GET FREE GIFTS, TIPS, & MORE!

Sign up now to receive my Premium Knit and Crochet Patterns FREE!

Project Updates and Self Care

I’m staring out the window of my loft watching the happy clouds walk across the sky. They seem content and purposeful. Sort of how I feel today.

I’m a wee under the weather, with a scratchy throat that struggles to swallow. So I’m immersed in pattern designing, drinking chicken broth and kombucha and listening to honky geese declare the injustices of the world, as they fly past the roof.

1. The Red Velvet Rose Wrap is finished. It should go live on the site this month. I started this little wonder back in November and have worked on it in tidbits. […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Crochet|7 Comments

How to Crochet a Beanie – for Beginners

Hey, welcome!

How are ya today? Ready to learn how to crochet a hat? Well, let’s get started!

You’ll need 4 oz of Dk weight yarn ( I used 1 skein of my Dewy Dk in Sparkling Star)
A size US G hook
Tape measure

Or

Grab the kit for this at ExpressionFiberArts.com

Learn How to Crochet a Beanie Hat for Beginners

Sign up to my email newsletter there for loads of free patterns!

You can make a hat for gals, guys, babies, toddlers, you name it. I show you how to adjust […]

Free Pattern! Bridgette Crochet Boot Toppers

Here is a great pattern for using up leftover tidbits of sock yarn.

You only need a wee bit of yarn, about 150 yards total.

Expression Fiber Arts Free Bridgette Boot Toppers Crochet Pattern - download now!

These are shown in my Neptune  – Resilient sock yarn. This yarn is always a favorite. Squishy, long-wearing, soft (100% superwash merino wool, baby) and this color… gasp!!

Seriously, though, these would look AWESOME in a variegated yarn. Go wild and nutsy with these. They are a tiny project and only a peep shows […]

How to Read Crochet Patterns

Learn how to finally read crochet patterns so you can whip out gorgeous scarves and sweaters and blankets and ‘you name it’ all day long!

I’ll show you how to read the pattern for this infinity scarf and I walk you through all the steps.

Have a watch:

 

Download this pattern here.

Get other patterns here.

Get this yarn here in various colors.
This is my squishy, plump and beloved Dewy Dk. A mix of superwash merino wool, nylon and silk. Ideal for beginners and great for everything from blankets and sweaters to guy or […]

How to Dip Dye a Boho Doily Bowl

Aren’t these Boho Doily Bowls the cutest things ever? They look like precious flower petals!

If you have food coloring and glue, you’re set. You can make your own doilies if you like or just use store-bought ones like I have here. Most dollar stores carry them and they are pretty cheap.

How to Dip Dye Crochet Boho Doily BowlsHow to Dip Dye Crochet Boho Doily Bowls

 

How to Dip Dye Crochet Boho Doily Bowls

Persephone Poncho Crochet Pattern

My new Persephone Poncho is ready for you! Eep!

persephone poncho crochet pattern design by Chandi - Expression Fiber Arts

Can I tell you how much I love this thing? I cannot. Words don’t describe how delicious this beauty is.

persephone poncho crochet pattern design by Chandi - Expression Fiber Arts

If you love it and just want to skip all the pictures and head to download it, go HERE.

For more behind the scenes tidbits, keep reading.

Hubby Tim decided to do more artsy […]

Bubbly Cowl – Crochet Pattern

Oh how I love me a thick, cuddly, cushy cowl.

This giant of a cowl is freaking awesome, if I do say so myself.free bubbly crochet infinity scarf cowl pattern for beginners

•I like to wrap it around not once, not twice but THREE times… Well, twice will give you a drapey, lovely look.

•If you prefer less of a cowl, I do give instructions on making smaller versions that work well wrapped twice or just once. Hurray for options.

•Beginners, perk up. This pattern is for you. All you need to know are single […]

How to Crochet a Snowflake

This easy tutorial for crocheting a snowflake is sure to please.

These make great ornaments for your holiday decorations and you’ll want to whip out dozens of them.

And they’re fast, so you’ll have a whole slew of them in no time.

Have a watch:

Due to all the many requests, I had a reader write down the pattern if you prefer text to video:

Materials: Small amount of fingering weight yarn

Size 0 crochet hook

Darning needle

Pins and cardboard to block

—–

Start with a magic circle or wind yarn around […]

How to Crochet a Beginner’s Scarf

Hello, dahling.

Ever wondered how to crochet a scarf? Wonder no more.

how to crochet a beginner's infinity scarf

how to crochet an easy beginner's infinity scarf

 

It’s easier than you think!

1.

Watch the video below to see how to crochet this infinity scarf.

2.

If you’re an absolute beginner, you’ll want to check out my crochet playlist here, where I break down the different crochet stitches you’ll need to know.

3.

The kit used in the scarf video can […]

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 […]