Crochet Pattern: Granny in the Corner

This motif combines two of my favorite things: the Traditional Granny Square and a mitered square. (If you love mitered squares, too, check out my free patterns for the Mitered Square Pet Blanket and the Tunisian Crochet Mitered Square Pillow.) Combining a granny with a mitered square creates an interesting combination of lace and solid … Read more

Crochet Pattern: Traditional Granny Half-Square Triangle

Yesterday, I shared my version of the Traditional Granny Square pattern. This triangle forms a half-square version of that traditional granny square. Half-square triangles are great for filling in corners when you join granny squares on point, and they also make great triangular shawls! This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no … Read more

Crochet pattern: My Buddy Friend

Back in January, I went to Phoenix for Creativation, the trade show of the Association for Creative Industries. One of the best parts of this event was getting the opportunity to meet representatives (in person!) from some of the craft brands I work with all the time. This post contains affiliate links. Materials for the … Read more

5 Reasons to Use Locking Stitch Markers | #Crochet #TipsTuesday

For most of my crochet life, I didn’t use locking stitch markers. If a pattern called for a stitch marker, I used scrap yarn instead. Once I started knitting, more patterns called for stitch markers and scrap yarn was a bit harder to substitute. I decided to buy locking stitch markers, which could be used for both … Read more

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