Sunflower Wall Hanging: Free Crochet Pattern

With spring and summer approaching quickly, it’s time for some of my favorite flowers to be in bloom, including the sunflower! Sunflowers are some of my favorite flowers, and have this magical affect on me that makes me happy every time I see them. My house was severely lacking in the flower and spring decor department, which means that it’s about time to create a crochet pattern for it! I’ve been wanting to make a wall hanging design for awhile, as well as trying tapestry crochet. Let me tell you, I was really nervous about trying tapestry crochet, but it was on my list of goals for the year, so I was determined to learn how to do it. Since I’ve designed some cross stitch patterns, I wasn’t too nervous about creating a design in pixels. It was the color…

Celaena Cowl Free Crochet Pattern: Guest Blogger Knotty Gurl Crochet

It’s time for another guest designer to come onto the blog! With spring coming, there are always those cold and chilly days that sneak their way into the weather, which means having a cozy cowl still comes in handy. During the fall and winter your neck will be looking for something to keep it nice and warm no matter what cold may hit it. Today’s guest blogger Bethany has a wonderful cowl for anytime of the year! Let’s get to her free pattern! Hi! I’m Bethany from Knotty Gurl Crochet. I run an Etsy shop where I sell handmade crochet and knitwear items. I am also a faux fur pom pom supplier, pattern designer and a blogger. I learned to crochet after my friend told me she was expecting and I knew I wanted to make the baby something, so I made a…

Top 5 Ways A Blog Grows Your Handmade Business

As a handmade business owner, you hear and see a lot of people talking about why a blog can help you grow your business. You might see income reports from bloggers showcasing how they are able to make thousands of dollars each month having a blog, and you wonder how you could ever attain that. Guess what, it’s totally possible! Having a blog gives you the opportunity to expand the reach of your handmade business, and provides a way to create content so that you don’t always have to be hustling for people to see the things you make.   This week on the E’Claire Makery Video Podcast, I had the chance to chat with Taylor from Taylor Lynn Crochet all about how have a blog helps you grow your handmade business. Taylor first learned how to crochet from her aunt when she was…

Pizza My Heart Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

If there’s one food that has a pizza my heart, it’s definitely pizza! I could eat it everyday, and still want more. While I was growing up my family and I would get pizza every Friday night (and often a few Sundays too, haha) for as long as I can remember. That tradition has stuck with me, and has helped develop a deep love of pizza. My husband and I have even continued the tradition of once a week pizza because he loves it as much as I do. So of course I had to design a crochet pizza, the Pizza My Heart free crochet pattern! After the first time of hearing the pun Pizza my Heart, I knew it would be one of my favorite puns hands down because pizza holds such a special place in my heart. I originally designed a cross stitch pattern…

How to Create an Effective Instagram Strategy with Toni From TLYarnCrafts

Instagram: you either love it or feel like you’re constantly fighting it. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get the sensation that I’ll always be lost in the vast network that is Instagram. However, as I’ve been growing and learning more about Instagram, I’ve learned that it doesn’t always have to be that way! Instead of Instagram being a stressful situation, it can go back to being the fun social setting that it’s supposed to be! One of the easiest ways to help relieve the stress of Instagram is to have a Instagram strategy. But what is an Instagram strategy and, more importantly, how do you make one? Here to talk about the topic of Instagram Strategy is Toni from the blog tlyarncrafts.com. You might know her for her stylish designs, yarn and…