How to Crochet a Temperature Blanket: Everything you need to know!

You might have seen photos floating around Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest of brightly colored blankets known as temperature blankets. But what are they? Why should you make a crochet temperature blanket? Can you start it later in the year? In this post, I’ll share all about what temperature blankets are and why you should make one! I didn’t hear about temperature blankets until a couple of years ago when I got back into crocheting. I started seeing them all over my Instagram feed, and was super curious about them! I started looking into what they were, and loved the idea of keeping track of my entire year through crochet. Wouldn’t that be so cool to have a journal of your entire year reflected with your favorite craft, crochet? Let’s do it together!   What is a temperature blanket? Temperature blankets are essentially…

The Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet: Free Crochet Tutorial

Have you looked at all of the beautiful crochet color work out there, but don’t know how to do it or are even scared to try? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Today, I am going to teach you all about how to do intarsia crochet, one of the crochet color work techniques that you can use to do all types of crochet patterns. This crochet tutorial is great for beginners and will walk you through steps like how to change colors, do flat intarsia crochet, and use two or more colors in your project. What Is Intarsia Crochet? The Definition Before we get started, I bet you’re wondering what exactly is intarsia crochet? Intarsia crochet is a crochet color work technique that allows you to crochet with two or more colors in your row and throughout your crochet pattern. If you&#8217…

How to Crochet the Plaid Stitch: Free Crochet Stitch Tutorial

One of my favorite ways to do crochet color work is to create the affect of plaid! By using two colors of red, with some black thrown in, you can crochet your own buffalo plaid crochet fabric. Isn’t it so cool that we can make the look of that fabric with yarn?! Today, in this free crochet tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to crochet the plaid stitch. A lot of my readers have told me how they feel nervous about doing tapestry crochet or other color work. I’ve been wanting to create some tapestry crochet stitch patterns that you would be able to use in your designs or practice with, but I was nervous for awhile to try doing it. When I figured out an easy way to do plaid color work, I knew I’d found the perfect first tapestry crochet…

How to Organize Colors on a Lion Brand Mandala Skein

Do you ever get a variegated skein of yarn like Lion Brand Mandala, and you love the colors but not the order their end? Sometimes when I get a colored skein it will have all of the colors that I want. However, it won’t be in the color order that I envisioned for my project or design. Guess what? If you’ve ever struggled with that this step by step crochet tutorial will help you out! When I started designing my Happily Ever After Shawl design, I wanted to create a fun one skein crochet shawl pattern using Lion Brand Mandala. The only problem was that I wanted to have this pattern be a tapestry crochet shawl. So I set out to find a way to create color combinations of my own with a Lion Brand Mandala Pegasus skein. I found the perfect way to do this…

10 Common Mistakes Crocheters Make and How to Avoid Them

When you first start crocheting, there are so many new terms and techniques to learn that it is so hard to keep track of them all. From things like how to read crochet patterns, keeping your project straight, gauge, and so many more, you might feel like you’re drowning in everything you need to know. When I was a beginner crocheter, I had such a hard time learning everything that I had to know to feel like I had a hand on what I was doing. I kept making mistakes, and didn’t know how to fix them. That’s what I’m here to do today. If you a beginner (or even an experienced) crocheter, this blog post is here to help you with 10 of the most common crochet mistakes that beginners make and how to avoid them. This crochet guide is filled…