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 […]

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”   […]

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 […]

Going to CGOA, Part 3, etc.

I haven’t had a random update in a while.  So, here goes.  I have accomplished step 3 in the going to CGOA list.   I bought my plane ticket!!  Wow, there were some pitiful options by the time I was getting mine.  Like leaving at midnight or arriving at 2 AM, or 12 hour layovers.  […]

Going to CGOA, Part 2

Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) conference is this July 25-28th in Portland, Oregon and I’M GOING!!!  I’m so excited.  I meant to post an update about it on Friday, but this last week has been a very difficult one for me personally and emotionally. Regardless, I’m back and I’m here now.  As soon as my […]

Going to CGOA, Part 1

I’m going to CGOA!!!  This will be the first in a series of posts about my preparation and journey to the annual convention. I’m so excited about this.  I’m going to attend the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA) convention in July!  This is fantastic.  I can’t wait to be surrounded by people who are completely like […]

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