Finish your damn WIPs challenge !

Hey you ! Do you have crazy WIP piles? Do you feel guilty every time you start a new project thinking about all the one you “should be” finishing first? Does spring inspire you to declutter your home but you don’t know what to do with all those WIPs hidden all around the place? Do you need a bit of extra motivation? Well, this challenge might >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Crochet mini crown [free pattern]

How about we start this year with a tiny, easy pattern? In France and some other countries, we celebrate the epiphany by eating the “Kings’ cake” in which there is a hidden bean. The one who runs into the bean while eating the cake becomes the king or the queen of the day and gets to wear a paper crown all day long. That’s where I got the inspiration to make this tiny crochet crown, but it would be the perfect size for a lot of your amigurumis too (and for you too of course, see how NOT ridiculous at all it is at the end of this article… :p) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The difference between the V and the X shaped single crochet (yarn over and yarn under)

Looking at other crocheter’s amigurumis, you may have noticed that our stitches are not always looking the same. When I started crocheting 7 years ago, this drove me crazy ! Most of the time, single crochets were looking like little “v”s slotting one on top of the other just like mines did, but sometimes, I ran into amigurumis pictures where the single crochets were looking a lot more like littles “x”s perfectly stacked one onto >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>