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: 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: these adorable Baby Booties FAST and Easy!

How To Crochet: these adorable Baby Booties FAST and Easy!

Recently, I crocheted a bunch of baby things for dear friends of mine, who are expecting anytime now. Amongst those were a most adorable pair of baby booties. Even the hubs was like: awwwww! And it was so easy to do that I wanted to share with you. Especially my tip for getting them done twice as fast. I learned from a video I watched on YouTube, from the Crochet Crowd (which is quickly becoming my go-to for many crochet patterns, though I still love Bella Coco, for … Read more…