CGOA celebrates National Crochet Month

March is fast approaching and there will be much to celebrate including . . . National Crochet Month! The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA – www.crochet.org) will be celebrating by offering 4 free crochet patterns over the course of the month from 4 different crochet designers.  They are calling it their first, “Mega CAL” or “Mega Crochet-A-long”. Each designer will provide accompanying blog posts, video tutorials or step-by-step photo tutorials for each of their patterns.  The photo above shows you[Read more]

Irish Crochet Explosion

Over a year ago Jackie Daugherty, the editor at Crochet World, sent me a beautiful piece of antique crochet.  It looks like it was a collar for a child’s garment and was crocheted with thread the size of sewing thread (!). The artistry is truly incredible – many of the motifs are smaller than a nickel and are all joined together perfectly.  Here you see the piece with a dime next to it for some perspective. Jackie asked me to[Read more]

Textured Sparkle Scarf

This post contains affiliate links. To read our full disclosure policy, click here. I am always drawn to metallic yarn. I love the sparkle and shimmer of the metallic threads next to the regular yarn texture.  When I was creating the Lacy Dog Collar project I looked all over for some red metallic yarn.  I found Red Heart’s With Love Metallic yarn and ordered it in red and this bright pink you see above (Fuschia). The yarn is still soft like[Read more]