How to Crochet: Tunisian Crochet in the Round

By Candace – October 18th, 2016 Be the first to comment

If you’ve looked online for Tunisian crochet in the round videos, you’ve probably found lots of tutorials using a double-ended hook and two balls of yarn. My method is a bit different and, in my opinion, simpler. It requires only one ball of yarn and a crochet hook with a flexible cord (single- or double-ended hooks are fine).

This method is a lot like traditional crochet in the round, so if you can do that and already know the basics of Tunisian crochet, you’re good to go.
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Crochet Pattern: Christmas Character Ball Ornaments (Set #2)

By Rachel Choi – October 15th, 2016 Be the first to comment

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If you crocheted the original Christmas Character Ball Ornament Set, here are more characters to add to the collection! This set has 5 new characters: angel, drummer boy, nutcracker, penguin, and polar bear. Each character is crocheted in the round, in the shape of a traditional Christmas ball ornament, but has added limbs, face, and accessories to make each of them unique. Crochet all of the characters for your tree or give them as gifts.

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Crochet Pattern: Chihuahua Ears Headband

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 13th, 2016 Be the first to comment
While this may be a controversial position, I believe the chihuahua is both the cutest and mightiest of dogs! I am excited to share the love by designing this cute chihuahua ears headband. The ears are constructed separately and then affixed to a store-bought, plastic headband. This could be the beginning of an easy Halloween costume.

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Finished Size: Each ear measures 3″ (8 cm) wide, 3″ (8 cm) tall

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Crochet Pattern: Lackadaisy Slouchy Hat

By Candace – October 11th, 2016 Be the first to comment
Here’s a pattern that’s great for both simple and busy colorways. If you’re like me and love the speckled colorways that are popular now, you’ve been looking for the perfect pattern to use it on. Such a busy yarn would swallow anything too complicated, so keep it simple with alternating ridges. The hat has a slightly slouchy fit that can be adjusted by adding to or subtracting from the the height of the plain double crochet section. crochet_lackdaisy_hat

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Crochet Pattern: Pumpkin Bag

By Rachel Choi – October 8th, 2016 Be the first to comment

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Use this pumpkin bag as a cute table decoration or for toddlers and small children to trick or treat with. The pumpkin is designed with textured stitches to create a ridged look. It is crocheted seamlessly in the round, like a spiral. The handle and face are crocheted separately and then sewn onto the bag. Feel free to leave off the jack o’lantern face for a classic pumpkin or be creative and add your own face design.

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Crochet Pattern: Panda Headband

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – October 6th, 2016 2 Comments
Who says that kids should have all the fun? This cute and whimsical panda headband will keep your ears warm and lift your mood. Good for adults aged 18 to 108, this headband also serves as an earwarmer in the colder weather. It could be a great accessory for Halloween, or anytime you feel like rocking panda ears.

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Finished Size: 22 1/2″ (57 cm) circumference, fits most adults. Instructions to adjust size are included in pattern.

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How to Estimate Yarn Lengths

By Candace – October 4th, 2016 2 Comments

Now that I have a scale that measures small amounts, I can figure out how much yarn I’ve used and how much yarn I have left, and if you have one you can, too. It’s pretty easy, and it will help when it’s time to plan projects using unfinished skeins. It can also help if you’re breaking up a huge skein and winding it into more manageable balls. All you need is a kitchen scale and some basic math.

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Kitchen scales can be pretty inexpensive. Even electronic ones can cost less than $10. Mechanical ones are even cheaper.


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Crochet Pattern: Mermaid Tail Blanket (3 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – October 1st, 2016 10 Comments

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This pattern contains 3 sizes: toddler, child, and adult. Crochet a cute, mermaid tail blanket for anyone in the family. You can even crochet mother and daughter matching blankets. If you’re looking for an in-between size, this pattern is also easily adjusted to make it any size you desire. No sewing is required for this pattern. The blanket is crocheted in the round from the bottom up using an easy shell stitch pattern. The tail is crocheted with varying stitches of different heights to create the unique, curved shape.

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Crochet Decorations for Fall

By Rachel Choi – September 29th, 2016 1 Comment

I love decorating for Fall, Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving! There are a lot of decorations to crochet, such as leaf garlands, pumpkins, and even mason jar cozies. You can even crochet new placemats for your family dinners. In this post I rounded up a few fall themed patterns. Don’t forget you can always crochet other home decor patterns using fall colors.
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Garden State Sheep and Fiber Festival

By Candace – September 27th, 2016 Be the first to comment

Well, I recently went to another fiber festival, the 2016 Garden State Sheep and Fiber Festival, which means I went on another search for crochet samples in the vendors’ booths. This go-round, I met with success. Check out these shawls!
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