New Year, New Skill CAL Week 2: Double-Ended Crochet

I love double-ended crochet, and it’s very related to Tunisian crochet, so it seemed like a great technique for Week 2 of the New Year, New Skill crochet-a-long! This week features three different double-ended crochet patterns! (If you’re just hearing about the CAL, you can find more details and a regularly updated schedule here.) This … Read more

Free double-ended Tunisian crochet pattern: Skinny Minny Scarf

Double-ended crochet is one of my favorite hidden secrets of crochet. It’s much easier to do than it seems and it creates fabulous reversible projects. This post contains affiliate links. If you’ve never done double-ended crochet before, the Skinny Minny Scarf is the perfect pattern to try it on. I used two different weights of … Read more

Giving Tuesday – The Crochet (and Knitting) Way

Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving. I’m sharing some of my favorite crochet and knitting related charity links today in honor of this event, which encourages us to put aside the shopping for a moment during the holiday season. I hope this roundup with inspire you to share your talent (or money!) with … Read more

Crochet Pattern: Tadley’s Diagonal Blanket

My regular blog readers know I have a soft spot in my heart for baby blankets. I actually love crocheting blankets in general, but by the time I get about halfway through a full sized blanket, I’m usually questioning my own sanity. Baby blankets are much faster to make, and they always seem to be cherished … Read more

A Challenge Accepted

Life became rather too complex for me to do any work towards Year of Projects goals.  And, then, suddenly it was December. Last year, I did a lot of advanced holiday crafting, and I even finished all of my gifts by mid-November.  This year, not so much.  When Thanksgiving rolled around last week, I realized I … Read more