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Get this Cozy Headband Pattern at:

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Pattern: Cozy Fall Headband

Find more patterns at www.idealme.com
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Happy hooking!
  • Where do you see yourself wearing this bright Tangerine cardigan? Would you wear this on your son's baseball practice? A party, perhaps? .
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Name it and comment down below! .
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Link in Bio for free pattern.
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Pattern: Cute Flare Sleeve Cardigan
  • This looks nice! Another go-to gift idea! .
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Head to @dabbles_and_babbles to check the complete details of this pattern! .
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  • What's your take on #minimalism? .
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Well, I realized my tote was cramming full of things I don't even need!
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 There were receipts and other stuff sitting at the bottom of my bag for the past few months. Ring a bell?
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I knew I wanted to take the #minimalist route and this cute clutch is just perfect for starters. 
Having a tote as small as this reminds me to only keep the essentials. .
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Do you practice minimalism, too? Comment down below! .
P.S: Don't forget to save the free pattern we made for you. .
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Open the link at:

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Pattern: Color Pop Clutch
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Light Crochet Tank Top Pattern

Light Crochet Tank Top Pattern This Light Crochet Tank Top is the perfect addition to your wardrobe.  It’s a clean, minimalist basic that can be paired with jeans, shorts, or even tucked into a skirt. I’ve been doing some post-Spring…

Cute Cross Body Bag Crochet Pattern

Cute Cross Body Bag Crochet Pattern This Cute Cross Body Bag is slowly replacing all of my other bags. I’m serious.  Since I crocheted this bag, I’ve been taking it everywhere.  It’s the perfect size for all of my essentials,…

Color Pop Clutch Crochet Pattern

Color Pop Clutch Crochet Pattern I’ve been trying to minimize lately by getting rid of all the things I don’t really need.  Things get cluttered quickly at my house, so I’ve been thinking a lot about what my essentials are….

15 Easy Crochet Edging Ideas

15 Easy Crochet Edging Ideas No crochet project is complete without crochet edging.  If you aren’t familiar, crochet edging is a finishing technique, often in the form of a border that gives your design a polished, complete look. Crochet edging…

Wide Sleeve Sweater Crochet Pattern

Wide Sleeve Sweater Crochet Pattern Fall is the perfect time to try out new trends. The Wide Sleeve Sweater is so different and unique. It’s a chic new style that definitely deserves a second look. With flared sleeves and a…

Mesh Stitch Sweater Crochet Pattern

Mesh Stitch Sweater Crochet Pattern You’ll be craving fall weather once you make the Mesh Stitch Sweater. This sweater is so stylish and is sure to become an instant classic! The Mesh Stitch Sweater is created using the Plymouth Encore…

Belted Kimono Cardigan Crochet Pattern

Belted Kimono Cardigan Crochet Pattern If you’re looking for a new favorite project, check out the Belted Kimono Cardigan. Ever since we laid eyes on this pattern, we’ve been obsessed. And we’re betting you will be too. This cardigan is…

12 Cute Crochet Headbands You Can Make

12 Cute Crochet Headbands You Can Make If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the sweet, little ones in your life, look no further. Here are 12 Cute Crochet Headbands for the ones you love. Crochet headbands are an…

Peplum Top Crochet Pattern

Peplum Top Crochet Pattern A peplum is a short piece of fabric attached to a blouse that makes it frilly or flouncy. In ancient Greece, they used to call a tunic or a shawl a peplum. This peplum top crochet…

Snuggle Bunny Crochet Pattern

Snuggle Bunny Crochet Pattern Bunnies aren’t just for Easter. Make this adorable fluffy bunny for any time of the year for maximum levels of cuteness. Make something for your own that will be a memorable keepsake for the years to…

Flirty Shawl Crochet Pattern

Flirty Shawl Crochet Pattern When you slip this shawl over your shoulders, you’re saying “I’m ready for anything.” Really, though, because this pattern gets you a shawl that you’re going to want to wear everywhere. We can see this making…

Super Scarf Crochet Pattern

Super Scarf Crochet Pattern This scarf was inspired by a trip to Rome, and you’ll want to say ciao right away. It’s soft and elegant, just the beautiful addition your closet’s been missing. You’ll work this scarf flat, back and…

