Yarn Management System

I enjoy crocheting projects that require graphs. It wasn’t long into my learning to crochet that I followed patterns for a Game of Thrones Pillow and a Harry Potter Pillow. With both of those projects, I was still learning intarsia, and did not think to plan a way to keep my yarn colors organized. When I started […]

Striped Granny Stitch Caron Cakes Triangle Shawl

When Caron Cakes first came to Michael’s last year, I was a little skeptical. While the colors were nice, I like to be in control of my projects. It is nice to not have to work with multiple skeins for the multiple different colors, but the inability to plan where the color changes would occur […]

Simple Flower Mandala Centerpiece

As much as I love making blankets and pillows and scarves, I often feel as though I should be making more practical items. While blankets, pillows, and scarves are generally practical, they start to feel less so the more of them I make. So, when my mother asked for something decorative for her table to […]

Striped Flower Hot Pad

As much as I love designing my own patterns, sometimes I’ll see something on Pinterest and just feel like I have to make it. I’ve seen many versions of these Striped Flower Hot Pads, made by many people and in many different colors, so with much searching I tracked down the pattern on Free Craft […]

Marvel Superhero Pillow

I can hardly believe that this day has come. It has been almost a year since I originally started designing the superhero logo squares, and now my DC and Marvel Pillows are both done! As I mentioned when I posted my DC Superhero Pillow, I had initially planned on making a blanket with 25 Superhero […]

Frida Kahlo Pillow

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo I have enjoyed learning more about Frida Kahlo as I have looked as her photos and paintings as inspiration for this pillow. She was a stunning and clever woman, and seemed to accept life for the way it was. I can only […]

A Crown of Roses

When I decided I wanted to make a Frida Kahlo pillow, I spent a lot of time looking at her paintings, portraits, and photographs. And what would Frida Kahlo be without her crowns of flowers? I had previously made a rose for the Little Prince, but as his rose is unique in all the world, […]

Snowflake Christmas Ornament

I can’t believe it’s the last day of the year already. I started this Holiday season with huge plans for all of the Christmas-themed items I was going to make. And yet here we are, with only some stockings and snowflakes to show for it.  Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t be more thrilled with […]

Waistcoat Christmas Stockings

Several months ago, I stumbled upon a Reddit post linking to Carmen Jacob’s Waistcoat Stockings and fell in love. I had been contemplating designing my own, and had even bought the yarn, but couldn’t bring myself to do it once I saw how perfect these were. Despite the fact that I didn’t know the stitch, […]

Easy Bobble Stitch Hot Pad

Ever since making the Harry Potter Pillow, I’ve been brainstorming ideas for the bobble stitch. I love the texture it adds to a project, and it seems like there are endless possibilities! I’ve also been recently drawn to the colorful options of Lily’s Sugar’n Cream 100% cotton yarn whenever I visit Joann’s, so when I finally […]