Single Crochet Ribbed Stitch

How to crochet the single crochet ribbed stitch | crochet diagram, photo tutorial, and written pattern provided - part of a series of crochet ribbed stitches

  Since I started crocheting I've had a sort of fascination with ribbed stitches. I love the plush texture and elasticity they provide to crochet accessories and garments. This year I'd like to explore all the possibilities of crochet ribbing and create a resource for crochet pattern designing. Every week I'll be exploring a different …

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Crochet Wine Ideas

  This year my Secret Santa had a bottle of wine on her wishlist. Because the budget limit for our gift swap is pretty low, It's difficult to purchase a really special gift. I did some crochet 'research' to find low cost ways to make her gift last longer than just a bottle of wine. …

Fall Clothes & Accessories You Can Crochet

  All summer long I look forward to wearing fall clothes. I love the cozy layers and sumptuous textures that cooler weather allows. I'm a scarf and sweater fanatic. When I first taught a friend to crochet, she was so excited that she exclaimed, "I'm going to save so much on sweaters this season!"  Crochet …

Free Pattern: Mini Dream Catcher

Last minute Christmas gifts to crochet - 16 FREE crochet patterns | a crochet pattern roundup at picotpals.com | A mini crochet dream catcher would make such a cute stocking stuffer!

  I've always wanted to make my own but the prospect of learning a new craft  seemed a little daunting. This dream catcher can be made with (mostly) basic crochet skills. I  got the idea to use a recycled plastic  base for a dream catcher after seeing an image of a crochet mandala within a …

Random Acts of Yarn: My First Foray Into Yarnbombing

yarn bomb crochet toadstools

What is yarnbombing? When I told my friends that I was working on a yarnbombing project, they had no idea what I was talking about. Yarnbombing is the warm n fuzzy, whimsical cousin of graffiti. Its urban art made with yarn instead of spray paint or chalk. These public works of art can range from …

Home Decor: 28 Free Crochet Patterns

I love how crochet is trending in home decor and fashion right now! I also love using things I already have (namely my yarn stash), to beautify my surroundings. Now that August is here and friends are moving into new apartments for the school year, I’ve been searching for crocheted home decor to create as …

Anthro Inspired Crochet DIYs

  I love the quirky, whimsical style at Anthropologie. While browsing through their website, I found a bunch of items that I could make with some yarn and a hook. I dug a little deeper and discovered free patterns that look super similar to the products in store! Home Decor   Make your own copycat …