Irish Rose Crochet Pattern

Irish Rose This pretty rose can be used as an embellishment for hats, purses, clothing and granny squares. It is rather simple to make and once you get the hang of it you can make dozens of them while watching your favorite shows. Irish Rose is a terrific way to use up leftover yarn. I used little bits of leftover…

Reduce Reuse Recycle

The 3″R’s” Closed for Business I was talking with my husband the other day about recycling. The biggest recycling company in our area (maybe state or even country wide)went out of business. It left a lot people holding the bag, (well not literally), full of plastic bottles and empty cans of soda and energy drinks. I was thinking that when…

CROCHET CLUSTER FLOWER

I am making a blanket using these really wonderful Crochet Cluster Flowers. They are called cluster because the petals are made by clustering Double Triple Crochet (dtr) together. The pattern may sound a bit daunting, but once you get the hang of it you can make a ton of these just watching TV. Adding to a granny square, fastening to…

Crochet Hook

One cannot crochet without the hook. I know “Thank you Captain Obvious”. Its funny though, I have spent decades crocheting and never gave too much thought to the hook. My main concerns were the hook size and how it felt in my hand. I have recently learned, however, that there is more to a crochet hook than that. ANATOMY There…

4 DC Crochet Cluster

I have been making  crochet granny squares with clusters. They have been fun, a circle in a square thing. I have always liked mixing it up when making grannies to keep me from being overly bored. I made a quick video  on how to Crochet a 4 DC  Cluster.  It is a nice cluster when using 4dc. More Double Crochets…