Crochet

Hurricane Update: Windy With a Chance of Yarn

Hello Loves! We're battening down the hatches here in Raleigh as the first major hurricane of the season inches near. I always get a little (okay, a lot) nervous when a hurricane is on the horizon. It's the Michigander in me, we just don't deal with tropical storms well. Give me 20 inches of snow… Continue reading Hurricane Update: Windy With a Chance of Yarn

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Crochet, crochet along, Design

April 2018 CAL – Pistachio Lace Scarf

Today’s the day! Let’s get ready to dive head first into our first Crochet Along of the year! Before we dive into the pattern and yarn details and all that good stuff…let’s talk about what a Crochet Along is! A Crochet Along (sometimes called a CAL) is a community-based event in which we all crochet the same or similar… Continue reading April 2018 CAL – Pistachio Lace Scarf

Crochet

Free Pattern Monday and a Hook Review!

Monday's...aren't my thang. They usually consist of me struggling to get up and out of bed. Stumbling to the kitchen. Fixing a smoothie. And sitting in a chair where I'll inevitably fall asleep and wake up to the wonderful feeling of Chase licking my face. Well...I'm changing that. Right here and right now. From now… Continue reading Free Pattern Monday and a Hook Review!

Craftsy Classes, Crochet

ZigZag Crochet: A Craftsy Class Review

So...lemme start right off and say that YES, Kim and I are online friends and we've known each other for some time...but this review was my own doing. She doesn't even know that I'm doing it! Promise! I'm a member of Craftsy Unlimited...so I purchased it all by my lonesome and am giving you the unfiltered… Continue reading ZigZag Crochet: A Craftsy Class Review

Crochet, recipe

Chic and Strong Crescent Shawl Crochet Pattern – The Marly Bird One

  I'm excited to share this brand new crochet shawl today! The Chic and Strong Crescent Shawl has been off my hook for quite awhile now and is a FREE pattern from Red Heart Yarns!   Last year right around the time my book, Step Into Crochet, came out, I was The Yarn Thing Podcast… Continue reading Chic and Strong Crescent Shawl Crochet Pattern – The Marly Bird One

Crochet, Knitting

Classes at Downtown Knits!

Want to take an in person class with me? Now's the time! I'll be teaching 3 classes at Downtown Knits in Apex, NC next month! Sign up quick...because there are limited spots (only 6)!!   Crochet Sock Bootcamp https://www.downtownknits.com/collections/classes/products/crochet-sock-bootcamp   Two at a Time Cuff Down Socks https://www.downtownknits.com/collections/classes/products/two-at-a-time-cuff-down-socks   Beginner Baby Sweater https://www.downtownknits.com/collections/classes/products/beginner-baby-sweater   Head… Continue reading Classes at Downtown Knits!

History

Where are the WWII service patterns for women?

Today, I've already been knee deep in WWII research on uniforms. You see, I wanted to design a service sweater (a sweater worn by each arm of the military) that was pretty accurate to the time period. One such sweater was for women serving. The truth is...I couldn't find anything on why there don't seem… Continue reading Where are the WWII service patterns for women?

History

Let Me Tell You About Raoul Wallenberg…

Most of you know my love of WWI and WWII history, especially the knitting related stuff. I thought it'd be fun to share with you all a topic of my research as of late. Today I'd like to tell you about Raoul Wallenberg.     Wallenberg was a highly educated Swedish businessman born into a… Continue reading Let Me Tell You About Raoul Wallenberg…

Crochet

The Ultimate Sock Crocheting Kit

If sock crocheting is your passion that you definitely need an Ultimate Sock Crocheting Kit, filled with all the best tools of the trade. From different size hooks (to make sure you always reach gauge) to clever tools, groundbreaking books, and a bag to keep everything in one place, below you'll find everything you need… Continue reading The Ultimate Sock Crocheting Kit

Crochet

It’s All About the Yarn, Darlin…

Last Friday I had the wonderful opportunity to join my friend, and fellow crochet designer, Salena Baca, to chat all about Step Into Crochet. I just wanted to share that video with y'all here! https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fsalena.baca%2Fvideos%2F1695458290468872%2F&width=500 It was so much to hang with Salena for awhile and gush about my love of crochet socks and yarn… Continue reading It’s All About the Yarn, Darlin…

Crochet, loom knitting, podcast

No Needle Knits – Our First Episode

I'm SO happy to announce my new podcast...No Needle Knits! Some links mentioned in the video: Leather Bag: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CoastalHillbilly Premier Yarns Wool Free Lace: https://www.premieryarns.com/products/pwlfrlace Red Heart Yarns Heart & Sole: http://www.redheart.com/yarn/heart-sole-0 Craft Habit Raleigh: https://crafthabitraleigh.com Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted: https://www.premieryarns.com/products/dneswsp Premier Yarns Mega Tweed: https://www.premieryarns.com/collections/6-super-bulky/products/pmegatweed Premier Yarns Serenity Chunky: https://www.premieryarns.com/collections/deborah-norville-collection/products/dnscnkysp Wool Ease Thick and Quick: http://www.lionbrand.com/wool-ease-thick-and-quick-yarn.html What Ever Happened… Continue reading No Needle Knits – Our First Episode