For the grocery store, farmer's market, or even beach - these cotton mesh bags are incredibly useful, expandable, and durable. Plus they take up virtually no space when empty. AND they're super easy to crochet. Update 11/2020: I've completely revamped this design, please see this new, still-free version with improved tutorials and sizes! 🙂 :)... Continue Reading →
Unraveling / Pulling Congratulations! It's time to start building a big fat yarn ball, for a teeny tiny fraction of what it would cost at a yarn boutique. You may be tempted to just pull and pull, amassing a huge pile of unraveled yarn beside you. Unless you want a huge headache later, DON’T DO... Continue Reading →
Breaking In Version 2 Start at the same place you would for Version 1 – the end of the sleeve, where your hand would come out. Remember those two fat lines we talked about? Take those two fat lines and pull them apart, separating them down the middle. In between those two knit edge pieces... Continue Reading →
DO NOT miss the awesome opportunities in sweater unraveling this garage sale season! Get a unique yarn with which you can knit or crochet, weave, spin into a new yarn, etc... as well as gaining skills that are helpful if you're in the garment reconstruction game.
The bright red yarn wrapped around my spindle and niddy noddy is a 100% cotton fiber that I had unraveled from one of my copious amounts of thrift store sweaters and then re-spun to tighten the plies. But once that was finished, I had a sturdy, screamingly-red cordage to play with. Time to crochet up... Continue Reading →
Poufs, ottomans, small stools, floor cushions (n.) - furniture that allows me to lay around on the ground like a lazy slob while giving off the appearance of being classy. With five patterns and five iconic pieces, this collection is a both practical and inspirational gallery to get you started on the perfect warm-weather furniture... Continue Reading →
Today I'm featuring a stitch that I first discovered by majorly screwing up the foundation single crochet (fsc) stitch when I was first learning it. I dubbed it the "double chain" and stitched merrily away with it, even though I have never once seen a reference to it in a pattern or even - until... Continue Reading →