Thursday, August 22, 2019

Crochet Women's Beanie Hat to Match the Cardigan, Free Crochet Video Tutorial

I really liked working with this stitch when I made my cocoon cardigan

So I didn't stop there, and made a matching hat too! 

I used the same yarn - Impeccable by Loops & Threads, and the same size hook - H (5 mm). 

Only about 150 yards of yarn are needed to make this hat! 

I filmed a detailed video tutorial on how to make this hat! 

And the written pattern is available in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. 


Happy Crocheting Friends! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Crochet Cocoon Cardigan, All Sizes, Plus Sizes

Hello Crochet Friends! 

I hope you are all enjoying summer! I'd say it's going by way too fast! 

Autumn is going to be here before we know it! So it's time to start crocheting warmer garments! 

Today I'd like to share my recent creation - a cocoon cardigan! 

I'm sure you've seen cocoon cardigans before; they are quite popular right now! 

But this is the first that I ever made! I chose my own stitch and made all the calculations for different sizes (from XS to 4XL). 

I worked with category 4, worsted weight (10 ply) yarn and a hook size H (5 mm). 

The specific yarn that I used is Impeccable by Loops & Threads. 

You can purchase it at Michael's, and right now it's actually on sale. 

The amount of yarn you will need is 2000 to 4000 yards, depending on the size. 

I created a super detailed video tutorial for this cardigan. 

And the written patter is available in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops. 

Happy crocheting Friends! 

Enjoy the summer before it's over! 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

How to Crochet Lace Scarf with Clusters Design, Free Crochet Video Tutorial

I have a new crochet scarf video tutorial to share! 

I so much enjoyed making this scarf. I love the texture of the clusters, and the deep blue color!

This scarf is made using treble clusters, chains, and slip stitches. The pattern can be easily adjusted to a bigger size or other crochet projects. 

Skill level: Advanced Beginner 

Materials: 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft yarn (315 yards), hook size H (5 mm) 

Finished size: about 59 inches long, 8 inches wide 

The written pattern for this scarf is available for a small price in my Etsy shop. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

How to Crochet Lace Scarf with Flowers Design, Mile a Minute, Crochet Video Tutorial

Hello Crocheting Friends, 

I can't believe it's June already! Where does the time go? I feel like the older I become, the faster time flies by! 

I've been super busy over the last three month as I started working full time outside of home. 

Not only I'm busy with my full-time day job, I've been working hard on my Youtube channel

I now reached 5,000 subscribers! And I was also approved for the advertisement on my channel.  So hopefully, my hard work will start paying soon. 

I am excited to share my most recent project with you! 

I so much enjoyed making this lace scarf with flowers design! I also want to try this pattern with cotton thread size 10 to make delicate curtains. I think it will look lovely! 

This pattern works in long strips. I believe such technique is called mile a minute. 

It was easy for me to show it in a video, but a written pattern would be to complicated to follow. So no written pattern this time, only a video!

And actually, now that I have a Youtube channel, I am considering doing only videos for my free patterns. 

I've shared so many of my free, written patterns on my blog over the last several years. And I often see my patterns being misused, posted on other sites without my permission, etc. 

It's not fair that other people are making money from my work while I struggle to pay my bills. So right now I'm rethinking my crochet business strategy and exploring new ways to monetize my work. 

Wish me luck! :) 

The video tutorial for my Lace Scarf with Flowers Design is available on my YouTube channel

Happy Crocheting!