• Crochet,  Reviews

    Lion Brand Ferris Wheel yarn review

    Can we please talk about this yarn? This yarn is very quickly becoming one of my favorites. I know it’s been out for a while but it just arrived at my local Walmart and for a great price! Most craft stores are selling it for $5 but I was able to grab three of the Cotton Candy skeins for $3.47 each. Let’s talk about the specifics of this yarn. Brand: Lion Brand Collection: Ferris Wheel Content: 100% Acrylic Weight Category: 4 Weight: 3 oz Yards: 270 yds Knit gauge: 20 stitches with size 7 needles Crochet gauge: 14 stitches with H hook Recommended hook size: H Care: Machine wash and…

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    Hanging Baskets… A free crochet pattern

    I made a few baskets a couple weeks ago and I’ve been sitting on the pattern because I just didn’t like the way they looked. Then the end of the school year was upon us, I went to the dentist, and got a sinus infection. Life hit me hard!!! But, I finally got the time this afternoon to rework the pattern. It was such a beautiful day out that I sat outside for the majority of the afternoon and worked these up within a few hours. These baskets come in two different sizes: small and large. Here’s what you will need: Bernat Maker Home Dec yarn I (5.5 mm) hook…

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    Dragon Wing Shawl

    I found a beautiful pattern for the Dragon Wing Shawl over on YouTube. It’s done by Fiber Spider but, unfortunately, he does not have a written pattern. I thought I would help some of you out with that. I am not writing out the whole pattern so you will need to go check out his video HERE. That is where you’ll get most of your info. The Dragon Wing Shawl is a big repeat of itself and worked in segments. You’ll start to see it on Row 3. The repeats are below in two parts. On one side of shawl you are increasing. You put 2 dc, 1 dc, 2…

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    Mug Rugs…. a free crochet pattern

    I’m not sure where I’ve been but these mug rugs are absolutely adorable. They’re basically a coaster but bigger. I’ve checked around for a pattern but nothing really caught my attention. I made my own and decided to share it with everyone. I also decided to learn a new stitch, the herringbone half double crochet. This stitch is so pretty and I will be using this more in the future. I love the knot effect it leaves. You will need: An H hook Cotton yarn (I used I Love This Cotton in Curry) Tapestry needle Scissors Special stitches: FSC: Foundation Single Crochet. You can find out how to do the…

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    National Unicorn Day -2019

    Today is National Unicorn Day!!! 🦄 🦄🦄 To celebrate, everything Unicorn is 20% off. My prices may vary depending on yarn but most are pretty standard. Shipping is not included in the price. Add $2 for a tulle skirt. Cupcakes $8 – NOW $6.40 0-6 inches $12 – NOW $9.60 6-12 inches $22 – NOW $17.60 12-18 inches $35 – NOW $28 Snuggles $30 – NOW $24 Headbands $15 – NOW $12 Please contact me if you’d like to place an order for one of the unicorns. You get to choose the color you’d like it. You have to pay your invoice before tomorrow to receive the discount!

  • Crochet,  Reviews

    Willow Kimono

    I had the pleasure of working up a pattern for Denisse and I am so thrilled with how it turned out. The Willow Kimono is definitely rocking it! It’s is hands down in my top three favorites of mine to make. It’s light, airy, and hangs over your shoulders beautifully. You can wear it with anything. It’s perfect with long sleeves, short sleeves and even a tank top. First, I’d like to talk about the yarn I used for the Willow Kimono. I used the Yarn Bee Luxe Lollies. I’m sure you’ve heard some bad things about this yarn but it’s not all true. I did have a hard time…

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    New Stitch #2

    The Loop Stitch! I’m sitting here at the mall food court waiting for my daughter to get done with her friends at the movies and I’ve realized two things. One, this mall is extremely full of teeny boppers just walking aimlessly around with their heads down playing on their phones. Two, I have not done my second new stitch post this month (Gasp!!). So, I’m going to continue sitting in this insanely uncomfortable seat and talk to you guys. The loop stitch was absolutely amazing. I have to say that it’s my all time favorite stitch. It’s so beautiful and has so much texture. My best friend, Beka, shared a…

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    New Stitch #1

    The Shell Stitch! Do you guys remember me talking about wanting to learn new stitches this year? I think it was about a month ago. I know, I am such a procrastinator. I finally got some free time to try my first stitch, the shell stitch. I was even able to find a pattern for a hat to make using the stitch so that was an added bonus. You can find that pattern over on Hooked on Homemade Happiness. Breann did a fabulous job explaining how to make the shell stitch. Now, this hat is different. It’s made from the bottom up. I don’t usually care for hats made like…

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    Crocheting For a Cause

    A few days ago, a local non-profit group let us know that they were in a critical situation and posted that a local hospital NICU was in urgent need of 35-40 Valentine themed hats and small blankets. I knew I had to help. Now, if you know me, you know I LOVE Valentine’s Day. I love all the pretty red and pink decorations, the heart candy, truffles, etc. A lot of people don’t like the holiday because it’s just made up by companies to get you to spend money and you shouldn’t need a holiday to get your someone special a card or flowers. I get that and I respect…

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    A Year In Stitches

    I like to think that I’m an advanced crocheter. Wouldn’t you agree? I’ve crocheted cardigans, hats, cowls, amigurumis and so much more. But, I’m starting to realize that I don’t use that many stitches. That might be because I don’t make blankets. Blankets just take too long and I get bored. It took me 2.5 years to make my son’s blanket and it turned into an afghan. He was so happy when I told him it was finished that I was glad I didn’t make it it’s original size. I swore then that I’d never make another blanket. I’ve decided that I’m going to learn some new stitches this year,…