Every summer we vacation in Michigan. Getting to our favorite beach requires a short walk through a wooded area. I wanted to make them some cover ups this year that they could wear on our little hike to the beach. It was also important that they would be easy to get back on over wet … Continue reading Kids Swim Cover Style 1
Hello, crochet friends, sorry it has been such a LONG time since my last post. Between pandemics, derechos, and just my "normal busy" of balancing a law practice, teaching dance, and raising kiddos, my blog has really taken a back seat. However, things seem to be calming down a little. I am hoping to get … Continue reading Quickest, Easiest Magic Circle- New Tutorial
A friend of mine recently attended a presentation on homelessness in our community. One of the presenters was from a local middle school. She talked about how homelessness affects kids at her school. Being homeless can mean a lot of different things. For our community homelessness often means moving from place to place staying with … Continue reading Crochet For a Cause- Fall/Winter 2019
Lion Brand released Re-Up this spring. It's made out of a mix of recycled cotton (85%) and polyester (15%). It costs about the same as Lily Sugar N Cream and can be used in the same manner as any other cotton yarn.
n April, my daugher's preschool class learned about Reduce Reuse Recycle, and she inspired me to work on implementing those practices more at home. In particular, I started looking into what I could do with my crochet hobby. This happened to coincide with my husband cleaning out his closet, and that pile of shirts. I had seen Tshirt yarn in the stores, and I know how to make it. I had never seen yarn made from dress shirts, though. I decided to give it a try. The result was some pretty cool yarn with great patterns.
Face scrubbies make great beginner projects. These are just circles of double crochets. Super easy! They don't take much yarn, so you can get several out of one skein of Lily Sugar N Cream, or you can make them with scraps. I do recommend using cotton, because it is absorbent. These little guys are … Continue reading Basic Face Scrubbies – NEW FREE PATTERN!
In anticipation of some patterns I'd like to get posted, I wanted to add this technique video. Foundation Double Crochets were a complete game changer for me! I have tight tension, so my foundation chain rows were always too narrow. I also HATE counting out large numbers of chains and crocheting into my tight chains. … Continue reading New Tutorial! Foundation Double Crochet
I started making some crochet sandals over the last few weeks and came up with several ideas for both the front or toe straps and the ankle or back straps. I decided that the best way to share them would be as a mix and match collection. I have one full set ready so far, … Continue reading Mix and Match Crochet Sandal Patterns
This pattern is for the basic toe strap for my infant sandals, size 0-3 month. Because it's so basic, it's gender neutral and looks great in any color. These are perfect for shower gifts, gender reveal parties (make a set in either color), farmers markets or summer craft fairs, or just stocking up on cute … Continue reading Basic Toe Strap for Sandals Size 0-3 Month
I got some feedback on my first sandal pattern that people wanted a way to secure the sandals on a little better with an ankle strap. Here is a very basic strap that should work well with any style of crochet sandal. Basic Ankle Strap size 0-3 Month: Video Tutorial: Items needed: Small amount of … Continue reading Basic Ankle Strap for Crochet Sandals- 0-3 Month