What is gauge? Gauge is the number of stitches and rows in a specified amount of inches (or cm). Most patterns will read something like: 15 stitches and 11 rows = 4" in single crochet. What does that mean? When you make a swatch or in the finished piece of work, 15 stitches across measures… Continue reading When Is Gauge Important? (and when can a free-spirit do without?)
In case you haven't caught on, I'll just tell you straight up - I love teaching crochet. And I will admit - I love getting paid... cuz I do love eating, heating my home, and... wait, who am I kidding? I pretty much get paid in yarn! But way above and beyond the practical payback, I LOVE… Continue reading Psst… Crochet. Pass it on.
Look at that girl! Do you see that obsessed look in her eyes? THAT is someone who loves yarn. I appreciate yarn for every reason there is. I love cheap yarn, expensive yarn; the soft, the gritty; bulky and fine weights; yarn I spun myself and decades-old yarn stashed in storage. I love it all. Cheap yarn:… Continue reading Do you Dream in Color? In Yarn Color that is…
Winter Solace – Free Crochet Pattern Wrap yourself up in comfort. This shawl works up beautifully with a lovely pattern crocheted on the bias and is sure to add cozy warmth to the chilly winter months. Autumn Paradox – Free Crochet Pattern This scarf is great for those who have mastered basic stitches and are ready to… Continue reading 10 Free Scarf & Shawl Crochet Patterns
Working up these designs won't make you cry... I promise! Bestie Shrugs – Free Crochet Pattern Bestie Shrugs Shrugs are one of those delightful confections whose sum is greater than its parts. When you take a rectangle and add sleeves, you suddenly have an accessory that adds chic finish to your little black dress or takes… Continue reading 5 Free Garment Crochet Patterns