One Skein Cowl Crochet Pattern

One Skein Cowl Crochet Pattern We created this cowl with a sense of adventure in mind. We love to travel and experience new places. So we made this cowl for you to bring along. It’s simple and versatile, just the…

Chevron Flare Blanket Crochet Pattern

Chevron Flare Blanket Crochet Pattern Crochet up a classic with this chevron flare blanket. Choose two colors of yarn to alternate between, or use one solid color for a visual twist. It’s all about the texture. This is the perfect…

Bobble Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

Bobble Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern When it comes to this pattern, messy is the way to go. We designed this hat for you to throw your hair up in a bun and head outside the house. You’ll still look…

Mini Wrap Crochet Pattern

Mini Wrap Crochet Pattern I love tight, textured projects as much as the next person, but I’m a real sucker for chunky texture! I love how stretchy and cozy they feel, and this mini wrap is no exception. The texture…

Hooded Crochet Poncho Pattern

Hooded Crochet Poncho Pattern This easy crochet poncho will keep you warm and cozy! The pattern is super unique and a lot of fun to crochet.  It can be customized with modifications for several sizes from child-sized to a full…

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern

Easy Peasy Messy Bun Crochet Hat Pattern If you’ve been known to rock a bun or a ponytail, then say hello to your new favorite cold weather accessory! Who says you can’t rock an updo in the winter?  This messy…

Farmer’s Market Crochet Bag Pattern

Farmer’s Market Bag Crochet Pattern I’m always looking for ways to be more sustainable, which is why I was so excited to create this market bag pattern. I often find that some more traditional crochet bag patterns can be a…

Easy Everyday Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern

Easy Everyday Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern This scarf pattern has quickly become one of my most popular. Why? It’s easy, fast, and timeless. I always have tons of scarves but love this one because the triangle shape is a unique…

Two-Toned Infinity Cowl Crochet Pattern

Two-Toned Infinity Cowl Crochet Pattern There’s nothing better than having a go-to accessory that you know will work for almost any outfit or occasion. That’s exactly the role this easy crochet cowl fulfills. I wanted something warm, versatile and trendy…

Wine Country Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern

Wine Country Triangle Shawl Crochet Pattern Are you looking for a shawl pattern that’s perfect for just about any occasion? Look no further than the classic styled wine country triangle shawl – a shawl that’s perfect for wearing while sipping…

Double V Slouch Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

Double V Slouch Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern Good news: beanies are back. I mean, were they ever really out? All I know is that beanies are popping up everywhere and I’m hopping on that bandwagon like there’s no tomorrow. I…

Back and Forth Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

Back and Forth Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of messy bun hats!  I have plenty of patterns as proof.   So, why add another pattern, you ask?   I’m pretty proud of…

Simple Edgy Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

Simple Edgy Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern Need a classic hat pattern?   Look no further.  This messy bun hat pattern has a very clean, traditional, and put together style.  It uses a 3rd loop stitch combined with traditional single,…

Back to School LIVE – free crochet patterns and Q&A

Previously recorded on Crowdcast – https://www.crowdcast.io/e/back-to-school—2017 Replay video and chat are posted below. The transcript will be posted by Tuesday 15th. Back to School LIVE – free crochet patterns and Q&A with the 2017 CraftCoalition.com Back to School Crew featuring 8…

13 Amazing Free Circle Vest crochet patterns!

Don’t you get the feeling crochet circle vest patterns will always be popular? There are so many different style, too! Some start in the round while others end by going around. You will see long sleeves to no sleeves and…

15 Amazing Free Basket crochet patterns

We purchase and use baskets and containers for everything and we rarely consider the possibilities of getting into basket crochet patterns for storage. Why is that? Are we afraid to get them dirty? They can be washed. Basket crochet patterns…

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Do you recognize those patterns? (hehehe) Allow me to take a special moment to praise one of my favorite sites. FaveCrafts has not only been a great resource for me as a crafter with tons and tons of links to…

Preemie/Newborn Butterfly Hat crochet pattern

Preemie/Newborn Butterfly Hat I love this precious hat crochet pattern contribution from CreamOfTheCropCrochet.com. You will definitely want to check out her other patterns as well. I bet you are ready to jump straight into it, right? Be sure to read…

Seashore Messy Bun Hat 2-in1

Seashore Messy Bun Hat 2-in-1 Crochet Pattern This messy bun hat crochet pattern is my favorite design so far! I promised… I just can’t stop designing them and everyone is loving them. Meet the Seashore messy bun hat crochet pattern….

