Friday, May 26, 2017

Fishing Bobber/Floaty Free Pattern!

Hello! Father's Day is coming up and I thought this little bobber/floaty would be a perfect quick and easy crochet gift for dads! This little bobber is really easy, takes hardly no time at all, and it takes a very small amount of yarn and polyester stuffing plus it's adorable with the little safety eyes! Do you have a dad that loves to fish? Make him a fishing bobber for Father's Day! Scroll down for the free pattern.

How To Make A Poached Egg

Hello! Tuesday morning I woke up with very high pain and very low energy but I wanted something delicious to eat. So, I threw some bacon in the oven and I poached myself an egg. I love poached eggs! I recently tried my very first poached egg and I fell in love with how easy they are to make and how perfect they come out every time! I'm from the south and I love a good fried egg but I'm not very good at making them, at least not every time. So, I love poaching eggs! Scroll down for the written instructions and video tutorial.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ziggy Is One!

Hello! As most of you know, last summer I adopted a sweet little black kitten. I named him Ziggy after my love of reggae music and he has fit right in to our little family. From the start, he has loved to lay on my feet or lap whenever he can. If he's not sleepy, he drops toys at my feet to get my attention and he loves to fetch sometimes too!

Crochet Flower Ball Or Cat Toy Free Pattern!

Hello! Today I have another new pattern for ya'll! It's a crochet flower ball or cat toy and it has a video tutorial! I think it's super cute, easy and fun to make. I designed this little cat toy for Ziggy's 1st birthday! For a blog on Ziggy's 1st birthday and photo shoot, click here or scroll down for the flower ball/cat toy written pattern and video tutorial.

Crochet Flower Free Pattern!

Hello! Today I have a new pattern for ya'll! It's a simple little 5 petal crochet flower, AND I have a video tutorial on it as well. I hope ya'll like it! Scroll down for the video tutorial and the written pattern.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My Newest Pattern Is In Happily Hooked Magazine!

Hello everyone! I've been keeping a secret for a couple of months now and I can finally share what it is! My newest pattern is in Happily Hooked Magazine and it made the cover! I'm so happy and excited! Rainy Spring Beanie is a project that I spent a lot of time and effort on and I am so happy with how it finally turned out. This beanie looks knit but it's not, it's Tunisian Crochet and it is decorated with lovely little flowers and raindrops. Want to crochet a Rainy Spring Beanie? Get the pattern in this month's issue of Happily Hooked Magazine!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

How To Crochet Into The BLO Or Back Loop Only

Hello! Have you ever seen a pattern that called for you to work into the BLO? Did you know what that meant? I made a video tutorial today to help! Check it out and share away!

Friday, May 12, 2017

10 Last Minute Mother's Day Crochet Gift Ideas!

Hello! The weather is warm, it's beautiful outside, the birds are chirping. It's a wonderful time of year! Spring time is here and in a couple of days it's Mother's Day! Since Mother's Day is right around the corner, I decided to come up with a list of perfect last minute Mother's Day crochet gift ideas. These FREE crochet patterns are quick projects and most of them use very little yarn! Perfect for last minute presents for that special woman or women in your life! Scroll down and take a look to see if your mom would love any of these special gifts!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mother's Day Cactus Free Crochet Pattern

Hello! Mother's Day is coming up and I wanted to make something special. I have always loved little cacti and I thought a crocheted cactus would be really cute. I was right, it turned out super adorable and I'm sharing the pattern with ya'll today. Scroll down for the free crochet cactus pattern and I also have a free pattern for the little heart as well!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

A Road Trip To My Best Friend's House

Hello! Yesterday was a wonderful day! We started out the day by going to our local Farmer's Market and then we took a road trip to my best friend, Naomi's house!

Friday, May 5, 2017

How To Make Unicorn Hoof Bath Bombs!

Hello! I love taking baths, lighting candles, playing some music, turning the lights low and now I love adding a bath bomb to my bath as well! I tried my first bath bomb not too long ago, and I fell in love with them! I love watching them fizz, how they make my bath smell and I love how they make my skin feel! After buying a few bath bombs, I decided to try making my own and I came up with these pretty little bath bombs that I am calling Unicorn Hoof Bath Bombs! Scroll down for the written instructions and the video tutorial.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Japanese Steakhouse Style Soup

Hello! One of my favorite restaurants ever is a Japanese steakhouse. I love the food there and the soup is so wonderful! I've never tasted anything like it until I came up with my very own version! I think it is so delicious and yummy and spectacular and amazing. Can you guess that I'm in love with this soup? Well, I am and I've shared pictures of this soup on my social media and it was so popular that I decided to make a video tutorial! Scroll down for the recipe, written instructions and the video tutorial.

