When I began this project I was not actually a member BUT (spoilers), I have since signed up because this was super fun. I was sent this kit from a friend who just didn’t plan to do this one themselves and wanted to see if I was interested in trying it out and reviewing it. I decided to use this as a test of sorts, to see if I would consider this a worthwhile kit if I had paid the monthly fee. If I liked it, I planned to sign up for real. And I just did! Come check out my review in more detail.
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The Super Chunky Striped Shay Afghan is an easy crochet afghan pattern worked in simple single crochet stitches and fun color block stripes. 11 sizes included, and super chunky yarn means it’ll work up fairly quickly.
If you are looking to make quick gifts, prep for a market, or bust your yarn stash, this is the perfect pattern for you. It works up really quickly and makes for a super-practical gift that can easily be dressed up with a reusable coffee cup, a packet of hot cocoa, or a gift card. If you are selling at markets, this cup cozy is sure to be a hit for buyers looking for stocking stuffers at the holidays.
With Fall right around the corner, I am completely in the mood for decorating so I started with a simple and easy Apple Wreath. This Apple Wreath is perfect as Fall, classroom and Farmhouse decor. It even works for a kids room or baby shower that is farm themed!
This was a very simple and quick pattern, so there isn’t too much to say. The directions are pretty straight forward in terms of the structure. The most difficult part is also the most striking part of the stitch texture. The “ivy stitch” is where this pattern gets its name, and it’s a really cool look! This technique involves working what are essentially spike stitches into a sort of semi-circle shape, working into different previous rows to get the desired look.
I love the creativity in this pattern. It looks interesting, and in a cute color it can easily blend into your decor. Or if it’s a gift for a kid, it would look fun in a brightly colored shade to stand out! I appreciated the thorough instructions in both the stitching and the assembly, and I’m very happy with my finished result.
This is a free crochet pattern for how to crochet my Taryn Soap Cozy, an easy tunisian crochet pattern perfect for pampering yourself, or gifting with a handmade bar of soap or facial scrubbies!), a favor/candy pouch, or a small gift bag (gift with a new pair of earrings or gift bag!).
With the warm summer months upon us, crocheted items become somewhat limited as far as what is functional. It is highly unlikely you’ll see anyone sporting a beanie and scarf in the 80+ degree weather, so when I found this dainty spa set, I thought it was the perfect creation for the season.
How to crochet an easy patriotic hand towel using simple half double crochet stitches, and red, white and blue stars.
This is a free crochet pattern for how to crochet a beginner friendly hand towel worked in simple half double crochet stitches. Work in a solid color, add stripes, or do some stashbusting.