Back when I first learned how to crochet, I struggled to learn how to make a granny square. I was accustomed to working in rows, rather than in the round, and the learning curve proved somewhat steep for me as a newbie. Relying heavily on photo tutorials on blogs, I persevered, and crafted my first, … Continue reading In Search of the Perfect (Seamless) Granny Square
Free crochet pattern for a petite, festive flower.
I've always admired crafters who can span the range of crafts, from crochet to sewing to painting, and beyond. I dabble here and there, but crochet is the only craft I'm really proficient in. Sewing seems to be especially elusive for me. Maybe it's the multiple steps before you can even start - the washing … Continue reading Hybrid Patchwork Pillow
We Are Knitters recently dropped their new crochet pattern and kit collection, and it is HOT! The patterns are all modern, on the minimalist side, and absolutely gorgeous. I had the opportunity to try out the Danko Scarf kit, and it didn't disappoint. With 3 balls of The Cotton, a 5mm hook, and a tapestry … Continue reading We Are Knitters Danko Scarf
The first time I laid eyes on Bear's Rainbow Blanket by Purl Soho, I knew I had to crochet it. The bright, bold design, and the brilliant spectrum of yarn drew me in at first glance. The original pattern calls for Koigu yarn, an absolutely stunning 100% merino wool yarn, whose hand-painted colors are to … Continue reading Bear’s Rainbow Blanket
Raise your hand if you have a bad habit of putting off gift making until the last minute. [Sheepishly raises hand] I have the utmost respect for all of you non-procrastinating types who probably have actual to-do lists, with actual items on them, including "make gifts for your kids' teachers prior to the night before … Continue reading Quick & Easy Crochet Gift Card Holder