In late September, I traveled across the pond to the Netherlands for the first time. The trip was a 40th birthday present to myself. Perhaps more importantly, it was also a chance to meet multiple crocheters whom I had admired from afar. I've expounded on the virtues of social media elsewhere, but without it I … Continue reading My Dutch Crochet Adventure
This past weekend, I was playing around with some overlay crochet techniques, and came up with a little motif that I’d like to share for free. It’s a granny square with an overlay center that reminds me of a spinning record, for some reason. Maybe it’s the movement illusion that the stitches create, or maybe … Continue reading Spin Me Right Round Crochet Square
Free crochet pattern for a petite, festive flower.
Free crochet pattern for a sweet, lacy hexagon motif
We Are Knitters recently dropped their new crochet pattern and kit collection, and it is HOT! The patterns are all modern, on the minimalist side, and absolutely gorgeous. I had the opportunity to try out the Danko Scarf kit, and it didn't disappoint. With 3 balls of The Cotton, a 5mm hook, and a tapestry … Continue reading We Are Knitters Danko Scarf
Raise your hand if you have a bad habit of putting off gift making until the last minute. [Sheepishly raises hand] I have the utmost respect for all of you non-procrastinating types who probably have actual to-do lists, with actual items on them, including "make gifts for your kids' teachers prior to the night before … Continue reading Quick & Easy Crochet Gift Card Holder