Sweet Retreat Spa Towel crochet pattern

Nothing like a little fun in your towel crochet pattern! When I saw these colors sitting together, I knew they needed to be married for this glorious piece. Who has enough crochet towels? Not me! My entire family loves them….

You Made This! – Edition #5

Here we are with another edition of You Made This! It’s hard to believe I have so many amazing pictures to show you that I can’t fit them all into one post. Remember to use the Submit Your Picture page…

Everyday Triangle Scarf crochet pattern – One Skein

Scarf crochet pattern When it comes to selecting a little scarf crochet pattern or neckwarmer, this triangle scarf crochet pattern is perfect for all outfits, all abilities, and all levels of experience. I’m always thinking of different ways to accessory…

15 Free and Fabulous Crochet Sock Patterns

Crochet Sock Patterns Every single year, I spend time looking at crochet slipper and crochet sock patterns, comparing them, collecting links and saving images on Pinterest. This year, I’ve decided to do something about it. Well, at least, I’ve decided…

How to Make a Shawl Toggle – Video

How to Make a Shawl Toggle – Video This video tutorial will show you exactly how to make a shawl toggle that will allow you to extend the variety of choices to style your crocheted wearables and keep your shawls…

Penelope’s Pompom Beanie crochet pattern

Penelope’s Pom Pom Hat I have a confession to make. I’m certifiably obsessed with making hats.  But can you blame me?  They’re SO much fun to crochet and they make great, handmade gifts. You really can’t go wrong. Right now,…

Coraline in Rome Super Scarf crochet pattern

This stunning Coraline in Rome super scarf crochet pattern was inspired by thoughts of Grace Kelly and Coraline in Rome. I had not heard from Coraline since she was in Rio and she surprised me with a quick letter that…

How to make a Crochet Shawl Toggle

How to Make a Crochet Shawl Toggle Photo tutorial & Video below This diy tutorial will show you how to make a crochet shawl toggle that will allow you to extend the variety of choices to style your crocheted wearables….

Penelope’s Pretty Petunia Potholder crochet pattern

Penelope’s Pretty Petunia Potholder Sassy up your kitchen with this stunning Penelope’s Pretty Petunia Potholder crochet pattern. You will love it so much, you’ll make extras and hang them where they can be visible from every angle of the kitchen….

Crochet Chat with Mistie and Celina #5

Crochet Chat with Mistie and Celina #5 Crochet Chat with Mistie and Celina is a mashup of crochet news, reviews, updates, tips, and general fun. Below is a live video from SimplyCollectibleCrochet.com Facebook page. All links from the video are…

Crochet Chat with Mistie and Celina #4

  Welcome to Coffee and Crochet Chat Live – on facebook and prerecorded for YouTube – where we share some links to neat stuff and chat about… Crochet! If you like what we do, please share our links on Facebook/Twitter,…

World Record for Largest Crocheted Granny Square

World Record for Largest Crocheted Granny Square Measuring 1,311 Square Feet Made with Red Heart, America’s Favorite Yarn CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (June 17, 2016) Setting out on a journey to crochet the largest granny square made by a single person,…

Yarn Giveaway right here!

Red Heart Yarns Giveaway I’m excited to partner up with Red Heart Yarns to raffle away $25 in Baby Hugs! (Details below.) Recently, I made this adorable Lovey Shells and Chevrons using a single skein of Baby Hugs medium. My…

12 Free Summer Crochet Patterns

12 Free Summer Crochet Patterns This roundup of free summer crochet patterns is compiled by Rhelena of Crochet Pattern Bonanza – a free crochet pattern directory. Summer is finally here again, with the temperatures rising each day as the sun…

Penelope’s Skipping Stones 12 inch Square

– Penelope’s Skipping Stones 12 inch Square – Penelope’s newest fascination is crocheted housewares and Penelope’s Skipping Stones 12 inch Square crochet pattern was written for a pillow collection she is starting. She was introduced to me by her sister…

Coraline’s Summer Crush Scarf

Coraline found herself in a bit of a whirlwind after her sister’s wedding last year and she’s continuing her sabbatical in South America. She hasn’t kept in touch much and she did apologize for not updating us. It seems she…

DIY – Fingerless Gloves in 4 minutes!

