Craft an adorable bunny to give your home a cute Easter vibe! Mopsy Bunny is happy and content spending time on any table, shelf or mantel…actually anywhere in the house is fine with this honey of a bunny. Her furry coat is simply a layer of Red Heart Fur yarn wrapped around an egg-shaped foam craft ball. Here are the instructions for making Mopsy.
Jenny Marquis is a new knitter, and loves making scarves in Boutique Unforgettable yarn. But Jenny knits a little differently from most people, since she was born without fingers. Read about how Jenny describes learning to knit, and scroll to the bottom to watch a video demonstration.
Eddie the Eagle is a new movie starring Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton and telling the true story of Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Egerton), a British ski-jumper who succeeds against the odds and with the help of his coach (Jackman) to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Knitting plays a big role in the movie, since Eddie’s mom (played by Jo Hartley) knits and wears a sweater that says “I Am Eddie’s Mom”.
We love miters! Mitered patterns are easier than they look: you just start with a few stitches and increase in the center, or start with more stitches and decrease in the center, until you have a square with an angle in the middle. Mitered patterns look especially great with shaded yarns, which add stripes without having more ends to weave in. Take a look at our free crochet and knit projects with mitered patterns! Continue reading “Mitered Projects to Knit and Crochet”
Many of the left-handed crafters who learned to crochet decades ago had to learn the craft “backwards” from their natural approach because they learned from a right-handed crocheter. Today, that’s no longer necessary. There are teachers, tutorials, patterns and more for the left-handed crocheter. In this guide, you’ll learn the basic stitches in left-handed crochet, tips for learning more, information on finding left-handed pattern sources and guidance for adapting existing patterns to your left-handed crochet style. Are you a right-handed crocheter who wants to teach a leftie how to crochet? There’s information on that in this guide, too!
We’ve put together a selection of 10 knit and crochet designs and patterns that will make your little dancer want to express her joy with a happy dance!
We love warm feet! Stay cozy this winter with these handmade projects. With a mix of fun styles for adults and children, including adorable animal slippers, you’re sure to find the perfect pair to make. Take a look at the free crochet and knitting patterns below!
A friend in the neighborhood wanted to surprise her 6 month old granddaughter with an elephant hat. Maren is her name…how cute is that…and she loves elephants. She even has an elephant paci holder that clips to her shirt. So this hat matching the paci clip will be perfect! Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes a Baby Elephant Hat”
If you’re in the Northeast US, you should plan on attending the Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival and Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival in 2016! It will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA on March 4-6, 2016. It’s a great opportunity to meet other crafters and to explore new techniques.
When we photograph the samples of our free pattern designs, we show them on women that are usually not too young and not too old. We’re hoping that you can visualize the design for yourself or for someone that will get it as a gift, no matter what the age. Sometimes the age of the model or a color can influence whether you see the piece on a teen, a millennial, a boomer or whatever generation. But wearables are often a reflection of personal style, not age. The way the item is accessorized and worn can greatly change the way it looks.
I have chosen 12 of our crochet designs with simple lines and ageless style. They can be worn easily by all ages, from teen to any decade of your life. This is just a sampling….I’m sure there are many more designs that go easily from generation to generation.