Book Review – Bold Baby Crochet

Bold Baby Crochet by Dedri Uys is an amazing collection of fun patterns for babies, featuring vibrant colors and modern designs. 3 of those patterns are mine, and I couldn’t be more excited about it – this is my first time having patterns published in print! You can buy Bold Baby Crochet now through the publisher Barron’s Educational Series, or on Amazon. You can also enter to win a copy! See the bottom of this post for the giveaway.

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Tutorial – dc3tog (Double Crochet 3 Together)

Finished stitch - dc3tog tutorial on StitchesNScraps.com

The double crochet 3 together (dc3tog) stitch is worked over 3 stitches and is a way to decrease by 2 stitches at a time. If you’re familiar with the dc2tog stitch or dc clusters, this is very similar. Here’s how it works: (Click on images to enlarge) I will be working into these 3 stitches   Start out just like you would … Continue reading →

Kids Sweaters for Charity Projects

Sweaters that would be great for charity projects

This summer, my LYS will be doing a charity project involving sweaters and cardigans for children. As a resource for that project, I have made this list of free sweater patterns that I think would be great for charity.  I have tried to include knit and crochet patterns in varying baby and children’s sizes. Some of the patterns are really … Continue reading →

Pantone Color of the Year 2015

Every year Pantone tells us what they predict the color of the year will be, and they’re usually pretty accurate. Whatever color they’ve picked usually starts showing up in clothing, accessories, housewares, all sorts of things! I’m sure a large part of this is because designers of these items also look to see what the color of the year is … Continue reading →

Socks With Sarah update

I did it! I finally made a pair of socks that actually fits my feet! I’m so proud of myself right now – aren’t they beautiful? These were my May challenge socks. They were my first time using a tubular cast on and my first time using reinforcing thread in the heel. Overall I am very happy with them, but … Continue reading →

Pattern testers needed!

I just finished writing up a pattern for a toddler dress that I’ve been working on. Now I’m looking for a couple of crocheters to test it in sizes 2T & 3T. It would be really great (but not mandatory) if you are able to send modeled photos of it in either of those sizes. If you are interested, please fill out … Continue reading →

5th Annual Knitting & Crochet Blog Week

Tomorrow is the first day of the 5th Annual Knitting & Crochet Blog Week. This will be my first time participating and I’m really excited! There are 7 topics for the next 7 days, all of which challenge participants to approach posts differently than we normally would. Some of these posts may seem a bit odd, but then again, that’s the point! … Continue reading →