Sweet Granny Square Baby Blanket – Free Crochet

Sweet Granny Square Baby Blanket – Free Crochet

A blanket perfect for an afternoon Sunday snuggle - my Sweet Granny Square Baby Blanket - is my newest free crochet pattern with Red Heart Yarns! Read through my inspiration, design process, and lots of info on this amazing new yarn from Red Heart or download the full PDF pattern and shop at Red Heart [...]

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Modern Farmhouse Granny Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

Modern Farmhouse Granny Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

Look. Sometimes, I just make pretty things and I cannot wait to share them with y'all. This is one of those times. It just also happens to be my first project as a Joann's Brand Ambassador. That means for the next year I'll be making crochet, knitting, and quilting projects each month and sharing them [...]

Briar Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Briar Hat – Free Crochet Pattern

Add this pattern to your Ravelry queue HERE. PIN this pattern to your Pinterest boards for later HERE. I'm so excited to show you my latest project...Briar! This project is very beginner friendly with a comfortable and easy fit. Read below about the inspiration and yarn details, or scroll on down for the free pattern. [...]

Quilting Masterpieces: A Conversation with Nancy Scott

Quilting Masterpieces: A Conversation with Nancy Scott

When I met Nancy Scott a few years back, I wasn't a quilter. Heck, I'd barely sat at a sewing machine since 8th grade home economics...that was back in the day when it was required for graduation!  Nancy, for those of you that may not know, is an author, designer, teacher, and owner of Masterpiece Quilting, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Cover!

My book has a cover. I REPEAT. My book has a cover! This is such a MAJOR day! One of those kinds of days that you wait for and after months and months and months of waiting it is perfect. Y'all know I've been writing a book, Step into Crochet, for the last year or [...]

Crochet is Weird!

Crochet is Weird!

Crochet is weird. There I said it. It really is weird though. Think about it. We stack little knots on top of each other to make something out of string. We use a stick and a bit of string to make something beautiful. Sometimes strange but all the same, beautiful. I often wonder what I [...]

New Pattern…and a Couple of Kits!

New Pattern…and a Couple of Kits!

One in a while we designers have to admit a big secret... We didn't get it right the first time. Or at least, we could have done it a touch better. That's how I've always felt about my Candied Crossbones socks. While they've been the most popular crochet sock pattern I've designed, to date, a [...]

Apple Pie Buckwheat Waffles

Apple Pie Buckwheat Waffles

Written by Rohn Strong Buckwheat waffles are one of the few things I remember my father loving. He would rave over buckwheat pancakes and talk about how much 'better' they were than the regular bisquick pancakes I grew up on. These aint no bisquick pancakes...these are some gourmet waffles right here. Yesterday while getting ready [...]

Weekly Roundup 5/16 – 5/20!

Weekly Roundup 5/16 – 5/20!

We made it through another work week! Written By Rohn Strong I will say, this week slogged by didn't it? That always happens when I have something fun coming up on the weekends. I ALWAYS end up dragging my feet through the week and then Friday's here and I have a packed to do list...that I [...]

Dealing with Burnout…and How to Cope!

Dealing with Burnout…and How to Cope!

First, let's define burnout. Actually let's define occupational burnout. That's what we'll focus on here. Occupational burnout is "characterized by exhaustion, lack of enthusiasm and motivation, feelings of ineffectiveness, and also may have the dimension of frustration or cynicism, and as a result reduced efficacy within the workplace." If there's anyone who's qualified to talk about occupational burnout, I'd like to nominate myself. I [...]