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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Half Double Crochet V Stitch – Crochet Tutorial

I really love the half double crochet stitch. As a basic stitch and one that a crocheter learns in the very beginning, I feel like it deserves more appreciation than it gets. For one, it’s simple but it also creates a lovely, subtle texture with the natural 3rd loop that is created. It looks wonderful on it’s own but also works beautifully mixed in-between other stitches when crocheted in rows or rounds.

There are a few different stitch variations that use the half double crochet and today I’m going to share one with you. The half double v stitch is a fun alternative to the traditional way and creates a really pretty airy and lacey effect.

Learn how to crochet the half double v stitch below…

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Lion Brand Heartland – Yarn Review

Lion Brand Heartland was a wonderful find and a yarn that I quite enjoyed crocheting with. I was happy to discover that there is a great selection of colourways available that includes solids and tweeds. Today I’m sharing my review of working with Lion Brand Heartland yarn along with the details of the free pattern I designed using it.

You can find all the details below…

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Beginner Double Crochet Scarf – Free Pattern

When I think back to my early days of learning crochet, I remember how badly I want to learn more than the simple chains, swatches and granny squares. It was with that in mind that I created the Beginner Double Crochet Scarf. The end result is a practical project that uses the basic stitches (chains, single crochet and double crochet) and would make a wonderful wearable item for you or a friend.

Find all the details along with the free pattern below…

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Crocheting With Sock Weight Yarn

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…

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