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Joining with a Single Crochet

Cute-eaous Era Tutorial #3
Welcome to our final weekly tutorial for the Cute-aeous Era Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our dinosaurs together. Be sur… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/joining-single-crochet/

The FPDC

The Cute-eaous Era CAL Tutorial #2
Welcome to our second weekly tutorial for the Cute-aeous Era Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our dinosaurs together. Be su… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/fpdc/

The Bobble Stitch

The Cute-aeous Era CAL Tutorial #1
Welcome to our first weekly tutorial for the Cute-aeous Era Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our dinosaurs together. Be sur… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/bobble-stitch/

Seaming Squared

Farmyard Friends CAL Tutorial #3
Welcome back for our second weekly tutorial for the Farmyard Friends Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our farm animals toge… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/seaming-squared/

Crosswise

Farmyard Friends CAL Tutorial #2
Welcome back for our second weekly tutorial for the Farmyard Friends Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our farm animals toge… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/crosswise/

Slowpoke the Donkey

Pattern Modification Tutorial
Maybe I'm biased, but I think Giddy-Up the Horse is pretty neat… not only was he my first pattern ever published and still today remains one of my bestselling patterns, but he is … http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/slowpoke-donkey/

Embroidering Yarn Eyes

Mini Mania CAL Tutorial #3
Welcome back for our third weekly tutorial for the Mini Mania Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our minis together. Be sure … http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/embroidering-yarn-eyes/

A Spectrum of Sizes

Mini Mania CAL Tutorial #2
Welcome back for our second weekly tutorial for the Mini Mania Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our minis together. Be sure… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/spectrum-sizes/

Tips for Tiny Crochet

Mini Mania CAL: Tutorial #1
Welcome back for our second weekly tutorial for the Mini Mania Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our minis together. Be sure… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/tips-tiny-crochet/

Making Monster Mouths

Granny's Monster CAL: Tutorial #4
Welcome to the final weekly tutorial for the Granny's Monster Crochet-a-Long! All month long I have posted tips to help us along as we make our monsters together. Be sure to check… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/making-monster-mouths/

Improv is Okay! (Dealing with the First Round)

Granny's Monster CAL: Tutorial #3
Welcome to the third weekly tutorial for the Granny's Monster Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our monsters together. Be sur… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/improv-okay-dealing-first-round/

Seaming Squares

Granny's Monster CAL: Tutorial #2
Welcome back for our second weekly tutorial for the Granny's Monster Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our monsters together… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/seaming-squares/

Join With a Double Crochet

Granny's Monster CAL: Tutorial #1
Welcome to the first weekly tutorial for the Granny's Monster Crochet-a-Long! All month long I am going to be posting tips to help us along as we make our monsters together. Be su… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/join-double-crochet/

Amigurumi Ornaments

Easy Ornament Tutorial
Want to incorporate amigurumi into your holiday decorations this year? (I know I do!) Here's a super quick and easy way to turn a regular miniature amigurumi (such as Lil Giddy-Up… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/amigurumi-ornaments/

Can You Crochet From A Knitting Pattern?

An experiment in converting knit toy patterns into crochet.
Last Tuesday, a rather interesting question came up on Ravelry: could knitted toy patterns could be converted into a crochet patterns? Conventional wisdom says no, knitting and cr… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/can-you-crochet-knitting-pattern/

Another Kool-aid Experiment

Some More Kool-aid Dyeing
A word of warning: This blog post it long. It is as much for my own benefit as it is for the readers, to document what on earth I did for future attempts at dyeing. Inspiration… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/another-kool-aid-experiment/

Sewing on Stegosaurus Plates And Floppy Arms

A neat trick for attaching flat pieces worked in the round.
As part of my plan to clear out all of my hibernating projects, I finally have to confront the fact that I need to sew 11 plates to the back of my Sherman the Stegosaurus. Really,… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/sewing-stegosaraus-plates-and-floppy-arms/

Something I've Been Dy(e)ing to Try

I finally get to try out hand-dyeing my own yarn!
Over the weekend I got to try out something I’ve been dying to try for a long time: dyeing yarn with Kool-aid! If you have ever drank the stuff, you know that it dyes just about e… http://monsterstoybox.com/index.php/blog/something-ive-been-dyeing-try/