Easy Crochet Baskets

Crochet baskets are so fun to make especially with the Bernat Home Dec yarn. This yarn is soft and smooth but is also like a thin rope so it is perfect for baskets. I decided to use one of my favorite stitches for this project and I love how this stitch looks in this yarn. This pattern includes 3 sizes of the baskets but I also give you a simple formula for making bigger baskets at the end of the[Read more]

5 Quick & Pretty Crochet Christmas Projects

As you may know I love to design and crochet quick and pretty projects! Many of my days are very full with homeschooling and teaching and the little fast projects fit my lifestyle very well. This blog is full of quick and pretty projects. As I was looking over the “Free Patterns” page, I realized that several of the designs could work as Christmas-themed projects with just a few small changes or adjustments. So, here are 5 FREE patterns (originally[Read more]

Easy and Fun Plarn Ball

If you’ve visited this blog before you know that I enjoy crocheting with plarn (yarn made out of recycled plastic bags) for various projects such as the Giant Plarn Mandala and the Recycled Rainbow Garden Kneeler. This Plarn Ball project was a lot of fun like the others and I taught my daughters how to make it so the fun was doubled! You can see a video of all the action here. It is a simple pattern and great for[Read more]

Beginner Recycle Crochet Project

After I created the Recycle Crochet Floor Pillow using used padded envelopes, I started brainstorming of other ways that I could incorporate the padded envelopes into more crochet projects. One day I was looking through a garden magazine and saw an advertisement for a kneeler and the lightbulb went off – aha! The padded envelopes would be great for providing ‘padding’ to one’s knees when working outside in the garden or doing some kind of project that requires you to[Read more]

Celtic Knot Wall Hanging

As many of you know I love to spend time outdoors and I enjoy gathering rocks, shells, driftwood, feathers and other objects I find along the way. During the summer I combine these “found objects” with crochet to make some unique projects (White Mountain Mandala, Mandala Driftwood Decoration). This spring I designed the Colorida Wall Hanging (FREE pattern) and taught my daughters how to make it, too – you can watch a video of us crocheting it together here. But[Read more]