• Tall Crochet Stitches: Beyond the Treble Crochet

    Have you ever seen extra tall crochet stitches and wondered how to make them or even better, when to use them? Today is all about those taller crochet stitches! We’re going to go beyond the basics of single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches, double crochet stitches, and treble (triple) crochet stitches. Ready to move beyond basic stitches? Keep reading! What are Tall Crochet Stitches? Tall crochet stitches include stitches beyond the treble or triple crochet stitch. With a treble stitch, you begin by yarning over twice to create the stitch. With the taller stitches, you’ll yarn over more times to create an even taller stitch. These really tall stitches…

  • 15+ Quick & Easy Crochet Gifts for Mom (All Free!)

    If you’re looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, today I’m sharing quick and easy crochet patterns perfect for gifting. With that special day right around the corner, a quick and easy handmade gift makes the perfect Mother’s Day addition. Looking for whimsical gift ideas? We’ve got beautiful crochet flowers to adorn a heartfelt greeting card with and home decor that will make mom’s space feel extra special. Looking for practical gifts for everyday use? We’ve got those too! There’s something so special about gifting an item to a loved one that you’ve made with your own two hands. And the best part? Because we’re focused on quick and…

  • Iris & Chains Crochet Plant Hanger (Free Pattern)

    ​If you’re looking for a trendy crochet plant hanger pattern, you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m sharing a free pattern for the Iris & Chains Crochet Plant Hanger pattern. Scroll to read about the design process and the pattern.  As always, the pattern will remain free on the blog forever, with ads. Click here if you’d like to purchase an ad-free and easy to read PDF. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Click here to see my disclosure policy. Inspiration Confession: I’m not a plant person. Not in the sense that I don’t like them but in the sense that I kill them.…

  • Best Way to Remove Pilling on Your Handmade Makes

    Last week I shared a new free knitting blanket pattern. What I didn’t share is the awful amount of fabric pilling I had to deal with after I machine washed it. But good news, today I’m sharing the best way to remove pilling from your handmade makes after washing. TL;DR: This fabric shaver and lint remover is how I removed all the fabric pills from my knit blanket with ease and kept the fabric perfectly intact! Keep reading for more information and other methods of removing pills. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Click here to see my disclosure policy. What causes pilling on fabrics? So…

  • JW’s Bias Blanket (Free & Easy Knit Blanket Pattern)

    If you’re looking for a cozy and easy knit blanket pattern, good news, you’ve come to the right place! Made on the bias using simple stitches with easy increases and decreases, this chunky knit blanket will become your new go-to for baby shower gifting. Simple garter stitch stripes adorn a smooth stockinette stitch background creating an effortlessly textured end result.  As always, the free pattern will remain here on the blog forever. Click here if you’d like an ad-free and easy to read PDF. (Scroll to the bottom of this post for your FREE PDF download for a limited time!) Inspiration The inspiration for this design came from the stitch pattern in…

  • 9 Free Football Knitting Patterns for Game Day

    Bring your love of football and knitting together this football season with these free football knitting patterns. I know it’s towards the end of the season now and a long time until the next season begins but with Super Bowl Sunday tomorrow, I figure football fans will love these patterns regardless. If you’re a true sports fan, you know it doesn’t have to be in season to sport your favorite gear anyway. The main color of our football knitting patterns here is going to be brown with some white. Some of these patterns can be switched up by using different colors to represent your team colors or by changing the…

  • 25 Free Crochet Football Pattern Ideas for Game Day

    If you’re a football fan and a crochet enthusiast, you’re going to love this roundup. Today I’m sharing 25 free crochet football patterns to bring extra enthusiasm to your football season in a creative way. With Superbowl Sunday coming up, I wanted to share a fun roundup for my football loving crocheters. We’ll start with some football plushies, then some ear warmers and beanies, housewares, and finish off with some football themed pillows and blankets.  Scroll to find inspiration for your next crochet project with these free patterns! Final Thoughts on Crochet Football Patterns ​I hope one of these amazing crochet football patterns caught your eye! Which one was your…

  • 10 Most Popular Crochet and Knitting Patterns in 2023

    ​Today I’m sharing my most popular crochet and knitting patterns from 2023 with you. I have a lot more crochet patterns than knitting patterns, but a couple of my knitting designs made it in the top 10 for the year. By far, my favorite yarn craft things to make are bags and blankets. You’ll find bags and blankets here along with a few different projects of different styles. Most of my crochet and knitting patterns are beginner friendly or easy skill level. I love using basic stitches in fresh and modern ways to create something to be treasured for years to come. Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel HERE.…

  • 25 Heart Crochet Patterns Perfect for Your Valentine

    ​With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to do a fun themed roundup of heart crochet patterns. From simple heart appliques that can be created in minutes for a quick and satisfying project to bookmarks, home decor, pillows, and blankets, there’s a cute and fun heart crochet pattern here for everyone. Scroll to find fun ideas for heart crochet patterns that are perfect for your Valentine (or for yourself!). Final Thoughts on Heart Crochet Patterns I hope you loved this roundup of free crochet patterns! From simple hearts to more complex heart designs, there’s sure to be one or more crochet heart patterns you can’t wait to get…

  • 27 Modern & Free Circular Machine Knitting Patterns

    Have you jumped on the machine knitting bandwagon yet? Circular machine knitting patterns have gained huge popularity in the last several years, and for good reason! Today I’ve rounded up 27 free circular knitting machine patterns for you that go outside of your classic beanies and headbands/ear warmers. We’ve got home decor items, different types of clothing including how to knit a whole sweater, and, of course, some classic (and not so classic) beanie and ear warmer designs. It might seem unusual to think there are different skill levels when it comes to machine knitting, but there definitely are. A lot of these designs use simple techniques and are beginner…