15 Sites for Free Knitting Patterns

Have you noticed? Knitting is all the rage again! No longer seen just as “Grandma’s” hobby, knitting has become a chic craft no matter what your age or walk of life. Not only that but we are now knitting more than just scarves and sweaters. Have you seen some of the extreme knits using giant […]

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs

Two years ago, when I first started getting serious about this blog, I shared a tutorial on how to make Felted Easter Eggs from wool. Yikes! Did you see it?? The tutorial itself is pretty good and accurate but the photos?? Ick! Anyhoo, I decided to felt up some new Easter Eggs to show you […]

How to Dye Self Striping Yarn – without special tools

Have you ever tried to dye self striping yarn? Ever notice that you need complicated (and expensive) tools like a warping board used with a loom? Well, I figured out a way to do it very inexpensively and without special tools. All you need is some over the door hangers! So, let me show you […]

13+ Shawl Patterns for Knit & Crochet

13+ (Mostly Free) Shawl Patterns for Knit & Crochet Spring is almost here again (Yay!) and with the warm days and cool nights, it’s the perfect time of year to ditch the heavy coat and grab a knit or crochet shawl. I don’t have the patience for long, drawn out projects so knitting a shawl […]

How to Crochet Denim Trivets – Free Pattern

Ever since I shared how to make Denim Yarn from Old Jeans, I’ve been getting requests for a project made with the denim yarn. Now, a more advanced crocheter than I am would probably come up with a cool denim purse or fabulous crochet vest but I’m just a beginner so you get trivets lol. […]

16 Hat Patterns for Knit and Crochet

With the changing of the seasons (and cooler weather moving in), I’ve been on a roundup roll lately. I’ve found so many cool crochet and knitting patterns like Fun Fingerless Gloves and Quick One Skein Patterns. Oh, and you’ll love the Baby Booty & Sandal Roundup I shared a few months ago. Some super cute […]

14 Free Fingerless Glove Patterns

Who loves Fingerless Gloves?? I do! What a great invention … gloves without fingers that interfere with your work. And their popularity is certainly not waning. There are countless of patterns available for knitting and crochet. I like that they are usually a pretty quick project which is great for the attention-challenged knitter in me. […]

Easier DIY Felted Dryer Balls

How to Make Easier Felted Dryer Balls! Last year, I showed you how to make felted dryer balls using mostly wool roving. Since then, I’ve had many people ask me … what is roving and where do I get it? Well, unless you happen to be a spinner or have a fiber farm, you probably […]

15 One Skein Patterns for Knit and Crochet

Is there anything as gratifying as finishing a cool project in an afternoon or two?? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the patience to knit an entire sweater. That will never be finished at my house. I do, however, love to knit up some quick fingerless gloves or a hat. So, here […]

How to Naturally Dye Yarn with Black Walnuts (update)

A few years ago, I shared with you my tutorial on how to naturally dye yarn with black walnuts. Well, it’s that time of year again, the black walnuts are dropping, so I thought I would update my yarn dyeing tutorial. I have learned a few more things about natural dyeing since then and wanted […]

How to Make Denim Yarn from Old Jeans

Have you seen all of the posts lately about making yarn from old t-shirts? I thought, hey why not try making yarn from denim? Denim is a wonderful, versatile and strong fabric that is easy to come by. And, making yarn from old jeans is super easy and quick! You can be knitting or crocheting […]

Beginner’s Guide to Hand Dyeing Yarn

Have you ever noticed that even with 1000’s of yarn colorways and combinations, you somehow can’t find just the color you want for that certain knitting or crochet project? That’s always been my dilemma. So, I decided to start dyeing my own yarn. Wow! That opened up a whole new world of color for me. […]