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]

7 Crochet Heart Patterns

  This post contains affiliate links – to read our full disclosure policy, click  here. I love hearts – Their simple and internationally recognizable shape is a classic sign of love and care.  I enjoy perusing Pinterest to see all of the different ways you can create the heart shape using a wide variety of mediums – paper, paint, mosaics, embroidery, natural items, clouds, food and, of course, crochet! I have designed several crochet projects with hearts so I decided to[Read more]

Ombre Log Cabin Infinity Scarf

This post contains affiliate links – to read our full disclosure policy, click here. Today I have a new free pattern for you that is made with Red Heart’s Super Saver Ombre yarn – Have you seen this yarn? The gradual monochromatic color changes are so pretty that it makes your project come out great!  This pattern uses a variation of the half double crochet stitch that is easy to do (see instructions below or check out this video to master[Read more]

10 Free Crochet Jewelry Patterns

I love jewelry projects for crochet!  They are often small and quick and frequently include another craft supply I have in abundance – beads! Yay!  I’ve put together this round-up of FREE jewelry patterns that you can find on All Free Crochet. Have you ever visited their site? It is a great source for all kinds of crochet patterns from all over the internet.  I love how it is well-organized and has a useful search bar so you can find just[Read more]