New Year, New Skill Crochet-a-Long with CAL Central

The beginning of the year is a great time to take on new challenges and adventures, don’t you think? We kept this in mind as we were planning the first crochet-a-long for our (newly renamed) CAL Central groups on Facebook and Ravelry! This post includes all the information you’ll need to join us and will … Read more

Holiday Stashdown Challenge 2016 Sponsor Spotlight: Quarto Group

In this post, I’m spotlighting one of our sponsors for the end-of-CAL giveaway for the Holiday Stashdown Crochet-a-Long. (If you’re just learning about the CAL now, you can find more details here.) This post contains affiliate links. This post’s featured sponsor is the Quarto Group. Show your support by following Quarto Publishing on Facebook | … Read more

Crochet Pattern: Grit Stitch Manicure Roll (Spa Basket CAL)

I’m excited to be sharing my pattern today for the Spa Basket Crochet-a-Long! You can find more information about this fun CAL, including links to all of the other patterns and more details about the giveaway prizes, in this post on Stitches ‘N’ Scraps. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart. Before … Read more

Free pattern: Holiday Hostess with the Mostest Shawlette | #HolidayStashdownCAL2016

When I was growing up, we spent most holidays at my maternal grandparents’ house. This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart. My grandmother would spend most of the day making everyone else feel comfortable. She would have multiple dishes cooking and, while the guests were often dressed … Read more

Free pattern: The Semi-Slouch Hat (2016 Holiday Blog Hop)

Back in June, I had the chance to visit The National NeedleArts Association summer show. This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Universal Yarn. Universal Yarn had a large booth. Perhaps it was the air conditioning speaking, but I thought I heard this deep red colorway call out to … Read more

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