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!

•Crocheted CALM COWL – Finished Object!

calm cowl finished object


I finished crocheting this gorgeous Calm Cowl and just had to tell you about it!

YARN: I used my Shimmering Cashmere yarn… isn’t it scrumptious? So shimmery, due to the silk, and butter soft, from the cashmere. The shine, the richness of the colors… so REDONK! (I held all the yarn double)

-The black is some scrap yarn I had.

-The cream color is this yarn undyed. (If you’d like me to list some natural/undyed versions of my yarn, let me know!) Less […]

Rainbow Twist Easy Spiral Crocheted Scarf

My dear mommie made this beautiful scarf (along with many others) using my Rainbow Twist wool yarn (sold out… see other options here) and I just had to show you.

I wrote the pattern up here for you if you want it.

easy spiral crocheted scarf

easy crochet scarf pattern free

simple free crocheted scarf instructions

easy crocheted scarf pattern

 

Isn’t it beautiful? […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:03+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Finished Objects, Scarves and Cowls|3 Comments

A Beautiful Tree Frog Crocheted Scarf

You may remember the gorgeous crocheted scarf pattern I showed you a few weeks ago, using our luscious Peacock Dewdrop wool yarn… Well, here is the same scarf pattern (just click that link if you’d like the pattern!) shown in our cutie patootie gradient TREE FROG colorway. (Sold out… see current shades here.)

crocheted scarf pattern free

My angel of a mother crocheted these all up for me and they are my treasures!

free crochet scarf pattern

I just […]

Possibly The Cutest Booties I’ve Ever Seen

These crocheted booties are possibly the cutest I’ve ever seen. Ever.

As such, I’ll keep my words to a minimum and shower you with loads of pictures.

The yarn is my Macaw worsted wt wool (takes 3 skeins). We no longer carry this yarn, but you can use any worsted weight yarn here.

The pattern is by Bonita Patterns (love her stuff!).

I loved making these! I highly recommend the pattern!

crocodile stitch crochet booties pattern

crocodile stitch crochet booties pattern

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:04+00:00 June 8th, 2013|Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Finished Objects|72 Comments

“Through the Spectrum” – Spiral Crochet Scarf Pattern – FREE!

I’ve got a simple, beautiful, easy, beginner-level, but still-looks-fancy-like-you-really-know-what-you’re-doing Spiral Crochet Scarf Pattern for you. And it’s free! Who doesn’t love a free pattern? YAY!

My mom designed this pattern and made a scarf out of each of my Spectrum wools for you.  (They have long sold out, I’m afraid, but all of our current worsted weight yarns are here and two skeins will do the trick.)

I’m calling it “Through the Spectrum.” I’ll be posting pictures of all the different options, but for now, here is the scarf in PEACOCK DEWDROP (sold out).

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Free Sock Yarn Patterns – (That Aren’t Socks!)

Free patterns for you today! Who doesn’t love a gorgeous, free pattern? We all do!

I’ve got some knitted ones and some crocheted ones, depending upon your preferred craft. 

Did I design these? No. But I found them online and I hope you LOVE them!

I wanted to share these with you because I’m getting a TON of requests for project ideas using all the new sock yarns I’m getting listed in the shop.

So without further ado, here are some gorgeous free sock yarn patterns (that aren’t socks!).

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Metalouse by Stephen West

Is this GORG or what? I want one SOOO bad!