Free Pattern – Jelly Beads

Jelly Beads - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

It’s stretchy, it’s glittery, it’s jelly yarn! This quick and easy bracelet can be worked up in about 15 minutes. Stack them, share them, give them as gifts. The pattern works for any size – you can even make a really long one and wear it as a necklace. If you’re not into the jelly look, you can make this simple bracelet with other yarns as well.

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Tutorial – Custom stitch markers

I wanted to make some promotional stitch markers, highlighting some of my patterns. Now I’m not a jewlery designer by any stretch of the imagination (I tried for a while…and I still have the nightmares), but I figured this was something even I could manage. As it turns out, I was right. I just LOVE how these turned out! They … Continue reading →

LYS Review – The Nook in Lisle IL (part 2)

The work room at the Nook

A little while ago, I told you a lot about my LYS, the Nook in Lisle IL.  That post sort of kept growing and growing, until I found I had written too much and hadn’t even mentioned yarn yet! I decided to keep all the yarnie goodness for this 2nd post. The Nook has two owners, Tina and Kitty, both … Continue reading →

Free Pattern: Twinkle, Twinkle, 2 Round Star

Twinkle Twinkle Two Round Star

This simple star is a great embellishment for headbands, hats, or just about anything else. With only 2 rounds, it couldn’t be easier! There are 2 versions – a 5 pointed star and a 6 pointed star. Abbreviations used: sc = single crochet hdc = half double crochet dc = double crochet ldc = linked double crochet fpdc = front … Continue reading →