Soft & Snuggly Mini-Shawl

Have you crocheted with velvet yarn yet? . . .If not, you should definitely try it! I have several free patterns here on the blog using the velvet yarn (Mini-Puppy Rose, Easy Velvety Infinity Scarf and the Red Rose Pin) and am working on posting more. But let’s talk about today’s NEW pattern – the Soft & Snuggly Mini-Shawl. Bernat’s Velvet Yarn When I was in Joann’s a couple months ago I saw Bernat’s Velvet Yarn in – Burgundy Plum[Read more]

Celtic Shamrock Shawl Pin & Spring Scallop Shawlette

I have designed several shawls but wanted to try something new – a shawlette. A shawlette is basically a mini-shawl. I love how quickly it worked up and how easy it is to wear. I used a Super Fine (1) yarn that is similar to sock yarn (which would also work) and I love how the Super Fine yarn shows off the pretty stitch pattern. Then in January my sister, Alice of Geekamuffins, suggested we do a fun collaboration for[Read more]

Crochetville Blog Tour 2020

Did you know March is National Crochet Month? As if we needed a new excuse to crochet every day? 😉 This month Crochetville is heading up a blog tour that includes designers, hobbyists and teachers all crochet-related. Head on over to their website here to check it all out. Many of the designers featured there are offering all kinds of sweet deals on their patterns for the month of March – be quick so you don’t miss out. In addition[Read more]

Simple Crochet – Big on Style

Thank you for stopping by if you watched our Facebook Live with Annie’s Craft Store! We are giving away 2 digital copies of the magazine shown above – just leave a comment on any of our posts from Feb. 2020 to be entered in the giveaway – Hurry – giveaway ends Feb. 29th! – see below. Here is a list of them for your convenience – (Just click on the link next to the title of the project and scroll[Read more]

Mini Puppy Rose

For a couple of months now I have been having fun experimenting with velvet yarn. Some of the projects I have made with this yarn are posted here on the blog: Red Rose Pin and the Easy Velvety Infinity Scarf. Have you tried crocheting with velvet yarn yet? – Sometimes it is called “chenille” and can come in various thicknesses. I love how it is soft and thick and gives a lot of dimension to your crocheted projects. I’ve found[Read more]