Patterns, tutorials, round-ups, and reviews

  • 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!

  • Crochet,  Crochet Tutorials

    Triple Treble Crochet Stitch Tutorial

    Howdy! It’s Learn a New Thing Thursday! I’ve made that a thing now, don’t judge ;). Today I want to show you how to crochet the triple treble crochet, aka in pattern speak: trtr. This is a suped up version of the double or treble crochet stitch. If you can double crochet, you can work this stitch. The only difference is the number of times you will yarn over your hook first. With a double crochet, you yarn over once. With a treble crochet, you yarn over twice. With a double treble crochet, you yarn over three times. For the triple treble, you yarn over….you guessed it, FOUR times! It…

  • Books,  Crochet,  Crochet Patterns

    20 Crochet Bookmark Patterns

    If you've been following along with me on Instagram or if you're a member of my email list, you may have seen where Ruthie of Teal Dragonfly Creations and I have started a couple of hashtags for those of you who, like us, are equal parts book and yarn enthusiast. If you love books and love working with yarn in any way, then #bookishyarnie and #booklovingyarnie are for you! In honor of our new hashtags, and in addition to the giveaway, I wanted to round up a list of patterns for bookmarks you might enjoy making!