Crochet Invisible Decrease Tutorial

Crochet Invisible Decrease Tutorial by Picot Pals

What is an invisible decrease? An invisible decrease is such an easy way to improve the overall craftsmanship of your crochet amigurumi. You might come across it abbreviated as invdec in a written pattern. The technique is worked in the front loop of your stitches resulting in a tinier stitch that is uniform with the …

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How To Use A Stitch Marker

For some reason, the correct way to use stitch markers totally eluded me. My frazzled beginner crochet brain just couldn’t understand it! Using a stitch marker is actually a super simple concept.  Stitch markers are ESSENTIAL to crocheting in a continuous round. Only very experienced crocheters can spot the beginning and end of a crochet …

Pumpkin Patch Bear

free crochet pattern - Pumpkin Patch Bear by Picot Pals

  I was inspired by a pattern I saw on TokyoBunnie's Instagram to create this cute pumpkin bear!     I made the bear big enough to be a little accent pillow or a huggable plush. This pattern works up pretty quickly. You can make your own pumpkin bear in an afternoon. You can purchase the …

Seamless Amigurumi Finish Tutorial

seamless amigurumi finish tutorial picotpals

When I started making amigurumi, I was disappointed with the lumpy finish at the end of my amigurumi. The ends of my amigurumi ended up with large gaps which stuffing popped through. I had no idea how to finish off my projects. I'd even run into the issue of my amigurumis falling apart! I wanted …

8 Free Crochet Mandala Tutorials

While crochet mandalas are more of a summer project, the unseasonably hot weather I've been experiencing had me in the mood to make some! Following a mandala pattern is a great way to unwind and play with different colors you might have in your yarn stash. All of the mandala patterns in this list come …

Candy Corn Bear: Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern Roundup | 10 FREE crochet patterns to make this fall

Candy corn seems to be a seriously polarizing candy! Some of my friends love it while most of my family members can't stand it. Whether you love or hate candy corn, the confection is still a quintessential Halloween treat. I'm somewhat partial to candy corn in small quantities. I was inspired by these sugary morsels …

Adding Felt to Amigurumi

I followed a pattern from the amigurumi book El Mundo De Pica Pau. I wanted to add my own personal touch to the pattern. I decided to add a fuzzy beige colored felt to the face of my penguin. It was my first time ever using a fell stitch to add felt to my crochet. I …

Free Pattern: Granny Square Scrubby

A few days ago I crocheted two circles to show the difference between a slip stitch join and an invisible join (you can read more about that here). I decided to transform these circles into granny squares and make a little shower scrubby! I made the scrubby out of a light DK weight cotton in …

Crochet Invisible Join Tutorial

I first found out about the invisible join while researching crochet mandalas. Up Until today I had been joining rounds of crochet with a slip stitch. This is a pretty standard way to finish a round of crochet. I tested out the invisible join technique and the results were pretty impressive! The technique requires an extra …

Free Pattern: Mini Dream Catcher

Last minute Christmas gifts to crochet - 16 FREE crochet patterns | a crochet pattern roundup at picotpals.com | A mini crochet dream catcher would make such a cute stocking stuffer!

  I've always wanted to make my own but the prospect of learning a new craft  seemed a little daunting. This dream catcher can be made with (mostly) basic crochet skills. I  got the idea to use a recycled plastic  base for a dream catcher after seeing an image of a crochet mandala within a …