How to Crochet: Tunisian Double Crochet (Tdc)

By Candace – March 13th, 2014 Be the first to comment

Did you know that you can work double crochet stitches in Tunisian crochet? Did you also know that it’s easy to do if you know the basics of Tunisian crochet and how to do a traditional double crochet? Once you learn it, you can use this stitch to add height and drape to your Tunisian pieces.
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Need a Crochet Stitch Marker? (You May Already Have One on You!)

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 11th, 2014 45 Comments

Stitch markers are one of the most basic and sometimes the one of the most fun crochet tools. For those who haven’t used them yet, crochet stitch markers are a removable tool that you place on your crochet as you are working. They serve the purpose of marking a spot in your crochet work where you are supposed to “do something,” such as start a new round, make an increase, change colors, etc. Stitch markers are often mentioned in the pattern but sometimes you’re crocheting along and you realize you could benefit from using a stitch marker. Stitch markers can be helpful in keeping count on long pieces, and a single stitch marker can hold your active crochet stitch in place while your transporting your work from place to place!

I wanted to share some of the random things I’ve used as stitch markers over the years. While I love fancy handmade stitch markers from Etsy, and I have certainly used the perfectly-sized, removable, plastic stitch markers from Clover, I have used the following items to hold my crochet for just a moment, or for a while.
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Crochet Pattern: Flor Del Amor Pillow

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – March 10th, 2014 3 Comments
My cousin and I are the same age and are four days shy of sharing the same birthday. This year I wanted to make her something handmade, so I rummaged through my yarn stash and pulled out a handful of colors I thought really fit her style. Some time later I presented her with this pillow and was pleased that she liked it. Now here is the pattern for you! Using a variety of stitches for a regal look, this pillow will grace any room in the house. Enjoy! Flor Del Amor Pillow

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Crochet Pattern: Itty Bitty Handbag

By Candace – March 8th, 2014 1 Comment
Barbie can tote around her tiny must-haves in this little handbag. Whether you just like to crochet miniature items or need to accessorize a fashion doll, this purse is a quick and easy project that will fit your needs. Feel free to use your scrap yarn of this tiny project. crochet_itty_bitty_handbag

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Crochet Pattern: Textured Facial Pad

By Candace – March 6th, 2014 2 Comments
The cotton pads you find in the store are great for using with facial cleansers. But if you want to be a little more friendly to the environment or you just don’t want to have to keep buying more, crocheting them may be the way to go. Make a stack in as may colors as you like and toss them in with the laundry when you’re done with them. crochet_facial_pad

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“Red Carpet Ready” Crochet

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – March 4th, 2014 2 Comments

How many of you love watching awards shows? I definitely think it’s fun, although I could do without all of the judgment about who looks terrible. I love to see the celebrities dressed up in their finery, but the catty criticism has got to go! They usually all look great, and if they don’t- oh well! They should still be having fun attending the Oscars! Right?

Anyway, since film awards season has finally culminated in the ultimate gala, the Academy Awards, I was thinking about how crochet can be glamorous. Crochet is a very versatile craft and has a long history of being used for formal wear. Futhermore, many major celebrities crochet, including Alyssa Milano, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Eva Longoria, and Meryl Streep! (Source) So why not glam it up with crochet?

Imagine you’re attending a gala and would like to accessorize your formal dress with crochet. Before you say that you never attend formal events, don’t forget that prom & wedding seasons are just around the corner, so you just may have occasion to try these suggestions & Crochet Spot patterns!
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Crochet Pattern: Sideways Chevron Boot Cuffs

By Candace – March 2nd, 2014 Be the first to comment
Boot cuffs are a great accessory whether you wear them just to add to an outfit or to fill in the space left in a pair of roomy boots. The chevron pattern is fun to work and simple enough for newer crocheters. The pattern is created by crocheting eyelets, row after row, establishing the sideways chevron look. The cuffs are designed with ridges on the top and bottom to keep the cuffs in place. This pattern comes with instructions for three sizes that stretch to fit a range of calves and ankles. crochet chevron boot cuffs

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Crochet Pattern: Double Layer Flower

By Candace – March 1st, 2014 2 Comments
Around here, winter feels like it’s here to stay, but crocheting colorful flowers until the real ones bloom helps keep my hopes up. This one is worked in a spiral of sorts with two layers of four petals. It makes a nice barrette, pin, or button; or you could use it to add a little pop to another project. crochet_double_layer_flower

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Different Ways to Make Pom Poms (Part One)

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – February 27th, 2014 10 Comments

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a pom pom is “an ornamental ball or tuft used especially on clothing, caps, or costumes”. Technically, they are of no real necessity compared to a hat or scarf, and yet they are so adorable and cute! Who doesn’t like a tiny tuft of yarn on the top of their hat or on the end of their scarf?!

Pom poms are incredibly easy ways to brighten up any project. Besides the aforementioned, you can also attach them to the corners of a pillow, border of a blanket, or anywhere else you might want them. I’ve even seen an entire baby’s rug made out of large, plump pom poms!

Today, I want to show you some of the ways you can make pom poms. As with most things, there are special tools you can buy at nearly any craft store that are specifically made for creating pom poms. But for some of us, the Do-It-Yourself method is more appealing. So stick around for some easy how-to’s!
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Crochet Pattern: Millie Bracelet

By Candace – February 26th, 2014 1 Comment
Millie is a beaded bracelet with a subtle ruffle effect that makes a good casual accessory for those who like everyday jewelry. More advanced beginner crocheters are encouraged to try the simple beading used in this pattern to expand their arsenal of techniques. crochet_millie_bracelet

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