Category: WIP and FOs

Crochet Cable Hat - link to free crochet pattern in post from Sakeenah.com 9

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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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...