3 Hour Easy Crochet Basket!

easy crochet basketKeep organization fun with baskets that have a personal touch! I whipped up this little beauty during a Harry Potter Marathon. It took approximately 1.5 Harry Potter Movies to make this, so this easy crochet basket should take about 3 hours. If you aren’t distracted by a movie, this probably will go a lot faster!

Final dimensions: 9 inches in diameter, 6 inches tall.

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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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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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Baby Octopus Crochet Pattern

baby octopus crochet pattern

Baby Octopus Crochet Pattern

I have recently been working on a baby blanket for a customer, and I love when things match. Since I am not very good at making newborn hats, I thought a little plushie would be perfect! Below is the Baby Octopus Crochet Pattern, so you can try it out too! The feet alternate colors to match the blanket, and it is so puffy, it is sure to be a cute addition to any other stuffed animals they may have.

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Crochet Storage Basket Pattern

 

free patternBaskets are awesome regardless of the size. One of the best crochet gifts or projects is a crochet storage basket. There are hundreds of different ways to do this, so below is my version of the crochet storage basket pattern (and how to modify it to make the versions in the picture you see here!).

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  • Versatility
  • Durable- as in, can handle ANYTHING I put it in it
  • Looks amazing
  • Can be washed easily (let’s face it, stuff happens)

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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 →

Crocodile Stitch: DIY Crochet Wall Art

wall art

 

The crocodile stitch is a three dimensional stitch that is used with a variety of fibers to create blankets, hats, shoes, and more! Because of the cool design that it makes, I wanted to incorporate it into my current quest of making wall art (although I may just lean it next to my basket by the Keurig as a neat decoration).

2015-02-21 15.12.43 This stitch is great with multi-colored yarn or a solid color, so it can easily match everything while still standing out.

Wall art

 

The following explains how to crochet the crocodile stitch and how I used to make my new decoration!

 

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Shell Stitch: How to Crochet

how to shell stitch

So you’ve got down the basics to crochet- great! But how do I make my project look unique and different? One way to do this is with the crochet shell stitch, which is explained below (photo tutorial).

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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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Interlocking Crochet Scarf: Pattern

 

Interlocking Scarf from Pinterest link above

Have you heard of or seen an interlocking crochet scarf? It looks like chains held together, or kind of like little puzzle pieces. I was first introduced to it when scrolling through Pinterest…. Interlocking Crochet Scarf.

It looks pretty neat, and it seemed easy enough, so I decided to give it a shot. Below is a photo and written tutorial on how you can make this!

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