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 and 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”
I received this beautiful yarn today. Unforgettable from Red Heart Boutique. The color is Petunia, 3950. Who would believe this is 100% acrylic yarn? I can’t wait to get started. Continue reading “The Diary of an Unforgettable Sweater by Guest Blogger Joan Barnett”
Do you need a new summer tote? Make Crochet Today’s Neon Tote to match your summer style. Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Neon Tote”
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!
Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Fruity Sandals”
When I see a project that I feel like making the first thing that I think about is what color would look good in my house or for the person I may give it to. I also look at how much time it will take. I work full-time, have two busy children, three dogs and a husband so my time is limited. I do love to make these wonderful creations so I usually look for easy, fast and beautiful projects. Continue reading “Love the Project, Make it Your Own! By Guest Blogger Donna Stinson”
Does the Tooth Fairy need to come make a special visit to your home sometime soon? If so, be sure to make Crochet Today’s Tooth Fairy Pillow so the special fairy will be sure to easily find the tooth and leave a little surprise behind for the next morning. Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s Tooth Fairy Pillow”
I recently moved and didn’t have enough throw pillows, so I decided to make my own! I choose the Ruffle Rose Pillow (LW2505) from RedHeart.com. I adapted the pattern to fit my needs and style of crochet, and I wanted to walk you through it. Continue reading “Crocheting a Ruffle Rose Pillow”
Need a quick Easter gift for a little someone you know? Or how about a fun centerpiece for this Sunday’s Easter lunch or dinner? I’ve decided to surprise my nephew with Crochet Today’s March Hare Slippers and fill them with candy and bubbles. Continue reading “Cro-Shayley makes Crochet Today’s March Hare Slippers”
Hello Fellow Crafters,
My name is Diane and I love Red Heart Yarn. I have crocheted and knitted for many years, so when I started working in the payroll department here I was happy to be able to be around yarn more than at other companies in my past. My first encounter with thread was when I was a small child my grandmother taught me how to make hairpin lace and attach to a hankie. Ooops! I’m dating myself. I also have fond memories of my Mom and me getting the sale papers for yarn and figuring out what patterns we were going to make and trying to be one of the first customers at the store to be sure that we got the yarn we needed. Of course you had to paw through a lot of yarn to get all you wanted in the same dye lot. It was very important that you bought extra so you wouldn’t run out. And my father’s unique take on what he saw my Mom doing while crocheting her doilies, he called it “Knotting Thread”. I still refer to that phrase. Continue reading “Guest Blogger Diane Marsh Makes a Retro Pillow”
Ready 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!