DIY Fingerless Gloves So I made these cool and casual diy fingerless gloves and I’m thinking I’m crazy, right? After all,  I can crochet and knit and I have access to absolutely the most yummy yarns ever. But then I…

Lily’s Garden Striped Granny Afghan

Lily’s Garden Striped Granny afghan At this moment, Lily’s Garden Striped Granny afghan is running as a CAL (crochet-a-long.) I thought it would be amazing to see what you use, how you finish, and share your project with the cyber…

12 Extremely Useful Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips Do I really want to learn to sew again? I’ve been going back and forth on this since when my son was born nearly 10 years ago. I have even purchased two machines and returned them because I…

Lily’s Sweetheart Cowl crochet pattern

Lily’s Sweetheart Cowl Lily’s Sweetheart Cowl was designed on whim. I don’t know if it was the colors, the texture, or the gradient- perhaps all those things- that just called for it. It’s one of those pieces you just know…

Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap crochet pattern

Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap crochet pattern Finally! Here is the Coraline in Rio Mini Wrap crochet pattern. It’s been some time since I’ve had the opportunity to update you on Coraline’s sabbatical. Last you probably recall, she was in…

Coloring books!

Coloring When I was a child, I would ask for two of the same coloring book so I could skip from using vibrant colors in one to muted tones in the second. When I was a teen and could not…

Crochet and Travel – Can they mix?

Crochet and Travel You’ll love this tip to reduce stress while you travel. Maybe you have a crochet business or you are finishing projects for your family. This is about YOUR stash or projects and since we invest so much…

10 Pretty Sun Hat free crochet patterns

Pretty Sun Hat free crochet patterns Sometimes I wear them when my hair can’t be tamed from a windy day or getting caught in a little rain shower on my walk through the park. An adorable hat can keep you…

12 Sensational Free Shawl crochet patterns

Free Shawl Crochet Patterns From stunning, modern pieces to conservative and simple designs, these sensational shawl crochet patterns are not only eye-catching, but easy to duplicate. Browse through and save the link to this compilation. Many of these can be…

Organizing Hacks for Your Yarn Stash

Organizing Hacks for Your Yarn Stash We are almost all on a frugal budget in some form or fashion. Since my son was born, I’ve become extremely frugal by necessity. My husband and I always knew I wasn’t going back…

Firewheel Scrubbie free crochet pattern

Scrubbie free crochet pattern Just a few days ago, we were on a drive through the Hill Country in Central Texas when I noticed the Firewheels. The first time I noticed them was three years ago when my son (5…

Penelope’s Flirty Scarf free crochet pattern

Penelope’s Flirty Scarf Penelope’s Flirty Scarf is so versatile that it can be worn in so many ways, including a scarf or turban. Within 2 to 3 hours, you’ll have something lovely for a bridesmaid or a picnic. You’ll find…

You Made This #1

Find Coraline in the Wine Country HERE After a handful of years collecting images via email, Etsy, and Ravelry of the coolest things you make from my patterns, I have added a submission form so you can share your images…

Penelope’s Flirty Shawl free crochet pattern

Shawl free crochet pattern Penelope’s Flirty Shawl is so versatile that it can be worn in so many ways, including a scarf or turban. Within 2 to 3 hours, you’ll have something lovely for a bridesmaid or a picnic. Click…

Irish Chin Beard Hat Set

Irish Chin Beard Hat Set   After designing this beard hat nearly 4 years ago, several copies have been downloaded from my Raverly shop. While I’m offering several patterns for free on my site (Click HERE for more free patterns),…

Saturday Link Blast for January 3rd

Twitter & Facebook – Link Blast for January 3rd Link Blasts are nearly every Saturday with over 20 crochet patterns being shared within a 12 hour period. It starts on Facebook and Twitter with the exception of some holidays, but…

