Review of Celeste Young’s Ripple Baby Blanket

Celeste Young

Celeste Young is a very talented crochet designer that created the free pattern for the blanket pictured here. Check out the link below to her Ravelry account to see all the other blankets that people have made from this awesome design!

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Dyeing Wool Yarn- Simple!

dyeing wool yarnI have thrown myself into several kinds of craft- sewing, embroidery, pasta making, and pretty much everything else. However, I always shied away from dyeing things; whether it was tie dye or dyeing yarn for a special project, I was terrified. Have no fear, though, it is actually quite simple! Below is my simply easy how-to on dyeing wool yarn a solid color with Rit Dye. Later on this week, I’ll be featuring how to variate the colors, and how to dye cotton.

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Spring and Summer Crochet Wreaths

I’m currently house hunting, and all I can think about is making things to decorate the new door! I spent hours shuffling through Pintrest and Google, so I thought I should share the treasures that I discovered. Below are some really great free patterns that I have found for crochet wreaths that are fresh for spring or summer (and they look neater than any store bought wreath).

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Crochet Charity Organizations

Do you have a bunch of handmade items laying around that need a home? Or are you looking for a worthy cause to send your items to? If you don’t want to drop off items yourself, listed below are some crochet charity organizations that distribute items locally and globally for animals, children, and young adults. Some even accept money or supplies if you don’t have the time to make the items they need! Continue Reading →

Why Crochet is Still a Dying Art

A few years ago, it was nearly impossible to find people that crocheted. I was embarrassed at my “old lady” habit, and everyone was playing video games while my cat and I were equally amused. Suddenly, out of nowhere, crochet came back to the forefront of art, just like skinny jeans resurfaced from a distant past.

Why? And is it really resurfacing, or is it just a fad?

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