Recent, Yarn Journal

When Is Gauge Important? (and when can a free-spirit do without?)

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?)

Recent, Yarn Journal

Psst… Crochet. Pass it on.

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.

Recent, Yarn Journal

Do you Dream in Color? In Yarn Color that is…

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…

Free Patterns

10 Free Scarf & Shawl Crochet Patterns

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


5 Free Garment 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