The Cotton Candy Pom Pom Rug is one of my favorite patterns to come out of my Happily Hooked Magazine Contributions. I am so excited to be able to put this in my daughters room, and she is equally as thrilled to have it! I wanted something that I could make for her that looked like it had come from a name brand store should anyone come across it. I think the crisp white yarn with the fun pop of pink color really made this rug whimsical and pretty all at the same time.
As soon as I saw the new colorways of Red Heart Super Saver, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them. Super Saver is known for being durable, easy care, affordable, and available in a wide range of colors and now all of those qualities are available PLUS high end, color-shifting ombre colorways. Seriously, … Continue reading Red Heart Super Saver Ombre and a Free Pattern!
This post uses affiliate links. From the first day that I saw Mirror Image Scarves, I have been wanting to try some of the patterns inside. I’m quite fascinated by scarves of all shapes, sizes, and stitch patterns. The colors and interesting stitch patterns on the front cover enticed me to try this book for … Continue reading Mirror Image Scarves
The minute that I saw Downton Abbey on a yarn label, I knew I had to try some! The Downton Abbey yarn collection comes from Premier Yarns and features different weights and fiber blends, each named after a distinguished character from the PBS English period drama. Lady Mary is a 95% acrylic, 5% metallic DK … Continue reading Classic Clutch Purse Free Pattern
Anytime that you need to shape your crochet project, you will need to use increases or decreases to increase or decrease the number of stitches. And increase doesn't add extra bulk to your fabric but a traditional decrease adds bulk that is very noticeable to the trained eye. Take a look at the two graphics below. … Continue reading Invisible sc2tog
Take a look at this amazing crochet technique to get right side single crochet stitches on both sides of your rows! This site uses affiliate links. By working your single crochet from back to front with WS facing, you create a beautiful fabric with RS stitches on both sides! Take a look: Tip, when doing … Continue reading How to crochet RIGHT SIDE stitches in ROWS!
One of my favorite shops, The Happy Crochet Hooks Shop has a brand new line of hooks, and I am absolutely, positively head over heels! Happy Crochet Hook's new line of wooden handled hooks are a dream come true, and here's why...Take a look at this beauty. Isn't it wonderful? The wooden handle is one of … Continue reading Happy Crochet Hooks Wooden Hook Review!
When I first received my copy of Huggable Amigurumi by Shannen Nicole Chua, I skimmed through the pages and glanced at each of the designs. Many of them popped out at me because of their creativity and uniqueness. I was immediately impressed. But as I got to the end of the book and read the … Continue reading Huggable Amigurumi
March is National Crochet Month, and we're so excited! National Crochet Month is the perfect time to celebrate everything we love about the art of crochet. I personally find so much comfort in my craft. It relieves anxiety, calms me down after a long day as a mum of two young children. I love playing … Continue reading Celebrate National Crochet Month with Cactus and Cocoa!
This post uses affiliate links. Pattern testing is a unique opportunity in the crochet world to interact with pattern designers, learn the tricks of the trade, strengthen your crochet skills, and learn pattern writing techniques. Crochet pattern designers depend on testers to help them proof their patterns before publication. They need to know if their … Continue reading Pattern Testing Checklist