Cupcake Dishcloths

I made these crochet cupcake pot holders (or dishcloths) as a birthday present for a friend who LOVES cupcakes. I was relatively new to crochet at the time, and this was a great crochet pattern for beginners! It was so fun to learn some new stitches, like the Back Post Treble stitch that creates the ribbed look in the bottom of the cupcakes, and the Popcorn stitch that creates the ruffle on the edge of the frosting.

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Totoro Amigurumi Crochet Doll

My first amigurumi doll!

A friend of mine who is having a baby decided to do her nursery in characters and motifs from the Japanese animated film My Neighbor Totoro, and I’m ecstatic! It’s one of my favorite movies, and her nursery is going to be so cute! To go with this theme, I decided to try my hand at amigurumi, the Japanese art of knitting/crocheting small, stuffed creatures out of yarn.

I decided to make amigurumis of all three “sizes” of Totoro from the movie for her baby (though I only ended up making the large grey one in the end)! I found the patterns for these on Pinterest from LucyRavenscar (which you can download for freehere). Hereโ€™s the FO shots: