Happy Friday – Tips & Tricks

Do you have a Crochet toolbox?  Here is a look into mine… This is a tote, I picked up from Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  At a different time it held buttons, but now it is permanently my Crochet toolbox….  It is just the right size for a set of hooks, thread, tape measurer,Continue reading “Happy Friday – Tips & Tricks”

WIP -Wednesday

A while back I signed up for the Fiesta Yarns enewsletter.  Each week I receive a free pattern offer on Thursdays and sale updates.  During their birthday bash sale (free shipping and 40% off) this caught my eye… Rayon Boucle, 100% Rayon, 240 yds. part of the Meditation Series, in Energry.  Each yarn is kettleContinue reading “WIP -Wednesday”

Mandala #2 – Part 2

Mandala #2 Part 2 Using standing stitches can create a more polished look to your crochet.  Any stitch can be made with as a standing stitch even clusters and puffs.  It can eliminate the need to start your rounds and rows with chains.  The best resource for using standing stitches is Edie Eckman’s book, BeyondContinue reading “Mandala #2 – Part 2”

Mandala Monday #2 -Part One

Recently, I crocheted this square…. as I was working it up, thinking the center would be a perfect start to a Mandala.  So last night I worked up my idea.  Using a different color for each round,  I created this lovely Mandala…. Now let me show you how to do it too, meet the charactersContinue reading “Mandala Monday #2 -Part One”

Mandala Monday #1

Everywhere on the internet, I keep seeing Mandalas.   They are so colorful and  a delight to see. They make me smile.  So I thought I would share a new Mandala each Monday to start the week of right and with pleasant thoughts and a smile…. This is Circle motif #60 from Beyond the SquareContinue reading “Mandala Monday #1”