Round-Up: My Favorite Red Heart Yarns

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{This post contains affiliate links.} I love working with a wide array of yarn types and brands, but the one I always end up coming back to is Red Heart. They have many so different types, with tons of beautiful colors and most of them are very soft and are the best to crochet or knit with. Here are my Top 5 favorite Red Heart Yarns: 1. Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Unforgettable is a soft roving yarn that comes in a wide range of color combinations that live … Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Itty Bitty Hearts

Itty Bitt Hearts

These tiny little hearts are made with just one round of stitches so they are super quick to work up. Use them to embellish hats, clothing or greeting cards. You could even glue them onto some canvas for Valentine themed wall art. ~ Add This Pattern To Your Ravelry Queue Or Favorites ~ Skill Level: Easy Supplies: Any worsted weight yarn; I have used Lily Sugar N Cream in three shades of pink 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook yarn needle for weaving in ends Abbreviations: … Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Simple Fingerless Gloves

Basic Fingerless Gloves

These Fingerless Gloves are simple in design, but can easily be tailored to your own style. They also match my Basic Newsboy Hat pattern found HERE. ~ Add This Pattern To Your Ravelry Queue Or Favorites ~ Skill Level: Easy Size: Small, Medium, Large Supplies: Worsted weight yarn; I have used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in Amethyst 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook Yarn needle for weaving in ends ¾” – 1″ buttons (optional) HDC Gauge: 14 stitches and 11 Rows = 4″ (10 cm) Please … Continue reading

Craft Chic Brightens Your Day With An OttLite Review & Giveaway!

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I was really excited when OttLite contacted me about doing a review and giveaway of the Easy View Floor Lamp. I received it within a couple of weeks and was immediately surprised by the weight of the box. Upon opening, I found that the base of the lamp is heavily weighted, making it very sturdy. However, it’s not so heavy that you can’t easily move it to your project location. I pulled everything out of the box and had it assembled in less than 5 minutes. Most … Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Ripple Slouch Hat

Ripple Slouch Hat

I’ve always loved the look of a beret style hat, but wasn’t sure a crochet one would stay put very well. So this is more of a beret-style slouch hat that is nice and snug around the brim to keep it in place. I used some beautiful custom-dyed, hand-spun yarn that I won from Spun Ware Over the Rainbow and it was such a pleasure to work with! ~ Add This Pattern To Your Ravelry Queue Or Favorites ~ Skill Level:   Easy Size: Head Circumference = 22″ – 24″ … Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Criss Cross Fingerless Gloves

Criss Cross Fingerless Gloves

I love how my Criss Cross Hat turned out so much, that I had to design some fingerless gloves to go with it. These are “one size fits most”, but you can always adjust the hook sizes to make a larger or smaller pair. I have created a photo tutorial to accompany this pattern and you can find it HERE. You will need experience with post stitches for this one as the stitch placement can be a little tricky. Please don’t hesitate to send me a … Continue reading

10 FREE & Adorable Penguin Crafts

10 Free & Adorable Penguin Crafts

It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is, penguins are always cute and fun to craft! Here are 10 free penguin crafts that are sure to keep you marching to the beat… 10 FREE & Adorable Penguin Crafts Click on the title of the craft to be taken to that page…. 1. Hand-Painted Penguin Magnets by Heavily Edited 2. March of the Penguins by Craftberry Bush 3. Crochet Penguin Hat Pattern by Repeat Crafter Me 4. Polymer Clay Penguin Tutorial by Creators Joy 5. … Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Criss Cross Head Wrap {Faux Button Closure}

Criss Cross Head Wrap

Head wraps are my go-to accessory in the colder winter months. They are great for keeping the ears warm, and keep you looking stylish. I have created a photo tutorial to accompany this pattern and you can find it HERE. You will need experience with post stitches for this one as the stitch placement can be a little tricky. Please don’t hesitate to send me a message if you need a little assistance. Check it out! Link & Share Wednesday Party at Oombawka Design Crochet ~ … Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Basic DC Hat

Basic DC Hat

When you need to make a hat in a hurry, this basic DC beanie is great because it can be made in less than an hour. ~ Add This Pattern To Your Ravelry Queue Or Favorites ~ Skill Level:   Easy Sizes: Newborn, 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Small Adult, Medium/Large Adult Supplies:   · Worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver · 5.0 mm (H-8) crochet hook or size needed to obtain the gauge · Yarn needle for weaving in ends Gauge … Continue reading

Free Crochet Pattern: Criss Cross Newsboy Hat

Criss Cross Newsboy Hat

This stitch is a bit difficult to work, but the beautiful texture it creates is so worth it! I have created a photo tutorial to accompany this pattern and you can find it HERE. You will need experience with post stitches for this one as the stitch placement can be a little tricky. Want to add ear flaps instead of a visor? Just use the instructions from my Basic Ear Flap Hat pattern found HERE. ~ Add This Pattern To Your Ravelry Queue Or Favorites ~ … Continue reading