This Mother’s Day give a heartfelt and handmade gift that really says, “I love you.” Whether you are making Mom a keepsake afghan or a scarf in her favorite color she’s sure to love the heart you put into making it.
When I learned how to crochet over 16 years ago, I thought I’d found a new favorite hobby. And though in the busyness of young motherhood I would sometimes put down the hook for a little while, I always picked it back up again, finding joy and peace inside the stitches.
Learning how to crochet can be an incredibly rewarding experience. When to comes to beginners, it is best to keep in mind easy crochet patterns to help you learn the basic skills. These 12 free crochet patterns are a great place to start learning. Continue reading “Easy Crochet Patterns”
I love experimenting with crochet stitches and techniques. It keeps things interesting and a bit challenging, too. As long as I’m learning new skills, I’ll never take my favorite hobby for granted! In this post, I’ll be sharing 6 crochet techniques you can learn or master to take your stitching to the next level, along with links to tutorials and patterns to inspire your creativity.
One of my best friends came to visit me recently and as we were watching tv a few hours before she had to go to the airport to fly back home, I asked her if she would like to learn how to crochet. Excitedly she said yes and wanted to make something blue. Continue reading “Cro-Shayley teaches a Friend to Crochet”
Have you always wished that you could do more of the advanced techniques in crochet? Just think about where you would be in your crochet skills if you learned one new technique each month in 2015. This is a 12-month guide for crochet skill-building.
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of introducing The Pasadena Crochet Meet Up to the beautiful Red Heart Soft yarn. The texture, the way it drapes, and the variety of colors are just amazing. Some of the group members opted to use Red Heart Super Saver for this project and it worked out just as well.
This past summer was an incredible one to remember with crocheters across the globe. Stitch-cation, The Crochet Crowd Challenge, launched July 1st and finished on Sept 1st, 2014, was a tremendous triumph for crocheters.
The premise of Stitch-cation was to teach crocheters stitches and to exercise personal creativity with few guidelines. Continue reading “A Stitch-cation to Remember”