I want to let you in on a secret. If you have landed on my site, you are probably a crocheter or thinking about learning. Did you know you are not ‘just’ enjoying a hobby but you are actively taking care of yourself? Numerous studies have shown just how good knitting and crocheting are for your mental and physical health. So, congratulations! If your New Years resolution was to take better care of yourself and improve your health, you are already doing it! Read more about Crochet and Happiness after the tag!
The whole time while I was making this hat it reminded me of something. I couldn’t quite tell what it was and only when it was finished did I see it. Blackberries! Make this yummy hat with a ribbed brim to keep your ears nice and toasty. It’s also designed to have a little slouch which makes it very comfy. Keep reading for the free crochet berry hat pattern!
The ribbing stitch is a crochet stitch that almost looks like knit fabric. This stitch is perfect for the brim of a hat, the ends of gloves or the sleeves and bottom of sweaters. I think it gives a nice, finished look to wearable projects and it’s pretty easy to learn. My most favorite part of this crochet trick is that the fabric becomes stretchy. Keep reading for the tutorial on the Ribbing stitch worked two ways!
Crochet and happiness have an indisputable connection for me. I am continuously on a quest to find out more about this link. If you have read all about crochet and healing, you will know we have been exploring the top ten happiness inducing emotions and why they connect so perfectly with crochet.
Let’s talk about an emotion a lot of us feel a little weird about. Pride. We learn that it’s a bad character trait to be boastful or braggadocios. At the same time I teach my kids to feel confident and be proud of their achievements. This double sided approach to pride can get in the way of deriving pure happiness from an accomplishment and makes this emotion a little difficult to navigate.
These little cuties were so much fun to make! You can whip these crochet cup cozies up in less than an hour. Simply get a re usable coffee cup and add a gift card for a memorable, handmade present. This coffee cozy might also be the smallest crochet make that you can add pom poms to. That is a definite win all on it’s own. Keep reading for the free crochet cup cozy pattern!
As promised, I have written up my favorite cable crochet hat pattern and want to share it with you here. My little man is just learning to dress himself (not always in his own clothes!) and he LOVES hats. Especially pom pom hats, so I made this one for him. This crochet cable hat will keep his head nice and warm in colder climates as it is made with 100% wool. I felt the classic look of cables would be complimented by a classic fiber choice and I just love the result!
Keep reading for the free cable crochet hat pattern; toddler size! Continue Reading
Even if you live in warmer parts of the world, December still makes you want to crochet warm, cozy projects. I wanted to design a hat that looked chunky and fun. Creating texture with crochet has really intrigued me lately. How wonderful that this craft allows us so much versatility? I think this free crochet slouchy hat pattern looks so comfy and I really enjoy the knit look. I made one for me but my ten year old daughter immediately wanted one too. The pattern for my slouchy crochet hat comes in two sizes now: S/M: big kid – teen and M/L adult woman.
Cables are a great way to add some texture and winter coziness to your project but some of you might find them a little daunting. Don’t worry! Crocheting cables is actually easy to master if you keep a few of the following guidelines in mind. Keep reading to get tips on how to master easy crochet cables. Continue Reading
If you crochet a lot, chances are you have explored the world of online yarn shopping. I love my local yarn store but can’t quite afford a lot of their gorgeous products. This is especially true for bigger projects like throws and blankets. While I was trying to venture out of my known yarn zones in the craft store isles, I still needed to stay on budget. That’s how I found Knit Picks. I’ve already ordered a few times from them and wanted to share some of my experiences. If you’ve ever looked around their site but didn’t know if you would like the yarn, keep reading for my honest knit picks yarn review!
Knit Picks yarn review: what you should know before you order Knit Picks yarn online
***When I first wrote this pattern I mainly had Christmas cards in mind. Well, 8 months later I am happy to report that the card organizer has transitioned into a mail organizer and my family actually uses it every day!***
Everyone can use a little extra organization and storage, especially over the holidays! Make this Christmas card holder for your door or hang it by your entry to keep cards off of your valuable shelf space. The free crochet wall organizer pattern is very easy to follow and works up pretty quickly. You can finish this fun project in time for your holiday cards or make one as a pretty gift.
Keep reading for the free crochet Christmas card holder pattern!