How to Crochet Thin-Thick Art Yarn

HOW DO I USE THIS???  Let me help you in this explanation for using thin-thick yarns.  Also good for pompom yarn, thick slubby yarn, anything that goes from extremely thin to having thick blobs of yarn. I love art yarns.  I’m attracted to them for some reason.  I just love how interesting they look.  Then […]

CGOA Membership Drive Discount

  October is CGOA Membership month and they are offering a discount and a bunch of amazing prizes.  Click here for my personal referral link to get your membership started today! If you haven’t noticed how much I love the CGOA (Crochet Guild of America), then please click back to my posts about going to […]

Tips From a Tech Editor: Repeat Accuracy

A little chat about accuracy.  I learned this in college.  There is a difference in precision and accuracy.  Imagine you’re shooting 5 arrows at a bulls-eye.  If you land 5 arrows in all different locations all over the place your precision is off. If you land all 5 arrows in the SAME place, then your […]

Outdoor Stripes Sit Mat Story

Click HERE to go directly to the free blog post of the pattern.  Click to go to Ravelry add it to your favorites/queue/library and purchase an ad-free print-friendly copy. One of the excellent gifts I received at the CGOA Chainlink 2018 conference was a free cake of Bernat Outdoor Stripes.  I wasn’t quite sure what […]

Free Pattern Outdoor Sit Mat

MATERIALS Bernat Maker Outdoor Stripes, Bulky 5 weight (68% Acrylic / 32% Nylon, 249 yards / 228 meters, 8.8 oz / 250 g) Fresh Teal Stripe, 1 skein Tunisian Hook US L/8mm, (Optional normal crochet hook of similar size for edging) Notions: Scissors, Needle   GAUGE 9 pattern stitches & 12 rows = 5”   […]

The Artist’s Way, A Read-Along, Will you join me?

This post may contain affiliate links. With no change to your shopping experience, it helps me support this blog. Through one of my clients, I have discovered Matt at A Boy and Bunting.  He is beginning a read along with the book The Artist’s Way, which is about developing your own creativity.  Personally, I haven’t […]

Day 3 at CGOA

Be sure to catch up on Day 1 & Day 2 at CGOA! What a great conference!!! Anywhere where I have to pack an extra bag to take home yarn is a great place! The fact that half that yarn was free?!?! Even better! (Yes, I know I paid to be at the conference, just […]

Day 2 at CGOA

Be sure to check out my post about Day 1 and see the awesome haul I got from the marketplace!  Day 2, Fantastic. My body must still be on some Central time because I woke up at 5:50 here. I guess, technically, that would be like sleeping in, if I were at home and it […]

Day 1 & CGOA

(Be sure to continue the journey with me and view Day 2 and Day 3 updates.) Today has been amazing. I have met so many bloggers that I have admired for years, and they hugged me!!!! Kathy Lashley hugged me like she knew me! I can’t even tell you how many ELK Studio patterns I’ve […]

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