Crochet

7 Favorites places to buy yarn online

March 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

You’ve got to know, I love love, LOVE yarn.  Without being a yarn hoarder, I buy a lot of yarn.  I believe that great yarn is the key to the gates of heaven, nothing less.  And the more I know about yarn, the more money I am willing to spend to get the best fibers.

Gen’s Market Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here it is, my second free crochet pattern! I began working on another crochet bag while on vacation with my family.  As I was flying across the country I didn’t want to take anything big with me, such as a blanket, because I knew my space was limited

Whoopsie doopsie!

August 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

You can never have too much yarn, I heard lately.     While I completely agree with that statement, I still like to think of myself as a minimalist.  My yarn stash fits – barely – in a storage bin, and I want to keep it that way. As I was on a cleaning and decluttering

Kindle Fire Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

May 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Hey y’all, I was working on a sweater crochet project last week and I must admit it is not going so good.  The sweater I did is too big for me.  So while I was pondering whether I should frog it or keep it too big I decided to attempt a smaller project. I designed my first pattern, yay!  Well, it’s not so much a “pattern” as it is two different stitches combined in multicolor to create something nice. While working on said sweater, I fell in love all over again with the Half-double crochet stitch.  There really is something soothing about that stitch.  It works up fast and is a no brainer (great for when you’re also watching Game of Thrones and need to concentrate on the numerous characters, ha!). To create this Kindle Fire Sleeve, I used some leftover yarn I already had from a previous project for my son.  You can add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kindle-fire-cozy   Materials: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn, 4 colors or any sport weight yarn. Size D (3.25″) hook Scizzors Yarn needle to weave ends   Gauge: 20 stitches & 15 rows = 4″ X 4″ Adjust hook if necessary to obtain gauge     The pattern is worked in one long rectangle assembled together prior to working upper border. Chain 30 Row 1: Hdc into 3rd chain from the […]

Free Hoody Crochet Pattern

April 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

A few months ago I found this great hoody pattern on Ravelry for my son. If you’ve been looking for a free pattern that will fit your child and that is easy enough, this one’s probably the best you can find. I crocheted this sweater in less than 3 weeks, taking advantage of nap times and evenings in front of the TV. I used a great quality yarn, Cascade Superwash 220 Sport Merinos wool.  While I had to work with a different gauge than what the pattern dictated, it still ended looking great. The hood was probably the trickiest past for me to do, and I really have no idea why. I also added a few rows and stitches for the sleeves, as they looked quite small even if my son is on the skinny side. I did not follow the instructions for the front pouch, which maybe I should have, as mine is square instead of decreasing at the top. If I had to do it all over again, I’d probably add a little more red, have either 2 stripes or a larger one, and include a little flash of red in the sleeves.   Overall, it’s a great pattern and I might use it again someday. Link to the free pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/faster-than-lightning-hoody