In 2010, I decided it was time to try and learn how to knit. Without really know anything about yarn, needle sizes or even knowing stitches, I headed to the bookstore and took to Youtube for tutorials. I’ll be honest, I didn’t do well. I researched the correct tools and materials, purchased what I needed and part of me expected to pick up the craft easily which definitely was not the case. Stitches that were too tight…then too lose…lopsided edges…dropped stitches…it was a mess, however, not unexpected for someone who was learning a new skill. It got to a point where I really didn’t enjoy it and put the needles in a box, shoving them into my closet. Fast forward to 2012 when I was expecting my first baby and I desperately wanted to make something handmade for my newborn. I heard about crocheting but didn’t know much about it. Once again, I found myself at the craft store adding hooks and yarn to my basket and goodness, look where that went!Continue reading
Sock weight yarn (also referred to as fingering weight yarn, super fine or baby), is a fibre that is often associated with knitting. It’s that beautiful yarn most commonly seen wound into beautiful hanks found in your local yarn shops. It’s not unusual to find them at a higher price point due to fibre content and with the beautiful colourways being hand dyed rather than mass produced through a major yarn company.
These yarns are generally marketed to knitters because they are traditionally used in projects like socks, shawls or sweaters with beautiful results. Did you know that this particular yarn also works well with crochet? While geared to knit projects, sock weight yarn can also create beautiful crochet pieces when used in just the right way. Learn more about crocheting with sock weight yarn below…Continue reading
Whether you are beginning to crochet or have been crocheting for years, there is always something to learn. I’ve put together a list of 50 crochet tips and tricks that I hope will leave you feeling excited and inspired on your crochet journey.
You’ll find ideas for organizing, tips for growing your skills, mixing fibres and learning what works best for you! Find all 50 tips and tricks below…Continue reading
I published my first crochet pattern in July 2019. It was a small pouch, very simple and made with the single crochet stitch. It was a huge and terrifying step for me because up until then, designing wasn’t really a focus until I had an idea pop in my head and wanted to turn it into something. Something you should know about me is that I don’t like to move forward without learning about the next steps as much as I can. So of course, I spent a lot of time researching the process of pattern designing and learned the basics so that I could release my first pattern confidently and with a sense of pride.Continue reading
As crocheters, there are certain tools we absolutely need to do our work. Of course, our favourite hooks in a variety of sizes and obviously yarn. Those are definitely the two most important items but I was curious as to what others found to be essential tools and accessories. I was very excited to ask this question recently in my Instagram stories because everyone has different needs and different focuses when they crochet.
I have some of the most wonderful Instagram followers. They are so supportive, kind and creative and I knew that they would totally help me out with this one. And no surprise, they shared some wonderful insight into their most frequently used accessories. So, I’ve put together a post sharing the most popular items mentioned along with some of my own favourite crochet tools that I find useful.
Check it out below…Continue reading
At one point or another, you have most likely come across something called a “pattern round up”. They can be a great way to discover new designers and patterns but what exactly are they? I’ve put together a post to help explain the ins and outs of a pattern round up so that both designers and crocheters can fully benefit from them.Continue reading
Today’s crochet tip Tuesday is all about organizing patterns! Organizing your pattern collection is a personal preference and will depend on how you like to sort them. Below, I’ll share with you how I like to keep my own pattern collection organized.Continue reading
You’re crocheting a beautiful scarf or blanket and after some time of repetitive rows you look down to see the width is smaller than when you started. Somewhere along the way, a few stitches have accidently been dropped and you’ve accidently decreased your stitches.Continue reading
Oops! The scarf or blanket you’ve been working on is starting to look a little more wider than it did when you started. What happened?Continue reading
Do you have a crochet project that you’re currently working on? Take a peak at it…does it make you happy?Continue reading