My Favorite Things – Clover Needlecraft

By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

I’ve always been a fan of Clover’s bamboo knitting needles. In fact that was my first pair! Now many knitting and crocheting needles later, Clover is still my first choice and have made some of my other favorite things! They make some of the most ingenious products that makes craft projects look professional, even for a beginner.

Have you ever tried to make a yo-yo by hand? I have, and refuse to ever do it that way again! Watch this video on the Clover Yo-Yo makers and you’ll see why. The Clover Yo-Yo Makers come in small, medium, large and x-large in numerous shapes – butterfly, heart, flower, oval and more.

PS. I also refuse to make pom-poms by hand now too! Thank you Clover!


I recently got a Flower Frill template too. It’s a plastic template where you flip & fold fabric or paper to make a flower! This is what Clover made with the Flower Frill template, just imagine the possibilities!

Clover Double Ended Tunisian Crochet Hook

By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills.

Now Tunisian crochet isn’t anything new. Well new to me. They go back a gazillion years. Well, maybe not that far, but it is an old technique. But now there’s something new on the market from Clover. It’s the Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Hook. With a hook at both ends, it allows you to crochet in the round so you can make beautifil projects ranging from a cute little coffee cup cozy (you know, like those cardboard sleeves coffee places use) to hats to a cell phone holder to purses to …. well, you get the idea.

My handmade, reusable coffee sleeve

You can make a whole lotta stuff! Clover’s web site has instructional videos.

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Mother’s Day Crochet Gift Idea – Spa Set

By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Crochet Cottage.

I have the perfect pattern and gift idea for Mother’s Day! It’s the Farmhouse Spa Set pattern designed by yours truly. This pattern even comes with the instructions to make the basket to hold it all.

I scoured my brain for an idea for what to give my mother and my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. I’ve given plants and pre-set up baskets of just…stuff, but this year, I wanted something more personal.

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Clean and Simple Candy Cane Wishes Card

By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on her blog Blue Scallop Creations and on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

For today’s project, I’m keeping it clean and simple again with a quick and easy Christmas card using this adorable set from Sizzix called Candy Cane Wishes.

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