Red Rose Pin

Fun with Velvety Yarns I love how the velvet/chenille yarns are back in style. I think the finished projects made with this type of yarn look and feel so luxurious. The yarn is typically thicker than the standard medium weight which means your projects go faster. And because of the depth of color the many little fibers give you, this yarn also hides your mistakes! I created this Red Rose Pin to be a decoration on a hat, sweater, coat[Read more]

Easy Celtic Knot Heart Necklace

Free Pattern Here is a simple and easy beginner crochet project for you! All you need to know how to do is the single crochet stitch and how to work into the back bar of the starting chain. (If you aren’t sure how to do that, you can watch my video tutorial here) Where to Find this Pattern I originally created this design for Crochet Today in 2014 and it is called, “Tie the Knot Necklace”. Crochet Today was a[Read more]

Christmas Pattern Round-up

Here are 7 Christmas patterns that you can find here on our blog or in our Etsy shop. Each project is small and works up quickly so you still have time to finish at least one before Christmas! Christmas Holly Leaf Scarf Every time I wear this scarf I get several compliments on it. There are 2 versions included in the pattern based on using either one or two strands of yarn. The original yarn that I created the scarf[Read more]

Easy Shimmer Mandala

Easy Shimmer Mandala This is one of my favorite projects to crochet. I designed this decoration for CGOA’s (Crochet Guild of America) Chain Link Conference and Yarn Bomb in honor of their 25th Anniversary. See photos of the Yarn Bomb here. If you’ve stopped by our blog before you might have noticed that I love to crochet and design mandalas. This mandala is very similar to the White Mountain Mandala Rock Cozy and works up almost as quickly! It uses[Read more]

Fastest Fingers, Fashion Show and Friends

We packed a lot into the CGOA’s Chain Link Conference in July (2019) in Manchester, NH. I tried to savor every moment since it had been 5 years since I was able to attend a conference and see many of my crochet friends. Fastest Fingers I wanted to give the Fastest Fingers contest a try on Friday. For 10 minutes a bunch of us crocheted like crazy and then those who had the highest stitch count were entered into the[Read more]