Fun with FURLS – A New Sock CAL

Fun with FURLS – A New Sock CAL

I love a good sock CAL, don't you? Now, for those few of you out there that may not know, a CAL is a 'Crochet - Along' and essentially it just means you crochet at your own speed with a bunch of other crocheters who are working at their own speed! In the end, you [...]

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Classes at Downtown Knits!

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 [...]

Where are the WWII service patterns for women?

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 [...]

Let Me Tell You About Raoul Wallenberg…

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 [...]

Cottage Breeze Cardi

Cottage Breeze Cardi

Cottage Breeze is **the** cardi for summer. Light, breezy, open filet fabric, and easy construction all come together to create a fun and quick to stitch cardi. Seriously. Quick. The sample took me all of a night to make. You'll need two skeins of Lion Brand Scarfie for the gradient 'faded' look BUT you can [...]

You have enough hats.

You have enough hats.

A hat is easy to crochet and, most likely, was the first thing you attempted after you learn to crochet. After 1...2...4...8... Move on. I might be a bit controversial but hear me out. Crochet is amazing. There are literally thousands of things you can make. If you just challenge yourself. For years I only [...]

My Most Popular Crochet Pattern!

My Most Popular Crochet Pattern!

This week I thought it would be fun to take a look at my crochet patterns and see which is the most popular. I have a lot of crochet patterns, so I wanted to narrow it down. Of course, I chose socks. What else is there? So...what's my most popular crochet pattern? Candied Crossbones These [...]

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 [...]

It’s All About the Yarn, Darlin…

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 [...]

Gradient Puff Stitch Cowl

Gradient Puff Stitch Cowl

I love crochet and lately I've been obsessed with working with those gradient yarns, you know the ones. They're being made by just about every yarn company out there from indie dyers to big box companies. A few months ago...well...more than a few months ago Premier Yarns (my FAV yarn company) contacted me and asked [...]

No Needle Knits – Our First Episode

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 [...]

Adirondeck Cardi: New Tunisian Crochet Pattern Release

Adirondeck Cardi: New Tunisian Crochet Pattern Release

I'm so happy to share that I've just released my latest Tunisian Knitting pattern, Adirondeck. You can purchase Adirondeck on Ravelry, or keep reading for more links at the end of this post. If you are a sucker for a cropped cardi like I am, I hope you'll fall in love with Adirondeck. Adirondeck is a [...]

Get Your Tunisian Hooks Ready for My Next Pattern (Perfect for Spring/Summer)

Get Your Tunisian Hooks Ready for My Next Pattern (Perfect for Spring/Summer)

Hi y'all! I'm just about ready to release my latest tunisian crochet pattern, a fun cropped cardigan! I think y'all are going to love it! Amiright? Look at that lacey knit-like goodness! Tunisian crochet lace is no small eat, usually involving rows and rows of charts and extra loops here and there. However, this pattern [...]

Aprils No-Foolin Sale! 

It's here! One of my FAV months of the year and to celebrate we're going to have one heck of a sale to welcome in spring and say good bye to winter! Today and tomorrow buy any 3 patterns from my shop and you'll get $10 off! That's like buying 1 and getting 2 for [...]

Premier Yarns Sweet Roll…Sweet Deal!

Premier Yarns Sweet Roll…Sweet Deal!

Hey Y'all! So, a few months ago you may remember that I designed a whole slew of patterns celebrating the launch of Premier Yarns Sweet Roll! It is still on of my favorite color changing yarns. The endless possibilities make designing a fun and challenging endeavor. Furthermore, all those colors make crocheting a simple hat [...]

WINTER SUCKS!

WINTER SUCKS!

Winter sucks. It sucks. I hate it. Yeah, whatever. I live in the south. We aren't made for snow. Never have been. Never will be. I've not been a southerner my entire life but after 7 years in this glorious place, I can officially say I'm a southerner. This last week we got our annual [...]

Black Friday Has Come Early!!

Black Friday Has Come Early!!

Sometimes...well...I get a bit excited. For some odd reason I thought TODAY WAS THANKSGIVING. I blame the lack of a calendar in my house. Que sera sera. I've decided to start our Black Friday sale early! So...starting Today, November 17th and running through next Friday November 26th, all the patterns in my shop are available [...]

A Little Something Different!

A Little Something Different!

Hey Y'all! So...most of you know that my roots are in youtube. I decided to jump back on the train and in doing so...I present my FIRST haul from Yankee Candle! I thought it would be a fun way to show another side of myself...by sharing what I love! All the candles featured here can [...]

Echeveria and Crimson

Echeveria and Crimson

As part of my recent Aster collection, Echeveria and Crimson Brocade, are perfect additions to an already spectacular line up of shawls. You can purchase them here for just $5 each OR purchase the entire collection for only $10!   Both of these shawls are worked from the center out beginning with only a few [...]

Sneak Peek…

Sneak Peek…

I've been planning on releasing some actual products for awhile and wanted to give you a sneak peek at what will become my Signature Beanie. A kinda slouchy, kinda fitted, puffy, chunky, soft, unisex hat that I will personally make for you this fall/winter. Make sure to subscribe to the blog to keep up to [...]