Last Minute Gift Crochet Patterns

Last Minute Gift Crochet Patterns We all need a little help finding those quick projects sometimes so I pulled together my favorite, quick, and easy crochet patterns. Most of these are good for any occasion. Hope you enjoy them! Not…

Wrap it Up Gift Wrap Ideas

Gift Wrap Ideas with Yarn Over the years, I’ve used various items to wrap or decorate gifts to make them stand out with extra texture and sometimes silliness. Gift wrap, like almost everything else, goes up in price every year-…

Tuesday PINspiration Link Party

Welcome to the Tuesday PIN-spiration link party! Please stop by and pin the projects that you love the most! You can also check out our Tuesday PIN-spiration Pinterest Board to see what Amy and I are pinning. Now onto the…

How to make Gift Wrap Chains and Tassels

Gift Wrap Ideas with Yarn Over the years, I’ve used various items to wrap or decorate gifts to make them stand out with extra texture and sometimes silliness. The chain and tassel has been one of my favorites while the…

How to make a slip knot

How to make a slip knot You will find many or zero reasons to use a slip knot, but if you work with yarn or rope, chances are 99.9% that you will have to make a slip knot. The slip…

Simply Collectible Crochet Patterns

A BIG Thank You! Choose your favorite pattern from Simply Collectible Crochet Patterns. 2014 has been a beautiful year of change and I’m grateful for each one of you. It’s free when you use the coupon code below. Thank you…

21 Free Fabu Frozen Crochet Patterns

21 Free Fabu Frozen Crochet Patterns Make sure to save this link, Pin It, and Share It because I will be adding more as time goes on. These are irresistibly popular, aren’t they? Even for the few who haven’t seen…

12 Free Perfect Crochet Penguin Patterns

When a friend asks you for a couple of penguin items for her daughter’s Christmas, you get really busy looking through all the crochet penguin patterns possible. I found the most adorable ones and just couldn’t resist sharing them with…

Tuscan Countryside Cuff Crochet Pattern

Tuscan Countryside Cuff Crochet Pattern Tuscan Countryside Cuff has a very complex look to it, but is quite simple in construction. Once you complete the first row, you’ll recognize a simple sequence you may or may not have used before….

4 Adorable Halloween Crochet Patterns

4 Adorable Halloween Crochet Patterns I hope you love this roundup compiled of Simply Collectible Designs by… me. They have been some of my absolute favorite designs. Actually, it’s 3 crochet patterns and a yarn craft. (I had to come…

Easy Peasy Pompom Pumpkins Yarn Crafts

Easy Peasy Pompom Pumpkins Make these Easy Peasy Pompom Pumpkins with this easy peasy tutorial. As far as yarn crafts are concerned, it doesn’t get too much easier than this. The main thing is deciding what color pumpkins to make….

Lil Pumpkin Patch Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

With this lil pumpkin patch amigurumi crochet pattern, you can now “grow” your very own pumpkin patch as a Halloween decoration or Thanksgiving decoration. No need to worry about the drought. All you need is orange, green, and polyfill. Lil…

World Wide Artist Blog Hop with Celina Lane

Last week, Cylinda Mathews invited me to join the World Wide Artist Blog Hop and I am so excited about being selected. It’s incredible to me that I could be chosen to follow her in this spot because her work…

12 Adorable Free Toy Crochet Patterns

Toy Crochet Patterns Someone you know, if not you, is going to love a few of these delightful crocheted toys. These little toy amigurumi patterns can be modified for babies, without the amigurumi eyes, by using felt or fabric market….

