Okay it's only the end of September, but let's face it, Father Time has one foot in 2018 already at this point, and we all know it. At this time of year, I always get this itchy feeling to evaluate the 3 Big Goals I set for 2017 and start laying out new ones for… Continue reading Goal Setting Sesh!
Between writing free content, self-publishing paid patterns, and completing design commissions, my business is getting to be more stressful and less fulfilling lately. So I've been taking a closer look at the pretty crafter photos on social media, searching for tools and tips to make my crochet life easier. A strong tool that I discovered… Continue reading Food Scale = Total Game Changer
If you've been looking for some free patterns which are similar to my paid patterns, I've started a list of some great ones to try. It's not much right now, but as I make time to research more, I'll be linking them here. Have you stumbled upon additional free alternatives out there? Please comment with the link.… Continue reading Free Alternatives to My Paid Patterns!
Hexagon CJAYG PART ONE: Which hexagon pattern can I use for this join? I am using the Tillie Tulip Blog Daisy in this tutorial, but you can choose any pattern you'd like! There are many circle-to-hexagon patterns, as well as plain hexies. You'll want to keep in mind that with this method, you have to… Continue reading Hexagon Continuous JAYG – Granny stitch
My first monochrome piece! These blues and aquas paired with the white lace look like a lovely seascape. I have since used this color palette three more times and loved it more each time! Making a monochrome piece starts with gathering every shade in your yarn stash plus white, grey, or some other neutral for… Continue reading Geometric Lace: Monochrome
Joining motifs has got to be the main reason why people are led to my websites. I cannot sew to save my life, so I have learned to get creative with the way that I join my motif pieces. On social media venues, the most frequent question I get asked is what is my favorite… Continue reading Partial Continuous JAYG: Hexagons
Quick tip for my Gelato pattern or any blanket you are making that has different size granny square motifs. You've heard of the Continuous JAYG - a great way to make a sturdy join that saves you from weaving in hundreds of ends - but it would be difficult to join this random placement of multi-size squares with… Continue reading Partial Continuous JAYG: Squares