Archive for crochet
Good news! Now you can get some of my patterns by themselves (i.e. without tutorials). This is great, if you don’t need the hand-holding and just want the instructions. Save some moolah!continue reading "Just the Patterns"
The Lakeside Forest Blanket pattern and tutorial PDF has been upgraded! It’s newly-formatted for a more pleasant reading experience. Come learn to make a straight-sided granny hexagon blanket even a teenager could lovecontinue reading "Lakeside Forest Blanket – UPGRADED!"
Polka Dot Cottage and CraftyPod are teaming up to bring you the Tackling the BIG Project Blog Hop! For my part, I talk about crocheting a blanket and tell you how an instant-gratification junkie like me, meets the challenges of dealing with a long-term project like the Mod Floral Blanketcontinue reading "Tackling the BIG Project: Crocheted Blankets"
I made a video for you: learn how to do all of the crochet stitches necessary to make a Mod Floral Blanket! Also, a winner is announced for the blanket eBook giveaway.continue reading "Crochet basics demonstrated, plus a winner!"
To celebrate the publication of my new crochet pattern and tutorial (The Mod Floral Blanket) I am giving away a copy to one lucky winner, and giving away 50% off coupons to the first 20 people to make a purchase. Come join the party!continue reading "Mod Floral Blanket: coupon + giveaway!"
After spending the better part of 2013 (off and on) working on this lap blanket, I finally stitched the last stitch this week. Yay! Come have a lookcontinue reading "And then there were three."
Labor Day Weekend – my opportunity to labor on precious little aside from my Mod Floral Blanket. It’s almost finished. Come have a peek!continue reading "Almost there"
It’s been an on-again/off-again kind of relationship between me and my mod floral blanket this summer. Right now, we’re on, and we’ve gone pretty far…continue reading "Blanket progress"
Probably the least exciting aspect of trying to knit or crochet a garment that fits properly is the making of the swatch. I skip it whenever I can, but sometimes it’s pretty clear that I’d be stupid not to do it. A little cocktail may help me get through swatching…continue reading "Drinking and swatching"
I have spent the last few months being ever so persnickety about a new mod floral crochet blanket for myself: crocheting, ripping back, crocheting again. And now that I have finally figured out how to proceed, and gotten about 1/4 of the way done, I don’t really feel like working on it anymore. Oh no – say it isn’t so!continue reading "Summer crochet. Or not?"