So, this didn’t start out to be a cowl, or a collar! This crochet collar cowl is an example of starting down a path and ending up at a different destination than you planned. I wanted to try this single rib stitch and my mom wanted a scarf, so I thought this would be a … Read More about Crochet Collar Cowl
What tools do I need to crochet or knit? We’ve mastered those new stitches and are now starting to make projects and accumulate needles, hooks, and yarn which are the most important requirements to make that cute pattern you have your eye on. But what if I told you yarn and needles or hooks are … Read More about What tools do you need to crochet or knit?
My family came to visit me for the holidays and my mom picked out some yarn she liked for me to crochet something for her. She wanted a longer scarf that she could wrap around her neck and cover her mouth and nose if the wind was blowing. So, after some trial and error, I … Read More about Crochet Scarf Pattern – Back Loop Only
What We Love This awesome local yarn store is located in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia and wow, this shop is a feast for your eyes! As soon as you walk through the door, you are bombarded with beautiful colors and gorgeous needlepoint projects on the walls. The store is right on the historic downtown mall and … Read More about Yarn Trip! Magpie Knits
Have you been searching for a new project? Maybe you have a gift you need to make and get shipped out soon? Check out these 5 knit hat and scarf sets that I found. Each designer has several hat and scarf knitting patterns in their Ravelry database and on their blogs, but these 5 really … Read More about Pattern Roundup – Knit Hat and Scarf Sets
This month’s building block features the knit double seed stitch. Similar to the seed stitch, it’s a knit 1, purl 1 combination. The difference here is there is a two row repeat before you alternate the stitches to create the seed stitch effect. Once you get used to the pattern, it’s easy to memorize. This … Read More about Knit Double Seed Stitch Tutorial
Have you been looking for a quick, but useful gift idea for someone? Enter these crochet hat and scarf sets! I decided to go through and pick three matching hat and scarf crochet patterns that I think are really unique and would be great to add to your collection or to make as gifts. Rose … Read More about Pattern Roundup – Crochet Hat and Scarf Sets
This latest building block is the crochet back loop only block. This block builds on any basic crochet stitch and creates a little more texture and definition just by changing where you insert your hook! Techniques/Skills Used: Crocheting in the Back Loop Only Crocheting in the Round Half Double Crochet Double Crochet Joining in the … Read More about Crochet Back Loop Only Tutorial