Starfish Earrings

I spent a few days last week at the beach, hence, the lack of blog updates, but it brought to mind a project I did a couple of years ago for a beachside craft fair – crochet Starfish Earrings.  It’s a great little crochet project.  These quirky earrings are lightweight and perfect for some summer…

Pink Crochet Bookmark

In a similar spirit to the mug rug that I posted a couple of weeks ago, I was looking to recreate the woven bookmarks I made this past summer with there crochet equivalent.  Here is a simply patterned one that uses altering single (Sc) and Treble (Tr) crochet.  You should be able to complete this…

Bumpy Textured Mug Rug

Last summer I briefly immersed myself into the world of weaving, and one of my weaving projects was creating woven mug mats for gifts.  Now this turned out to be a lot more time consuming then I first believed, and I only completed a total of three of them, despite my lofty goals, and only…

Single Crochet Fingerless Gloves

I am a big fan of the fingerless glove.  I keep a pair by my computer, which are perfect for long stretches of computer time, they keep my hands warm without impeding my work.  The ones I made for this post were the easiest ones I have made to date.  I used single crochet for…

Rope Snood

It has been a while since I have posted a craft project.  These past few months I have been engrossed in digitalizing my Grandmother old slide collection.  The weather has also held out until a few weeks ago prompting me to get my sunshine in while it lasts.  Now that the grey, snowy days have…

Cousin Becky’s Scrubbies

Cousin Becky, also known as the Scrubby Queen, has been stocking our family with these tulle scrubbies for well over a decade now.  Over the years they have become a hot commodity at family gatherings, and family members have espoused the virtues of their use in anything from scrubbing out pots and pans to de-scaling…

Irish Crochet: 2nd Leaf

Materials: Metal Ring (6 mm) Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single cord: Sc 17 for the first leaf segment. Fold leaf segment over and anchor into the base with a Sl St. Over the foundation cord: Sc 17 for the second leaf segment. Once…

Irish Crochet: 1st Leaf

Materials: Yarn (Lace (0) weight) Cotton Cord U.S. size 7 (1.65 mm) Crochet Hook Instructions: Over a single cord foundation: Sc 13. Ch 2 to turn. Over the cord foundation: Sc 13, back to the base of the leaf, hooking into both horizontal loops of each St. *Ch 3. Sc 1 into the 3rd St.*…