This site is underused as a blog, mostly because I reached the end of my original mission and wasn't sure what to do with the site after that, but I'm leaving the site up for anyone who is still interested in learning crochet and might find this site helpful. The tutorials are available via the… Continue reading Welcome to Maddy Crochets!
My latest spring project (and free pattern recommendation) is the Kanata Kerchief Tank pattern, by Jennifer Ozses, free on Ravelry. It's a simple pattern constructed of four granny squares and two straps, and it's definitely beginner-level (despite how complex it looks). Mine used two skeins of Lion Brand's Shawl in a Ball, and I really… Continue reading Further in pretty spring clothing: a beginner’s kerchief top!
I'm feeling a hankering for spring. A serious, serious hankering for spring. Rather than take an airplane somewhere warm, tempting though that be, I decided to get a start on my spring wardrobe instead! This Savy Shrug by Crochet It Creations was relatively quick (It was done inside a weekend), definitely beginner-level easy, and I'm… Continue reading A quick, easy weekend project: The Savy Shrug by Crochet It Creations
Hello Friends 🙂 I've been doing a lot more crochet than I have been doing of writing about crochet (one goal for 2020, get back on the blogging wagon!), but I wanted to show off a few of the things I've made and provide links to the patterns, in case anyone's interest is peaked. That,… Continue reading New Year, New Crochet!
Hi Friends! I've been busy working on the site (okay, I've been busy brain-storming about working on the site), and hopefully you'll notice a more user-friendly, accessible site as the weeks go by. The biggest change I've made is an addition to the menu bar: under "complete tutorials" you'll find links to every tutorial I've… Continue reading Site Improvements
I'm afraid I'm not quite done with autumn yet, friends. First, an update on how the wreath turned out: Super cute, no? I wound up not using all the patterns I'd planned due to space considerations (by which I mean, really, the size of the wreath form that I used), but I love how it… Continue reading More with the autumn decor!
Happy Wednesday, friends! The temperature has taken a significant dip and it's feeling like autumn. Autumn is my favourite season and always has been. I love the sights, smells, colours, and even drinking my pumpkin spice latte in my yoga pants and big sweater. And so, the autumn spirit has caught me early this year,… Continue reading What I’m working on: an autumny wreath!
So, this summer turned out to be kind of a dumpster fire (though with definite happy highlights), so now that school is starting back up, the weather is cooling off, and we're returning to sweet, sweet routine, I'm going to dedicate myself to getting back to it! That's it, really. I'll be back with tutorials… Continue reading Back! Again!
Hello Friends, I was lucky enough to make it to the Kawartha Yarn and Fibre Festival a couple weeks back with my lovely friend Angie, and among our road-tripping adventures (farms and food and ice cream, oh my!) she became convinced that I needed this sparkly yarn made of beauty and merino wool and she… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: a delicate, sparkly sparkly bolero!
Hello! Welcome to my slipknot tutorial! This is the first in the Maddy's Mini Tutorial series. Each tutorial is a little tidbit of crochet knowledge for tiny, specific things to help you focus on your weak points. If you're wanting longer tutorials encompassing more of the process, you can find my rudimentary tutorials under… Continue reading How to Crochet: the slipknot (Maddy’s Mini tutorial)