The modern art of crochet dates back to somewhere around the 16th century. There were various forms of fiber arts before that, with various names, but crochet as we know it goes back to the 16th century. It's an oral tradition that's been passed down from generation to generation to generation, and typically you can … Continue reading Passing down traditions
Every month this year Lion Brand Yarn is featuring a color. For February, it's Antique, and that includes all kinds of pretty pinks. One of my new personal favorites is their Touch of Alpaca yarn. 90% acrylic, 10% alpaca, 100% luxury. I saw this yarn on sale last month, picked it up, HAD TO HAVE … Continue reading Touch of Alpaca Review – NEW pattern!
I love a good themed project, and since Valentine's Day is next week, I've rounded up some love-themed patterns for you. Grab your hooks, your yarn, and let's get started! Love Note Crochet Pocket Pillow - Sewrella Ashleigh's patterns are on point every time, and this one is no exception. She used luxurious Crazy Sexy … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Pattern Roundup
We're already one full month into 2018 - what?! This year my goal is to deliver new content and new patterns to you every month - I can't wait to see what you're making! Be sure to watch each post for a hashtag for each project. Tag us in your finished item photos with @yarnybird … Continue reading Late Night Rug – FREE Crochet Pattern
Happy New Year! I have a super fast and easy new crochet rug pattern coming up for you later this month, so I thought I'd share some other great rug patterns to hold you over until then. Super Chunky Oval Rug by Whistle & Ivy DIY Yarn Pom Pom Rug by Sewrella Extreme Crocheted Rug … Continue reading Crochet for your home – RUGS
Happy Friday friends!! Fall is inching closer and closer, and I find myself drooling over more shawl patterns every day. I've never been much of a shawl wearer myself, but there are SO many great patterns out there that I think I might just be converted. I’ve put together a list of 5 great free … Continue reading Friday pattern round up – Knit Shawls
Bella Square Blanket I am rediscovering the granny square and its many variations, and I have to say I LOVE them! Solids, stripes, squares, hexagons, small, big...they're SO versatile and a great way to use up yarn scraps. Here is a simple pattern for a solid granny square that only uses about 12 yards of … Continue reading Bella Square Blanket Crochet Pattern