Building Blocks Baby Blanket

Building Blocks Baby Blanket

The Building Blocks Baby Blanket is a perfect pattern for playing with color!  Use Loops and Threads Colorwheel yarn or your favorite worsted weight yarn to mix and match as many colors as you'd like.  This fun play on a classic granny square is called the block stitch, and I have a right and left handed video tutorial to get you started along with the free crochet pattern.

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Twilight Stripes Fat Bottom Bag

Twilight Stripes Fat Bottom Bag

This little bag is one of the easiest things you will ever crochet!  Today's free crochet pattern is the Twilight Stripes Fat Bottom Bag and it features the new Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn!  Read more for the free crochet pattern.

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Ocean Waves Cover Up

Ocean Waves Cover Up

The Ocean Waves Cover Up is designed to have solid stitching at the shoulders to protect that sensitive area from sun and an open-mesh throughout the rest of the piece for fast drying!  It's perfect for a beach day or pool party.  This toddler-sized pattern is extremely easy (beginner friendly!) and uses just over 500 yards of yarn. I have tips for you below if you want to increase or decrease the size of the cover up!  

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Mini Patriotic Crochet Water Balloons

Mini Patriotic Crochet Water Balloons

Alright folks, you asked for it!  A smaller version of my popular reusable Crochet Water Balloons.  Drop a hook size, take out some stitches and get even MORE out of a single skein of yarn!  Add some red, white and blue and you have a perfect DIY toy for the 4th of July :)

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Grids for Kids: Forest Friends

Grids for Kids: Forest Friends

If you've been following along with my all week, you have seen my recent Grids for Kids crochet block project.  If you haven't, make sure you check out the free patterns for my Fox, Bear, Raccoon, and Owl squares!  In this post I'm going to show you how I put these squares together to make a giant pillow block perfect for babies.

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Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Owl Square

Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Owl Square

Grids for Kids is back with a woodland animal theme!  Grids for Kids - Forest Friends is a free crochet pattern that will show you how to turn simple pixel graphs into an adorable plush block.  These make wonderful baby toys and could also be used as blanket squares.  Each day this week I will release a new square pattern with written color changes.  At the end of the week I will show you my finished block and assembly instructions.  So keep reading because on Day Four we will make this owl!

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Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Raccoon Square

Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Raccoon Square

Grids for Kids is back with a woodland animal theme!  Grids for Kids - Forest Friends is a free crochet pattern that will show you how to turn simple pixel graphs into an adorable plush block.  These make wonderful baby toys and could also be used as blanket squares.  Each day this week I will release a new square pattern with written color changes.  At the end of the week I will show you my finished block and assembly instructions.  So keep reading because on Day Three we will make this raccoon!

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Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Bear Square

Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Bear Square

Grids for Kids is back with a woodland animal theme!  Grids for Kids - Forest Friends is a free crochet pattern that will show you how to turn simple pixel graphs into an adorable plush block.  These make wonderful baby toys and could also be used as blanket squares.  Each day this week I will release a new square pattern with written color changes.  At the end of the week I will show you my finished block and assembly instructions.  So keep reading because on Day Two we will make this cute bear!

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Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Fox Square

Grids for Kids Forest Friends: Crochet Fox Square

Grids for Kids is back with a woodland animal theme!  Grids for Kids - Forest Friends is a free crochet pattern that will show you how to turn simple pixel graphs into an adorable plush block.  These make wonderful baby toys and could also be used as blanket squares.  Each day this week I will release a new square pattern with written color changes.  At the end of the week I will show you my finished block and assembly instructions.  So keep reading because on Day One we will make this friendly little fox!

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Unicorn Stripes Baby Hat

Unicorn Stripes Baby Hat

I hope you saved your leftover yarn after making the Unicorn Stripes Baby Blanket because this week's free crochet pattern is the matching Unicorn Stripes Baby Hat!  This free pattern is a perfect addition to the blanket and the two together would make a beautiful gift set for a summer baby.

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Unicorn Stripes Baby Blanket

Unicorn Stripes Baby Blanket

The Unicorn Stripes Baby Blanket gives you all the colors of the rainbow without a bunch of ends to weave in!  Just use the new Red Heart Super Saver Stripes to make this simple and colorful blanket!  This pattern is beginner friendly and includes tips for adjusting the size.

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Custom Crochet Hooks from The Speckled Clay Boutique - Review and Giveaway!

Custom Crochet Hooks from The Speckled Clay Boutique - Review and Giveaway!

Polymer clay hooks are super hot right now, and in this post you have a chance to win one!  Read my review of Debi's work from The Speckled Clay Boutique and enter to win one of THREE awesome prizes!  Open to U.S. and Canada residents from 5/24/17 to 5/31/17 12:00AM CST.

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Desktop Stacker Baskets

Desktop Stacker Baskets

Use Red Heart Strata Yarn or Bernat Maker Home Dec to make a set of these modern nesting baskets.  This pattern is a perfect, fast organizing project.  Or fill it with a candle or baby essentials to turn this into a fabulous, functional gift basket.  Perfect for housewarming or baby gifts!

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Get Paid To Teach Crochet! Part Three

Get Paid To Teach Crochet! Part Three

Blogging and selling crocheted items is GREAT but there is also a way you can make money with crochet WITHOUT running your own business.  See how I get a little extra income by teaching others how to crochet.  In Part Three of this series I discuss tips for teaching and overcoming common challenges.  Read this if you have ever considered teaching crochet!

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