Posts Tagged ‘house’

Crochet Pattern: Electric Cord Cover

Posted in Free Crochet Patterns on June 6th, 2012 by Emilee Gettle – 10 Comments
I found a beautiful siamese kitty at the humane society who has forever won a place in my heart. However, she has one bad habit and that’s chewing on electric cords. More than once my computer speakers have went dead and my mouse kicked the bucket too, thanks to her naughty vice. So, I became desperate to find a solution. Thankfully, through the crafting grapevine, I heard of crocheting a cover over the electric cords to discourage chewing. I decided to give it a try and it is oh so easy to do! I recommend using black scrap yarn to blend in with the cord.

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How to Start Your Own Crochet Guild

Posted in Tutorials and Help on September 7th, 2010 by Emilee Gettle – 5 Comments

Years ago crafting as a group was a way of life. Women gathered from rural areas to share gossip, laughter and tears while creating something useful together. They made gifts for family, quilts to raffle, and in wartimes needed items for servicemen. It encouraged creativity and gave these ladies an excuse to slow down and do something with their hands other than cleaning or preparing the next meal. These quilting bees or sewing circles were the highlight of the week as old friends gathered and new friends were made. It’s a great thing to reinstate if you don’t have a fiber arts guild in your area. Here are a few pointers on how to get one started! read more »

Crochet for the Kitchen

Posted in Best Crochet Patterns, Fun Ramblings on July 8th, 2010 by Alicia Kachmar – 7 Comments


When I take a break from making cute crochet toys, which is rare, I try to come up with “practical” projects to make. (Well, I think cute crochet toys are practical, but that’s another story). I tend to stick to things I can wear, such as scarves or hats, but in summer weather? No thanks! The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, the source of edible goodness and culinary creativity. It only makes sense to throw some creative crochet into the mix.

“Crochet for the Kitchen” immediately makes me think of dishcloths, because of the inevitable clean-up involved in all-things-kitchen. Here are five dishcloth patterns for whoever is on clean-up duty. Maybe they’ll actually make it fun?

How about some thick potholders? Crochet potholders are quick to whip up, even when they have multiple layers. And you’ll need those multiple layers, if say you want them to be…practical!

A cozy mug sweater and a pot handle cozy combine the best of cute and functional–keeping your fingertips safe from heat and dressing up plain kitchenware to boot.

Placemats are one of those “extras” that I may not ever want to spend the money on, but if I can crochet something to my liking using some multi-colored yarn? I’m in!

What do you like to crochet for your kitchen?