Chunky Sweater

Chunky Sweater

A few winters ago I made myself a sweater. It was right after Christmas and I had gotten this awesome crochet book. I picked out my pattern, bought my yarn, and made the sweater. Let’s just say it didn’t quite turn out like the picture. I was really proud of it, I just never wore … Continue reading

Treat Yo Self!

Treat Yo Self!

I like to treat myself, a lot. Partly because the way I feel most loved and give my love is by gifts! Cake, yarn, clothes. It doesn’t really matter what, but a simple gift to myself makes my (hard) day a little better. As a fan of Parks and Rec I can’t help but think … Continue reading

How to Use Different Lot Numbers

How to Use Different Lot Numbers

I recently posted about getting some great deals on yarn at a thrift store here. I love the yarn, but the white yarn was two different lot numbers. Bummer, right? Here’s a tip for all you yarn artists out there: If you have different lot numbers of the same color alternate between the yarns doing … Continue reading

Adventures in Thrifting

Adventures in Thrifting

As you may know thrift shopping is quite mainstream now. And it’s something I love to do! In my college town we had lots of thrift stores, some were huge and others were smaller with more cute things. The reason I love to thrift so much is I just love browsing. Kind of weird, but … Continue reading

Crochet Towel Holder

Crochet Towel Holder

Ever seen those cute towels with the crochet part on the top that hooks onto something? Super handy, but if you’re like my family you use towels all over the kitchen and not just were it hangs. So I cooked up this guy. Still cute and more practical for someone who moves the towel around … Continue reading

A Simple Guide to Blocking

Blocking. Seems hard right? NO! I remember my first doily ended up being all crinkly and bumpy. And when the pattern called to block it, I didn’t even know what that meant. A novice crocheter at the time, I had to google what blocking was. But, now as a more experienced crocheter I’ve gotten some … Continue reading

Shell Purse

Shell Purse

Here is a cute little purse I made for my sister’s birthday. It’s very easy to make. All you need is some sturdy yarn, a purse rim, some fabric/tacky glue, and a little fabric. I measured out my first row to be the same size as the rim, it took a couple tries to get … Continue reading

A Crocheter’s Worst Nightmare

A Crocheter’s Worst Nightmare

I’m sure it’s happened to you before. You find a pattern you like, but it’s not exactly the size you want it to be. So you just buy a little more yarn hoping it’s enough. Well, it wasn’t. So, now you have a project that still looks pretty good, but maybe on the small side. … Continue reading

Flower Pillow

Flower Pillow

This flower pillow is a simple project to put together. All you need is some left over yarn, fabric, and stuffing!    I first made the flower and leaves. Then I laid them out on some left over fabric I had. I cut the approximate size I wanted the pillow to be(leaving some room form sewing). … Continue reading

Leibster Award

Leibster Award

Thanks so muchOff the Hook! for nominating my blog for the Leibster Award!!   The idea of this award is to highlight blogs with under 200 followers that deserve a look. Here’s how I hold up my end of the bargain: 1. Post eleven facts about myself. 2. Answer the questions the tagger has set … Continue reading