How to dye yarn with black beans

For less than $6 you can turn white yarn into a beautiful blue hue. If you're interested in trying out natural dyes, beans might be a great place to start!

Who would have thought that the humble black bean could produce such beautiful colors? This is a cheap and (relatively) simple alternative to the complicated indigo dyeing process. For around $6 you can make your own natural dyes and have lots of beans left over for a tasty taco dip!  Here's a before and after …

Boho Granny Bunting

FREE crochet pattern - Crochet your own bohemian style wall hanging with this free pattern & tutorial. I adore the look of macrame banners. This crochet version of the trend has all of the boho vibes (without having to learn how any complicated knots).

Pretty macrame accessories are all over the place lately. I’ve been itching to give macrame a try. I just can’t justify another crafty adventure while I already have so many unused supplies. I resisted the urge to buy rope & wooden beads & all that jazz and hunkered down with my crochet materials. My efforts …

Scrap Yarn Uses : Home Decor Edition

24 modern yarn craft ideas and tutorials for your home - No knitting or crochet skills required! These projects are great for using up yarn scraps or busting your stash.

I hate to waste any of my yarn! I've been collecting ideas for putting even the smallest of scraps to good use. Most of my favorite ideas for stash & scrap busting are home decor related. Here are a bunch ways that you can clear out your yarn stash while sprucing up your space. None …

Moon Phase Choker

Moon phase choker free crochet pattern #crochet #free pattern #jewelry

I've been so inspired by all of the moon phase home decor and jewelry that I've noticed lately on Instagram! I decided to put my jewelry making skills to the test and create my own crochet accessory. I used embroidery thread to make very tiny moons. I think this could make a cool bunting with …

Dogwood Flowers

Free crochet dogwood flower pattern - #flower #crochet #free #pattern #dogwood

The dogwood flowers in my backyard prompted me to create this pretty pattern! I tested a few different versions before coming up with flowers that looked realistic and still worked up quickly. You can get the printable version of the pattern HERE. Here are my first prototypes: If you'd like these patterns feel free to …

Tiny Peony

free crochet flower pattern - This pattern includes instructions for making 2 different peonies, a flower bud, and a leaf. You'll just need some dk weight yarn scraps and a 2.75 mm crochet hook to create your own tiny peony bouquet.

Some of my fondest Spring time memories involve peonies. My great grandmother had a large peony bush. She would take toothpicks and carefully poke them through the flowers to create 'arms and legs'. With some imagination, a peony becomes a dancer twirling in a flowing dress or a queen wearing a ruffled bustle. These peonies …

Crochet Nemophila pattern

FREE crochet flower pattern - Nemophila flowers (aka Baby Blue Eyes) are quite easy to crochet! #crochet #flower #pattern #free

I was looking for a simple flower to offset my crochet poppies when I spotted Nemophila flowers (aka Baby Blue Eyes). I found it really fun & easy to recreate them in crochet form! I experimented with a few different hook sizes. I think that a little bit of variation in the size of these …

Iceland Poppy Pattern

FREE crochet Iceland poppy pattern - make a bunch of realistic crochet poppies for a Mother's Day bouquet or a Spring flower crown #crochet #flower #poppy #free #pattern

Poppies are definitely my favorite flower. Last Spring I created my first crochet pattern, a red field poppy (you can get that free pattern HERE.) After almost a year of pattern making I decided to revamp my original poppy! I think this pattern looks even more realistic. This pattern uses a combination of worsted and dk …

Tiny Crochet Daisies

FREE crochet daisy pattern & a tutorial for making stems for your crochet flowers

Even though it doesn't feel like it yet, Spring is here! I'm working on a seasonal crocheted flower crown. The first (and smallest) flowers that I've created are these tiny daisies. They work up super quickly so you can make a bunch between larger crochet projects! I took my daisies a step further and made …