How to Crochet: The Famous Half Double Crochet Stitch

How to Crochet: The Famous Half Double Crochet Stitch

This half double crochet stitch is probably my most favorite stitch. It’s not a single, not a double, it’s what is in between and I love it. Not only is the half double crochet (probably) my favorite stitch, but it’s so easy and works up so splendidly, that you can use this stitch for lots of crochet projects that are completely different, one to another. Related: how to crochet your three basic stitches… For learning how to half double crochet, we again turn to Mikey from The Crochet … Read more…


How to Crochet: Your 3 Basic Crochet Stitches (video)

How to Crochet: Your 3 Basic Crochet Stitches (video)

If you can crochet these 3 basic crochet stitches, then you can make just about anything with your yarn. Or so they say. I learned these three basic crochet stitches more than 20 years ago and it wasn’t until my mom told me to get over to YouTube (because I happen to be a visual learner) and learn some other cool crochet stuff. But I do think it’s safe to say that these 3 stitches really are the base for most of what you’ll do with creating your … Read more…


How to Crochet: Making Your Chain (video)

How to Crochet: Making Your Chain (video)

I had a thought on my morning wake up walk, today. How to crochet, learning the basics – it might be something you are looking to do. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to crochet. Maybe you need a refresher. So I called upon two of my favorite crocheting YouTube-ers to help us learn how to make our crochet chain. You will begin most projects with this foundation and it can be various lengths, depending upon what you are creating. Related: Easy crochet projects found here! I’m here to … Read more…


How to Crochet: Ear Muff, Scarf, Fingerless Gloves Set!

How to Crochet: Ear Muff, Scarf, Fingerless Gloves Set!

Occasionally, I crochet something(s) just for me. I’m not selfish about it. And I’ve created several lovely items for our home. But this one (set) was just for me. Ear muff for keeping my ears toasty on my early morning walks, a scarf for extra warmth, and fingerless gloves so I can still access my phone (timer and FitBit) while out and about. I also love learning new stitches and while this one is just a variation of the double crochet stitch, it works up fabulously and makes for … Read more…


4 Smart, Safe Ways to Trick or Treat this Halloween!

4 Smart, Safe Ways to Trick or Treat this Halloween!

If you or someone you know is going out to trick or treat this Halloween, first and foremost, you should be safe. To be safe while you trick or treat, you need to be smart. It’s fun to get all dressed up and go out for gobs of candy, but you’ve got to be smart to stay safe. If you are taking your young ones out and about, you’ll be glad to have these tricks to get all your treats. Related: 24+ Homemade Costumes for you! 4 Smart, Safe … Read more…


How to Crochet: Quick and Easy Fingerless Gloves

How to Crochet: Quick and Easy Fingerless Gloves

The first super cold morning hit us last week sometime and after freezing my fingers off in the wee hours while on my morning wake up walk, I decided I needed fingerless gloves. I needed them and I needed a pattern that would be quick and easy to crochet up. Of course I turned to YouTube to find fingerless gloves – crocheted – and happened upon a great pattern that was easy to learn and quick, too. I’m going to share that video below, but you should know, … Read more…


How To Crochet: The Perfect Kitchen Rug – Easy as Pie, too!

How To Crochet: The Perfect Kitchen Rug – Easy as Pie, too!

My “perfect” kitchen rug. I was already more than half-way done with the bath rug when I happened upon a crochet stitch from Mikey over at The Crochet Crowd that I just knew I wanted to use for our new kitchen rug. The bubble stitch. So pretty, seriously bubblicious, and simply perfect for stepping in front of the sink in our new little abode. Related: Crochet this stunning bath mat I had to have this in my kitchen. For my kitchen – the perfect rug. So I got … Read more…


6 Must-Haves for Extreme Couponers – Save BIG Now!

6 Must-Haves for Extreme Couponers – Save BIG Now!

Most people who use coupons are not extreme couponers and only manage to save a few bucks off an order, even after putting in a ton of time planning and preparing everything. Understandably, the extra effort involved without a major reduction in prices can be discouraging. Extreme couponers, however, do it differently. Simply collecting, clipping, and organizing coupons, and then taking them to your local grocery just doesn’t cut it, especially if you want to see those massive reductions in the 75-90% range that most extreme couponers look out … Read more…


How To Crochet: This Beautiful Bathroom Rug

How To Crochet: This Beautiful Bathroom Rug

I am so excited to show off our beautiful bathroom rug, made with my own little fingers. That’s the thing, right? I’m not all braggy every time I create something with crochet. I’m stunned, proud, seriously in love because I MADE something. It’s pretty crazy cool. Related: How to Crochet: easy and beautiful… And this rug is no different. I took a stitch I love and worked it into a beautiful bathroom rug that fits perfectly in our new bathroom and just looks like it was made for … Read more…


How to Crochet: this quick and easy little Baby Dress!

How to Crochet: this quick and easy little Baby Dress!

This crocheted baby dress is so darn adorable, I am pretty sure I’m making one in every color. So simple and darling, I just can’t resist. And you may find, after checking out the video instructions down below, that this baby dress is exactly the pattern you’ve been looking for. I am so excited to share this with all of you. And so happy I found this cute little pattern from Wooly Wonders Crochet at YouTube. Related: See my top 3 favorite YouTube crocheters and be inspired. I … Read more…