3 Tips for Making Your Crochet and Knit Baby Gifts Amazing | #Crochet #TipsTuesday

If you’re like many crocheters and knitters, you love making gifts for babies. These projects are relatively small and portable, so they’re fun to make year round, and these gifts are loved and cherished by parents and babies alike. Here are three tips for making amazing baby gifts every time! This post contains affiliate links. Choose the right … Read more

How To Join Granny Squares (or Other Projects) with the Mattress Stitch | #Crochet #TipsTuesday

I don’t think it’s any secret that I love to crochet blankets and granny squares. (if you need further evidence, you may enjoy my free crochet pattern for the Mod 9-Patch Blanket.) I’ve experimented with many different joining techniques and to be honest, I don’t have a favorite. Today, I’m sharing one way to easily join granny … Read more

#Crochet #TipsTuesday: How to add a project to Ravelry for an online crochet- or knit-a-long

We’re only one week into July and it’s already shaping up as the summer of the online crochet-a-long (CAL). I just started the Picnic Basket Shawl CAL last week, and there are several more fun crochet-a-longs in progress, including the Sea-Foam Mandala Pillow CAL on Crochet Memories, the Christmas Present CAL on ELK Studio, the Wildflower Shoulder Bag … Read more

5 Tips for Successful Yarn Substitutions | #Crochet #TipsTuesday

Have you ever found the perfect pattern but you want to use a different yarn than the one that’s recommended? Maybe the yarn is too expensive, too difficult to locate, or discontinued. Or, perhaps you just want to use some yarn that is already in your stash. Yarn substitution isn’t as challenging as it can seem, … Read more