After several days a power outage in our area, it was such a treat to snuggle down at our crochet workshop, Cafe Crochet. We had coffee, muffins, tea, hot cocoa and moms and daughters ready to spend the morning together while learning something new. We learned interesting facts about crocheting, made some jewelry and a pocketbook accessory and searched for small scale “yarn bombs” throughout the building. We hope to have more Cafe Crochet fun in the spring! Here is[Read more]
I enjoy watching episodes of “Uncommon Threads” – They have many interesting guests with creative projects. One week they had a woman demonstrate how to make a shrug very simply and she included several variations on the basic pattern. I used her idea and created my own design in a child size version for one of my daughters – it turned out so well that I tried one in my size shown here. It works up very quickly since I[Read more]
Our Fall Crochet Classes just started this week. I have named the class, “Hooked on Crochet – Gifts for Girls (and women). We will be making a lot of simple and quick projects that will make great gifts. Here are a few close-ups of some of the projects we’ll be working on so you can see the stitch details.
One afternoon this summer I had about an hour to rest and relax in my hammock. The weather was perfect – perfect for laying on a hammock and crocheting. I decided to create another “yarn bomb” for the many trees in our yard. I simply started by crocheting a rectangle with some dark blue Super Saver yarn. I just used the DC stitch. Then I worked in the lime green color around the middle of the row in a pattern[Read more]
Again from Linda Permann’s book I tried out a crocheted trim to add to a turquoise tank top I had bought. I changed a few little things with its construction but I liked the basic look of a crocheted necklace. A brand new Hobby Lobby store just came to our area this summer and it has been a treat to peruse the different yarns brands that they carry. One of the yarns has a very pretty shimmer woven into the[Read more]