Indie Design Gift-a-Long Launch!

It’s that time of year again! I hope you’re as excited about the Indie Design Gift-a-Long as I am! The Indie Design Gift-a-Long is an annual Ravelry extravaganza celebrating knitting and crochet. It kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern and runs through December 31, 2014 and includes about 6 weeks of crochet- and knit-a-long … Read more

Announcing the Scraptastic Shawl(ette) with Crochet Button Spring Cleaning CAL!

If you’re like me, you are in a constant battle with your stash. My Scraptastic Shawlette with Crochet Button is the perfect stashbuster, and it can easily be resized from a small shawlette into a jumbo shawl. I made the sample with 500 yards of medium weight yarn, but you can use any type of … Read more

Announcing the Rectangular Sampler Blanket CAL!

I’m really excited to announce the lastest crochet-a-long for one of my  patterns.  You may remember the Rectangular Sampler Blanket as the free pattern I released on my second blogiversary. This is a quick pattern for baby, stroller, or charity blankets. You can use up scraps with a stashbuster, or you can used planned colors, … Read more

Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL: Finishing Off

Welcome to the Pineapples for Everyone Shawl CAL!  If you’re just joining in, you can find the free pattern here.  Ravelry members can join our CAL chat here.  Our tag is 2013PFEcal. As I mentioned last week, I finished my shawl but it was in need of some blocking.  Confession time: I hate blocking. It may be … Read more

Favorite Online Crochet Resources: Tips and Tricks from FreshStitches

Every Saturday during National Crochet Month 2013, I’ll be highlighting one of my favorite online crochet resources.  Today’s featured site is FreshStitches, my favorite source of tips and tricks for crochet and small (crafty) business. This post contains affiliate links. I’m a huge fan of Stacey Trock, also known as FreshStitches.  I had the pleasure … Read more

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