Celeste Skinny Scarf Crochet Pattern

I’m sharing an easy skinny scarf crochet pattern as part of the charity spotlight series to meet the donation requirements of Handmade Especially for You. This pattern uses 3 fashion yarns to add sparkle and glitter and make it a cute skinny scarf for wearing indoors. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation … Read more

Wristlet Tote: Easy Sewing Pattern for Beginners

In today’s Sewing Basics post, I’m sharing an easy sewing pattern for beginners that is interesting enough for experienced sewists looking for a quick project. The Wristlet Tote is perfect for carrying your phone, your ID card or debit card, and other essentials while at work or on the go.    This post contains affiliate links. … Read more

Sectional Blanket 1: Staggered Posts

Welcome to Week 1 of the Sectional Blanket mystery crochet along! This week, we will crochet our first section. The Staggered Posts section uses four different types of post stitches to create an interesting texture. I’ve included a video tutorial to demonstrate all four front post stitches for the front post single crochet (FPsc), front … Read more

Stitch Sampler Ornaments – An Easy Sewing Gift Idea or Party Activity

Today’s Sewing Basics post is a fun project that will get you familiar with your sewing machine while also turning out a great last-minute gift or decoration: a stitch sampler ornament! I tried this easy sewing gift idea with a dozen college students (most of whom had never used a sewing machine before) and we … Read more

Sweet Summer Baby Blanket KAL: Cables on Seed Stitch Square

I’m joining the Sweet Summer Baby Blanket Knit Along with the pattern for the Cables on Seed Stitch Square. This pattern uses a simple cable on a seed stitch background to add lots of texture. This pattern includes a video tutorial for the C4F cable (also known as the 2-2 LC, or the 4-stitch left-leaning … Read more

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