For someone who doesn't like crocheting blankets, I've been working on a lot of blankets recently. But when new nieces are on their way (yay!), blankets gotta happen. So I decided to make it more interesting for myself and design a new baby blanket. Something simple, yet still fun. But then I had a dilemma: what to call it? Chevron Bobble Blanket? Colorblock Blanket? Descriptive, but boring. In desperation, I asked my 3 year old and he declared that it should be a, "Bobble-Wobble Blanket." So why not? (The perks of having my own blog: I can give patterns ridiculous names and no one else gets veto power). No matter what you want to call it, I'm sure you'll love this cute baby blanket pattern!
Spring has sprung and spring cleaning is underway! When I'm cleaning, there are few things I find more satisfying than organizing things into containers, especially if they're cute containers. So when I found some yarn that needed repurposing, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to crochet up a useful basket. Which naturally led to making an entire set of baskets. (The yarn made me do it, I swear!) These nesting baskets come together quickly and are the perfect mix of simplistic and stunning. And, since you can organize things in them, making these baskets is basically equivalent to cleaning your house. Heck, making the entire set is basically the same thing as deep cleaning your bathroom. And after all that hard work, you definitely deserve a crochet break. So you can make even more baskets! (It's a vicious cycle, but someone's gotta do it...)
Growing up, there was always one item that you could find on my wish list: a floppy hat. None that I ever found seemed to match up to the platonic form of pure "floppy hat" that lingered in my subconscious. So I never got one I was satisfied with. Then as I got older, my hat coveting turned into a strange wish to make my own sun hat. I definitely tried, but it never quite panned out (yarn + heat = sweaty head). I'd just about given up on my absurd quest, when I came across Wool and the Gang's new Ra-Ra Raffia yarn. My inner DIY radar started going off: NEW PROJECT ALERT! That would be perfect for a hat! And, sure enough, they had a kit for a hat all ready to go. I was powerless to resist. Definitely a #shutupandtakemymoney moment.
I was sorting through my yarn stash the other day, when I came to a shocking conclusion: I have too much yarn. Now, I know what you're thinking: "Too much yarn? Is that even possible?" Well, in my dream world, definitely not. But in the tiny apartment world...yeah. It happens. I was most concerned with my growing pile of scrap yarn. You know those little balls of yarn that are too small for most projects but that you can't bear to part with? I've been collecting them for yeeaarrsss (seriously, some of this scrap yarn is from high school). So I decided to give those little yarn balls a new purpose and turn them into a cozy scrapghan!
Happy first day of spring! It doesn't really feel like spring here yet, but that's not gonna stop me from celebrating! In honor of the sunshine and flowers to come, I'm excited to participate in a Spring Blog Hop with some other AMAZING crocheters. We've all got fun spring-themed patterns for you, so you definitely don't want to miss out on this one!
By now, I'm sure you've probably at least dabbled in C2C crocheting using the diagonal box stitch. But did you know that you can work other crochet stitches from corner to corner (C2C)? It's no secret that the moss stitch is one of my favorites, especially for variegated yarn. So when I learned that you can work the moss stitch c2c, I was ALL over it. Now, there are already video tutorials out there, so if that's your thing, then google away. Personally, I'm all about the photo tutorials. I couldn't find one that I liked, so of course I had to make my own! (Note: I am in no way claiming to have invented this stitch; this is just a tutorial. Full credit for this stitch goes to whoever invented it. Edit: I'm told that Polly Plum is the one to thank for it, so be sure to go check out her site and send some crochet kudos her way!)
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