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 …

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Free Pattern: Granny Square Scrubby

A few days ago I crocheted two circles to show the difference between a slip stitch join and an invisible join (you can read more about that here). I decided to transform these circles into granny squares and make a little shower scrubby! I made the scrubby out of a light DK weight cotton in …

Crochet Invisible Join Tutorial

I first found out about the invisible join while researching crochet mandalas. Up Until today I had been joining rounds of crochet with a slip stitch. This is a pretty standard way to finish a round of crochet. I tested out the invisible join technique and the results were pretty impressive! The technique requires an extra …

Free Crochet Pattern: Scrap Yarn Flowers

  I had a bunch of yarn scraps laying around. Because I really hate to waste any yarn, I used the longer scraps to create colorful little flowers. The flowers are about 2 inches in diameter and work up super quickly. This is a great pattern to use as a scrap buster or if you're …

Free Pattern: Mini Dream Catcher

  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 …

23 Free Crochet Patterns: Sea Creatures

Free Crochet Patterns Sea Creatures

Ever since I was at the beach I had a craving to crochet sea themed things! I found a bunch of free crochet patterns for making different sorts of critters one might see along the coast. These patterns range from anatomically correct crochet specimen to huggable amigurimi plushies. I hope you can find your favorite …

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 …

How to make Crochet Color Swatches

paintbox yarns

      I've always had a tough time choosing the right colors to crochet with. I'd usually use my intuition to guide my color choices only to be dissatisfied with the end result and unravel after a few rows. I came across this article on crochet color swatches. I had to try out the technique for …

Free Crochet Pattern: Mini Mandala

Inspired by a basket of fresh peaches, I decided to make a summery little mandala!   You can buy an ad free, printable version of this pattern for $1.99 HERE on Etsy. Materials tapestry needle 3.25 mm crochet hook cotton DK weight yarn in 5 colors (I used this yarn in the shades washed teal, peach orange, bright peach, …