• Basket Weave Crochet Stitch

    March 1, 2013 admin

    The first exposure I had to this crochet stitch was in a goodwill in west Texas last summer. There was an afghan that had seen better days but the pattern was absolutely mesmerizing. I looked at it from a distance because my Mimmie informed me that if I didn’t want to take bed bugs home…

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  • Granny Crochet Stitch in a Straight Line

    February 15, 2013 admin

    Granny squares are traditional and awesome but as a kid I thought they looked old fashioned. What I did like were the puffy shell shaped stitches and my Mimmie tried to teach me but I had a hard time. Instead, she wound up showing me how to do the granny stitch in a straight line…

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  • How to Half Double Crochet

    January 6, 2013 admin

    Not going to lie. When I first saw the need for a half double crochet stitch on a pattern I decided to just use a double crochet. It didn’t exactly work out. Good news, this is an easy stitch and if you alraady know how to double crochet, it’s in the bag. For those of…

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  • How to Double Crochet

    January 4, 2013 admin

    I love to crochet, especially in winter. Crochet is definitely right up there with my favorite crafts of all time. Not only do I like that repetitive nature that lends itself well to doing while watching television and travelling, I also like that I can make gorgeous and useful things. Give somebody a handmade afghan…

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  • How to Single Crochet + Great Gifts for Beginners!

    December 11, 2012 admin

    This has nothing to do with anything but I actually just ate a handful of these little blow-pop individual candies. It wouldn’t be that big of a deal if they didn’t have gum in the middle but I totally chomped those suckers down like I hadn’t eaten in hours. Then I began to worry about…

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  • How to Crochet a Chain

    November 30, 2012 admin

    So, are you one of the many wanting to learn how to crochet? Well, I’m here to help. First let’s cover a little bit about yarn. See in the image above how there are little icons with info on them? The one on the left shows you the weight of the yarn. Some patterns will…

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  • Crochet Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

    November 21, 2012 admin

    On Pinterest I kept seeing yarn snowflakes but I didn’t really give it much thought. That is until one evening when I realized just how much white yarn I had. I went online and printed a pattern and sat down to figure it out while I watched Freaks and Geeks (LOVE). Super stoked after I…

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  • Granny Square Shams DIY

    September 28, 2012 admin

    You may remember a couple weeks ago I did a whole post about shabby chic projects I love. The main picture for that post had the cutest lavender shabby bedroom with a granny square pillow sham. It was gorgeous and I thought about that silly pillow sham forever. Since I couldn’t find a how to, I…

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