I love knitting for kids. But picking the right size to make for your little recipient isn’t always easy. Let's review a few aspects of knitting for children that will hopefully make the process easier and even more enjoyable. Read more »
Don't waste time knitting a sweater you'll never wear! Here's how to guarantee you'll love your finished project. Read more »
A bright heart dishcloth is a fun, festive way to spread the love in your kitchen! Or, make a set to give as a sweet little valentine. Follow along with this fun photo tutorial on how to knit a heart dishcloth! Read more »
Did you know January is Hot Tea Month? Keep your mug warm by following this quick tutorial to make a cozy for your favorite mug. Read more »
A good blocking can take a ho-hum crocheted piece, to a stunning work of art. Blocking a project is the last and final step to making any crocheted garment not just look handmade, but polished and professional. If you’ve never blocked anything before, it can seem a little confusing. Here’s some tips to get you going. Read more »
You may be wondering, what is plarn? Plarn is plastic yarn. It's true! Plarn is made using plastic shopping bags. It can be used to make a variety of items, such as rugs, reusable grocery totes, and even hats or shoes! But before you can get to work making something with plarn, first you must make it.
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Stripes are still very popular this year, popping up in designs for men, women, kids and the home. While the idea of working with two colors of yarn, and therefore two balls of yarn, may cause you to cringe, the end result of crocheting stripes will be fun and well worth it. Read more »
When I was a new sock knitter, blocking socks seemed to be one of those things that only experienced knitters did. I didn’t have sock blockers, and to be honest, I still didn’t have a good handle on washing wool just yet. Now, as a more experienced knitter, I know the magic blocking can make. Here are some tips on how to get your handmade socks looking their best with blocking. Read more »
The crochet popcorn stitch, also known as a bobble, is a decorative crochet stitch that can add a little texture and a pop of fun to your crochet work. Learn how it's done with this quick tutorial.
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It's that time of year when we turn our hooks to the spooky side of things in anticipation of Halloween! What can you crochet for Halloween? If you're looking for inspiration, you're bound to find it in this roundup of my favorite Halloween crochet patterns, ranging from costume pieces to everyday wear. Read more »