Here is a crochet video tutorial to show you how to work ribbing onto a project once it's finished. The Snowballs Hat crochet pattern uses this technique.
Looking for a complete crochet course? Check out the Beginning Crochet Course by Mastering Crochet.
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STAR STITCH CROCHET TUTORIAL VIDEO
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
I discovered the crochet star stitch recently and fell in love! It is such a fun stitch and really adds some character to your crochet projects.
I utilized the crochet star stitch in my recent Sta...
They're beautiful, but do cables scare you?? No problem! I've created a short crochet tutorial video to get you started on your cables. Click on the link to Little Monkey Shop to read the post and scroll down for the video. You'll be glad you did!
From the raw fibers to the end products, everything at Echoview Fiber Mill is centered around the hardworking American spirit. Made in America is their all encompassing moto and it fits well.
Located in Weaverville, NC, Echoview Fiber Mill processes animal fibers (alpaca, goat, sheep...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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Because one of my roles is as a lactation consultant, October is an important month to me. August is too, as it is National Breastfeeding Month.
My thoughts this month have been on how can we each as individuals support such a large cause. We kno...
We we're invited to a lady's 90th birthday party. The invitation read, "No gifts, please."
How do you go to such a significant birthday party for a dear, sweet lady, and not bring her something??
I thought for awhile. What do you need at 90 years old? What was something small...
One of the hardest things to learn as you advance your crochet skills is how to change colors in your project without creating a mess!
I wrote a short piece about this on The Little Monkey Shop and created a crochet video tutorial to show you an easy way to change your yarn colors in your next ...
It's my birthday this month and I'm hosting a big Giveaway!
6 winners will be chosen to win one of the following prizes:
$50 Gift Certificate for crochet patte...
I think I've fallen in love with Hexagons!
At least you would think so if you took a look through my craft bag
or my photo feed on my phone!
It started out with this beautiful chunky merino yarn from O-wool.
And a little time winding them into "cakes".
Then I croch...
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Whether you're celebrating a graduation, wedding, new home, or a new baby in the family, the new Milestones Collection of crochet patterns and organic merino wool blankets has you covered!
All the blankets in this collection are created using O-wool organic merino wool yarn.
The Milestones C...
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Introducing my new crochet pattern line - the Milestones Collection! It is a collection of blanket or throw crochet patterns to celebrate life's big moments. I think you are going to be excited about them as I am.
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This entire crochet pattern line is created using O-wool organic merino wool yarn i...
For the Chunky Hexi Blanket you will need to know how to create a mattress stitch to sew all your hexagons together. I've written out some directions and created a video to show you how to create the mattress stitch. Its perfect for this blanket because your sewing yarn doesn't show, allowing the he...
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Summer Boho Scarf
Scarves seem a little crazy to wear in the summer time, but they are so fun to wear that I thought surely I can create a summer time scarf!
To start with I chose cotton sport weight yarn - Appalachian Baby Design organic cotton yarn in cream. Cotton is perfect for the summer...
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Blocking a crochet piece helps to give it a better shape and sets the stitches in that shape. It can also smooth out wrinkles, crooked rows, and other minor imperfections in your project.
I don't often block my crochet projects, but this last baby blanket I designed has a beautiful bordered ...
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100% organic cotton yarn is hard to find! But I love to work with it, so quite a few of the patterns I create are made with organic cotton yarn.
My favorite sport weight yarn that I've worked with lately is Appalachian Baby Design organic cotton yarn.
Because it is no...
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Clutches are all the fashion right now!
They are perfect for carrying just those necessary items when you go out.
Here is a free crochet pattern for a simple, easy clutch. It's a quick project. Feel free to Pin it!
p.s. If you don't crochet - please contact me for a cu...
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Once you master the foundation single crochet stitch the beginning row of larger projects will be much easier. You'll wish you had learned it a long time ago!!
Here are a few links to articles and videos that you may find helpful in learning the foundation single crochet stitch.
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The Ruth Pullover crochet pattern has been available for a short while in doll size. Now it is available in sizes for babies through women.
This textured poncho pullover will make a great warm gift for a that sweet girl or girlfriend in your life - or for yourself!
This pullover is a...
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The Flower Basket Baby Blanket is a decorative baby blanket crocheted in a textured stitch pattern with large and small scattered flowers.
I used Mountain Meadows Wool worsted weight merino– Laramie – in Light Grey and Natural Cream to create the design.
A Beginner/Intermediate croche...
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New pattern - Welcome to the World Baby Blanket
Spring seems to equal new babies - which means we need to get busy crocheting baby blankets.
Welcome to the World Baby Blanket is my newest baby blanket crochet pattern.
This vintage style baby blanket is crocheted in a filet stitch pa...
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Ruth Pullover for American Girl Dolls
I have three daughters - so we have more American Girl Dolls in our house than I care to admit! But - they do get played with quite a bit.
After crocheting my youngest daughter several ponchos, she thought her doll needed one too. What a great opportun...
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I've had this chunky vest on my hook for a while. Once I sat down and gave it some attention, it worked up in a very short time! This vest is perfect beginners pattern, but fun for the more experienced crocheter as well.
The Chunky Vest crochet pattern is written for Toddler, Child ...
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Appalachian Baby Design yarn company has asked me to take their most popular knit pattern - the Lamb's Ear Cardigan - and rework it into a crochet pattern. Not being a proficient knitter, it was a little difficult, but I think I succeeded!
The Lamb's Ear Cardigan crochet pattern by Little Monke...
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