Basket Weave Mug Cozy

This post contains affiliate links – to read our full disclosure policy, click here. Christmas is getting closer and time to make a gift is getting shorter but here is another idea for you!  This cozy uses a basket weave stitch that is made with front and back post stitches. Once you get the hang of working around the posts of stitches (see photos below), the stitch pattern works out quickly and nicely – this project only has 9 rows!  This[Read more]

Braided Stripes Coffee Cozy

This post contains affiliate links – to read our full disclosure policy, click here This week I would like to share with you 3 free cozy patterns.  Each uses a different stitch and all work up very quickly. I love how these cozies protect your fingers and keep your coffee warm.  The Braided Stripes Coffee Cozy features a neat way to work into hdc’s (half double crochets) that creates a braid-like line running along every other row.  I found a sparkly[Read more]

5 Great Gifts for Crocheters

This post contains affiliate links – to read our complete disclosure policy, click here Today I want to share with you 5 items that I use almost every day when I am crocheting because they make my life easier and my crocheting time more efficient.  I realized that since this is the season for giving, they would make great gifts for any crocheter you know or they would help you (the crocheter) have some ideas of what to put on your[Read more]

Lacy Dog Collar

This post contains affiliate links – for our complete disclosure policy click here This is our Sadie girl – she is a miniature dachshund that will let us put any outfit on her.  She is very sweet and fun even though she does get into mischief on occasion!  I created this collar so she would have something festive to wear for our annual family Christmas picture.  It uses simple stitch combinations and works up quickly. Yes, Sadie is tiny (only 10[Read more]

Cable Crochet Made Easy

This post contains affiliate links – for our complete disclosure policy, click here Have you ever tried crocheted cables? About 10 years ago one of my crochet students mentioned crochet cables to me. She was also a knitter but was fascinated with how you could replicate the look of knitted cables with crochet stitches.  She peaked my interest and I began a search for books on how to do this neat technique. I found one book and started to learn how[Read more]