Tools of the Trade (Lesson 6)–Rookies Learn Series

Welcome to Rookies Learn to Crochet! Today we’re going to be learning about some tools of the trade. Come join me and learn about the yarn I recommend for beginners, the best tools to keep with you, and what hooks to look for. You can also catch all the lessons...

A Sweeping Mop Cover Pattern – Rookies Learn Series

A Sweeping Mop Cover Pattern   This reusable mop cover is so quick and easy to put together. Using only one crochet stitch, and minimal sewing, it is the beginner crocheter’s dream! Use these covers instead of the costly replacements, and just toss them in the washer after each use....

Rookies Learn Series – The Half Double Crochet (Lesson 4)

Welcome to this week’s installment of “Rookies Learn to Crochet”. Today’s lesson is all about the Half Double Crochet Stitch! Note: If you need to learn the stitches that are used in this pattern, you can catch all the lessons (including videos) in the Rookies Learn to Crochet series right...

Rokies Learn to Crochet Episode 3 (Adding a Border)

Welcome to the next installment of  “Rookies Learn to Crochet”. Today we’ll be learning how to add a border to your project! (If you need to catch up, start by seeing the first lesson post here) Each week I will present a new lesson, which will build on the skills and...

Rookies Learn to Crochet — (The Dishcloth Pattern!)

Rookies Learn to Crochet (The Dishcloth Pattern!)     Well you made it! This is the pattern that will tae all the skills you’ve learned and put them together into a project! This dishcloth pattern is created especially for you, and there’s no “lingo” anywhere here. Just plain straightforward sentences...

Rookies Learn to Crochet Episode 2–(The Single Crochet Sttich)

Welcome to the next installment of  “Rookies Learn to Crochet”. Today’s lesson is all about the Single Crochet Stitch! (If you need to catch up, see the first lesson post here) Each week I will present a new lesson, which will build on the skills and techniques we’ve learned from...

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Rookies Learn to Crochet: Episode 1 (The Chain Stitch)

Welcome to the very first installment of my new series “Rookies Learn to Crochet”. Each week I will present a new lesson, which will build on the skills and techniques we’ve learned from the previous lesson. By the end of this series you will have learned and (hopefully) mastered the...

3 Crocheted Items Every Household Needs

Today I wanted to share a quick little snippet about some common household items that you’re likely using, that can be switched out for crocheted versions. These are items you’ve likely been spending some money on, and worse, you’re throwing them away. Below is a list of three things you...

My Healthy Lifestyle Journey

I think it started when I was a kid. living in a single parent household and moving around a lot, causes a kid to become very uptight. We didn’t have much in ways of earthly possessions, and we didn’t have video games or anything else to pass the time. All...

Five Must Have Farmer’s Market Items

It’s Spring! Well, kind of. My calendar says it is, but Mother Nature sure doesn’t want to cooperate! However I refuse to let her dictate when I enjoy this season! So I’m going to go out to all the farmers markets I possibly can when the weather is nice. I...