Crochet Pattern: Crosshatch Stitch Baby Blanket With Video

The Crosshatch Stitch Baby Blanket uses simple stitch pattern to create a delightful chevron without complicated decreases. Carry the unworked yarns up the side and then cover with a border to minimize the number of yarn tails you need to weave in at the end.  The beautiful unisex blanket makes a perfect gift for a … Read more

Crochet Pattern: For Kyle Baby Blanket

I love ripples. But there’s something about having a clean, straight edge on a blanket that I really enjoy. So for this baby blanket, I chose a stitch pattern that creates the appearance of a ripple when striped, but keeps the edges straight. This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided … Read more

2012 Year in Review: Charity projects and crafting for a cause

This year, I donated more projects and patterns to charity (and causes) than I have for quite a long time. I started off 2012 by making 6″ granny squares.  I sent off 40 to Binky Patrol in May as part of the Crochetlist charity challenge. In June, I hosted the charity challenge for Crochetlist on behalf … Read more

F.O. Friday and I Love Yarn Day!

Happy Friday everyone!  I’ve been thinking for a while about how to celebrate I Love Yarn Day, since I first read about it on the Craft Yarn Council website.  The CYC has several suggestions about what to do to celebrate (and several projects from famous designers, too!). My post for today is a celebration of … Read more