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Black Friday 2014

I thought I'd get this announcement out today, because Grampo arrives on Monday for Thanksgiving, Ganny & Papa are coming on Wednesday, and then the holiday crazies begin!

As you plan your holiday shopping, please don't forget about the family-owned small businesses online, such as ourselves. We're planning our own Black Friday sale, and we'll be having a new special every day from November 28th to December 2nd! This is a great opportunity to stock up on supplies for Christmas goodies, add to your own stash, or pick up that pattern you've been eyeing. This is just a small way of saying thank you to all the fans who have supported us throughout the years!

How do you find out the deal of the day? Simply follow Crochet Kitten on your favorite social media platform! Watch for our daily announcements on Twitter @CrochetKitten, on Crochet Kitten's Facebook fan page, or on Google Plus.

The sales start on Black Friday, so enjoy your Thanksgiving with your loved ones and a cuddly crochet project. Happy holidays!

How to Crochet a Circle

Have you ever noticed that when crocheting an amigurumi, which usually starts as a circle, the formula is almost always the same: start with 6 single crochets, then increase to 12, then 18, and so on, adding 6 single crochets in each round. Have you ever wondered why that makes a circular shape?

Circle

The answer is math. There is actually quite a bit of math happening in crochet (you didn't know you were a mathematician, did you?), and for a full discussion of it, I highly recommend Daina Taimina's Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes. But for, we're going to focus our discussion on making circles.