I'm Lauren Espy, the gal behind A Menagerie of Stitches. I'm a self taught crocheter and a published author. I have a deep love for all things cute and designing amigurumi is one of my very favorite things to do. Besides crocheting, I also enjoy knitting and embroidery. When I'm not crafting, I'm usually on some sort of adventure with my husband, Carl, and our two pups, Thunder and Storm.

A Menagerie of Stitches first opened back in 2015 and I've been so thrilled to share my love of amigurumi with the world since then. My shop has always been dedicated to bringing people the cutest amigurumi toys to gift or keep for themselves. I now offer both finished pieces as well as patterns so you can make your own cuties.

My book, Whimsical Stitches, has been one of my biggest accomplishment in my career thus far. A complete dream come true! It's packed full of the most adorable amigurumi patterns you can find! It's now available for purchase on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.

To see what I'm up to, make sure to follow me on Instagram, @amenagerieofstitches