Crochet Patterns

Preemie Baby Dress

A few months ago I made a preemie dress out an old McCall's pattern my Grandmother gave me. After finishing it, I realized something was missing and made this edging to go with it. The finished dress loos like a Victorian era christening gown.   You will need: Cotton crochet thread 1.15-1.25 mm crochet hook… Continue reading Preemie Baby Dress

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5 Hand Health Tips For Crocheters

Ever since I had tendonitis a few months ago, I have been busy figuring out ways to prevent my wrist from hurting while crocheting. Below are some of the things that have worked for me to minimize pain in my wrist and hand. Note: These tips work for both right and left-handed crocheters. 5 Hand… Continue reading 5 Hand Health Tips For Crocheters

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Reusable Swiffer Cloth

For earth day this week I decided to make a reusable alternative to the disposable Swiffer clothes. The crochet part is beginner, but you do need to know how to sew elastic on with a sewing machine This pattern is property of Left-handed Crochet, you may not sell the finished product or pattern online. The yarn… Continue reading Reusable Swiffer Cloth

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Water-bottle Holder Pattern

Four years ago I made a water-bottle holder up as I went along, and it turned out looking terrible. I was still getting the hang of crocheting, even though I had been crocheting for 4 years already. Water-bottle holder 4 years ago, crocheted at age 9. The problem with this holder was that it was… Continue reading Water-bottle Holder Pattern

Crochet Tutorials

Double Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

Double crochet is a very common stitch in crochet patterns so it is a very useful stitch to know. Abbreviated dc in American patterns, tr in U.K. and European patterns. Start with chaining 15. Yarn over with your right hand. 2. Insert your hook in the 4th chain from the hook (this is for the first chain… Continue reading Double Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

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My Crochet Doll Book Review & Leotard Pattern

One of my favorite amigurumi crochet books is My Crochet Doll by Isabelle Kessedjian. I discovered it while browsing at Barnes & Noble and immediately fell in love with all the cute designs for the dolls and there clothes. The only thing you have to remember is that the book is written in British terminology, not U.S.… Continue reading My Crochet Doll Book Review & Leotard Pattern

Crochet Patterns

Rain or Bowler Hat For Babies

One of my favorite things to crochet are baby booties. And while I was browsing on Ravelry I found this adorable pattern for Rain boots by Repeat Crafter Me. After making them I decided something was missing and decided to make a rain hat to go with it. After a search for "rain hat" on Ravelry turned up nothing,… Continue reading Rain or Bowler Hat For Babies

Crochet Tutorials

Beginning Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

We will start with the very basics of crochet- the slip knot, chain stitch and single crochet. You will need: A ball of yarn, preferably acrylic (it slides better on the hook than cotton does) A size G/4.5 or size H/5.00 crochet hook Slip knot: Leaving about a six inch tail, position your yarn like… Continue reading Beginning Crochet Tutorial (For Lefties)

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The journey begins….

My name is Olivia, I am a mostly self-taught, 12 year old, left-handed crocheter. At the time of writing, I have been crocheting almost 8 years. The journey for me began when I was 5 years old, after watching my mom crocheting I decided I would try to crochet as well.  My mom said that… Continue reading The journey begins….