Crochet Basics – Ravelry

If you haven’t already read them, STOP…go back 🙂 Crochet Basics – Tools Crochet Basics – Yarn Weights Demystified (and how to read a yarn label)  Crochet Basics – You’re Speaking a Different Language (aka Abbreviations) We’ve already talked about the tools you knew you needed to MAKE all the things. Hooks, yarn, needles, scissors, etc. Check that post out here, if you haven’t already! Today we’re going to talk about the tools you didn’t know you needed. Well, tool.[Read more]

Crochet Basics – You’re Speaking a Different Language (aka Abbreviations)

If you haven’t already read them, STOP…go back 🙂 Crochet Basics – Tools Crochet Basics – Yarn Weights Demystified (and how to read a yarn label)  I saw someone recently on Instagram have her non-crocheting husband read a crochet pattern, and to say it was funny is an understatement. We have our own language, from the abbreviations used for stitches in a pattern to the slang terms used in conversation. There are just TOO MANY to put them all here,[Read more]

Crochet Basics – Yarn Weights Demystified (and how to read a yarn label)

If you haven’t already read it, STOP…go back 🙂 Crochet Basics – Tools Sock yarn, DK weight yarn, worsted weight yarn, bulky yarn…what does it all mean? When you look at a yarn label, you see a number…what does THAT mean? How do you know what hook to use with each yarn? Why is this so complicated?? It’s not! I promise – let’s break it down. Pin now, read later! First…Yarn Weights Let me introduce you to the all-knowing Craft[Read more]

ROAR-somest Dinosaur Amigurumi

Jurassic Park is my favorite movie. Hands down. I’ve always loved dinosaurs, since I was 4 and Land Before Time came out. I also have an irrational fear of being chased & eaten by a T-Rex. My recurring nightmare is running from a T-Rex, and I never know if I make it out alive or not. BUT…these are not those dinosaurs. These are the cutest, cuddliest dinos you ever saw. In honor of the newest Jurassic World movie release last[Read more]

Favorite Baby Blanket Patterns

I love making baby blankets. I got my start making blankets, and to this day it’s my favorite thing to make. I’ve put together my list of Favorite Baby Blanket Patterns. Click the name of the pattern or the picture to get the FREE pattern. If you’re looking for more roundups of favorite patterns, you can get them here. Crochet Teal Gingham Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts The Hopscotch Crochet Baby Blanket by Little Things Blogged The Mabel Blanket by MeghanMakesDo[Read more]

Atlantis Market Bag

Can I be real with you for a minute? I don’t like market bags…please don’t hate me. Eco-friendly market bags are REALLY popular in the crochet community. I like the idea of them. They’re fast and easy gifts to make, it’s a great way to justify buying all the pretty colors of cotton yarn, and they’re, well, eco-friendly. I haven’t been able to find a pattern that I like the look of AND enjoy making, especially making it more than[Read more]

Crochet Basics – Tools!

I’m so excited to dive in to my Crochet Basics Series with you! If you are new to crochet, feeling overwhelmed with all there is to learn, this is the place for you! If you’ve been at this for a while, thinking maybe you’ll skip this series…I would encourage you to stick around. Maybe you’ll learn something you didn’t know, find a new tool or trick you can use, or just spend a few minutes hanging out with us while[Read more]

Somewhere Rainbow Wrap

I was recently wandering around Michael’s, as you do when you’re a maker, and I stumbled upon Caron Cotton Cakes yarn. Oh my! I knew immediately that it needed to be a light and airy spring/summer wrap. I’m excited to introduce to you the Somewhere Rainbow Wrap. You can purchase the PDF pattern on Etsy or Ravelry. Pin it Now, Make it Later! Let’s talk a bit about this yarn. It’s Caron Cotton Cakes by Yarnspirations. If you’ve been around[Read more]

Passing down traditions

The modern art of crochet dates back to somewhere around the 16th century. There were various forms of fiber arts before that, with various names, but crochet as we know it goes back to the 16th century. It’s an oral tradition that’s been passed down from generation to generation to generation, and typically you can look at the family history of any knitter or crocheter and find SOMEONE who also practiced the art. My Nana passed away a few years[Read more]

Favorite Valentine’s Day Patterns

I love a good themed project, and since Valentine’s Day is next week, I’ve rounded up some love-themed patterns for you. Grab your hooks, your yarn, and let’s get started! Love Note Crochet Pocket Pillow – Sewrella Ashleigh’s patterns are on point every time, and this one is no exception. She used luxurious Crazy Sexy (peruvian) Wool from Wool and the Gang, but you could definitely substitute a similar weight yarn of your choice. The heart shaped pillow is adorable[Read more]