Tutorial – Crocheting with Beads (pre-strung)

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Ready to add a bit of sparkle to your crochet? There are several different ways to add beads to crochet, and all end up having a slightly different effect. In this tutorial we’re looking at crocheting with beads that have been pre-strung. This means we string the beads onto the yarn first, and then work them in as we go along.

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Pattern Review – Wavy Garden Shawl by Iris Schreier

My wavy garden shawl

In the June Yarnbox last year (2014), was the Wavy Garden Shawl pattern by Iris Schreier, and the yarns needed to make it. I’m fairly inexperienced with knitting lace, and this pattern had a lot of things going on that were new to me. I made several mistakes (probably more than I even noticed), but in the end I think … Continue reading →

Tea Cozy Tuesday – March – Week #2

I’ve gathered my supplies for this month’s cozy: The Fairy Cake Tea Cozy by Frankie Brown.  I decided I wanted to make a red velvet fairy cake in a green wrapper, with cream cheese icing…yum! Once again I managed to find all the yarn I needed in my stash (assuming the burgundy holds out.) Since the pattern calls for all sport … Continue reading →

Tea Cozy Tuesday – March – Week #1

The March pattern for the Tea Cozy Tuesday C/KAL is……The FairyCake Tea Cozyby Frankie Brown.  Doesn’t it look yummy? I checked with Frankie and she said there is no known errata for this pattern. This week is for choosing materials and checking gauge. I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone chooses to use for the “sprinkles” on top! Remember, you … Continue reading →