Category Archives: Crocheting

Useful Tools for CrossCrafting

Please consider supporting me in a small way with your purchases by using the following affiliate links for supplies. It won’t cost you anything extra. Water-soluble Fabric Pen – great for marking pick up positions on fabric when knitting or crocheting onto commercial fabric. Tiny Metal Crochet Hooks – Great for puncturing fabric to pick […]

Peace in Our Time! or Can’t We All Just Yarn Along?

Carina Spencer recently posted a pic of the autofill on a google search…. It was a totally strange thing to see “knitters are ruining this country” in the mix. So I googled it, and the first result is a self-admitted rant from a knitter who also crochets and has had a lot of bad feedback […]

A Stitch Map is Worth 1,000 Words

In the creative universe there’s nothing quite so straight forward as a crochet chart. Crochet can be a little intimidating to knitters. With knitting we are presented one stitch after another and each stitch has instructions about what to do with it. But crochet is much more free-form.   Some stitches are skipped entirely, some […]

Granny Log Cabin Blanket

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Tips for Granny Log Cabin Blocks

1. If you’re new to crochet, I recommend checking out the series of articles Amy O’Neill Houck and I have been writing for knitty.com. Specifically this one on Granny Squares. Keep in mind that the version of a granny square you’re working in the pattern is slightly different, but the techniques are the same. This […]

Breccia Cowl

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) | add to cart | show cart Announcing my first crochet pattern! Simple crochet stitches, with an easily memorizable repeat make this cowl a quick and fun project. Work it in a drapey yarn for a sophisticated look. […]

On my love affair with Granny Squares

I learned to crochet when I was 8. But my love of Granny Squares came a bit later. An 8-year-old doesn’t have a lot of free cash to buy bunches of different colored yarns, and I would save my allowance or raid my mom’s craft room stash to make doll blankets, and covers for tables, […]

2013 Year of Making in Review

Like most women I have body issues. I’m getting pretty good at ignoring them most days, but some days the little voice in the back of my head is extra whiney and hard to ignore. It tells me I’m not good enough, that I’ve never been good enough, that everything I do is a fraud, […]

Cookie A KAL, Pinstripe Sock available, and current WIPs

If you’re local, I’m running a Cookie A Knit-along at Black Sheep during the month of March. Cookie’s patterns can sometimes be a bit intimidating in their complexity, but sign up for the KAL and I’ll help you walk through it while we all knit some of her beautiful patterns! It promises to be fun […]