The Beginner’s Guide for How to Start a Crochet Blog

If you’ve been running your crochet business for awhile, or even are just starting, you might have thought about starting a crochet blog. I mean, most of your favorite designers have crochet blogs, so it seems like the logical thing to do. You start to look into how to start a blog, get drowned in all of the information flooding the internet, and feel like you’re back at the beginning with not knowing what to do so you don’t get started at all. I was in this exact spot for such a long time. I wanted to start a crochet blog, but not being a tech person I never thought that I could actually do it. After almost a year of having my blog, I am happy to say that I absolutely love blogging and today I am going to share with you my…

Summer Pillow Cover: Free Crochet Pattern by Desamour Designs

Do you love decorating for the seasons? Well, you’re in luck, because today I have a fun crochet summer home decor free crochet pattern for you to make: the Summer Pillow Cover designed by Desamour Designs for my blog. With bright summer colors, easy intarsia crochet design, and simple construction, this crochet pillow cover is a must have for your home. If you’re new to intarsia or tapestry crochet, then this crochet pillow pattern is a great beginner project for crochet color work. The pillow is worked flat, which makes it a great crochet cushion cover for beginners. Another reason to love this pattern by Elizabeth from Desamour Designs is that you can use any worsted weight yarn lying around the house. You can also customize the colors, and even make it bigger by using larger yarn. Some of my favorite worsted weight yarns for home…

May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along Week 7: Daffodil

Daffodils are such a cheery flower that are little rays of sunshine, which is exactly the type of flower I wanted for my May Flowers Blanket! They’re our free crochet flower blanket square of the week for Week 7 of the May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along. With yellow and orange yarn, you create the different dimensions of the daffodil using tapestry crochet. It’s sunshine yellow colors make it a wonderful addition to our crochet flower blanket. My Inspiration As I was designing the May Flowers Blanket, I wanted to add a flower that had a lot of sunshine yellow to go with the sunflower block I had made. When I searched for flowers, I came upon a daffodil, and knew it was exactly the type of flower this tapestry crochet blanket needed! The unique shape of the daffodil looks so cool when done in tapestry crochet…

Leither Collection Crochet Subscription Box Review

There’s nothing better than getting yarn in the mail! Every time I order yarn, or get sent some, I wait with anticipation at the door in hopes that soon I’ll get to play with it. Once it arrives, I squeal with delight, and get so excited when I get to squish it and marvel over the pretty colors. Well, if you get excited about getting yarn in the mail like I do, then I have an exciting subscription yarn box to tell you about! My friend Ashley, from Leither Collection, has created a special monthly crochet subscription box specifically designed for crocheters. How awesome is that?! About the Subscription Box The Leither Collection crochet subscription box was started by Ashley and her husband to provide a fun quality craft subscription box for crocheters. Ashley dyes beautiful yarns to go in the boxes, and her husband carves…

May Flowers Crochet Along Week 6: Poppy Block

It’s week 6 of the May Flowers Blanket crochet along, and I can’t believe that there are only 3 weeks left after this till the blanket is officially done! This week’s free tapestry crochet flower is a California Poppy. Although it is a simple flower, it’s striking orange color adds beautiful color to this crochet flower blanket. Since it only uses 3 colors with minimal color changes, this block is an easy tapestry crochet pattern that works up in no time. My Inspiration As I was coming up with flowers to do for my flower blanket, I knew that I wanted to do my state flower, the California Poppy. It was actually the very first block that I did to see if I wanted to do all of the crochet flower charts that I thought of to make into this graphgan blanket…

Boho Twist Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern

No matter what time of year, starting your market prep early is always a good idea! If you’re in need of a beautiful crochet scarf to add to your list of market goods, then the latest free crochet pattern, the Boho Twist Scarf, from designer Jade Wald is exactly what you need. Made from comfy Bernat Blanket yarn, it’s a cozy crochet scarf to keep you warm in winter. It features a lovely braided crochet cable pattern that creates the twist on the scarf, which give it a unique texture to it. No matter what color you make it in, this crochet cable scarf will look amazing! You’ll love cuddling up with this easy crochet blanket scarf during the cold winter months. With that, let’s get to Jade’s pattern! A Little About Me Hi maker! My name is Jade, and…

May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along Week 5: Hibiscus Block

It’s week 5 of the May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along, and this flower is a special one: it’s a hibiscus! This flower is one of my favorite blocks I’ve made for this crochet flower blanket. It was so much fun creating a crochet hibiscus with tapestry crochet! The hibiscus was one of my favorite flowers when I was growing up, and I always loved the tropical vibe that it brought to whatever it was on. It makes a beautiful addition to the May Flowers Blanket, and one more fun free crochet pattern to make! Inspiration My inspiration for this design came from my friend Tonja of Pink Plumeria Maui. Tonja and I met on Instagram after we were paired up for a maker gift exchange, and we quickly hit it off as blogging/crocheter buddies. She lives on the beautiful island of Maui in…