Criss Cross Ear Warmer

This Criss Cross Ear Warmer is another addition to my criss cross stitch obsession I’ve had lately, which has turned into an entire series! It works up SUPER fast and has awesome texture. I have been loving the effect of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes lately, but I know this ear warmer looks great in any color combination, or a …

How to Foundation Double Crochet (FDC)

Now that the weather is getting cooler, I’ve been working on a lot more blankets, scarves, and ear warmers lately.  Many of these patterns start with foundation double crochet (FDC) stitches as an alternative to a starting chain and then double crocheting across the chain. You can start a project either way, but for some of these projects (especially those …

Criss Cross Messy Bun Beanie

I have received so much positive feedback about my Criss Cross Beanie pattern and tutorial that I thought I would also create a matching messy bun version. I love wearing this messy bun beanie! It is just so convenient when you want to wear a hat, but also want to wear your hear up. Plus, I also think they look …

Criss Cross Beanie – Free Crochet Pattern

I’ve been working on the Criss Cross Beanie for a little while! I wanted to design a bottom-up beanie and this is what I came up with! I hope you like it! The beanies pictured are made with Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn, but my testers had fun making them in single colors or in an Ombre style, which …

Crochet Cupcake

September and October are busy birthday celebration months for us because so many of our family members and friends have fall birthdays! We have been doing lots of celebrating lately, so I wanted to make a little something special to give to each person. These little cupcakes are a cute birthday surprise to give in addition to a card, gift, …

Sea Turtle Amigurumi

“HONU” THE SEA TURTLE I have always loved sea turtles, but while vacationing in Maui this summer, we were lucky enough to see quite a few while swimming in the ocean and snorkeling. This is where the inspiration for this crochet sea turtle came from! Also, I learned that the Hawaiian green sea turtle (known as “Honu”) symbolizes good luck, …

Super Easy Freezie Holders

I don’t know about you guys, but my kids (and adults in the family too) love freezies! However, whenever my kids eat a freezie, they need to wrap a napkin or paper towel around it so that their hands aren’t cold. Well, here is a great solution to the cold hand problem….FREEZIE HOLDERS! My kids love using their special holder …

7 Crochet Patterns with Zippers – Free Crochet Pattern Roundup

Recently, I made a simple crochet zipper pouch and it was so much fun and I loved the end product so much that I became a bit obsessed with them!  Below I have compiled a list of zip-up crochet bags. Each designer adds the zipper in their own unique way, but the steps are given, and the finished pouches are …

Crochet Zipper Pouch

These little zip-up bags/pouches were super fun to make and are very handy for storing items, including my set of Clover Amour Crochet Hooks! The first bag I made was the perfect size for storing my crochet hooks. My second bag is a little larger. My almost 4 year old daughter already has her eyes on it for a purse. …