Crochet Back Loop Only – Building Block

Crochet Back Loop Only Stitch

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…

Crochet Granny Square Shawl – I Did It!

Crochet Granny Square Shawl Pattern

At my last stop by Untangled Purls, I picked up some Berroco Cotolana yarn in a lovely grey and I wanted to try a quick shawl that could also double as a scarf. I wanted something a little open, but not too lacy. I love a granny square, but not always in the traditional square…

Yarn Trip! Untangled Purls in Fredericksburg, VA

Yarn Trip Untangled Purls

Why We Love This Yarn Store! What is not to love about Untangled Purls? This is the local yarn store where we met! Our partnership formed in the aisles of the local yarn store!  But, that isn’t the only reason we both love this store! Untangled Purls is a dream shop for beginners and advanced…

Christmas Crochet Table Runner

Crochet Table Runner - This project is quick and easy for beginners to crochet! Crochet|Yarn|Christmas #crochet #yarn

I love the holidays and decorating my house. I love reds and golds and all the warm Christmas colors. However, I also like quick and simple when it comes to decorating. I want it to look cute, but not take me hours and hours to get it to look good. This year, I wanted to…

Crochet Infinity Wrap – I Did It!

Crochet Infinity Wrap or Scarf

I started searching and stumbled upon this lovely crochet infinity wrap by Donna Wolfe. She calls this her Mobius Shawl Wrap. The pattern is very simple to follow and her video tutorial and tip for keeping your chain untwisted are super helpful! She has a lot of other great patterns and tips on her website and her YouTube channel, so be sure to follow her!

10 Gift Ideas for Crocheters or Knitters

Gift Ideas for Crocheters and Knitters

Do you have a yarn lover in your life? Are you unsure what to get them every time a holiday or birthday rolls around? Here are some gift ideas for crocheters and gift ideas for knitters! Please add any other suggestions in the comments section. In each section, I have linked to some common options…

Crochet Cup Cozy – More Ideas

Cup Cozy with Button

  In this post, I shared a basic crochet cup cozy pattern for a quick and easy cup cozy. These make great gifts for teachers and friends and offer a handmade touch to a gift when you don’t have a lot of time. I promised to share some other options that are easy to create…

Knitting Building Block #1 – Knit Loop Pattern (Honeycomb Slip Stitch)

Knitting Loop Pattern

This week’s block in our Knitting Building Block Series features a stitch called the Knit Loop Pattern. It’s a simple 4 row repeat that has an alternating slip stitch which creates a pretty texture. The pattern is easy to memorize since there are only 2 pattern rows with alternating resting rows of knit stitches. The…