Friday, November 23, 2012

Beginner Basics on How to Knit Lace

I came upon this five part series on how to knit lace for beginners! I loved the easy to understand tips she provided. Author: verypinkknits (on

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Knit Lace Scarf

This is a really pretty pattern, and simple if you are already familiar with basic stitches like yarn over, slip stitch, purl and knit. Enjoy! Author: The Casting On Couch

Knitting A Hat with a Circular Needle (easy)

This is a very beginner pattern for learning to do circular knitting. After you are done, you can do some surface crochet near the brim for some decorative touches. Author:

How to do Circular Knitting with Circular Needle

-- I really love using circular needles because you create a smooth fabric without having to go back and forth in rows. Instead it's one constant "round" as you work. Video explains this.

Surface Crochet

This is from Moogly Blog which has lots of fun things to see. Here, she teaches a fun and easy method to do surface crochet which creates a nice decorative touch to any knit, crochet or felt project.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mom's Famous Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies (BY SIX SISTERS STUFF BLOG)

Mom's Famous Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies 1 cup margarine (2 sticks) 2 cups sugar 1/3 cup cocoa 4 eggs 1 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla 1 (10 oz) package of miniature marshmallows Soften margarine and blend in sugar and cocoa. Beat together and add 4 eggs, one at a time, mixing after each one. Add flour, salt and vanilla and mix well. Spread on large (10x15x1 inch) greased cookie sheet. Bake 22-25 minutes at 350. Remove from oven and cover entire top with 1 package of miniature marshmallows. Return to oven for 3 minutes, until marshmallows are soft and puffy. Cool and frost with chocolate frosting. Mom's Chocolate Frosting: 1 stick margarine (1/2 cup), softened 1/4 cup milk 1-2 tsp vanilla (depending on your taste) 3 tablespoons of cocoa 2-3 cups of powdered sugar Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer until smooth. Add more powdered sugar or milk until you reach desired consistency and spread on top of bars. NOTE: I had these many years ago, and they were a huge hit. SO SO GOOD. Special thanks to the Six Sisters Blog who always share great recipes.

This rosebud is made using three crocheted circles. So simple and elegant. Author:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pretty flower by Crochet Geek. Pattern:

I love this pattern, and how you get a lower "V" point of color down two rows of the project. The video will clarify what I mean. Author: Crochet Geek.

I fell in love with the Sachet Scarves with all their beautiful colors and fancy ruffles. Elegant and gorgeous as an accessory to a solid colored sweater or blouse. Easy to do. Author: Join the Crowd with Mikey

This post is dedicated to JoAnne McCoy who wanted to learn how to knit Pom Pom Yarn scarves. The yarns come in so many new colors and sizes now. And, the scarves seem to get a lot of attention as they are so soft, warm, and unique. They make great Christmas gifts too. Author: The Crochet Crowd with Mikey

I always wondered how you used the long crochet hook that looked like a knitting needle. Well, here's how! It's really rather interesting and seems fun to do. Author:

These are cute and simple projects for a beginner. Nice for facial scrubs, dishes, and baby baths. Author:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This was the BEST video I found on how to crochet with beads. Give it a try. It adds a lot of bling and style to your project. :) AUTHOR:

I made these booties and they came out very well. Pattern is pretty easy, especially after seeing the video first. Have fun.

I made these coasters with cotton yarn, and they turned out really cute. This FREE pattern can be downloaded at and it is brought to you courtesy of

What to do when you have extra chains left over at the end of the row. Her tip was brilliant and simple!!! Author: Art of Crochet by Teresa

Crochet Tip: When you run out of chains on your foundation row; how to add chains instead of frogging your row. Author: Art of Crochet by Teresa

Here is a video that shows you how to crochet an even edge. It's SO helpful. Author: Yarn Obsession on Facebook.

I am venturing out to new crafting projects which will be displayed on this blog. Hope you enjoy what you see. This video shows you how to make a cute bracelet. Author: Eclectic Designs by Catherine