Crafting, Crochet

3 Craft Supplies I Always Buy From Walmart – Save Money, Craft Better

I love the craft store, but sometimes the craft store is not the most economical place to buy your crafting supplies, especially when the exact same (or very similar) item is much cheaper elsewhere. For today's post, I'm going to share three things that are cheaper to buy from Walmart than from the manufacturer or… Continue reading 3 Craft Supplies I Always Buy From Walmart – Save Money, Craft Better

Crochet, Crochet Patterns

Buttons & Bows Ear Saver Pattern

If you have to wear a mask for long periods of time, you know how much the elastic loops pull on your ears and hurt after awhile. I've seen patterns for ear savers (aka mask mates) going around since after this whole situation started last year. While those ear savers were functional, they were often… Continue reading Buttons & Bows Ear Saver Pattern

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How To Find Yarn Yardage Without Unraveling

Whether I like it or not, math is an integral part of designing and aside from my crochet hooks, is probably the tool I use the most. It's used in everything from figuring out stitch count, sizing, and finding the yardage of yarn used in my designs or projects. This last point is what today's… Continue reading How To Find Yarn Yardage Without Unraveling

Crochet Patterns, Crochet Tutorials

2 Sides Are Better Than One Scrubby

Copyright 2021 Yarn-bending.com By far, the single item I made and sold the most of last year were my simple 3 round face rounds, with a total of nearly 150 face rounds! Because they're quick, simple and functional, the free pattern for them has also been popular and the simplicity of the rounds make it… Continue reading 2 Sides Are Better Than One Scrubby

Blogging, Projects

My Own Personal Flurry!

This morning we had our first and probably only snowfall of the year and so, as I sit here watching the snowfall and listening to Vivaldi's Winter Concertos (from The Four Seasons) and the Frozen soundtrack on repeat, I thought that now would be an apt time to share the non melt-able snowflake flurry I… Continue reading My Own Personal Flurry!

Crochet Patterns, Crochet Tutorials

Peppermint Facial Rounds

I rarely do holiday themed projects, but this year I thought I'd make an exception. After making scads of my 1-2-3 Facial Rounds for orders, I wanted to give the otherwise solid colored face rounds some holiday flair. The red and white yarns I already had in my stash put me in mind of peppermints… Continue reading Peppermint Facial Rounds

Crochet Patterns, Crochet Tutorials

1-2-3 Facial Rounds

Even if you're a master yarn bender, once in awhile it's nice to have a quick and simple little project. With 3 rounds and taking less than 10 minutes in total, these little facial rounds are one of those such projects. This is also a great etude that yields a functional finished item if you… Continue reading 1-2-3 Facial Rounds

Projects

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Winter comes a close second and is my favorite candy holiday, but Fall is my favorite season by far. Every year when Fall finally decides to stop over in the South, I feel energized and productive. Which is great, since Fall is the start of my busiest time. There are just so many things to… Continue reading It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Crochet Patterns

Small But Mighty Tote

This small but mighty tote is perfect for those times you just need to carry small amounts of shopping. The net design allows it to expand and accommodate a surprising amount of items despite its small size. Using Coboo yarn by Lion Brand makes it very easy to wash and helps to limit bacterial growth.… Continue reading Small But Mighty Tote