Pattern of the week

Pattern of the week: Easy comfy round cushion

This week our featured pattern is the Chunky Poof Pillow by Sara Sach over at Posh Pooch Designs. I've been lurking over at her site forever now, and her work is creative and professional and utterly adorable. I've been meaning forever to make a meditation pillow for myself. And this isn't really a meditation pillow… Continue reading Pattern of the week: Easy comfy round cushion

How to Crochet, Maddy's Minis

How to do the Granny Stitch (How to Crochet series)

Welcome to my tutorial for the Granny Stitch!  A lot of people think of granny squares when they think of granny-patterned crochet, but did you know that you can get the same effect (with more power over shaping) with the Granny Stitch? It's a very easy stitch pattern that works wonderfully for blankets, shawls, and… Continue reading How to do the Granny Stitch (How to Crochet series)

Pattern of the week

Pattern of the Week: tiny little bird!

I thought I'd end the month with one final little spring pattern: a cute little bird amigurumi!  The original pattern is the Mini Cockatiel Amigurumi, which is what I'd originally started to make, but then Bear (the recipient of said tiny little bird) decided that it needed to be grey, and it needed to have… Continue reading Pattern of the Week: tiny little bird!

Uncategorized, What I'm working on

What I’m working on: a pseudo-meditation pillow!

I call this a "pseudo" yoga pillow because a proper meditation pillow (also called a yoga pillow) should be filled with buckwheat, and (aside from not having several pounds of buckwheat just sitting around) the stitches are a fairly loose and made with a very chunky yarn (which I bought before I thought of this),… Continue reading What I’m working on: a pseudo-meditation pillow!