Interview with Sandie Petit, founder of Crochet Cabana

This post contains affiliate links. In the early 2000s, when I first learned to read crochet patterns, there weren’t many good crochet websites.  One that I would visit time and again for help understanding a new technique was Crochet Cabana.  Even now, as a crochet teacher I often refer beginners to this wonderful site.  So … Read more

Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class – Bullion stitch blocks, week 1

This post contains affiliate links. This post is part of my Year of Projects: Crochet Master Class series. You can read the other posts in this series here. With my woven crochet clutch finished, I was ready to embark on a new chapter in Crochet Master Class.  I had the desire for texture, so I … Read more

Book review: Custom Crocheted Sweaters

This post contains affiliate links. I recently received a review copy of Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit by Dora Ohrenstein, of Crochet Insider fame, from the nice people at Lark Crafts. Like most crocheters, I’ve been waiting a long time for a book like this.  Although I personally have little interest in actually making … Read more

FO Friday: Irish Rose Choker!

Thanks to everyone who commented about my button choices for the Irish Rose choker.  In the end, I went with one of the small coordinating red buttons. There’s so much I like about this project: I used stash yarn from a swap, I worked with a motif that I love, I practiced another technique from … Read more

Interview with crochet designer, Vashti Braha

This post contains affiliate links. I am so excited to share an interview with Vashti Braha today.  I first learned about Vashti’s work because, as you know, I love Tunisian crochet, and she has designed some amazing Tunisian crochet patterns.  I’m a devoted subscriber to her Crochet Inspirations newsletter.  If you love to crochet, you … Read more

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