What’s up dudes and dudettes? Today I’m going to show you how to make a snuggly soft blanket with quilting cotton on one side and minky on the other. It’s Fall here in Michigan. It’s starting to get chilly at night, so who doesn’t need a super soft blanket to curl up in?
This scarf is great because it’s easy, quick, and inexpensive to make! Plus, you can wear it like a traditional scarf, or wind it up around your face, kind of like a Victorian ruff!
I’m using fleece, but if you’re feeling ballsy, try it with a lighter weight fabric, like jersey knit.Read more…
Here’s my video tutorial for fabric appliques / patches. Appliques are a great way to embellish or customize a project. You can add them to bags, clothes, Xmas stockings, and more. Appliqued handmade goods make great gifts because you can tailor each one for the recipient!
If you scroll down, there’s also a photo tutorial version so you can go at your own pace, or go to a specific step.
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by Stacey Trock
Hi there! Today, we’re going to crochet! Never crocheted before? Don’t worry! This tutorial is written for total crochet-newbies, and by the end of this post, you’ll be crocheting chains that you can use as necklaces, headbands… or whatever else you imagination comes up with!
To get started crocheting, grab some yarn and a crochet hook. It’s easiest to use the size hook that’s recommended on the yarn label.
To begin, make a slip knot (check out the video if you don’t know how!). All crocheting begins with a slip knot.
Now, we’re going to start crocheting! Insert your hook into the loop created by your slip knot, and tug on the tail (the short little piece of yarn that’s not connected to the ball) until the loop fits snugly around your hook, as pictured.
Now it’s time to chain! Hold the working end of the yarn (the really long end that’s attached to the ball of yarn) and wrap it around the back of the hook to the front, so that it wraps around the top of the hook, as pictured.Read more…