account to download this pattern but it’s worth it!

Slipper Boots

8. If you REALLY want a pair of slipper boots (and those are a teeny bit intimidating), these alternatives by Denisse Esparza might be right up your alley!


If you have a favorite winter pattern, PLEASE SHARE IT in the comments area below!! I’m always looking for cool new things to add to my pin collection!

The Whole Knit & Caboodle Presents: Free Video Tutorial- Joining Amigurumi Pieces Using the Mattress Stitch

My good friend Sarah from over at The Whole Knit & Caboodle is a magic maker with amigurumi!!(Seriously, if she were to be cast as a witch in the Harry Potter books–she’d be that one getting stunned looks from the professors creating magic never seen with a hook, some needles–she can KNIT too!!!–and yarn!)

She’s recently come out with several amazing patterns that you can find in her pattern shop over in Ravelry!!

Some of her awesome patterns include these AMAZING works of art:

See, I told you she was a magic maker!!

Recently she decided to open up a YouTube channel to school the rest of us muggles on proper ami techniques!! As of this blog post, she only has one–but it’s an AWESOME one!! It shows you everything you need to know about the proper way to join pieces using the mattress stitch!

Hurry up and run on over to her blog to check out the goodness!! Free Video Tutorial- Joining Amigurumi Pieces Using the Mattress Stitch | The Whole Knit & Caboodle.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to subscribe to her YouTube channel to keep track of all the new tutorials she has planned!!