Latest Crochet Blogs

My Latest Work #7: Whew!

Well, I was definitely doing a bit of nail-biting on this baby shower present, but I managed to get it done just in time. I sent it to my sister so she could bring it to the party. It went out in the mail last Wednesday and was received Friday –...

Home & Living #3: Crochet Wedding Blanket

This blanket is super soft and comfortable to use. Made with various stitch designs creating a textured pattern that is cool and squishy to the touch. Ideal gift for newlyweds or for housewarming party. Great for cold winter nights. A truly...

Nova55's New Patterns #4: Grandpa Easter Bunny

Since it is spring and Easter is around the corner, I thought I’d toot my own horn and let you know of a pattern that’s available in my store – my Grandpa Easter Bunny! He’s all decked out in his Easter finery, and there’s even a free carrot...

My Latest Work #6: My Only Sunshine

Apparently I have entered the stage of my life where the “children” are now having children. I’m not a grandmother yet, but I know plenty of women who are. That being said, one of my sister-in-law’s girls is currently expecting her third – the...

Need advice

I want to square this off and I have no idea how to go about it. Please help

Designer Spotlight #2: Hello Yellow Yarn

Another post in my “spotlight on designers” series, I’d like to introduce you to MJ Carlos, a self-taught crochet designer of adorable amigurumi and curator of the Hello Yellow Yarn shop. She lives with her husband and two children in Australia,...

Crochet Stitches #1: Mini-Waves Stitch

I found this particular stitch on Pinterest. Originally it seems to have come from a Russian site, ellej.org, although I couldn’t find it currently on her page. I also couldn’t find a name associated with the stitch, so because of how my version...

Pattern Review / Product for Sale #4: Vanna's Wrap

I have yet to create a triangular shawl, but I love crocheting wraps! This one was made from the oh-so-pretty Vanna’s Glamour yarn, Diamond colorway with a beautiful silver metallic thread running through it; #2 weight, 96% acrylic / 4% other....

Inspirations #11: Ode to the Granny Square

As pretty as the traditional granny square is, it seems that in the past few years that there has been an explosion of absolutely magnificent designs. Personally, I’ve never been really into motif-type designs (although I have made a couple of...

Designer Spotlight #1: Chain8Designs

In my last post I discussed my attempt at trying to be more organized with my blog posts by coming up with categories. When I can, I’d like to showcase a designer that I found while perusing the internet that I think is really good and that you...