My Yarn Review For Caron Cakes In Rainbow Sprinkles

Hello! Last month I did a first impressions video on the famous Caron Cake. The Caron Cake is a very popular yarn right now. Crocheters and knitters have huge opinions on this yarn and they either love it or hate it. At first glance, I really loved the Caron Cake and I thought it had a lot of potential for all kinds of projects.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Simple Coconut Cake

Yesterday was Easter. As I was growing up, my Granny always had a family get together on Easter and she would always make a yummy, delicious coconut cake that she would decorate to look like a bunny. Sadly, my Granny doesn't have those family get togethers anymore, but my sister was coming over with my nephew and we planned on playing games and having fun. I was craving that coconut cake so bad yesterday that I decided to make my own version and it turned out so good! Scroll down for the written recipe and instructions.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

How To Crochet The Solomon's Knot

The Solomon's Knot crochet stitch is a beautiful lacy stitch that I absolutely fell in love with. I learned this stitch because I could not crochet like a normally do right now, for a full blog on why I learned how to crochet the Solomon's Knot, click here. I love this stitch so much that I'm designing several different projects with it. I've been sharing pictures of my obsession with Solomon's Knots on my facebook and Instagram pages and several of ya'll have asked for a video tutorial on how to crochet this gorgeous stitch. Today I have a video tutorial, picture tutorial and a free pattern! I hope ya'll love making this stitch as much as I do and if you have any questions please ask away! Scroll down for the picture and video tutorials and the free pattern.

Coachella Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Coachella is starting tomorrow and I've been seeing a lot of different styles and accessories that people intend on wearing to this huge music event in California. I'm not going to Coachella but I was inspired to make this scarf by a silk scarf that is really popular right now. Like the scarf I was inspired by, you can wear this lightweight and lacey scarf as a scarf, headband or a belt.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

How To Dye Speckled Yarn By Breaking Wilton's Violet

Hello! Last week I had so much fun dying speckled yarn with Easter egg dye (click here for the written instructions and the video tutorial) that I decided to dye more speckled yarn by breaking Wilton's Violet, one of my favorite yarn dying techniques! Scroll down for the written instructions and the video tutorial.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

How To Dye Speckled Yarn With Easter Egg Dye

Hello! It's spring and Easter is coming up so stores have all kinds of Easter stuff out right now. I decided to take advantage of that fact and pick up some Easter Egg kits to dye some yarn! I have dyed yarn with Kool-Aid, with a Tie Dye kit, Wilton's food coloring, I've even experimented with dying yarn with plants but I've never dyed yarn with an Easter Egg dye kit, so I thought it would be a lot of fun to try! For the video tutorial and the written instructions, scroll down.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Why I Learned How To Crochet The Solomon's Knot

Crocheting is all fun and games until someone hurts their finger and can't crochet for now. And that someone is me. Did you hear me?


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How To Make Magnesium Oil

Magnesium Oil is wonderful to use and easy to make! I've been making plain magnesium oil for years and everyone in my family loves it, including my nephews. I have been using it for headaches, sore muscles, and to help with sleep. My son loves to dab some magnesium oil on his temples and his toes before bed. I also love to use it before bed to help with sleep and when I get headaches, migraines, and neck aches. I squirt some oil onto my fingers and rub it into my temples, forehead, neck, anywhere I am sore. Normally, within 20 minutes, I can feel a definite difference in the soreness of muscles or it can help a headache ease off enough to not turn into a horrible migraine.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake

Hello! Sean's birthday was last week but we were sick with colds so we celebrated his birthday last night. We had a small family birthday celebration and it was so nice and fun. I asked Sean what kind of cake he would like for me to bake this year and he asked for a Chocolate St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. I had never heard of this kind of cake before so I looked for recipes online.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

My First Impression Of Caron Cakes

Hello! It's a beautiful and warm March day here. I've decided to start doing first impressions and reviews on yarn and to start it off I'm reviewing the Caron Cake! Scroll down for the video.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Falling In Love Crochet Hat Pattern With Messy Bun Instructions!

