Huggable Amigurumi

When I first received my copy of Huggable Amigurumi by Shannen Nicole Chua, I skimmed through the pages and glanced at each of the designs. Many of them popped out at me because of their creativity and uniqueness. I was immediately impressed. But as I got to the end of the book and read the … Continue reading Huggable Amigurumi

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Celebrate National Crochet Month with Cactus and Cocoa!

March is National Crochet Month, and we're so excited! National Crochet Month is the perfect time to celebrate everything we love about the art of crochet. I personally find so much comfort in my craft. It relieves anxiety, calms me down after a long day as a mum of two young children. I love playing … Continue reading Celebrate National Crochet Month with Cactus and Cocoa!

Pattern Testing Checklist

This post uses affiliate links. Pattern testing is a unique opportunity in the crochet world to interact with pattern designers, learn the tricks of the trade, strengthen your crochet skills, and learn pattern writing techniques. Crochet pattern designers depend on testers to help them proof their patterns before publication. They need to know if their … Continue reading Pattern Testing Checklist

Crochet Therapy: Book Review

Crochet Therapy: The Soothing Art of Savoring Each Stitch by Betsan Corkhill 20+ projects for finding your Zen //ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=cactusandco05-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1419721119&asins=1419721119&linkId=22f2253039db7d956dad5d60afda01c8&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true This site uses affiliate links. Most of us have personally experienced the calming and stress-relieving effects of crochet and that is why we love the craft. So, when I saw “Crochet Therapy: The Soothing Art of … Continue reading Crochet Therapy: Book Review

Planet Buddy- A Free Crochet Pattern

Some of my favorite things to make are amigurumi - who doesn't love these adorable little creatures with happy faces! The Planet Buddy came about after I decided to make something for my little girl, who tells me repeatedly that she wants to be an astronaut when she grows up. I try to encourage her … Continue reading Planet Buddy- A Free Crochet Pattern

Shutter Speed (Photography Basics for Crochet part 3)

This is the 3rd lesson in a 5 part photography series specifically designed for crochet and/or knit professionals. Part 1 can be found HERE. Part 2, Aperature can be found HERE. This site uses affiliate links. There is a shutter inside every camera that opens to let in light. When you take photographs, you are … Continue reading Shutter Speed (Photography Basics for Crochet part 3)