Welcome to YarnTreasures.com. I’m so excited to finally be starting this blog and to have the opportunity to share my love of crochet. I learned to crochet by reading blogs and watching youtube videos so I encourage those who are interested to take a stab at it. It’s actually less daunting than it seems and can be very therapeutic.
This blog will focus on amigurumi, the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.
I was initially inspired by a cute crocheted rabbit I found on pinterest and it quickly led to me Googling everything I could on the subject. I had a cousin who had already learned on her own so that was promising. I think the key for me was all the research. I read and watched videos for about a week before I even attempted to go out and buy supplies or make anything.
I started making small circular balls and basic shapes. Once I got those down I moved on to simple patterns and now I’m making my own. It has been the most rewarding experience to see peoples faces light up when I gift them one of my creations. I hope to be able to give some guidance and encouragement for new beginners and also inspire some of you more advanced crocheters.
Thanks for joining me on this adventure and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions, comments, advice or just want to chat. It’s been amazing to connect with people all over the world through a shared love of crochet.