FO Friday: Grannies on parade

This post contains affiliate links. I finished up nine granny squares this week to donate to the Crochetlist April charity challenge, the Binky Patrol in Arizona.  These were all made with acrylic stash yarns.  Since the squares need to be 6 inches, I’ve made minor modifications to each pattern to adjust the size. The first … Read more

Knit and Crochet Design Week with Stacey Trock

Stacey Trock from FreshStitches is one of my favorite bloggers and designers to follow.  She shares some really great projects, tips, and photos on her blog, and she is hosting Knit and Crochet Design Week from March 12 – 17.  I’m really excited to participate and to share my introductory post! Who am I? Welcome … Read more

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

Book Review: Teach a Group of Kids to Crochet

This post contains affiliate links. A few weeks ago, I taught my first crochet class for a group of kids (as part of a series of classes) through the Queens Library.  I’ve taught crochet classes with kids and adults combined before, and I’ve also taught one-on-one lessons for kids.  In preparation for the class, I … Read more

Must-Have Beginner Crochet Books

This post contains affiliate links. Happy Thanksgiving! Just in time for the holidays, I decided to update my post on must-have beginner knitting resources with a crochet version.  I’ve been crocheting for 27 years and have been a Craft Yarn Council certified crochet instructor and teacher since 2008.  I’ve taught about 125 beginners to crochet since … Read more