For the longest time I have been wanting to design a quick, easy, beginner friendly raglan crochet pattern, so today is that day! The Avary sweater has been a challenge for me. Which I found to be crazy, I have designed much more complicated pieces and NEVER experienced the confusion that this pattern caused my testers and I. BUT this is why all of my designs go through a testing phase, I am not perfect and there are often a multitude of mistakes found.
This design means so much to me, you wouldn't believe it. I've struggled for the longest time to create designs that I would actually wear in my day to day life, recently I've been reaching that goal and it feels AMAZING.
The Opal shrug has to be the most "out of my comfort zone" pattern i've created yet. That may sound odd, do to the fact this design is a simple shrug. But, let's be real here you guy's. I don't EVER wear shrugs. I can never find a shrug that actually fits my body right.
I am going to be sharing the Pereskia Kimono crochet pattern with you all for FREE.
As most of you know I have been slowly (but surely) moving all of my Etsy patterns to my blog. A few months ago I asked my Instagram followers (@Hookedontilly) if I should share the Genesis or Pereskia Kimono first, most of you voted for the Genesis Kimono, which I LOVE so I totally get it. But now it is time for us to get started on the Pereskia Kimono!
Free crochet pattern, The Seamstress top. Gorgeous “Inside out” detail, cropped style with a dolman sleeve.
DIY summer crochet crop top pattern, easy beginners bralette, crochet bikini top, swim suit top crochet patterm. Using cotton yarn you can create your own summer top! I used I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby. Easily adjust size and length to modify this design to fit you personal style. Wear this top to the beach, a casual day out with high waisted shorts, or to your favorite summer festival.
Free Crochet summer kimono/cardigan pattern. Easy to follow instructions, beginner friendly and very versatile. This pattern works up quickly and makes for a great DIY project. Lion Brand Mandala yarn in Warlock is used to create the gorgeous color transition without having to weave in a bunch of loose ends. Three total sizes included: Small, Medium, and Large
An easy beginner friendly crochet garment pattern. Easily make your own crochet crop top using this free pattern, Inspired by minimalism and spring, This pattern is available in sizes x-small, small, medium, large, and X-large.
So today I thought I would share with you a popular hat pattern in the crochet community; Puff Stitch Beanies.
So, I recently decided I would challenge myself to design a few more "smaller" and "quick" crochet projects. I know for a lot of you making a large garment doesn't always sound appealing, and I totally get that!
Years ago, when I first decided I wanted to start designer crochet patterns I designed the Melody scarf. This pattern has gone my entire journey as a designer, the good, bad, highs and lows. Going through a MAJOR amount of editing and altering, I've modified the template for this design multiple times.
A few years ago bun beanies went VIRAL. And when I say viral, I mean instantly overnight these stylish beanies took over the internet. I remember being tagged in a multitude of photos of these hats on Facebook, so I decided to make a few and see how they did on my Etsy shop.
Have you ever been gifted a gorgeous skein of hand dyed yarn and had absolutly no idea what to make with it? No worries friends I have found the perfect project for you, a basic half double crochet beanie, or as I like to call it, the Nola Beanie!
Recently, I've found myself struggling to find inspiration. Sometimes, I try so hard to design amazing pieces that I end up completely failing.
It's such a sucky feeling.
One way I am able to come out of that "funk" is by strolling the yarn aisle at Hobby Lobby or Joanns and letting the yarn speak for itself. The different colors, textures, weights, all have something to say.
Do you guy's know what the absolute BEST part of summer is?
It's Farmer's Markets.
I mean come on, who doesn't love waking up early in the morning (cup of coffee in hand of course) and taking a relaxing walk down to your local farmer's market. Supporting small town vendors and getting to try all those yummy baked goods!
We've all been there. It's a hot summer day. You're hanging outside, sunbathing, just doing your thing and you reach to take a drink of your cold iced macchiato from your fav coffee shop,
but wait... UGH
Free crochet pattern headband, easy beginner friendly quick gift headband. Using caron simply soft (or any medium 4 weight yarn) make your own cinched headband in under one hour.
A great beginnings crochet purse patterns. Worked continually in the round upwards. Using cotton yarn, a leather tassel and fun beads you can make your own DIY bag, purse, in any size!
I have received a multitude of messages these past few months from fellow crocheters (and knitters) asking a variety of questions pertaining to how I am able to afford being a stay at home mom and make a REAL income from my crocheting. I decided I would put together a list of legitimate ways that I (and SO MANY others) make money from this craft. I do want to put out a disclaimer first and foremost that these methods work for me but they won't all work for everyone, we each live a diverse life and encounter different struggles when it comes to finances. I am hoping that at least one of these methods can be hopeful for some of you.
I thought I would write something a little different for you guy's today, I recently have become OBSESSED with color palette's. These charts are great for inspiring new designs and using colors you often would not think can "go" together. I did my best to use the three most common yarn brands out there.
I am currently in search for a number of dedicated pattern testers. After recent review I have decided I am in need of a group of beginner through advanced knit and crochet pattern testers who are willing to work with me long term.
If you’ve been following my design process, you may notice I lack a very popular knit/crochet accessory that most people adore; shawls.
Where I live it is insanely hot. Like dry, I’m always dehydrated, hot. So Shawls tend to be a piece I often place in the back of my mind. It’s honestly a shame, shawls can be so versatile and allow for so much creativity. You can use basically any yarn with almost every stitch.
If you're anything like me, binding off is THE WORST part of knitting (with weaving in ends following of course).
I always felt like when I was doing the basic bind off method, it looked messy, was really tight and took forever. After going through pretty much every knitting book I own, I came across the slip stitch bind off method.
When knitting different projects I often find myself needing to icnrease. Whether it be a hat, garment, or shawl. I have found my favorite method to be the "Make One" or abbreviated in patterns as "M1"