Patterns, tutorials, round-ups, and reviews

  • Crochet,  Crochet Tutorials

    Seam and Cinch Hat Tutorial

    How do you feel about making hats? Never made one before? Does the thought of working in the round scare you? What would you say if I told you that if you can crochet a rectangle, you can make a hat? It's true! Turning a rectangle into a hat is the perfect way to step into the world of hat-making, and in today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to do just that.

  • Crochet,  Crochet Patterns

    Brookside Beanie

    I recently came upon this fun new stitch and I wanted to share it with you! Because I'm showing it to you in rows, I figured we could do a quick coaster pattern with it as well! Let's dive in!

  • Crochet,  Crochet Tutorials

    Spiked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

    A spike stitch is a stitch that is worked into a location one or more rows below the previous row.  They can be worked directly below your current stitch position or to the left or right of it.  You can spike any stitch because the way you work the stitch itself doesn’t change, only the placement.  For this tutorial, we are focusing on the double crochet variation.

  • Crochet,  Life

    Product Review: BenQ’s Genie e-Reading Lamp

    Ever since those early winter nights set in, I've been having problems with my regular lighting providing enough light to properly see my stitches, especially with those darker yarns! I know you know what I mean! So when BenQ Lighting reached out about providing me with one of their Genie e-Reading Lamps for me to test and review, it was like they'd read my mind!

  • Crochet,  Crochet Patterns

    Pathways to Hope Beanie

    Back in 2015 when I was going through chemo, I was always looking for new patterns to whip up for myself that were fun, interesting, and different. So when Christine of Sweet Potato 3 opened up spots for this year's Cancer Challenge, I was so excited to be a part of it!