Bright and Bulky Bernat Blanket Squares

I am going nuts over Yarnspirations Bernat Blanket Yarn! It's super bulky and super soft texture make it great for some quick and cute crochet projects (like my OWL PILLOW!) And now I am swooning over the Bernat Blanket Brights line! Beautiful bold colors (with fun names like Race Car Red and Pow Purple) that have so much project potential! I've started making Bright and Bulky Blanket Squares that ... continue reading


Yarn Claw Machine

Is the claw machine your favorite arcade game? Yep, it's my favorite too :) Candy, trinkets, and stuffed animals are fun prizes but if you're a yarn addict you will love my version!! I've filled a small, affordable, electronic claw machine that I purchased from Amazon with bonbon sized yarn! I am literally having a ball with my Yarn Claw Machine! And so are my kids! Can't wait to pull this out at ... continue reading


Craftmoji: Yarn, Crochet, and Craft Emojis

It's finally happening! We are getting Yarn, Crochet, and Craft Emojis!!! Are you as excited as I am?! You will soon be able to download the Craftmoji app to any apple iPhone and iPad and add these seriously cute and clever craft-themed emojis to your keyboard! Simply Crochet has graciously sent me a prelaunch version of Craftmoji and I am so in love with all 120+ cheeky emojis! You can ... continue reading


Crochet Scalloped Earflap Hat and Flower

  Some of my blogging friends and I have all teamed up to throw a "Virtual Baby Shower" for one of our best blogging buddies, the incomparable Lauren Lanker of The Thinking Closet! She and her husband, Mark, are expecting their first baby - a precious little girl - this June. Every blogger has contributed something different to our shower, and we have all the elements covered. So grab ... continue reading


Crochet Leaf Pattern

Happy Earth Day! Let's celebrate with a quick and easy crochet leaf pattern! Materials: - Bernat Super Value worsted weight yarn or any yarn of your choice! - Size H crochet. My beautiful Furls Tulipwood Hook is featured in the picture above. - Tapestry Needle Abbreviations: SC = Single Crochet HDC = Half Double Crochet DC  = Double Crochet Leaf Pattern: Chain 6, SC in 2nd chain ... continue reading


How to Use a Yarn Bobbin Holder

Love crocheting graphgans but had all the tangled yarn? There is a way to keep your yarn organized! MardisCrafts hand-makes these beautiful wooden yarn bobbin holders! Available with either 5 spools or 11 spools which are perfectly spaced so you can wind a large amount of yarn on each one. I have created a little video to show you just how this neat tool works! Yarn Bobbin Holders are available ... continue reading