While I love the end result of a huge project, I am always partial to these little, quick, stash busting creations you can finish in one evening. How about you?
Crochet Rainbow Nesting Bowls Toy
In honor of my beautiful April 2015 Rainbow Baby Boy I have decided to stray from my usual color choices (scary stuff!) and go a little crazy. These colorful Waldorf bowls are designed to promote spatial awareness. Little ones are attracted to their bright colors and will stack and nest them for hours!
Free crochet waldorf toy pattern
Free Crochet Pattern for soft structured carrier Drool Pads
My sweet 10 week old baby just graduated from a wrap to a big boy carrier. I had bought the Ergo soft structured carrier after many hours of research and could not be happier.
While I was doing all this research I came across the drool/teething covers you can get online for these carriers and didn’t really think twice about them. Where do you think his favorite chewing spot was just seconds after we tried it on for the first time? Well, yes. Those wonderfully textured tan straps!
I looked at my stash of cotton yarn and my vegetable ivory buttons and decided there was no reason to wait and order them. I love crochet!
Get the free crochet pattern after the tag
Free Crochet Apple Hat pattern review
I love designing my own crochet patterns, but while I was looking for inspirations for a teachers baby shower gift and stumbled across the apple hat pattern by the crazy talented Salena Baca it was too cute to pass up! I found the pattern on Ravelry, which I absolutely recommend joining! There are so many great crochet and knit patterns, a lot of them free and I love how you can see one pattern made by different people.
Modern Crochet Easter Egg Pattern
We are just about ready here for Easter. Have you crochet any Easter decorations yet? I crocheted some eggs and, oddly enough, despite the fact I had all my pastel Easter colored yarn right in front of me, my eggs came out brow and gray this year..?
Find a link to the free egg pattern at the end of this post
Spring is finally here (Yay!) and I want to start this beautiful season off with a super easy crochet accessory tutorial. One of the only things I love about winter is wearing my vast collection of crochet scarves and hats. I don’t know about you, but I like to incorporate yarn into my life every chance I get, so cotton jewelry is perfect for the warmer months.
Follow this easy crochet Necklace tutorial for a springtime crochet Project
Crochet rubber ducky
My students have given me a Elephant/Rainbow/Duck design challenge and while I have enjoyed making the three requests, the hardest part for me was to design something easy. I did manage to come up with a very cute and super simple little duck that just so happens to be perfect for an Easter nest. After a lot of trial and error and some major balance issues I want to share the free ducky crochet pattern with you.
Find the free Ducky pattern after the tag
I love teaching middle schoolers crochet. They are still cute but already pretty capable AND they keep me busy with pattern requests. Then I get to invent new things and share them here too, so everybody wins 🙂
My new project was probably my favorite (but I think that every week). The girls wanted a penguin and I can share a little bit about how I start to make up a new pattern for an amigurumi animal or an applique.
How I design an animal crochet pattern
Today I want to share with you a chance for recycling!
Crafty use for empty coffee cans
I have a confession to make. While I love purging and one day dream of living almost possession less in one of those sweet, little tiny houses, I am a hoarder at the same time. I hoard craft things, or things that, in my mind, just need to be made into something else. I always feel like it would be a sin to throw them out. If you have ever seen the show hoarders, this is step one of going down to crazy town, but I have finally done it. I have found a use for my full box of empty coffee cans! (Yay!)
Free crochet pattern for a soap saver and matching scrubbies
I made up this pattern when I needed a simple but homemade gift for my boss. She is a lovely person and I really wanted t0 go overboard and make her a huge throw or a pouf or something but that might have come off as a little weird… So soap saver and scrubbies seemed like a more appropriate option 🙂