Free Pattern – Caterpillar Scrubby Set

Caterpillar Scrubby Set - A free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

This pattern contains affiliate links (click for more info). If you click one of these links and then make a purchase, I may be compensated. You get the same great prices, and you will be helping to support this site! Quick and easy mini scrubbies combine to form this cute caterpillar, perfect for gifting! Each scrubby takes only a few minutes … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Seahorse Teether

Seahorse Teether - a free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

This sweet seahorse teether is a cuddly new friend for your baby, with a teething ring wrapped up in its tail. It’s made in Red Heart Baby Hugs yarn, with the soft texture and bright colors that babies love. Moms love that Baby Hugs is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Class I certified, which means it has been tested to be free from harmful levels … Continue reading →

Tutorial – Why Continuous Rounds Shift

Stripe with adjustment for shift - StitchesNScraps.com

Yesterday, we looked at crocheting in continuous rounds and using a running stitch marker. The stitch marker shows clearly that the first stitch of the round shifts slightly to the right (or left, if you’re left handed) with each round. Why does this happen? Let’s look at the way the stitches are lined up in the middle of this swatch. If … Continue reading →

Tutorial – Continuous rounds and running stitch markers

Continuous Rounds - Tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

What are continuous rounds? Continuous rounds are a way to work in the round without ever joining or turning your work. When you finish one round, you simply continue working around again. There’s no slip stitch and no chain to start the next round, so there is no visible “seam”. Also, since you never turn, you will always be working on … Continue reading →

Scrappy Stitchers Link Party #20

The Chubby-Dumpling Doll by Lalka Pyza

Happy 4th of July! I hope you’re all having a good summer and staying cool. What do you like to knit or crochet in the summer? Cool summer projects? Or are you getting a start on your holiday crafting? Link up your projects below and let us see! June’s most clicked link was – The Chubby-Dumpling doll by Lalka Pyza. Congrats … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Breezy Baby Tank

Breezy Baby Tank - a free pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

This simple tank top is a breeze to make, and light and airy to wear too – perfect for hot summer weather! Buttoned straps make it easy to put on, and can be made longer or shorter if needed, for just the right fit. It’s designed in a linen blend, but could be made in a cotton or bamboo too. … Continue reading →

Colorwork

Reversible Color Crochet - by Laurinda Reddig

This post contains affiliate links (click for more info). If you click one of these links and then make a purchase, I may be compensated. You get the same great prices, and you will be helping to support this site! I just read an article about Laurinda Reddig’s book “Reversible Color Crochet” has me itching to do some colorwork. I’ll … Continue reading →