Cro-Shayley makes Red Heart’s Trendy Top Overlay


Are you a fan of the Holey Tops that are in style? Ever walk into a store and see some on the rack but just don’t want to pay $30 or more for Trendy Top Overlayone? Well, I don’t know about you, but now that I know how to crochet, I just can’t see myself spending that kind of money when I can just go home and make it! And since I’m not ready to let summer go quite yet, I finally decided to make one, the Trendy Top Overlay. Maybe I’ll get a few wears out of the top before it gets too cold.   Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Red Heart’s Trendy Top Overlay”

Cro-Shayley Teaches Her Nieces How to Hand-Chain

Need a fun craft project for little girls? Three words: Hand Chain Scarf! This project can be complete in minutes and you don’t even have to know how to knit or crochet — all you do is use your hands. My nieces were visiting from out of town and were wanting to make something cool. I happened to have 2 extra balls of Boutique Ribbons in Marble and Aurora so I decided to teach them how to make a hand chain scarf.

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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”

Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Fruity Sandals

Are you and your newborn heading to a pool party anytime soon?  Do you have a friend that’s expecting that loves the beach or lake?  A good college friend of mine is due to have a precious little girl in July and I’m attending her baby shower this weekend.  She frequently has weekend getaways to the lake and when I saw the Fruity Sandals in the July/August issue of Crochet Today, I most certainly had to make them for her!
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Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Tootsie Top

tootsie topReady for Spring?  I sure am!  I like lace-stitch style shirts and wearing tank tops underneath so when I saw the fun Tootsie Top pattern in Crochet Today’s May/June 2013 issue I just had to make it!  In the past, I had a tendency to make projects that had a quick turn-around so making a top like this, in my mind, was a little out of my league.  Especially when I saw that the pattern was an intermediate skill level.  I got a little nervous, but I decided what the heck!  I stuck with it and didn’t quit!

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Brooklyn Craft Camp March 16, 2013

Live near Brooklyn and need something fun to do next weekend?  Are you a DIY craft lover?  Get crafty and check out the Brooklyn Craft Camp March 16, 2013.  It’s 1 day only happening in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Some of NYC’s best craft authors and bloggers will be there showing off their skills. says, “It’s a DIY party, all day long!” Continue reading “Brooklyn Craft Camp March 16, 2013”