• Crochet,  Free pattern

    A bit of warmth (and a beaded bottle carrier)

    Wow, has it been a crazy month. I’ve got one kid who’s going through the college admission process and one who is just wrapping up homeschool co-op and the school year. I wanted to get this pattern out to you on Earth Day but that just wasn’t going to happen. I’m only four days late on it but that’s OK. I won’t give you a novel to read before the pattern so here it is… If you would like to purchase the pdf of this pattern you can find it on Ravelry HERE. This will allow you to print it off and keep it in your files if anything were…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Pattern

    Earth Day Tote… a free crochet pattern.

    Earth Day…. This year Earth Day brings on a whole new meaning. More than ever, we are learning to appreciate the earth and what it does for us by going about things a bit differently then we’re used to. I’m pretty active on social media and I’m seeing more people planting gardens, buying live stock, and they’re beginning to barter with others which cuts down on a lot of unnecessary plastic packaging. All of that is great and I really hope we can continue to do this after things get back up and running. But until then, let’s focus on a few smaller things that we can control now like…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Reviews

    Velvet hair scrunchies.. and migraines.

    Hey everyone. I know it’s been a long while since you’ve seen me on here and I’m sorry for that. Things have been super busy with summer wrapping up and then school and co-op starting. I’m also having more migraines than normal lately. I’m trying real hard not to have to take my preventative meds again but we’ll see… I want to talk about crochet velvet hair scrunchies. I’m a little late getting on that band wagon because I just didn’t know if it was going to be something I wanted to make or if they even worked. Let me tell you, they work. And they’re pretty awesome if you…

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  • Crochet,  Free pattern

    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…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern

    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…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern,  Homeschool

    WIP Wednesday

    A little bit of crocheting, a bit of co-op prepping and a whole lot of homeschooling…. That’s just a little bit of what’s going on in my house today. We started homeschool last Monday and are just getting into the routine and now we start co-op tomorrow. Our days are spent in the community room where both my son’s and my desk is at as well as some other stuff for my daughter. On a good day, this is what my desk looks like. I sit on the ball because it helps with my back. It’s a lot better than a chair in my opinion. You can see both schedules,…

  • Crochet,  Free pattern

    Sunglasses Case – A free crochet pattern

    I go through a pair of sunglasses every couple of years. They get thrown in my purse, in the truck, and everywhere imaginable when we go on vacation. I’ve searched for a case off and on but none of them were tall enough for my sunglasses. Then I thought I could find a crochet case but it’s been really hard, impossible really, to find one to fit my particular pair of sunglasses. You see, I have to have the sunglasses that fit over my eyeglasses and the only ones I like are the ones from Walmart. They’re a bit big but they’re really pretty and get the job done. I’ve…

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