Free patterns by Lauren Espy

Lauren Espy, the creative force behind A Menagerie of Stitches, is a self-taught crochet artisan and a published author with a passion for all things adorable. With three enchanting amigurumi books under her belt – “Whimsical Stitches,” “Crochet Cafe,” and “Animal Amigurumi Adventures Volume 1,” she’s established herself as a cherished name in the world of crochet.

Lauren’s heart belongs to crafting whimsical amigurumi creatures, and her dedication to designing these charming creations is evident in every stitch. Beyond crochet, she indulges in knitting, cross-stitching, and the art of baking delectable treats, adding a sprinkle of sweetness to her diverse interests.

When not immersed in the world of crafting or whipping up delightful confections, Lauren embarks on adventures with her husband and their two furry companions, creating cherished memories.

A Menagerie of Stitches, born in 2015, has been Lauren’s platform for spreading her love for amigurumi to the world. Her shop is a delightful haven, offering both finished pieces and patterns, ensuring that everyone can have their own slice of amigurumi cuteness.

In her blog, Lauren shares free crochet patterns, informative articles, and step-by-step stitch tutorials. Her expertise shines through in her adorable amigurumi designs, turning yarn into a world of charm and delight. Join Lauren on a journey of crafting and cuteness, one stitch at a time.

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