Amigurumi crochet bunny by Iradumi If you have spent any time in the world of crochet then there’s a good chance that you have heard the term “amigurumi”. Browsing through amigurumi crochet patterns, you might get a sense of what this niche of the craft is, but you may not know for sure. That is because some people have a really strict definition of amigurumi and others use it more broadly. Basically, though, amigurumi is when you make a small stuffed crochet item, typically worked only in single crochet stitches. Amigurumi Crochet Dolls The most common type of amigurumi is crochet dolls. These are small dolls that are made using single crochet stitches, typically worked in spirals (rather than joined in the round) and made using lightweight or worsted weight yarn with relatively small crochet hooks. The idea is that you create a tightly joined spiral with no gaps because…
Maria Cabriza is originally from Paraguay, where she got a college degree and business and worked as a manager. Since moving to the United States she has been able to devote herself full-time to her art, which includes crochet.
Beth Currie fell in love with crochet after moving to Scotland. She began working with thread, making unique and beautiful crochet jewelry, and ultimately opened up Red Squirrel Crafts to share her work with others. In this interview we learn more about her work, how it balances with the rest of her life and how it all goes to help red squirrels.
I am happy to bring you an interview today with Erna who blogs at Eyes of a Child, a beautiful blog inspired by the creativity and curiosity of how children see the world. She is a crafter who loves to crochet and has seen the benefits of the craft. She is also a photographer who shares beautiful images of her work. In this interview, we learn about her history with the craft and get a few photo tips for crafters.
Cynthia Thomas learned to crochet as a child and now sells her work through the shop Loopy Crochet. She loves making crochet scarves, hats and blankets and gets really creative when it comes to crocheting baby items. Crochet has helped boost her self-esteem and reduce her anxiety. Learn all of this and more about her work in this crochet interview.
This week I fell in love with this simple video by Tom of Holland, in which he explains the essence of his “visible mending” in fiber art. He is not strictly, or even most, a crochet artist but he does incorporate crochet into his work and I think that the overall message of what he’s doing is so interesting and valuable.
Fun interview questions with Keshae of Soulful Stitchery who was featured in my December 2016 Happily Hooked digital magazine article.