Knit Eyelet Mock Cable – Building Block

Knit eyelet mock cable tutorial

Have you seen some really cute patterns, but you just weren’t sure how to knit eyelet mock cable patterns? This knit building block features the Knit Eyelet Mock Cable pattern. This is a beautiful pattern that’s perfect if you’re shying away from making cables. Since you aren’t actually making cables, there’s no need for a…

Crochet Dishcloth Pattern – Mixed Cluster Stitch

Crochet Mixed Cluster Stitch Dishcloth Pattern

Crochet dishcloths are such a great little project to make. They are quick, use up leftover yarn, and let you practice a new stitch to see how you like it. For this one, I wanted to try out this new stitch and it worked up great and I can see now where I might use…

Free Crochet Scarf Pattern – Curly Sue Scarf

Curly Sue Free Scarf Pattern

This scarf is simply a dream to work up and it is so simple, even a beginner can get these great results! This curly pattern is easy to create and we are excited to offer this free crochet scarf pattern to you. Even though it looks complex, this is also a great beginner crochet scarf…

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…