It’s a pattern release party! Mod Floral Mandalas is here! Let me show you how to make the mini version (it’s a free excerpt) and then you can enter to win that mini plus a couple of coasters!Read More: Mod Floral Mandalas: Free Pattern Excerpt and Giveaway!
An hour or two in front of the tv is all it takes to work up this handy little cozy that lets you enjoy hot drinks in your favorite mason jar without burning your fingers off.Read More: Crocheted mason jar cozy
Did you think this day would never come? It sometimes feels like that when you work on the same project for so many weeks! But here we are, the body of the blanket complete, perfectly rectangular, and ready for a decorative edge. As you can see above, I chose to do a granny-style border on […]Read More: Finishing the hexagon blanket!
Last week we covered how to deal with the big gaps on the sides of the blanket by filling them in with half hexagons. Today, we’ll talk about the zig-zaggy edges. By the time we’re done with this step, the blanket will be a perfect rectangle. If you look at the top edge of your […]Read More: How to make a straight edge on a hexagon blanket
Today we are going to take your mostly-finished blanket and begin squaring-off the sides. I’ll be honest. This is the part of the project that really excited me the most when Boring Office Guy and I were first exploring the idea of making him a hexagon blanket. Most of the googling I did turned up […]Read More: How to crochet a half hexagon
Another week, another hexagon blanket update! How is yours coming along? As of Friday night, I had met my goal of doubling the number of hexagons I’d joined. I got it up to 36. I spent Saturday getting 18 more hexagons all done (except for their joining rounds), and I plan to spend the rest […]Read More: Weaving in ends
How is everybody doing with their hexagon blankets? I’ve heard from a few of you who said you started – yay! It’s fun to know that I’m not doing this by myself, and I really can’t wait to see how yours are progressing. If you blog about it, be sure to link to your post […]Read More: How to connect one granny hexagon to two (or more) others
So, you made your first hex for the Lakeside Forest Blanket. Congratulations! That’s one down, ninety-eight more to go… Before I show you how to connect two hexes together, let’s talk a little bit about blanket design and the placement of these hexagons. My blanket will be 11 x 9, and the motifs will be […]Read More: How to connect one granny hexagon to another
Are we ready to start making our Lakeside Forest Blankets? In this lesson, I’ll show you how to crochet a single granny hexagon. We’ll be joining all of the hexagons as we go, so consider this your starting motif. It is the only one you will make that is a standalone hexagon. Any subsequent motifs […]Read More: How to crochet a granny hexagon
When I am buying yarn, I am always happiest when it comes in ball or skein format. And if I can locate the end that’s stuffed in the middle so that I can pull the yarn out from there, all the better. I prefer a center-pull ball to a ball where the working end is […]Read More: How to make a center pull ball