Crochet

Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket Giveaway: Winner!

Free Yarn Giveaway: Sock Monkey Cuddle Blanket

If there's one thing we learned recently, it's that there's an awful lot of you are big fans of knitting and crocheting baby toys—and we love it! One prize is ready to go, and that lucky commenter is...

Shanna Crabbe!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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St. Paddy's day is on Sunday and it's not too late to get ready. Here are a few quick and easy projects you can pull together this weekend!

Cindy from Skip to my Lou shares an easy crochet shamrock garland pattern.

Crochet Month Designer Interview Series: Get to know Drew Emborsky!

Drew's the youngest of eight kids and come from a very crafty family. His daddy, the ex-marine WWII veteran was an amazing artist and crocheter. His mom crocheted too! Each of his siblings do

Crochet Month Designer Interview Series: Get to know Robyn Chachula!

A structural engineer by trade, Robyn Chachula uses her knowledge of building design processes to create crochet projects in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In her latest crochet book and DVD Workshop, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters: Techniques for Custom

Crochet Month Designer Interview Series: Get to know Brenda K.B. Anderson!

Brenda K. B. Anderson makes mascots during the day. She cooks, crochets, knits, and belly dances at night. Brenda lives in a little house in Minnesota with her ridiculously good-looking husband and their hairy baby, Mr. Kittypants.

Crochet Month Designer Interview Series: Get to know Brett Bara!


Brett Bara is an author, designer, blogger and television host specializing in modern crafts and the DIY lifestyle. She is the author of Sewing in a Straight Line (Potter Craft, 2011), host of

Crochet Month Designer Interview Series: Get to know Mary Beth Temple!

Mary Beth Temple is an author and knit and crochet designer who has contributed to magazines including Knit Simple, Vogue Knitting Crochet, Interweave Crochet, and Crochet Today. She's also the owner and lead designer for the

Free Pattern: Remembrance Poppy

Remembrance Poppies

This November citizens of countries all over the world will be donning bright red poppies as a symbol of remembrance. Whether you're observing Remembrance Day or Veterans Day, crochet this quick poppy to give the symbol your personal touch. You can get a poppy

Technique Tuesday: Cuppa to Baby Blanket

Technique Tuesday

Learn the simple secret to turning the gorgeous stitch pattern in the crocheted Cuppa cozy into a baby blanket!

Materials:

  • Six balls of Bernat Softee Chunky (two each in three shades of your choice)
  • 8 mm (U.S. L or 11) crochet hook

Guest Blogger: Designer Ellen Gormley!

Guest Blogger

I met Ellen Gormley through my friend Cari Clement at The Chain Link Conference (presented by the Crochet Guild of America.) Since then Ellen's designed for my yarn line, Sheep(ish), and we've kept in touch through social networking and various industry

Technique Tuesday: Changing from Rounds to Rows in Crochet

Technique Tuesday

Welcome to Technique Tuesday! Every week this month we'll be bringing you a great new technique to make your knitting or crocheting easier.

Learn how to change from rounds (crocheting in the round) to rows (crocheting flat) with the Quickie Slippers. It's a

Guest Blogger: Craft Is Cool's Allison Hoffman + Monster Plushies!

Guest Blogger
Allison Hoffman

This year all three of my kids, for the first time, are in school. The littlest started kindergarten and we're all

Trendspotting: Crazy for Chevrons!

Here we are, exactly a year from the infamous Missoni at Target  stores (in the U.S.) launch; the tipping point for what has continued to be a collective, crazed enthusiasm for chevron print. It's a bandwagon that I happily jumped onto with both feet -- I

Fun & Simple Project #3

This might look like my Fun & Simple Project #1, but in this case looks can be deceiving.

Yes, this is another Easy Scarf. Yes, it's made with Patons' Wild Child yarn (this  blue-green colorway is "Puppet"). But unlike the previous Easy Scarf, this was crocheted. (The first one was

Mystery Afghan Check-In: Week 1

Week 1 of the Mystery Afghan Knit-Along (KAL) and Crochet-Along (CAL) is almost up, and what a ride! Hundreds of knitters and crocheters have been logging into the Bernat Forums, checking out the clues, looking for advice, and sharing photos of their progress.

New to the event? Check out the first KAL clue or

WORM AMIGURUMI - designed by Tracie Barrett

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 2”/5cm long when bent

 

YARN: Caron International's Simply Soft: #9607 Limelight, #9727 Black (B)

 

CROCHET HOOK: One size US E-4 (3.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:  Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker, Pipe cleaner

 

GAUGE: 22

MINI SUSIE SEAHORSE - designed by Mary C. Pueschner

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 1 1/2”/4cm tall.

YARN:  Caron International's Simply Soft: #0017 Lemon (A), #9605 Mango (B), #9748 Rubine Red (C) small amount

CROCHET HOOK: One size US B-1 (2.25mm).

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle,  Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker,

 

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for

MINI BOBBY BUNNY - designed by Mary C. Pueschner

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Amigurumi measures approximately 3/4”/2cm excluding ears.

 

YARN:  Caron International's Simply Soft: #9747 Iris (A), #9717 Orchid (B), #0001 Vanilla (C),  #9727 Black (D), #9748 Rubine Red (E)

 

CROCHET HOOK: One size US C-2 (2.75mm).

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker

 

“FLORA" FLOWER - designed by Mary C. Pueschner

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:Amigurumi measures approximately 2 1/2”/6.5cm tall

YARN:Caron International's Simply Soft: #0001 Vanilla (A), #9730 Autumn Red (B)

CROCHET HOOK: One size US D-3 (3.25mm).

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS :Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, 6mm wiggle eyes or safety eyes,  Stitch marker

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for

“ET” The Green Man - designed by Mary C. Pueschner

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Amigurumi measures approximately 4”/9cm tall

YARN: Caron International's Simply Soft: #9607 Limelight (A), #9727 Black (B), #9748 Rubine Red (C), #0001 Vanilla (D)

CROCHET HOOK: One size US C-2 (2.75mm).

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: Yarn needle, Fiberfill stuffing, Stitch marker

GAUGE: Exact gauge is not critical for this

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