Patterns, tutorials, round-ups, and reviews

  • Crochet,  Crochet Tutorials

    Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial

    Hello there! Today, I want to share with you a very pretty stitch called the star stitch! It is an intermediate stitch with a couple of tricky parts, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be cruising along in no time! And like I said, it is a really beautiful stitch and totally worth the effort! Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with photo and video support! The star stitch is a stitch pattern using a 2-row repeat, the first row establishing the bottom half of the star stitch and the second half establishing the top half. The bottom halves are formed by single crochet cluster stitches that…

  • 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!