Bean Stitch – Crochet Tutorial

I have a really fun and textured stitch to share with you today…the bean stitch! It has a wonderful eye catching appearance and is one of those stitches that looks really great on both the front and the back sides. Because this stitch has a natural slant, it creates a really beautiful and almost zig zag appearance when worked in rows.

Let’s learn how to crochet the bean stitch…

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Step Into Spring Crochet Bag – Free Pattern

Even though it’s still March and we have snow on the ground, spring is on my mind! I designed this simple crochet bag that creates some cute spring vibes with the addition of sweet little flower accents stitched into the corner.

It works up quickly and has a lot of flexibility for personalization when it comes to colours, buttons and the strap. You can find all the free pattern details below…

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V Stitch Ridge Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

Although winter is beginning to wind down, it’s still snowy and below zero where I live so scarves are definitely needed. This pretty and textured scarf was a fun design to work on and created such a beautiful and eye catching finished result.

A simple ridged border is paired with a classic v stitch centre making this scarf a wonderful addition to your winter accessories. It would also be a cozy addition for cooler days in the spring and fall. Learn how to make this crochet scarf below…

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Easy Crochet Dishcloth – Free Pattern

Today I have another quick project for you, one that’s practical and uses a fun variation of the single crochet stitch. The extended single crochet stitch is used throughout and works up slightly taller than the traditional version while still making a solid fabric that’s perfect for dishcloths. It’s a very nice stitch to use with a solid shade but works well with a variegated or striped yarn, often with colourful and fun results.

Learn how to make this fun and easy dishcloth below…

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Solid Granny Square – Crochet Tutorial

Solid squares are a simple and fun alternative to the traditional granny square that many crocheters know and love. The solid version offers a more dense appearance and looks wonderful when made in solid shades or multi-coloured rounds. You can make them as big or as small as you’d like to accommodate the type of project you are working on.

Learn how to make a simple solid granny square below…

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WeCrochet Mystery Bag Review

Recently I saw on the WeCrochet Instagram account that they were offering Mystery Bags containing a stash of yarny goodness. I’m not typically one to purchase things like this because I don’t always enjoy what’s included and the idea of spending money on yarn and accessories that I might not use isn’t super appealing to me. However, one thing that did catch my attention was that WeCrochet was offering three different versions so I could choose a bag based on the yarn type which I thought was great. That way I know I’ll be getting yarn that I’ll have a good chance of using and both my money and the product won’t be wasted.

So….what mystery bag did I choose and what was inside? Continue reading below to find out…

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Sweet Bee Mug Rug – Free Crochet Pattern

Can you believe that since beginning Sweet Bee Crochet that I haven’t released a bee themed pattern yet? I’m fixing that today with a fun and practical mug rug design! Simple, adorable and requires only a small amount of yarn. While it is made with the cute traditional “bee” themed colours, you could definitely make it your own by switch up the shades to your preference.

Find the free crochet mug rug pattern below…

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How to Make a Hexagon Table Runner – Crochet Tutorial

A few years ago, I created a simple holiday themed hexagon table runner to add some colourful, handmade decor for my coffee table. I received quite a few inquires about how it was made and put together so I thought it would be helpful to share the process.

Please note this isn’t so much a pattern as it is a basic tutorial on how it was created. I have included a hexagon tutorial as well as an invisible seam tutorial for anyone looking to learn.

Find all the details below…

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Suzette Ridge Crochet Washcloth – Free Pattern

The suzette stitch makes another appearance on my blog in this new crochet washcloth design. It’s definitely one of my favourite stitches and with the beautiful texture and dense appearance, you can see why it’s a great choice for projects like washcloths.

The simple ridges in the middle are eye catching and create a nice break in the repetitiveness of the suzette stitch. This washcloth works up quickly and has a simple edging to provide a neat and tidy finish. Learn more about this design and find the free pattern below…

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