Fun Ramblings

Favorite Places to Buy Yarn

Posted in Fun Ramblings on April 16th, 2018 by Rachel Choi – 4 Comments

What’s your favorite place to buy yarn? Is it your local yarn shop or hobby store? Do you often go to the big chain stores, such as Joann, Michaels, A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby or Walmart? Do you order your yarn online? And if so, what’s your favorite websites to purchase from? Perhaps you don’t even purchase yarn since you have plenty? Or you have magical secrets for getting free yarn?

Share your favorites in the comments below and see what others are saying!

2018 Crochet Pattern Requests

Posted in Fun Ramblings on January 10th, 2018 by Rachel Choi – 9 Comments

Over the years some of the best patterns that I’ve made have come from requests from readers like you. So this year, in 2018, what are some patterns you would like to see? Are there patterns that you’ve been searching for but can’t find? Do you want a pattern for something quirky and unique? Or perhaps something classic that you can use over and over again? Are you interested in crocheting sweaters, blankets, hats, or scarves?

Let me know your thoughts and ideas, and I’ll be sure to incorporate them in my 2018 to-do list!

2018 New Year’s Crochet Resolutions

Posted in Fun Ramblings on December 29th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 3 Comments

A new year brings new crochet projects and new crochet skills and techniques to learn! What’s on your to-do list? Are you making any new year’s resolutions for crochet? Perhaps you want to make a project that you’ve been putting off, or finish a project that you started a long time ago. Maybe you want to organize your yarn stash.

Share your crochet resolutions in the comments below and let’s see if you can carry them out in the new year!

Holiday Crochet Photos!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on December 18th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 2 Comments

I love seeing what everyone is crocheting. Not only do I find inspiration in other people’s work, but it gives me a nice, warm, fuzzy feeling to know that there are folks all around the world crocheting for the holidays. It makes me feel connected, even if crocheting is usually a solo sport.

In this post, I rounded up a bunch of holiday crochet photos that were submitted by readers. Enjoy the photos and be sure to submit yours as well to show off your fantastic work! To submit photos email them to me at [email protected] and include your first name and permission for me to publish them on the blog.

Check out this little guy that Paola crocheted.

Paola crocheted this adorable cutie with the tiny star.

Loving Paola’s Christmas tree and tiny ornaments.

Jesse crocheted the Christmas Tree Hat pattern.

Jesse used the tree as a table centerpiece.

Barbie crocheted this adorable coffee cup sleeve.

Check out these adorable dolls Monika crocheted.

Monika’s elf is hanging out on the shelf.

Monkia crocheted this beautiful nativity.

Iona decorated the tree with 40 different snowflakes.

Debbie crocheted a Christmas garland with rat tail cord.

Debbie crocheted this garland to mimic traditional popcorn.

What are you crocheting for the holidays? Share your photos by emailing them to me at [email protected] and include your first name and permission for me to publish them on the blog.

Share Your Holiday Crochet Photos!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on December 8th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

Are you crocheting anything for Christmas or the holidays? Perhaps a gift of a friend or child, decorations for the house? Show off your work and see what others are crocheting! Submit your photos by emailing them to me at [email protected] and I’ll upload them to the blog for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to include your first name and permission for your photos to be published.

I can’t wait to see all of your photos. Have a merry Christmas and fun filled holiday season everyone!

What’s Your Favorite Yarn Weight?

Posted in Fun Ramblings on December 1st, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 5 Comments

Yarn comes in all sorts of different weights and thicknesses, from thin crocheting thread to super bulky weight yarn. Your favorite weight may be influenced by your favorite crochet projects. If you love doilies, then you might enjoy crochet thread. If you love clothes, you might enjoy a light weight yarn. Or perhaps your favorite yarn weight is determined by what is readily available for purchase near you. Lots of craft stores stock a lot of medium worsted weight yarn.
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Post Halloween Crochet Photos

Posted in Fun Ramblings on November 4th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 2 Comments

Although Halloween has come and gone, I’d love to show off these awesome crochet projects that readers sent in. Perhaps these fun Halloween themed crochet projects can give you inspiration for next year or for your fall and Thanksgiving decor. If you have photos that you would like to show off too, feel free to email them to me at [email protected] and I’ll be sure to add them to this roundup. Be sure you indicate that I have your permission to publish them.

Check out these cute pumpkins Cathy made.

I love Cathy’s spider on top of the pumpkin.

Angela’s pointed cat hat is so adorable.

Angela did amazing work with this cat picture.

Check out this cute ghost Angela made.

This awesome pumpkin is crocheted by Angela.

This skull that Angela made is simply amazing.

Angela’s 3 squares when put together look great.

Loving this creative, striped scarf by Angela.

Loving the non-traditional colors Mary chose for these pumpkins.

Maret Raquel crocheted a spider web shawl.

Email photos to [email protected]

Book Review and Giveaway: Design Your Own Crochet Projects

Posted in Fun Ramblings, News on November 2nd, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 84 Comments

When you think of buying a crochet book, most people are looking for a variety of patterns. Design Your Own Crochet Projects by Sara Delaney has a different approach. While still providing a variety of crochet patterns, it gives you the details on how each pattern is designed and sized. I wish there was a book like this years ago when I started designing my own crochet patterns. It gives you the insight into how the author develops her patterns so that you can extrapolate what you want to make your own.
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Share Your Halloween Crochet Photos!

Posted in Fun Ramblings on October 28th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – Be the first to comment

Did you crochet anything for Halloween? Perhaps an accessory for a costume or decorations for the house? Show off your work and see what others crocheted! Submit your photos by emailing them to me at [email protected] and I’ll upload them to the blog for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to include permission for your photos to be published.

I can’t wait to see all of your photos. Have a happy, crochet filled, Halloween everyone!

How to STOP Buying Yarn

Posted in Fun Ramblings, Tutorials and Help on October 20th, 2017 by Rachel Choi – 9 Comments

Why would someone ever want to stop buying yarn? Perhaps you’re on a tight budget or you already have an entire closet or room full of yarn you haven’t used yet. While this post’s title might seem ridiculous to some, I know there are a bunch of yarnaholics out there that might need a little (okay, more like a lot) of help taming their buying impulses.
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