Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Ali Cape

crochettodayalicapeHave you ever found a project that you just haaaaad to make then once you got started you realized how much work had to go into and soon the project became a UFO (unfinished object)? Well, that is precisely what happened here. Back in November, I was flipping through the January 2014 issue of Crochet Today and found this beautiful Ali Cape. I had never attempted a cape or poncho before so I thought now is the time! Kudos to you poncho and cape designers, knitters and crocheters out there! I now know the time and effort you put into projects like this. I started this project in November and just finished last week. But, to give myself some credit, I put the project aside multiple times to make Christmas, birthday and baby gifts and eventually came back to it. So I didnt completely give up, I’d just rather say, I took my time. ;)

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Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Dasher Gloves

Have you started on your Christmas presents yet? You know Christmas is just around the corner; so close that we are on Week 4 of 12 Weeks of Christmas. Crochet Today's Dasher GlovesEEEK! That means you’ve got 8 weeks to get your rear in gear. ;) If you’re in need of some fun Christmas gifts or inspiration on your holiday home décor, search for our Christmas patterns and check our our newest free Holiday eBook, Have a Cozy Holiday.

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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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