I just listed this new crochet poncho pattern in my shop; it's beginner friendly and perfect for Autumn!
This baby crown makes a great photo prop and only requires a small amount of yarn so it's a nice destash project too!
If I design a crochet pattern and don't want to keep or donate the finished item, I will often unravel it and make something new with the same yarn. These four items are examples of different designs made using the same yarn over again. I like to reuse as much as possible before buying new; this is just another way I'm trying to make my craft more sustainable.
I just listed this new circle bag pattern in my shop!
It's not too late for a last minute summer project; especially when it's one of these quick to work up, lightweight scarves!
1. Boho Scarf by Busted Hook
2. Chain Necklace by Little Birdie Secrets
3. Light Summer Scarf by Hooked on Homemade Happiness
4. Mesh Wrap by Busted Hook
5. Lace Wrap by AnaDdesign
6. Diamond Eyelet Scarf by Crochet Spot
7. Infinity Scarf by Busted Hook
8. Summer Crochet Lace Scarf by Crochet n' Crafts
Just listed this crochet pillow pattern in my shop!
Just listed this new stroller sized baby blanket pattern in my Etsy shop.
Whether it's a parade, fireworks, BBQ, or pool party; you'll be ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with any of these great patterns!
1. Nautical Basket by Busted Hook
2. Americana Pillow by Little Monkeys Crochet
3. Blue Wave T Shirt by Luz Patterns
4. Striped Beach Bag by LeafsCreations
5. Flag Afghan by Lion Brand Yarn Company
6. Sarong by MYandGG
7. Boho Flag by megmadewithlove
8. Americana Afghan by Lion Brand Yarn Company
I have combined this table mat pattern with 2 other mat/doily patterns to create a deal, so now you can get 3 patterns for the price of 1! Check out the pattern bundle in my Etsy shop!
Try your hand at some crochet wall art, this is a really unique piece that would look great in a variety of color combinations.
Check out this new crochet area rug pattern listed in my shop.
Recently listed this new crochet tote bag pattern in my shop.
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about how to live a "greener" life, considering the impact my actions have on the world around me. Actions like the food I eat, the places I shop, the things I buy, and the hobbies I participate in. Crochet is my ultimate hobby and I believe that with it's ties to the slow fashion and handmade movements it is already a hobby with positive impact; however, there is always room for improvement. This post lists 8 resources for making our favorite hobby a little more sustainable.
1. DIY t-shirt yarn: Mollie Makes
2. Plant dyeing your own yarn: All Natural Dyeing
3. Ethically produced yarns: O-Wool
4. Vintage crochet tools: Etsy
5. DIY bird nester for yarn scraps: Busted Hook
6. Upcycled sweater yarn: Unraveling Club
7. Fair trade baskets for yarn storage: The Little Market
8. Recycled yarn: Darn Good Yarn
Just listed this new summer wrap crochet pattern in my shop.
April is National Stress Awareness Month and the Craft Yarn Council wants to help you unwind with your needles and hooks. Crochet and other crafty hobbies have been proven to have a positive impact on our health and wellness, check out these stats from the Craft Yarn Council:
68% of people claim that their mood improves after they knit or crochet
85% of people who knit or crochet experience stress reduction
94% of people who knit or crochet say the skill helps them to relax
51% of knitters and crocheters find that stitching in the morning improves their day
If you want to learn more about the health benefits of crochet or get the free pattern for this year's stitch away stress project, check out the Craft Yarn Council.
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This is an easy crochet pattern for a small area rug, it is the perfect size to place in front of a door and could make a nice housewarming gift. Different color combinations for the stripes can give this floor mat a totally different look.
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If you have a bunch of random scraps of yarn and fiber hanging around, this DIY bird nester is a great Spring project. All you need is a tea light lantern, some scrap fiber, and a 20 inch piece of yarn or twine.
1. Stuff the tea light full of yarn, fiber, fabric, or string; all natural materials are best in order to be eco-friendly. I used raw wool, cotton and wool yarn pieces, and cotton thread. Make sure the pieces are small and lightly packed so they are easy for the birds to grab.
2. Close the top of the tea light and tie the 20 inch piece of yarn or twine to the top ring.
3. Hang from a branch in your yard and watch the birds come snag pieces for their nests!
Celebrate Etsy's female artists and entrepreneurs this Women's History Month!
Many people think of crochet as a cold weather activity but die hard crocheters know that you don't put down your hook when the weather warms up! There are a ton of great Spring and Summer crochet patterns out there. Here are 8 great project ideas, and with Spring just around the corner, now is the time to get started!
1. Spring Scarf by Yarnplaza
2. Market Bag by Busted Hook
3. Seashell Crochet Vest by Patons on Yarnspirations
4. Seabreeze Afghan by Hannah Maier on Knit Picks
5. Lace Wrap by AnaDdesign
6. Easter Decorations by RNata
7. Pretty Petal Hat by whimsywoolies
8. Simple Crochet Shrug by Lion Brand Yarn Company
These small baskets can be used for so many things, hold: rubber bands & paper clips, beads & buttons, potpourri, small candy, jewelry, hair ties...the list goes on.
I just listed this new tote in my shop; it's a large, medium weight denim bag perfect for carrying all your yarn related projects!