Crochet Bow Cuff Slipper Boots
These easy crochet slippers for beginners are a great way to practice increasing, decreasing, and skipping single crochet stitches. The crochet slippers feature a crochet bow as part of the boot cuff. When I started slippers, I knew that I was going to make them look like crochet boots. This way if I wanted to add non slip grip, they could be worn outside during the cold months. I used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice yarn to make them. I have grouped the sizes into 3 sets. To get to the slipper pattern all you need to do is click the size set that you need.
I released this slipper pattern as part of charity drive we have going on. There are 13 designers who are all releasing a pattern for free during these 14 weeks. You might remember us doing something similar with mittens last year.
1. Mod Mismatched Slippers – Blackstone Designs
2. Ugly Slippers – Mad Mad Me
3. Carousel Slippers – Blackstone Designs
5. Chunky Boat Slippers – Whistle and Ivy
6. Crochet Bow Cuff Slipper Boots – Busting Stitches
Crochet Bow Cuff Slipper Boots – Adult Sizes
Crochet Bow Cuff Slipper Boots – Child Sizes
Crochet Bow Cuff Slipper Boots – Toddler Sizes
Dainty Fairy Crochet Dress
This cute little fairy crochet dress is full of whimsy and charm. Great for spring or even paired with fairy wings for a costume. The dress is made with an optional tutu for 2 different looks. Below is an image of the dress without the tutu. The fairy crochet dress pattern is available in 3 sizes: 2, 4, and 6.
Today is my birthday and I figured that a giveaway would be a great way to celebrate it. There are a couple of cool things up for grabs.
1 Copy of my newest paid pattern 1 week in advance of it being listed for sale. (1 winner)
1 Balls of Loops & Threads Charisma (1 winner)
1 Set of Knitter’s Pride Crochet Hooks (1 winner)
1 Set of Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina Interchangeable Needles (1 winner)
1 Copy of my Pretty Flower Hat Pattern (25 winners)
1 Copy of my Lovely & Sweet Sweater Pattern (25 winners)
1 Pair of Susan Bates Knitting Needles (1 winner)
2 Hanks of Manos Wool Classico (1 winner)
1 Crochet Dude Bloom Loom (1 winner)
1 Susan Bates Row Counter (1 winner)
1 Hank of Reclaimed Silk (1 winner)
Here is my Birthday Giveaway!
Review of Yarn Pop© Bags
*I received these samples in exchange for a review. This review is my opinion only. *
Okay, I went on a search to find a bag for my yarn. Well, first I went on a search for yarn bowls. I quickly realized that that wouldn’t be practical for a home with 5 kids running around. Then, I started looking for a bag from which to crochet. I thought about buying all the supplies and rigging something up, but let’s be serious. I really wasn’t in a sewing mood. I just wanted to crochet on the go without having a crazy mess or even worse no where to place my yarn without it picking up lent and dust.
There were only a few requirements. It needed to work well with different types of yarn and keep my yarn free of dirt. Also it needed to be cute, durable, and convenient. I found Yarn Pop©.
Yarn Pop© comes in tons of cute color options. It zips completely shut to keep dirt and debris off of the yarn too! The bags have a range of options. They have a hole in them to allow the yarn to come through. It is big enough for yarn with sequins to fit through!!!! These bags are constructed very well.
That was a really great feature. My only issue with it was that I couldn’t remove the project from the bag without finishing or cutting the yarn. Which really isn’t a big deal since they are so cute and convenient to carry.
This one has a hole on each side and a zippered pocket to keep the 2 balls of yarn separate! I am keeping this one for myself.
This is the other one that I am keeping for myself. It has a zippered top and pockets on the inside with 3 holes on the outside.
Here are the 3 bags that are apart of the giveaway
One has 2 holes, one has 1 hole and one has 3 holes and a flip top.
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Review of Big Hook Rag Crochet
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This review is my opinion of the book. *
I should start by saying how excited I was to review this book. Some of you may have seen pictures of my big hook on Instagram. When my friend Dedri Uys mentioned that she had a new book coming out that had to do with big crochet I knew that I would definitely be interested. Although I didn’t use my really big hook to try out a project, it really satisfied my need to crochet something with a larger than “normal” hook.
My first impression of the book was that it was super crisp and clean looking. (That look it totally in now.) As I looked through the book I saw that there were 25 patterns inside written by 15 different designers. I think that is totally awesome! I really loved the freedom of the patterns. The book is very structured, but it gave me the feeling of freedom. I felt very crafty trying out the Loofah Pattern by Karen Dankert.
Here is the one from the book.
This is the one I made.
I really liked this book. I mean it really gave me extra information that I wasn’t expecting. There is a whole section on how to make fabric yarn. Even if you have experience with it, this book may have some tips that can help you.
This Balloon Rug is my favorite pattern from the book. The pattern was written by Morgan Roberts.
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Gold! Gold! Gold! I love this Gold Leaf yarn. It has just the right amount of shine to it. Plus it is bulky. When I saw this yarn I knew it would be great for the Unicorn Hood that I was planning to make. The shine of the Gold Leaf yarn plus the shimmer of Glitterspun really brought this Unicorn to life! Below is the pattern that will tell you how to crochet this Unicorn Hood.
Chunky Yarn Outdoor Rug
I just love chunky yarn. When I found out that Lion Brand had this really chunky/bulky yarn I jumped at the chance to make something with it. I ended up making this rug and it’s now a free crochet pattern. We just moved into our new home and I noticed that our porch seemed a little bare. (My husband claims it is a deck and not a porch, but oh well. There are a few things that I should add about the yarn. It is super squishy and has a lot of bounce. It is hard to show complicated stitching with it as well, but I still love the way this pattern turned out!