Fun Ramblings

Do You Wear Crochet Scarves in the Spring and Summer?

Posted in Fun Ramblings on April 15th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

Scarves aren’t just for the cold winter months. If you love scarves you can wear them all year around regardless of the weather. The key is to choose a scarf pattern that is light and airy for the warmer months and bulky and warm for the colder months. Scarves are wonderful for accessorizing and adding a pop of color and texture to an outfit.

But how many of us actually wear scarves in the spring and summer? Do you? Do you tend to only use them as a necessity during the cold winter months or do you actually love them so much you will wear them all year around? Share you thoughts in the comments below and see what others are saying!

P.S. Feel free to check out the crochet scarf page for patterns!

The Great Spring Crochet Destash!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on April 7th, 2017 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – Be the first to comment

It is hard to believe that one quarter of 2017 is already behind us! For readers in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to gear up for warmer weather and sunshine, and shed all of the extraneous yarn and supplies that kept you warm all winter long. But regardless of your location, now is a great time to make a commitment to destash! Read this post and make a plan to get rid of the supplies that have long plagued you and get your space ready for creativity.




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Prisoners Crochet Plarn Mats for the Homeless

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on March 31st, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 1 Comment

Recently we discussed different charities that we all crochet for, and one of the activities mentioned was crocheting plarn (plastic yarn) mats for the homeless. So I wanted to share this fantastic video that I came across where prisoners crocheted plastic mats for the homeless as well.

If you are interested in using up your grocery bags to crochet mats for the homeless, feel free to check out our free plarn tutorial to get started creating your plastic strips. Once you have your plarn made, you can crochet single or even double crochet rows to create your mat!

What Charity Do You Crochet For?

Posted in Fun Ramblings on March 10th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 32 Comments

When I first started crocheting, I realized that a large portion of the crochet community crochets for charity. Whether its making baby hats for a local hospital, or mats for the homeless, there seems to be countless ways to contribute.

In this post, I would love to discuss what charity you enjoy crocheting for.

  • What charity do you crochet for?
  • What items do you like to make for charity?
  • How percentage of your crochet projects go to charity?
  • Do you crochet for more than one charity?

Share your thoughts and join the discussion in the comments below!

If you don’t already crochet for charity, but would like to get involved, feel free to check out our Charity Page to find a charity to crochet for!

Giveaway Winner: Every Which Way Crochet Borders

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on March 2nd, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 1 Comment

Thank you to all the participants who entered into the giveaway and everyone who followed the blog tour. Also thank you to Storey Publishing for letting us be apart of the blog tour and allowing us to give away a free copy of the book! Without further ado, the winner of the giveaway is…
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Giveaway Ends Soon!

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on February 23rd, 2017 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

If you haven’t done so already, head on over to the giveaway post and enter to win a copy of Every Which Way Crochet Borders – 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings by Edie Eckman. Read the review on the book to give you an idea of what’s inside and take a sneak peak at a free crochet pattern from the book. To win a free copy of the book, simply leave a comment on the giveaway post (not this post). Good luck everyone!

Giveaway Winner: Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters

Posted in Fun Ramblings on February 17th, 2017 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 2 Comments

I was thrilled to see the great response to the Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters giveaway! A lucky winner has been chosen, was notified, and has received her prize. The lucky winner was…

Helena, whose comment is below.

Helena is a beginner crocheter, so the book will serve as a sound foundation for her hobby! Don’t despair if you didn’t win. Rachel has yet another giveaway planned and it’s up right now. Click over to the Every Which Way Crochet Borders Book Review, Free Pattern, and Giveaway. This is the latest from Edie Eckman, who is fiber arts royalty. I have two other books in her series, and they are incredible, so this one is sure to please as well.

As always, thanks for reading and leave your thoughts, ideas, comments, and questions in the comment section below.

Every Which Way Crochet Borders Book Review, Free Pattern, and Giveaway

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on February 9th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 131 Comments

I’m so excited to be apart of the blog tour for Every Which Way Crochet Borders – 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings by Edie Eckman. In this post I’ll start with a complete review of the book with my honest option so that you can decide if the book is right for you. Then I’ll include a free pattern excerpted from the book (thank you Storey Publishing). Finally, there will be a free giveaway for you to enter to win a copy of the book. This will be a loooooong post, so feel free to jump around to any section that interests you!
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Book Review & Giveaway: Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters

Posted in Fun Ramblings on January 3rd, 2017 by Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 162 Comments

Melissa Leapman is fiber arts royalty as a prolific and celebrated designer. Known for knitting as well as crochet, Leapman has built a robust career with over 1000 published patterns in print. Her wealth of design experience serves as a foundation for her beautiful, new reference book, Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters. Read on to find out a bit about the book, and to see how you can win a copy!





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2017 Crochet Resolutions

Posted in Fun Ramblings on December 29th, 2016 by Rachel Choi – 13 Comments

Every year people make resolutions, so why not make crochet resolutions too? It can be anything from learning a new crochet technique, or perhaps finishing a project you started 2 years ago. Leave your resolutions in the comments below and we can help each other reach them throughout the year!

What are your crochet resolutions? Share yours in the comments below and see what others are planning!