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: 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…


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…


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…


My Top 3 Favorite YouTube Crocheters – in no particular order!

My Top 3 Favorite YouTube Crocheters – in no particular order!

I may seriously be addicted to YouTube crocheters. It’s a much healthier addiction than turning to food or crawling into a ball when the world gets too much to bear. Events over the last week have certainly tested my strength, and though I have no intentions (not even the desire) to fall into old habits, I am crocheting my booty off. These 3 crocheting geniuses are helping me overcome and create some seriously beautiful crochet crafts. As I am a visual learner, I am so grateful (thanks again, mom ♥) … Read more…


How To Crochet: The Waffle Stitch – perfect for scarves, dishcloths and more!

How To Crochet: The Waffle Stitch – perfect for scarves, dishcloths and more!

I keep going back to the same few folks over at YouTube for learning to crochet different items. This waffle stitch is no different. In fact, it was the first thing I crocheted after discovering that my visual learning abilities could be satiated by watching crocheting-on-YouTube videos. I am so in love with this waffle stitch. I’m not sure if it’s because it was my first or that I made something for my mom (who told me all about the videos), but I just love this stitch. I … Read more…


How To Crochet: This Beautiful Baby Sweater QUICK!

How To Crochet: This Beautiful Baby Sweater QUICK!

Every time I crochet something new, I am stunned. And this beautiful baby sweater is no different. I am amazed that I could make something so darn cute and have it look good, too. I have so many folks at YouTube to thank for that, and again, this baby sweater is no different. Inspired by a crocheting YouTuber, it is so easy and quick to whip up this beauty that even I can do it. And so can you. If you have the basic skills of crocheting down, … Read more…