Celtic Knot Bracelet

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this Celtic Knot Bracelet is a great project for beginners and experienced crocheters alike.  It uses a small amount of yarn and some simple jewelry techniques.  I created this design in honor of National Crochet Month in 2014 and it has been one of our most popular patterns.  New this year are several videos to go with each step of the project  – all are marked with red text.    I think you[Read more]

CGOA celebrates National Crochet Month

March is fast approaching and there will be much to celebrate including . . . National Crochet Month! The Crochet Guild of America (CGOA – www.crochet.org) will be celebrating by offering 4 free crochet patterns over the course of the month from 4 different crochet designers.  They are calling it their first, “Mega CAL” or “Mega Crochet-A-long”. Each designer will provide accompanying blog posts, video tutorials or step-by-step photo tutorials for each of their patterns.  The photo above shows you[Read more]

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]