Convert a Rectangular Shawl into a Shrug by Guest Blogger Joan Barnett

I don’t know about your office, but air conditioning in the office I work in is always too cold for me when I wear sleeveless or short sleeve tops. I’m always hunting for a layering piece to keep me warm. So I made a beautiful rust rectangular shawl that converts into a vest, but what I really needed it to be to wear with my summer top is a shrug. Susan Bates mini knit clips to the rescue! Continue reading “Convert a Rectangular Shawl into a Shrug by Guest Blogger Joan Barnett”

Design Wars 4 Challenge

Have you heard about Design Wars? Every quarter a group of talented crochet designers come together and each design an original pattern in the same Red Heart yarn. The public follows along and votes on their favorite design. Each vote also enters you to win a Red Heart yarn prize pack. For Design Wars 4 the designs are made in our Anne Geddes Baby yarn, and the prize pack winner will win one ball of each color of Anne Geddes (all 19 colors!) plus other goodies. Continue reading “Design Wars 4 Challenge”

Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Endless Summer Maxi a Mother/Daughter Project

Are you heading to a luau or beach party anytime soon?  Or just simply in need of a fun, comfortable, flowy dress?  As I was flipping through Crochet Today’s July/August issue, I came across the Endless Summer Maxi SummerMaxiModeland immediately said to myself, “I am for sure making this!”  But was super bummed when I realized that sewing was involved because I don’t know how to sew.  Then I thought, well my mom sure does and how awesome it would be to make something together — a Mother/Daughter project!  My mom and I are best friends and she’s always telling me that “Mothers Know Everything,” so I thought ohhhhhh how fitting!  She can’t say no to this.  Haha!!!  ;) Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Endless Summer Maxi a Mother/Daughter Project”

Granny Squared – YBLA at the Craft and Folk Museum

Prepare for an invasion, an invasion of over 14,000 granny squares!!!  When members of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) were across the street looking at the Craft andFolkArt Museum  (CAFAM) they got the clever idea of covering an entire museum in yarn. The CAFAM structure resembles a cute country cottage and YBLA thought it would be fun to make it appear more doll-like by covering the entire front with granny squares. Continue reading “Granny Squared – YBLA at the Craft and Folk Museum”