unicorn granny blanket


There’s a new site for posting our projects for all to see.  This one is headquartered in the UK, but the projects are universal.  I fell in love with this cute variation on a simple granny square blanket.  The â?¦

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100 Lace Flowers To Crochet


Oh, are you going to love this book!  I’ve read, reviewed, and used other crochet books that feature floral motifs – but this one is special!

Caitlin Sainio (who also authored 100 Snowflakes To Crochet) has designed real versions â?¦

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crochet-opedia book


If you’ve ever wanted a great reference book for crochet stitches and techniques, for levels from beginner to intermediate, from the crochet mundane to the crochet ethereal, this book might be just what you’re looking for!

Julie Oparka has â?¦

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Anne Geddis RH yarn

These samples don’t look so ‘alternative’, but some of the colors in the new Red Heart Line of yarns from designer Anne Geddis are a bit different.  I’m particularly fond of the color ‘Ladybug’ AND the fact that there is â?¦

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This evening, I had a few minutes to browse through the magazines at Barnes and Noble.  This is a rare occasion for me!  I saw some crochet magazines I’d heard about but never seen.  Simply Crochet magazine was one I’d â?¦

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The New Tunisian Book

Dora Ohrenstein has just published her latest book, The New Tunisian Crochet.  You can read more about it here and see all the crochet luminaries who have contributed to the book.  She’s also hosting a Giveaway of this book!  While â?¦

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100 Snowflakes To Crochet


So sorry about the delay in announcing the winner of last month’s Giveaway!  Maybe that just heightened the suspense ;-)

The winning entry – numbered and chosen at random – is this one from Barbara M.

Homespun is my favorite â?¦

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cro $ 0213


Since this article I wrote recently stimulated a lot of discussion and a wide variety of opinions and experiences, I decided to posit a follow-up question.

Which do you think would make you more money – selling your finished â?¦

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cro beanie 0113



I must say that I was amazed when I saw the prices this crocheter is selling her items for.  I have not seen her work personally so I cannot speak to its quality or the choices of yarn.  â?¦

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cro inner create 0113


Kathryn Vercillo has found – and written about – the benefits of crochet in her life.  You’ve read about her on this blog. Her book about how crochet saved her life has proven to be very popular.  Now â?¦

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cro baby kneehi socks 0113

Other people like to crochet baby booties, but I have always found Dot Matthews’ baby kneehigh socks to be far better.  They stay on and don’t get lost.  Have you ever walked at the mall or park and found a â?¦

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Look what I won!

It’s such a cute bag, but that’s not the best of it.  This bag is very well designed – and I wish I could find a place to purchase it.  No luck so far.  You can â?¦

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Here are a few great ideas for gifts for the crocheter in your life:

High End – Caron Etimo Tulip Crochet Hooks

Not so high end but wonderful:

Yarn!!  Nothing could be finer!

High End (available online or at your â?¦

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I have not actually used any of the ereaders myself – you know, the Nook, Kindle, etc.  Have you?  What are the pros and cons of these devices with regards to crochet?  Are they good for reading â?¦

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Here are the books that were offered for each Giveaway and the entry for each.  Congratulations to each winner – and thank you to all who entered.  There are some great links on a couple of the Giveaway Comments, so â?¦

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