Chandi’s Hat – Crochet Pattern

Is this hat pattern not ADORABLE?

My friend Tara, of Mamachee Patterns designed it using my Superwash Pearlescent Merino/Silk Worsted Weight Yarn.

It comes in 3 sizes: Child, toddler and adult.

I just love the combination of stitches she used. It has a wee bit of a slouch too!

You can grab the pattern here.

The yarn colorway she used was Malachite, available here, but any skein from this category would work, if that colorway isn’t available.

malachite chandi pearlescent merino silk worsted yarn

I hope you love it! I’ve made some […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:04:50+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Crochet, Crochet Patterns|3 Comments

Fancy Flower Coaster – Free Crochet Pattern

There you are! Hello, and welcome. Thanks for popping over.

I have a lovely little Fancy Flower Coaster pattern for you (crochet) both in video form and written form. Hurray!free crochet fancy flower coaster pattern

free crochet fancy flower coaster pattern

free crochet fancy flower coaster pattern

Things to Know About This Pattern:

  • Advanced Beginner Level – nothing complicated, but you’ll need to follow along to see exactly what I’m doing. As long as you can […]

A Year’s Worth of Crocheting

We often buzz through life so quickly that we fail to appreciate all the things we’ve accomplished and become.

I was a bit blue the other day when I realized just what a tremendous year I’ve had. I’d love to give you a quick sum of my crochet projects here. I’ll be doing a knitted version and more soon too.

I’m so inspired now to plan out next year!

I’ll link over to everything, in case you want to check anything out further. Most items have tutorials for you to follow along.

(Also, some projects didn’t make the cut. Either I didn’t take pictures […]

Free Crochet Latte Headband Pattern

A free crocheted cute-as-all-get-out headband pattern for you today.

I admit it. I love coffee. A grande latte from Starbucks is my drink of choice.

I also love making a latte by hand every morning for my handsome fella and myself. And some coffee alternative Teeccino when I don’t want any more caffeine. So yum.

free easy beginner level crochet headband pattern

So it stands to reason I’d eventually have a yarn and pattern based on this favorite drink of mine! (Side note. If you’re wondering about that cute crocheted basket on the […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:00+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Finished Objects, Sock Yarn|55 Comments

How to Crochet a Self-Striping Infinity Scarf – The EASY WAY!

Well, hellllo.

I am thrilled, delighted and tickled pink that you’re here right now.

I have the coolest thing to show you. How to take your favorite hand-painted yarn and create this awesome self-striping infinity scarf/cowl. It couldn’t be easier.

If you’ve ever used hand-painted yarns before, or even if you haven’t, you might know that the colors are usually dyed in short bursts.

So you get a mottled, variegated look when using them. Usually. But not today!!! Today we’re going to coax those colors to line up and create stripes! Are you excited yet?

I show you how in the video, along with one […]

How to Crochet A Flower – 2 in 1!

How to Crochet a Flower

These are perfect for adding onto headbands, hats, baby dresses, bags or anything you like.

I show you how to make 2 flowers actually. A flat, smaller flower and a larger, double-layered flower. They only take a few minutes to make once you get the hang of how to do them.

If you’re not sure how to work any of the stitches shown in the video, you can see my How to Crochet playlist here.

You’ll need to know how to make a:

Slip knot
Slip stitch
Chain
Single crochet
Half double crochet
Double crochet
Triple crochet

I hope you enjoy it! If you have […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:00+00:00 October 14th, 2014|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Video Tutorials|3 Comments

How to Crochet a Giant Circular Rug – No-Sew!

Due to the massive amount of requests I got for this, we simply had to make a tutorial showing you how to make your very own huge roving rug.

MATERIALS: Roving! I used 7.5 lbs of gray merino wool roving for the size you see here. 3 feet across. Not gonna lie… it was a spendy rug. What is roving? There are different types but it’s basically wool that’s been cleaned and prepped and now all the fibers are lining up pretty and ready for use. Normally roving is used for hand-spinners to spin into their own yarn. But today, we’re […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:00+00:00 October 7th, 2014|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Roving and Fiber, Video Tutorials|92 Comments

How to Crochet – Double Crochet Stitch + Bonus Headband – For Beginners

Howdy and hello!

Today’s lesson shows you how to do a double crochet stitch! This is one of the most commonly-used crochet stitches and it’s essential you know how to do this stitch if you want to be a crocheter.

It’s really similar to the half double crochet that we learned in the previous lesson, with just a wee bit of a difference. You’ll see what I mean.

If you stick with me through the video and follow along, you’ll have an adorable little headband you can wear. 🙂 Or give it away as a gift and smile with satisfaction that YOU made […]

HOW TO CROCHET FOR BEGINNERS – HALF DOUBLE CROCHET

 

How to Crochet For Beginners – Half Double Crochet – hdc – Bonus, Cup Cozy Pattern!

Today’s video tutorial is all about the half double crochet!

This is the second in my video series on how to crochet, so if you missed the first video where I explained how to do a slip knot, chain and single crochet, here is the link for that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hoc9pNfVfU

You’ll see the half double crochet abbreviated as hdc in patterns. It’s very easy and you can make all kinds of things with this stitch!

If you follow along with me in the video, by the end […]

Finished Object Inspiration – Julietta Shawl Pattern

I found this beautiful Julietta shawl pattern while scrolling through Ravelry the other day and just HAD to make it…

I wanted something feminine and tranquil, soft and beautiful, flowing and lightweight…something perfect for spring/summer weather.

 

how to crochet a shawl

 

And that’s exactly what it turned out to be. I. Am. In. Love.

But I’m not keeping it. Nope. I actually secretly made it for… my MOM for Mother’s Day! It’s been sent off and I hope she LOVES IT! Happy Mother’s Day, MOM! I love you more than words can say!