Latest Crochet Blogs

Two Generations of Jersey Girl Crocheters #1: Stepping Back to the Future with Granny Squares - Intro

Thanking Debbie Pribele for this great idea and opportunity ! Hi everyone! I’m blessed to have the best crochet teacher worldwide; none other than my Mom, Rose Marie Mahaydik. She taught me basics when I was around 7 and I will be turning the...

My Little Valentine

Last year I posted several fantastic crocheted hearts for Valentine’s Day (see “For the Sweethearts” at https://thecrochetedbutterfly.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/for-the-sweethearts/), but I didn’t really want to repeat that, lovely as it was. So...

Turkish Cuffs

Posted from Pinterest, designed by Turkish artist Sebahat at https://www.etsy.com/shop/irregularexpressions Sometime in the fall of last year I was rambling through crochet pages on Pinterest and happened upon “cuffs” (aka “cuff bracelets”,...

My Wish/To Do List #5: The List, 2017

I was doing a LIVE CHAT today, at our Facebook group and I was talking about my ever-growing “list”. The list is so ever-growing and never-ending and I will never get through all my “want to’s”. Even my list for this year tends to seem...

Crochet.Community Theme: Roosters

It’s 2017 and the year of the Rooster (the Fire Rooster, to be exact.) According to one search I did on Google, this means: “The Rooster being the sign of dawn and awakening, triumph and success can only be achieved at the price of hard work...

I Have a Cold

In fact, I have one of the worst colds I’ve had in years. I do not recommend this as a way to bring in a new year! It’s partially my fault because holiday goodies won out over proper nutrition and it seems I’m paying for it now. It’s back on...

Tunisian Alpaca Swirl #1: Getting Started

As I got near the end of my Pfeilraupe scarf (and I wasn’t really loving it any more) I started getting really excited about making another “Tunisian in the round” afghan. Now, the scarf is done (and I still don’t really love it) and I have...

Lifestyle #1: Hello and Welcome

I took up Crochet as a way of dealing with my depression when my life turned upside down in 2012, I found it helped me unwind and relax and from that moment of picking up the hook and pattern, it was as if was I was dealing with could escape my...

TUNISIAN Pfeilraupe Scarf #3: Second Version

I finished my first scarf yesterday and now have reflected on how I would do it differently. Now I’m starting version #2 and I thought I’d share what I have learned. First of all, I did a “LIVE CHAT” on Facebook (or attempted to – until “nature...

TUNISIAN Pfeilraupe Scarf #2: Row Increases

Here is attempt two for the row increases, eliminating the holes at the end. This is how I have been doing it – remember that regardless of HOW you do the increase, if you are consistent you will create a pattern!! ...