Here is one of my go-to patterns for gifts or for myself…Victoria Mitts! These make a better than average pair of mitts, especially if you use handspun yarn or a really nice wool. I’ve made these for my Etsy Shop, as gifts for friends and family, and also for myself to wear. I suggest using… Continue reading Victoria Mitts
Who doesn’t love a mesh dishcloth? I crocheted this one in Hobby Lobby ‘I Love This Cotton.’ It’s sooo soft and very nice to work with, too. The color is ‘Pinkerton.’ My lovely crochet hook is from Hook-N-Clay, size F-5. Pattern: Note: To make a larger cloth, simply add chains in a multiple of 2. Ch… Continue reading Free Crochet Pattern – Super Mesh Dishcloth
This is one of my favorite patterns for gift making. Everyone can use a cute beanie, right? And it’s hard to find anything more classic than a puff stitch hat. This design was born of necessity…I wanted to make a puff stitch hat for my daughter, Emma, and the only cream colored yarn I had… Continue reading Free Crochet Pattern – Chunky Puff Hat
Yay! Even here, in North Carolina, there have been some bright, cooler days and evenings! It just makes me want to stitch up something to wear with my cardigans and boots! All of these projects are fast and easy and use one skein of their specified yarn. Enjoy! … Continue reading Fall Is Here!
Just wanted to share with you all my first video! I made this video to give a little overview of the Swatch Maker 3-in-1 Loom from Purl and Loop.
When I began to look into purchasing one of these little loom, I didn’t find a video that would show how to use it or what it looked like. So this is really just an introduction of the loom, including what comes in the package and how it works.
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Hello my Crochet Peeps (can you hear my teens in the background saying “MOM! Don’t say ‘Peeps’!!) The fact that I have teenage children is no secret here on this blog. But you may not know that I have a 30 year old daughter, as well as 28 and 26 year old sons. So I am no… Continue reading Ergonomic Crochet Hook Roundup: Part 1
I have been spinning now for about 9 years. I started with a Schacht drop spindle and later obtained a few other spindles, including Turkish spindles and one Russian supported spindle. I have since purchased and refurbished an Ashford Traditional Spinning wheel, but I continue to use my drop spindles as well. As much as I… Continue reading Weaving With Handspun
I just purchased my first ball of Lion Brand’s Shawl In A Ball. I went to my local JoAnn expecting to find it there, but the sales staff seemed unfamiliar with this yarn. \What? So I called A.C. Moore. They had some in the back that had just come in. They had not set up… Continue reading Best Shawl In A Ball Crochet Patterns
Hello, my Friends! I hope you are looking forward to a happy weekend ahead! Today I want to share one of my paid patterns, Blue Ridge Shawl, free of charge! As you know, I love to crochet, but I also love to knit. Blue Ridge is a great pattern to make as a gift because… Continue reading Free Knitting Pattern Blue Ridge Shawl
I have always wanted to try dying wool! I enjoy making yarn with my spinning wheels and spindles, so I thought it would be fun to try dying some of my handspun. I do not have professional dyes at the moment, and the koolaid I bought to dye with has long been mixed and consumed… Continue reading Craft Adventure – Dying Yarn with Food Coloring