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, Finished Projects

Finished Project Friday – Stroller Blanket

This week I (somehow) finished a baby blanket in 2 days! I've talked before about how long it takes me to make blankets, and for that reason I tend to avoid making them. However, I had about a 1/3 of a ball of Bernat Baby Sport in Popsicle Blue that I needed to use up.… Continue reading Finished Project Friday – Stroller Blanket

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2020 Goals (Not Resolutions)

I am not one to make New Year's Resolutions, I know that I'll fail and I don't like setting myself up for failure. I do however, set goals for the coming year. So, without further ado here are my 2020 Goals: Knit a sweater I’ve started this one, and so far I’m about halfway through… Continue reading 2020 Goals (Not Resolutions)

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Scrub-ology Yarn Review

This dishcloth set was my Christmas present for my Grandmother. The patterns I used are: Hurdle Stitch Diagonal Dishcloth by Tricots et Creations Isabelle (bottom right), Sandstone Dishcloth by Anastey Lovely (left), & Tribble by Abigail - 1870pearl (upper right) (all of these are free patterns). The yarn I used is Yarn Bee's Scrubology Cotton… Continue reading Scrub-ology Yarn Review

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Top 5 Worst Yarns For Beginners

Following yesterday's post on the Top 5 Yarns For Beginners, here are the Top 5 Worst Yarns For Beginners. These yarns can be problematic even for more experienced crocheters. 1. Lion Brand Homespun This yarn is one of the most hated yarns, even for experienced crocheters. It's a single ply yarn and single ply yarns… Continue reading Top 5 Worst Yarns For Beginners

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Top 5 Yarns For Beginning Crocheters

Choosing yarn as a beginner can be daunting, there are tons of brands, colors and weights to choose from. At first, a medium weight (no. 4) acrylic yarn in a light color is best. Acrylic slides better on the hook, and a light color allows you to see your stitches better. All of the yarns… Continue reading Top 5 Yarns For Beginning Crocheters

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My Yarn Storage Solution

I finally finished my yarn storage system!  I was getting tired of tangled yarn whenever I would try to find something in my yarn baskets. Below is how I made my yarn storage system.   I started off with an empty bookcase. Then I had to organize my yarn, I did this by using collapsible fabric… Continue reading My Yarn Storage Solution