Welcome to my tutorial for the lemonpeel stitch! Since this is my first tutorial beyond the basics of crochet, I thought I'd start with a fairly simple stitch and we could go from here. When we talk about a "crochet stitch" we're almost always talking about a pattern of stitches rather than doing something different… Continue reading The Lemon Peel Stitch (How to Crochet)
This one is for my mother in law, and like the genius I'm sometimes really not, I completely underestimated how much yarn this would require (those bobble stitches really eat up the yarn!), so this week we're getting more to finish this beauty. I really love the effect of the variegated yarn and how the… Continue reading What I’m working on this week: another bath mat!
I've featured this pattern a couple of times in my "what I'm working on" posts, but it's finally done and I'm so happy with it! And "it" is the Comfortable Napa Belted Jacket, and I love it SO much. I did mine in Caron Simply Soft, and in colours that suit me FAR better than… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: Belted Napa Cardigan
So, I was midway through writing my tutorial on how to read a crochet pattern, when I looked up something to make sure I was using the terms correctly, and I came across this tutorial, which is frankly about 100x better than what I was writing. So, there you go! Rather than writing my own… Continue reading How to Read A Pattern (not my tutorial)
Hi Friends! Below is my short video (hereby named "Maddy's Minis") to demonstrate how to make a magic circle. While this video might well be enough to learn how to form the magic circle on its own, it's intended to illustrate this tutorial. Hope it's helpful! If you'd like to see slightly better production… Continue reading Maddy’s Minis: Magic circle video
This cute little triangle of yarn is on its way to becoming my first hand-made bralette! I found the pattern here: https://moralefiber.blog/2018/06/13/basic-bralette-tutorial/ and so far it's incredibly easy to follow. I'm intending this solely as an around-the-house sort of item, so I promise you'll never need fear me modeling it on this blog 🙂 I… Continue reading What I’m working on: a super cute bralette!
I wanted to make a little gift for my Kathleen, because she's amazing and deserves little gifts and making things for her makes me happy, and so I sought out something semi-practical but meaningful to her, and lo and behold! I found this pattern: Owl Bean Owls have symbolic meaning for her (she's all about… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: Super cute little owl!