My Favorite Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern

Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern This Bubbles Baby pattern has been my go-to pattern when someone requests a baby blanket. It is poofy and delicious no matter which yarn you use for the project. You will need two strands of worsted…

12 Perfect Baby Shower Crochet Patterns

Seems everyone is preparing for baby showers right now or Mommas have recently returned home with their newborn angels. Have you noticed that, too? Enjoy browsing these patterns for the perfect gifts. Here they are! 12 Perfect Baby Shower Crochet…

27 Crochet FLOWER Patterns – Floral Fixation

Recently, I’ve found myself fixated on anything floral. Isn’t it fascinating that a few stitches in the round can be finished as a flower? Amazing to me. Browse through this list like you are walking through a garden. Enjoy every…

Not Granny’s Sassy Barefoot Sandals

Not Granny’s Sassy Barefoot Sandals If you have been following my Not Granny’s Collection, you immediately saw a huge difference from these Not Granny’s Sassy Barefoot Sandals and my Not Granny’s Gladiator Barefoot Sandals! Nonetheless, these follow the pattern by…

23 Granny Squares and Projects

 Granny Squares and Projects Granny squares can vary in many ways and can be used in even more ways. Here are some squares and/or projects I found over the last week. Enjoy! Click HERE to Pin to Pinterest   Celtic…

Sweetest Lil Witch Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

This Sweetest Lil Witch Amigurumi Crochet Pattern makes a little trick-or-treater Witch amigurumi doll. It comes with instructions for her personalized trick-or-teat bag! She’s not very traditional, but neither am I. My husband says she looks Tim Burton-ish. Makes perfect sense…

Not Granny’s Gladiator Barefoot Sandals

Not Granny’s Gladiator Barefoot Sandals I’m having so much fun creating my Not Granny’s series and I sure hope you are also enjoying it. Not Granny’s Gladiator Barefoot Sandals are obviously not an ordinary barefoot sandal. They are a statement…

Sassy Bow Free crochet pattern

Now you can crochet a bow tie from this pattern in just under 20 minutes with interruptions! This crochet pattern is to make a bow tie measuring 4” x 2”. I am putting these on my Christmas tree this year-…

Not Granny’s Bangle Bracelet crochet pattern

Not Granny’s Bangle Bracelet Gorgeous and Fun! As the name states, this is Not Granny’s Bangle Bracelet. (Now pause for a moment to say it with an ATTITUDE. Ready?) This is Not. Granny’s. Bangle. Bracelet. This bracelet is my new…

Baby Rattle Blocks – free crochet pattern

Baby Rattle Blocks crochet pattern My Baby Rattle Blocks pattern has made the Free Pattern circuit since I first made this very set for my son in 2010. He still has them and uses them as ‘buildings and structures’ in…

Cutest Kittens Blanket

Honestly…. Cutest Kittens Blanket? Need I say more? My family is nearly obsessed with kitties of all types. One of my first designs was this Amigurumi Kitten in 2010. Pictured are two of the first three original ones I made….

Crochet Heals

As you know, I am so deeply moved by how crochet heals us. It saved my life, mentally and physically! You can read about that HERE. My life has changed so dramatically- and continues to do so every single day-…

Awesome Reflective Gear

My family loves taking evening walks and we always carry a flashlight so this will be a bonus to catch the light from it as this yarn really reflects! Once I received Red Heart’s Reflective Yarn, I immediately started on…

Red Heart Reflective Yarn Review

I love trying anything new and when I first heard about this yarn that reflects light, I instantly thought of ‘glow-in-the-dark’ and it’s not that. Once my brain realized it was like reflective tape or the fabric they use on…

Straight From the HeART – Leighla Miharo

Getting to know Leighla Miharo and what moves her has been a joy! I’ve asked her to share some of her story and I am deeply moved by her transformation every time I read it. Art replenishes. Art saves us…

Learn Tunisian Crochet – So Easy

It is no surprise that I am a big fan of Kim Guzman and her crochet patterns; so much so that, I stepped up to learn Tunisian Crochet from her YouTube videos and later went on to take classes from…

Exciting changes are coming

Moving forward in business to support my son’s needs has actually proven to be a lateral move. Let me explain. The ‘dying art of crochet’ probably has an audience of a couple million or more with new pattern writers or…

8-ball Applique or Coaster Crochet Pattern

8-ball Applique Crochet Pattern They keep the muck out of your cup holders by soaking up condensation and little splashes. Not much explanation needed there, right? We’ve all had this happen. Use cotton for maximum absorption and toss them in…

Summer Spiral Earrings and Necklace Set

  When I made these, I had swimsuits and swimming pools in mind. I like wearing my jewelry, but I don’t like taking it off to go in the pool. These are originally made from nylon and they keep their…

