I have known Jennifer Dougherty, of Crochet by Jennifer, for several years now and I am so excited to be able to hold her new book, Crochet Style in my hands. I have been crocheting Jennifer’s patterns for over five years and each time that I need to crochet a gift, I always choose one … Continue reading “Crochet Style by Crochet by Jennifer” Book Review
At Cactus and Cocoa, we love a new trend. And we see one coming around once more with these adorable crocheted Owl Cocoons for babies! The patterns are so beautiful, made with a combination of crocodile stitches and bright colors. Take a look at these adorable owl sleep sacks! Affiliate Disclosure: In order to bring … Continue reading Owl Cocoons EVERYWHERE!
Do you recognize this situation? You are browsing your favorite crochet magazine or Ravelry and come across a pattern that you just have to begin working on now! It is so gorgeous and just the thing for which you’ve been looking for a long time now. But, when you take a closer look at the … Continue reading Successful Yarn Substitution
Cactus and Cocoa would like to welcome you to our brand new blog by offering you a chance to win a GREAT yarn prize pack! Enter for your chance to win our Cactus and Cocoa Yarn Prize Pack featuring two Caron Cake Yarns in Funfetti, two Stylecraft Special DK balls in Pomegranate, and two Red … Continue reading Cactus and Cocoa Welcome Giveaway!
Red Heart Yarns recently released a new line of worsted weight yarn, Gleam, and it is like no other. With one look at the skein, you’ll notice the metallic thread running throughout. It takes this yarn to another level. Any time I see metallic threaded yarn, I immediately think scarf, cowl, or shawl. So I … Continue reading Red Heart Gleam Yarn Review
A Knitting Shop in Franklin Tennessee is under scrutiny after a public facebook post went up on January 24th 2017. The owner of The Joy of Knitting made it very clear who she wishes to patron her shop going forward. What do you think of this public post? Leave us a comment below to start … Continue reading This Knitting Shop is Under Fire After a Recent Facebook Post…
I There is a fairly new yarn from Red Heart, Red Heart Boutique Gleam, and I had the chance to work with it! My full yarn review comes later this week but I wanted to give you a sneak peak of a free cowl design using Gleam. It even only takes 1 skein! You'll have … Continue reading Galaxy Cowl Free Crochet Pattern
Do you ever wonder if your yarn gets lonely? Affiliate Disclosure: In order to bring you great content free of charge, this post uses affiliate links. Please note that when you click links and purchase items, in most cases I will receive a referral commission. Your support in purchasing through these links allows us to … Continue reading Cactus and Cocoa- Comic 1
If you are anything like me, when you learned to crochet, you were immediately hooked! Crocheting is quite addicting and finishing a product is so rewarding. But I had to be careful of crocheting TOO much or I would feel it the next day. Affiliate Disclosure: In order to bring you great content free of … Continue reading Happy Crochet Hooks Product Review
Crocheters everywhere love a good viral pattern. And they have every reason to! A viral pattern means that it's been tested for errors. We know how the pattern will look when completed because so many have tried it. And we know that it will be fun! Take a look at some of the most viral … Continue reading These Crochet Patterns Went Viral! Have You Made One?