Category: Crochet

Quick Tip for Organizing Your Crochet and Yarn Stash - Save your plastic zippered bag from comforters and pillows for yarn and project storage - more on Sakeenah.com 7

Quick Tip for Organizing Your Crochet Projects and Yarn Stash

Here’s a quick tip that will help you organize your yarn stash and your knit or crochet works in progress: Save those wonderful heavy duty zippered bags linens, comforters and pillows come in. These bags are great for storing your yarn and make keep your bigger projects like making your own king size blanket portable for just a little while longer. When the best part of getting a new comforter or pillow is getting your hands on those zippered plastic bags they come in, you just might have a yarn problem. Now don’t go out and buy new stuff just...

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Featured Free Crochet Pattern: Cable Hat by Sarah Arnold

If you are looking for a nice free crochet pattern for a cable hat, check out Sarah Arnold’s Cable Hat pattern (now a free Ravelry download). The pattern calls for front post double and treble crochet (fpdc and fptr) as well as back post double crochet (bpdc). Here is the first cable hat I made for hubby with this pattern. I used Patons Superwash DK in grey. He says it came out super warm and still hasn’t started wearing it yet. He said he’s reserving it for true winter weather. Sarah states in the instructions that it is not a beginner’s...

Want to use up scrap yarn? Make a scrapghan for your kids' dolls. Make a mtaching blanket when you crochet a blanket for a child. Read more on Sakeenah.com 14

Stashbusting Idea: Crochet a Scrapghan for Dolls

In a stashbusting mood and need some ideas to use up all that scrap yarn? There are tons of ways to use up that extra yarn, but I’d like to share with you a quick and fun project that my youngest son really appreciated: Make a scrap blanket for your kid’s stuffed toys. This works up fast and is nice therapeutic mindless crochet. You can even use a doll scrapghan as an excuse to try out a new stitch or technique. After hoarding collecting all my yarn scraps over time, I came across this great idea on Fresh Stitches to...

How to Make a Felted Wool Rug. Explore felting crochet with this beginner's project 14

How to Make a Felted Wool Rug

You gotta love when the addiction factor of crocheting goes up a notch. This is what’s happening to me with experimenting with felting. First you get to get in the meditative zone of making something and then you get to change it all up, shrink it, stretch it, and it’s something different. Love! After tackling a practice felted crochet swatch, it was time to try something bigger but still easy enough for a beginner’s felting project. My original goal was to make a bath mat, but I soon learned that a felted crochet of knit piece will keep felting if...

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$1.99 Digital Magazines at Interweave!

Shop the $1.99 Digital Magazine Sale at Interweave $1.99 Digital Magazine Sale ends on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Some exclusions apply. Prices are as marked. Attention Crafters! Whether you are looking for a project to complete during the commercial breaks or for the whole game, we’ve got you covered. Our digital magazines are full of projects and now’s the perfect time to explore. Discover hundreds of digital issues available for $1.99 now through the end of September! This post contains affiliate links.     Thanks for stopping by! Let’s connect: Subscribe to be notified of new posts,...

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Mudroom Storage Hanging Baskets

With colder weather on its way, it means it’s time to start making scarfs, hats and gloves, yippee! I don’t really look froward to the snow, but I love to crochet all the things that go with it.  With 3 boys in the house I soon realized I was going to need somewhere to keep all their winter gear tidy. The boys will run in to change into dry mittens real quick and fling everything around looking for the ones they wanted. Our mudroom was quickly getting taken over, so enter these hanging storage baskets. It was a fun and...

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Learning to Felt Crochet – Tips for Making a Practice Swatch

  Felting crochet, a new adventure for me! Would you like to come along and try it too? What is felting? Felting is when you take an animal fiber like wool and put it through a process that will mat the fibers together. Washing wool in hot water and agitating it makes the fibers rub up against each other and tangle producing a fabric that is now solid, softer, fuzzier and smaller. Tangled yarn is usually a disaster, but felting will change the size, look and feel or your fiber and project in a good way – hopefully. To felt...

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Book Review: Contemporary Celtic Crochet by Bonnie Barker

Aran Celtic crochet is my all time favorite style of crochet. Hailing from Ireland, Celtic crochet is known for it’s rich cables and textured stitches. While the projects may look intricate and complicated, with practice the stitches are really not hard. It just all comes together beautifully. Book Review When I saw that Aran crochet designer Bonnie Barker was coming out with a new book, Contemporary Celtic Crochet, I knew this pattern book was joining my collection. What a fun mail day when it finally arrived! After spending some time looking through the book and planning projects, I know if...

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Wanting Your Crochet Work to be Perfect

If you’ve been crocheting for a little while and you’re still crocheting, I think I know a little something about you; you might be just a little bit crazy. Obsessed shall we say?   Because if you survived even your first pattern, it’s because you frogged and fretted until it was right.  Not just “good enough”, but the way you want it. And you might be on the quest forever trying out new yarns to find that little slice of fiber utopia that has every single thing you want in a yarn, is machine washable and your cats fight over...

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Sign up for a Free Crochet Class from Craftsy!

Sign up for this FREE Crochet Class from Craftsy! Amazing Crochet Texture: Elevate your next crochet project with three stunning textures. Join popular instructor Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude, in this FREE mini-class! Getting started is easy, just enroll and watch at your own pace. There are many free classes available for many different crafts. Check out all the free classes! This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through links in this post, I will get a small commission. Thanks for your support! Please see my disclosure policy for more info.   Thanks for stopping by!...