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‚Äôs 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

How To Crochet the Slanted Puff Shell Stitch

The Slanted Puff Shell Stitch is a shell stitch that is similar to a v-stitch. It’s a very pretty stitch that you can use for a many projects, and I’ll be using it in an upcoming shawl pattern. I’ve included both a video tutorial and the written pattern description so you can crochet the way … Read more

Lamb Stitch Crochet Pattern: Plush Shag Pillow

I’m kicking off the Cozy at Home Crochet Along with CAL Central with this ultra cozy and super plush pattern. The lamb stitch mimics the look of deep pile shag and with a soft, chenille-feel yarn, you’ll just love to run your fingers through the Plush Shag Pillow! This post contains affiliate links. I may … Read more

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