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Mini Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Mini Puff Stitch Crochet Tutorial

This Mini Puff Stitch came about while trying to work out a little textured stitch for my baby bow tie {coming next week}. I started with the Puff Stitch but it was just too much for a such a little project as a baby’s bow […]

Ottobre Shawlette Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

Ottobre Shawlette Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

I created this crochet shawlette as a gift for my sister in law. She has an October birthday which means chilly mornings and evenings with warm afternoons, so this Berroco Modern Cotton DK was a great fit for my shawlette. I love working with this […]

DIY Weighted Lap Pad Sewing Tutorial

DIY Weighted Lap Pad Sewing Tutorial

When my son’s occupational therapist recommended a weighted lap pad for him I jumped on the chance to make it myself. Especially after I looked around online-they’re expensive and look relatively simple. Amazon has a few like this one and Etsy has tons of cute […]

Cluster Stitch Crochet Video & Photo Tutorial

Cluster Stitch Crochet Video & Photo Tutorial

I’m deep in the midst of creating my first shawl and it’s full of fabulous stitches so I’ve created a series of tutorials to accompany it, like last week’s post on the Front Post Double Crochet Stitch. This week is the cluster stitch. I’ve paired […]

Front Post Double Crochet Video & Photo Tutorial

Front Post Double Crochet Video & Photo Tutorial

Front post double crochet stitches are double crochet stitches that are worked around the post of the stitch instead of into the top of the stitch. In most patterns they are abbreviated as FPDC.  This intermediate crochet technique creates a textured stitch that stands out […]

Striped Slouchy Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Striped Slouchy Hat Free Crochet Pattern

This striped slouchy hat is one in a series of light weight, natural fiber hats I’ve been creating with cancer patients in mind. Check out my other posts in this series with the Crunch Stitch Beanie and the Summer Chemo Cap for more ideas. I made […]

Double Crochet Two Together (DC2tog) Video & Photo Tutorial

Double Crochet Two Together (DC2tog) Video & Photo Tutorial

Learn to double crochet two together, also known as double crochet decrease, and abbreviated DC2tog. The quick video clip below demonstrates how to crochet two double crochet stitches together. Scroll down a bit further if you prefer the photo tutorial. Double crochet together decreases the […]

Women’s Cloche Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Women’s Cloche Hat Free Crochet Pattern

This women’s cloche hat came to be while browsing Pinterest. I found a couple of lovely tutorials for the crunch stitch and I instantly knew I wanted to use it for the hat I’d been planning to make. Hopeful Honey has an excellent crunch stitch […]

Half Double Crochet (HDC) Stitch Photo Tutorial

Half Double Crochet (HDC) Stitch Photo Tutorial

Recently I’ve been working up a crochet hat using the half double crochet stitch. I took a few pictures as I worked so I could show you, step by step, how it’s made. Half double crochet is a fast and easy little stitch that is […]

Pocket Prayer Cloth Free Crochet Pattern

Pocket Prayer Cloth Free Crochet Pattern

This pocket prayer cloth is the next project in my Crochet for Cancer series. I love the bobble stitch and it’s perfect for creating the cross effect.  I hope you can work a few of these prayer cloths and gift them to someone who would […]