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How to Soften Acrylic Yarn & Save Your Project!

I wanted to share a neat trick with you guys today. I’m sure everyone has picked up a skein of acrylic yarn that wasn’t exactly soft. You bought it, used it, and hoped the end result would be okay, but then your hard work just felt stiff and scratchy at the end. You put time …

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20 Free Patterns for Crochet Flowers & What to Do with Them

When I started crocheting, some of my favorite things to make were crochet flowers. They were quick, easy, and they gave me a chance to try different techniques in bite-sized patterns. If you’re not seeing the image you came for, it might be because I’ve updated this post! This has been one of my favorite …

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How to C2C Crochet Tutorial + Video Tutorial!

C2C crochet is a different technique of crocheting where you work in diagonal rows instead of the regular horizontal rows. This style of crochet really took off a few years ago and it’s still really popular, especially for crocheting blankets. With C2C you can work graphgans and images into your blankets easily and customize them …

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How to Crochet Chevron Stitch [Video + Written]

I love making things with a chevron pattern. They’re fun, easy, and can be used to make something for anyone. Recently, I received a custom order request for a giant chevron throw, so I thought I would show you how to work a crochet chevron stitch. This pattern is really simple and after you work …

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How to Star Stitch Crochet Tutorial [Video + Written]

Hey everyone! Today, I’m going to show you how to work one of my favorite stitches with a star stitch crochet tutorial. This stitch is like a sunburst and it’s so quick and easy to work, although it looks complicated at first glance. When I first learned this stitch, I used it to make my …

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Mocha Ripple Throw: An Easy Crochet Chevron Pattern

Over the last few weeks on Instagram, I’ve been sharing snippets of my new blanket with its Autumnal chevron pattern and it’s finally done! This is the Mocha Ripple throw and it’s a gorgeous mix of warm, deep browns and creamy neutrals. It reminds me of a cup of coffee or hot chocolate after spending …

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Crochet 101: How to Bind Off Crochet & Neatly Weave in Ends

So far in this series, we’ve covered how to create a foundation chain to start your crochet and how to work a basic single crochet. Now, to finish that swatch off, we need to secure the ends of the yarn so it doesn’t come undone. In this lesson, we’re going to cover how to bind …

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Crochet 101: Creating the Foundation Chain (Chain Stitch)

If you’re here, I’m assuming you are ready to dive right in and get started crocheting and you know what? You’re already killing it just by showing up. Learning a new skill or craft takes time and practice, but if you show up and you do the work, you can do anything. Today’s the first …

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How to Make a Yarn Ball with the Knit Picks Ball Winder

One of my favorite tools for knitting and crochet is my ball winder from Knit Picks. It’s such an underrated tool but I use mine at the beginning and end of every project to keep my yarn stash organized and easy to manage. When I started using yarn, I didn’t know how to make a …

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Crochet for Beginners: 15+ Crochet Tips Everyone Should Know!

I’ve been crocheting for over 10 years now, and I’ve learned a lot of crochet tips and trick in that time. When I started, I just wanted to create fun pieces and see what I could do. I still want to have fun making things, but now I’m more focused on taking my crochet business …

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