Hello! Valentine's Day is coming up and I have a new pattern! It's called the Falling In Love Beanie and there are extra instructions for a messy bun hat too! This crochet pattern is FREE for ONLY 48 hours so go ahead and download your copy today! Click here for your free copy!

Yarn Guide Rings!

Hello! Color changing in crochet is fun and beautiful but at times it can get quite tricky. The yarn can get tangled and it can get frustrating to drop and pick up yarn constantly. Some people can hold multiple strands of yarn in their fingers while crocheting or knitting, but I can not so I really love yarn guides. It's my new favorite thing! Well, atleast one of them.

Monday, February 6, 2017

My Patterns Have PDFs Now!

Hello! I've been working hard on getting my website updated and now I have also made pdfs for most of my patterns! So, for your convenience, if you would like a pdf of one of my free patterns, you can purchase it and download the pdf for $1! Now you can have my patterns where ever you are! All proceeds go to making my website/youtube channel/blog etc better! Thank you so much!

Friday, February 3, 2017

How To Make An Invisible Single Crochet Decrease Video Tutorial!

Hello! There are several different ways to decrease with single crochets. My favorite way is the invisible single crochet decrease because it really is invisible like the name suggests! I love using this technique with amigurumi (crochet dolls) especially, but it can also be useful with many other kinds of crochet projects. Scroll down for the video tutorial.

Monday, January 23, 2017

How To Make A Yarn Pom Pom Without A Pom Pom Maker!

Yarn puff balls or pom poms are very popular on hats and as embellishments for crochet/knit/everyday projects but finding a puff ball/pom pom maker isn't always so easy. I even own a few and it seems that every time that I need one, I can't find one. This is how I make a yarn puff ball when I can't find my puff ball makers. I think it's pretty easy and fun and I hope ya'll like this picture tutorial!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

How To Read A Crochet Pattern And Kitty Cat Applique Tutorial

Hello! I remember when I first started crocheting, about 4 years ago now, and I thought that I would NEVER learn how to read a crochet pattern. I would look at a pattern and think, "How does anyone read these?" They looked like they did not make any sense to me at all! But as time went on, I learned more about crochet and the patterns started to make sense. Now, I can speak fluently in the language of crochet patterns and I'm going to try my best to break it down and have it make sense for ya'll. For the video tutorial on How To Read A Crochet Pattern And Kitty Cat Applique Tutorial, click here.

Kitty Cat Applique Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello! As you all might know, I got a kitten over the summer, after my sweet Yogi passed away. Ziggy has become a spunky, sweet kitty and I couldn't imagine life without him now. He always wants to be near me, cuddled on my lap or on my feet. He has inspired me to crochet a couple of things already. I've made a slouchy cat hat, crochet cat ear headband and a kitty cat witch hat. Now he has inspired this little kitty cat applique. I think it turned out really cute! Scroll down for the free pattern and the video tutorial or click here to purchase the pdf.

Adult Small Beanie Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello! Everyone needs a beanie, right? I decided to crochet a beanie for myself and I wanted to use one of my favorite yarns, Caron Simply Soft. I think this hat is very comfy and very soft too! Scroll down for the free pattern or click here to purchase the pdf.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It Snowed! It Snowed!

Hello! It snowed in North Carolina last Friday and Saturday! We got about 8 inches in total. I thought it was so beautiful coming down, but by the next morning it looked like a magical white kingdom out of a fairy tale! So pretty! I'm just a little sad that I've been feeling really sick lately with a cold so I didn't get to get out much in it and take as many pictures as I wanted to but Saturday evening we did get to go out and walk around in the snow before it turned dark. Scroll down for the special coupon code to get 50% off of the I Wish It Would Snowflake Hat pattern!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Messy Bun Ear Flap Hat Free Crochet Pattern!

Hello! The messy bun hat craze has hit so many crocheters and now it's my turn! This is my take on the messy bun hat but I wanted ear flaps on mine. How do ya'll like my Bad Hair Day hat? I kind of love and it is so comfortable to wear! Scroll down for the free crochet pattern or click here to purchase the pdf to download and have with you at any time!