Night Before Christmas Reversible Neck Warmer {FREE PATTERN!}

Merry Christmas Eve! It’s the end of the year, and I’m so thankful for my little blog. To express my gratitude, I’m sharing this FREE crochet pattern that I came up with last week. It’s a reversible (double-sided) neck warmer! … Continue reading

Stitch of the Week: Up-Down Stitch

I mentioned before that I’m a big fan of using color to call attention to the easy-to-miss aspects of a crochet pattern. This stitch is laughably easy and doesn’t make much of a splash when crocheted in a single color, … Continue reading

Stitch of the Week: The Starburst

“Starburst” makes me think of a glittery explosion of pixie dust, and while this week’s stitch doesn’t sparkle, it’s a lot of fun to work up, especially if you like clusters. Starburst Crochet Stitch Special Stitch – Cluster: (YO, insert … Continue reading

Stitch of the Week: Solomon’s Knot Beach Bag

This week, I chose to learn Solomon’s knot — or lover’s knot, as it’s also called. It’s a lacy bit of openwork that seems neither wise nor romantic,  so I can’t account for its two monikers, but I do think … Continue reading

Stitch of the Week: Lace Clusters

A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a nearly unused hard-bound copy of The Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework at my local library’s used bookstore. I paid $2, and it’s a massive encyclopedia of needle knowledge. Besides having an … Continue reading