Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tunisian Crochet: Front and Back Post Stitches Left Handed

Getting into Tunisian Crochet? This video from Kim Guzman is a must see...


Happy Crocheting!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cro-Knitting: The New Art of Worsted Work (1914)

Cro-Knitting: The New Art of Worsted Work (1914). In the public domain. Read now or download pdf. I love the pictures in this...

Happy Crocheting!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy!

 How to Add & Sell a Pattern on Craftsy!

(This post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking these links.)

In addition to wonderful online courses and craft supplies, Craftsy also has an independent online pattern store that lets anyone upload and sell downloadable e-patterns with no fee!

How do you add a pattern to Craftsy and start your pattern store? It’s easy!

1. Make sure you have a Paypal account. All pattern transactions happen through Paypal, and Craftsy requires that you have a Student, Premier, or Business account in order to sell patterns.

2. Put your pattern in .pdf format. You can’t upload any patterns to the online pattern store unless they’re a .pdf file format, so if they’re currently saved as a Word doc, .jpg, or other file format, you must convert it to a .pdf before you upload it to Craftsy.

3. Include a photo. All patterns must have at least one photo to accompany them, but you can add up to five photos. Colorful, interesting photos tend to work the best for catching our members’ eyes!

4. Fill out the pattern description. We will ask you some basic questions around your pattern making it easier for Craftsy folk to find your pattern and know what your pattern is for. Make sure you have info about your pattern handy for this step.

For more information on how to sell a pattern through Craftsy, or to get started, visit Craftsy today!

Happy Crocheting!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Little Eme: Sweet Little Baby Moccasins Pattern and Tutorial

Here is a link to the cutest little baby moccasins pattern and tutorial. I just had to share...

Little Eme: Sweet Little Baby Moccasins Pattern and Tutorial 

Happy Crocheting!

Monday's Crochet Showcase: Corner-to-Corner Throw

This week's showcase item is for the Intermediate Crocheter! This is another free pattern from Red Heart.
This throw would be perfect in any size or any yarn. A nice cotton yarn would be perfect to take to the beach this summer. You could make a smaller size for a new baby gift! It looks like fun and a little bit of a challenge which I like so I don't get bored when crocheting.

This beautiful pattern is available here!

Happy Crocheting!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Crocheted Bohemian Oasis Afghan

WIP Wednesday: My Crocheted Bohemian Oasis Afghan

I have almost all of the Granny Squares completed and am loving these colors. I can't wait to join them with the Drops Fabel Black yarn! I am making squares whenever I get a few minutes, on my lunch mostly. I am still working on my ABC blanket for Killian and am on the last section, (the ABC section)!:) No picture yet...so my WIPs are coming along.

Happy Crocheting!

I am hooking up at the Moogly Link Party!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday's Video Tutorial: How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch

Here is the link to Moogly's Video on how to crochet the fdc:

Video Tutorial: How to Crochet the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch

This stitch will save you tons of time! You will have a stretchier beginning to your blankets and it is so much easier to count nice big stitches instead of tiny chains. 

Be sure and check out other video's from Moogly!

Happy Crocheting! 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday's Crochet Showcase: Free Cute Log Cabin Dishcloth Pattern

This darling Simple Square Log Cabin Dishcloth is by Deborah Ellis of Neatly Tangled!

She is a crochet designer and has several free patterns on her web site and on Ravelry!

I picked this pattern to showcase today because of the bright colors and simple design. Use up those little scraps of cotton you have left over from other projects and make up some cute dishcloths to have on hand for gifts or keep them for yourself. I love crochet dishcloths because it makes the cleaning jobs just a little easier!

I hope you enjoy this weeks showcase and you can find the pattern here.

Happy Crocheting!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Finally Finished Crocheted Rainbow Blanket

I did it! Yay! Yippee!

The Rainbow Blanket I started making for my daughter a couple of years ago! This is just a striped crocheted granny blanket
I actually finished it in 2011 but...I had some ends to work in and I didn't give it to her until this last weekend. It only took me thirty minutes to work in those few ends! Can you believe that? Why didn't I do that years ago? I have several blankets like that. They are so close to being done but they need some ends worked in. I'm such a terrible procrastinator! Maybe this year I can finish all of my blankets! I would feel great if I did that. No more guilt for starting another new blanket.

I used Plymouth yarn and I love it! It's so lightweight and washed up beautifully! She was so happy to finally get it. My grand daughter Emma, just loves it. I think the bright primary colors are perfect for a toddler to learn her colors.

I hope you all are having a great week and Happy Crocheting!!

I am hooking up at the Moogly Link Party!