Tutorial – Front Post & Back Post Slip Stitches

finished edge

Front post and back post stitches, sometimes called relief stitches or cables, are common in crochet. You’ll most often see front post and back post double crochets or trebles, and sometimes also half double crochets. Front post and back post slip stitches, on the other hand, are much more rare, but they are easy and can be very useful! One … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – A little twisted square

A little twisted square

This is the second of four 5 inch squares I made as homework for a crochet retreat. It’s a fun, asymmetrical pattern made with angled post stitches. This pattern is protected by copyright. Please do not distribute or share this pattern in any way other than by sharing a link to this page or to the pattern page on Ravelry. Click … Continue reading →

Free Pattern – Crossed Cables Square

Crossed Cables Square

This is one of four 5 inch squares I made as homework for a crochet retreat. It’s a relatively easy pattern and works up quickly. The cables give it a bit of texture, with one crossed row in the middle just for fun.     This pattern is protected by copyright. Please do not distribute or share this pattern in … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Moogly Afghan CAL – Block 4

Square 4 for the Moogly CAL blanket

Eep! I’m afraid I’ve gotten a little behind on my squares for the Moogly Afghan CAL. She just announced block 5 today, and I’m just now ready to show you my block 4! I loved this Family Square by Stacey Williams of Busting Stitches. The best part for me was the rotation in the middle. I loved watching the corners of … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Moogly Afghan CAL – Block 3

Square 3 for the Moogly Afghan CAL

Here’s my third block for the Moogly Afghan CAL: Block 3 is the Windmill Afghan Square by Lorene Eppolite, on Cre8tion Crochet. I think this might be my favorite square. Then again, I think every square is going to be my favorite square when we get to it!  I love the bold design, and the construction is simpler than the last two squares. … Continue reading →

Crocheting along – Moogly Afghan CAL – Block 2

Moogly CAL 2015 - Square 2

Here’s my second block for the Moogly Afghan CAL: Block 2 is the Starburst Square by Tera Kulling, on Trifles N Treasures. I LOVE the starburst design at the center of the square. I did end up making some modifications to the outer rows though.  I was having a little trouble getting the edges straight, and I also wanted to … Continue reading →