Summertime Tassel Sandals

Tassels are everywhere this summer! I’ve seen them on bags, shirts, key fobs and blankets. One idea has caught my eye more than once, tasseled sandals! I found some cute, strappy sandals and decided to give them a boho chic makeover.

To give you more options, I’ve made two versions, one using Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 crochet thread, and one in Aunt Lydia’s Classic 10 crochet thread.

Let’s get started!

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Mermaid Blanket Round-Up

Have you seen or made a mermaid tail blanket? These blankets are in a taper shape with fins at the bottom, and are designed to be tucked around your legs so you look like a mermaid sitting on a couch. Other versions are a large cocoon, which you can slip your legs into. There are hundreds of versions for adults and kids, plus baby cocoons and patterns for dolls. Most patterns are crocheted, although a few are knit. We have gathered some popular free patterns from around the web for you.

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July Doily of the Month

Welcome to the July Doily of the Month! Each month in 2016 we will share a new doily pattern for you to make in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. We challenged the top doily designers to create innovate designs that coordinate with the feeling of each month. Plus, every month we will select five winners to receive an Aunt Lydia’s prize pack.

For July, we have the Patriotic Pentagon Doily. This doily would be perfect as a decoration for a summer barbeque.  Continue reading “July Doily of the Month”

Donna’s Dozen Hats & Scarves for Charity

We have all heard the saying “it’s better to give than to receive” right? Well for me it truly is better to give. I would much rather sit down and make something for someone else than make something for myself. It feels even better when I know that it is needed and appreciated. Donating knit and crochet projects to charity groups is not only rewarding, but much needed. Hat and scarves are some of our most popular patterns and I can only guess that a good portion of these projects are donated to a favorite charity. I have done some of the leg work for you by searching RedHeart.com to find a dozen each hat and scarf projects. That’s right, it’s Donna’s Dozen DOUBLED!

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Bilingual Crafter Yolanda Soto-Lopez

If you like to learn crafts from YouTube videos, you’ve probably heard of Yolanda Soto-Lopez and her All Crafts Channel. Yolanda has been filming and publishing English and Spanish video tutorials for crafts for a few years now. She started her videos to help the women in her church stitching group learn new skills, and just used her laptop camera and household lamps. Now she has a dedicated studio area with an overhead camera and strong lighting, so her videos are clear and easy to see.

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