Guest Post: 3 Tips for Teaching Someone to Read Crochet Patterns

Today I’ve got a special treat! It’s a guest post from Marie Segares. Marie Segares is a crochet and knitting teacher, designer, blogger, and podcaster. She hosts the Creative Yarn Entrepreneur Show,  and shares her patterns, tips, and projects on the Underground Crafter blog. We’re celebrating the release of her new book, Make Money Teaching Crochet: Launch Your Business, Increase Your Side Income, …

It’s a Blog Hop

This week is a great Craftsy Blog Hop I’m participating in with some of my fellow Craftsy Instructors. Here is the schedule with links to all their blogs: Monday, December 7 Jackie Kunkel  – Canton Village Quilt Works Kate Colleran – Seams Like a Dream Tuesday, December 8 Wendy Gardiner – I sew  Amy Johnson – Free Motion Quilting Adventures Wednesday, December 9 Maureen …

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Book Review: Scarves in the Round

  Book: Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves Author: Heather Walpole Since I’m moderating the neck things group for the Ravelry Gift-a-Long, I’ve been thinking about neck things a lot. So, today seems like the perfect time to post about a new book I received, Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted …

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BIG NEWS! Craftsy cat is out of the bag!

Over the next few weeks, and for a while after that too, you’re going to hear me talking a lot about Craftsy. Maybe you haven’t heard about Craftsy before, or it sounds vaguely familiar but you didn’t really look into it. What’s a Craftsy? Craftsy is the fastest growing crafty community on the web with over 5 million members in …

Knit & Crochet Now! Season 4 Giveaway and Interview with Robyn Chachula

Season 4 of of the Emmy nominated Knit and Crochet Now! is on the air. To celebrate, we have a special interview with crochet expert Robyn Chachula. Robyn Chachula, the author of six books, including Blueprint Crochet, Baby Blueprint Crochet, Blueprint Crochet Sweaters, and Simply Crochet, creates architecturally inspired pieces and has her own crochet design company, Crochet by Faye. Her …

Giveaway: Soak Handmaid in Lacey

Time for a giveaway folks. This is a special little number that I’ve been holding on to. It’s a bottle of Handmaid hand creme in Lacey scent from the folks at Soak. From the Soak website: “Handmaid is a luxury hand creme from the experts at Soak. Enriched with Shea butter, olive oil and vitamins A & E, Handmaid rejuvenates …