This is absolutely my favorite time of year. The air is nice and cool, leaves are changing colors and switching out the wardrobe. I began getting my home ready for the cooler temperatures this past weekend.
Because I design patterns, I embrace the multiples-math that is used to make patterns work. But even a novice knitter or crocheter can use a pattern’s repeats to customize a project’s size. All you need to do is pay attention to the basics of pattern construction.
Hopscotch is a beautiful acrylic yarn with a unique and colorful dye effect. It’s worsted weight so it is perfect for all kinds of projects from garments to throws and accessories. Everyone will love projects made out of this yarn!
It’s no secret we all love stitching, and it’s a safe bet most of us love watching TV and movies too! If you’d like to combine these two hobbies; but don’t want to end up with a mess of yarn on your lap after an exciting show, check out these projects! We picked them based on their easy skill levels and repeating stitch patterns.
This is absolutely my favorite time of year. The air is nice and cool, leaves are changing colors and switching out the wardrobe. I began getting my home ready for the cooler temperatures this past weekend. Continue reading “Donna’s Dozen Fall Favorites”
When you find a crochet stitch pattern that you love, there’s a good chance that you will want to use it over and over. But what happens when you find it in one kind of pattern (such as a blanket) but want to make it in another project (such as a dishcloth)? Or even if you like the project, let’s say a scarf, but you want to make it narrower or wider than the original pattern? What you will need to do is figure out what the stitch multiples are for that pattern then adjust your starting chain with those multiples in mind. This guide will show you how to do it.
Evermore is a roving style yarn that comes in a gorgeous array of painterly colors. This yarn is made of acrylic ad a little wool blended together to create a yarn that is soft, warm and easy to use. The stunning colors make this yarn an excellent choice for apparel and accessories.
Pompoms are not just for cheerleaders anymore! Not sure if you have noticed, but pompoms are everywhere this year. They are colorful, fun and easy enough for everyone. Adding pompoms to a plain T-shirt or bag can give it a whole new inventive look. Continue reading “Pompom Party”
It’s time for a crochet-along with Marly Bird! After a general inquiry in the CAL group for what you want to learn how to make, it has been decided that we’ll be crocheting the Granny Square Cardigan designed by Marly, herself. This cardigan is made using Unforgettable yarn. It has the look of a cardigan but the easy fit and coziness of a shrug.
Continue reading “Granny Square Cardigan CAL by Marly Bird”