Straight From the HeART – Tangerine Washington

Straight From the HeART – Tangerine Washington Meet Tangerine Washington! (She made those great earrings.) She is extremely kind, funny and supportive. Her interaction with me online has always been genuine and put a smile on my heart so I…

Straight From the HeART – Pamela Emerson

Straight From the HeART – Pamela Emerson I’ve been deeply touched by Pamela’s history and I certainly hope that you are as well. Let’s hear from Pamela now. ‘My maternal grandma learned to knit in school. They made socks for…

Catnip Pouch Cat Toy Crochet Pattern

Catnip Pouch Cat Toy Crochet Pattern Just like their humans, kitties (and doggies) need plenty of play time and exercise to relieve anxiety, strengthen their bodies, have productive sleep and bowel movements. Keep your fur babies healthy. To read more…

Straight From the Heart – Angie Wells

Straight From the Heart – Angie Wells I love hearing from you all and this post really touches my heart in such a special way. Thank you for telling us your story, Angie. Meet Angie Wells: ‘My great grandma taught…

Perfect Lips Applique Free Crochet Pattern

Applique Free Crochet Pattern Make this Lips or Kisses applique and Cozy for bags, hats, sweaters, towels, even St. Patrick’s Day items. “Kiss Me.” It’s ultra cute on hats and I wish I had something to share now, but I’ll…

Free Crochet Floor Pouf Pattern Review

I’d run into this pattern several times and knew I wanted to try it, but the opportunity had not come up until just last week. A friend of mine is expecting and she didn’t have time to crochet it so…

DIY Craft for Baby – Treasure Rattle

DIY Craft for Baby – Cute Toy Treasure Rattle Use what you have on hand already. One of the simplest DIY Baby Toy Rattle thingies you can make within minutes. You will recognize this from my last blog about one…

Straight From the HeART – Rebecca Dent

Straight From the HeART – Rebecca Dent Experiences shared here are contributed by real people. Nothing has been edited aside from maybe the order it was presented to homogenize the story from actual conversations. Some images belong to the contributor…

10 Random Things About Me

10 Random Things About Me I’ve been watching my friends write 10 Random Things we didn’t know about them and I knew I had to do this, so here goes. Honestly, it was too much fun to see how similar…

Straight From the HeART – Jill Aszling

Straight From the HeART – Jill Aszling Jill Aszling is an amazing woman I’ve met online. She always has something refreshing and encouraging to say. Like me, she is transparent and real without being uncomfortably personal. (I hope I’m not.)…

Striped Stash Buster crochet Blanket pattern

When I started this Striped Stash Buster crochet Blanket pattern, I wanted something handsome for my son’s room. He’d just turned 4 and was ready to graduate from the toddler decor and I was definitely excited about that. One thing I…

Broomstick Lace Baby Blanket Photo Tutorial

Start by reading over this simple how to broomstick lace baby blanket photo tutorial. It is much easier than you think. How difficult is Broomstick Lace Stitch? To start, if you can yarn over, pull up a loop and single…

Straight From the HeART – Nibbles of Encouragement

Welcome to Straight From the HeART. Experiences shared here are contributed by real people. Nothing has been edited aside from maybe the order it was presented to homogenize the story from actual conversations. Some images belong to the contributor and…

Straight From the HeART with Brenda Sahawneh

Welcome to Straight From the HeART. What is Straight From the HeART? Click here to read more. Experiences shared here are contributed by real people. Nothing has been edited aside from maybe the order it was presented to homogenize the…

Baby Bunny Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Baby Bunny Amigurumi Super easy and quick this Baby Bunny Amigurumi crochet pattern will bring a taste of spring to any season. As spring really begins (at the time of this post), everyone is looking forward to wildflowers, baby birds,…

St Patrick’s Day Beard Hats

St Patrick’s Day Beard Hats My husband and I have seen a lot of beard hats and beard hat patterns, but you could see the stitching in all of them! We were just not satisfied. Honestly, we weren’t even sure…

Tiny Towels crochet pattern

These Tiny Towels not only make incredibly handy washcloths for your home, but they make wonderful baby shower gifts. Crochet them day and night or in your sleep. They are so simple, you only have to count the first row…