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
It's done! I've finished Kathleen's sweater dress, put a cowl on the neck because that's how she rolls, and she looks stunning in it (I mean, in general, but I like to think she's extra gorgeous in the dress)! She was good enough to take a selfie for me to post, because she's my rockstar:… Continue reading Update: my girl’s gorgeous new sweater dress!
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!
Hey Friends! I love the star stitch. It's easier than it looks (once you get the hang of what-goes-where). I also DEFINITELY can't explain it better than the tutorial I learned it from, so consider this a bonus tutorial that I had nothing to do with 🙂 The World's Best, Most Clear, Star Stitch Tutorial.… Continue reading PSA: the best star stitch tutorial out there, which is not mine.
I'm on a footwear kick right now, because warm feet are the best, and these two-tone slippers will definitely make my feet nice and warm. I used a 3-weight yarn where the pattern called for a 4-weight yarn (because I had lots left over after my napa cardigan), but I think these will be nice… Continue reading What I’m working on this week: slippers!
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 there 🙂 I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm going to take a week off to attend to other things, but that I'll be back with bells on Monday, 4 March, with a brand new tutorial, hopefully the long-promised video tutorial, and more happy new crochet talk. In the interim, here's Pupperton… Continue reading Mini-hiatus
This is just a quickie post, for those who are curious how the basic stitches compare to one another: From left to right, we have a triple crochet, a double crochet, a half double crochet (which will be the subject of lesson 7) and a single crochet. It's not only the height of the stitches,… Continue reading Stitch Height Comparison
Happy Friday, Friends! Now that we're advancing in our tutorials and using more terminology, I thought perhaps a dedicated post noting the differences you might encounter in crochet patterns might be in order. I don't want to just give you a list of definitions, which isn't going to be incredibly helpful (particularly since a number… Continue reading US/UK Crochet Terminology
As I've mentioned a few times on this blog, a large part of my "vision" (excuse the pretension in my use of that word) for Maddy Crochets is to make crochet accessible to everyone. There are a lot of things in the world that require substantial resources to begin, and crochet is really not one… Continue reading My vision and supporting this blog