Crochet Misaligned Cobble Stitch

Misaligned cobble stitch tutorial

The Misaligned Cobble Stitch is a slight variation of the Aligned Cobble Stitch. The only difference is the shifting of the treble and single crochet stitches to ensure they no longer align from row to row. Instead, they create a lovely textured pattern that resembles pebbles. This is an example of how you can tweak…

Crochet Collar Cowl

Crochet collar cowl pattern

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…

What’s in my Crochet and Knitting Bag?

knitting and crochet tools and notions

So you’re a knitter and/or crocheter? You’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 hat or scarf pattern you have your eye on. But what if I told you yarn and needles or hooks are just…

Crochet Scarf Pattern – Back Loop Only

Crochet back loop only scarf pattern

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…

Yarn Trip! Magpie Knits

Magpie Knits yarn store

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…

Pattern Roundup – Knit Hat and Scarf Sets

5 Knit Hat and Scarf Sets

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…

Knit Double Seed Stitch – Building Block

Knit Double Seed Stitch Building Block

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…

Pattern Roundup – Crochet Hat and Scarf Sets

Crochet Hat and Scarf Set

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…