Category Archives: Knitting and Crochet

Spring Crochet & Pom Pom Wreath

It’s raining, it’s pouring and this craft lady needed something to keep from snoring. They say it is officially Spring… But here in Portland we are in our longest season – RAIN. And it has been a wet one this year.  Thankfully the rain hasn’t stopped the flowers and trees from starting to bloom, and I wanted to steal (or copy) some of that beauty for my front door. I hope you enjoy this wreath.

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Stay Cozy

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Here in Portland, the last few weeks have had much more winter than we’re used to. It’s settled down to our typical rainy days, but we were struggling for a very long time! Because of the super chilly weather, I’ve been making great use of my knitted projects. Make some of your own to stay cozy all winter long!

Simple Cable Scarf

Simple Cable Scarf

Cables make a thicker knitted fabric, which helps create an even cozier scarf. I love the striped pattern and fringe on this scarf, and that it’s so easy to customize!

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Polymer Clay Covered Crochet Hooks

By General Crafts Contributor Amy from the Etsy Shop DangerousRainboCraft.

Get a better grip on your crochet hooks by covering them with clay!

The colder it gets, the more we crochet for ourselves and our loved ones. Sometimes my hands get stiff and tired from holding my hooks, especially the smaller sizes. What better way to add some thickness and comfort by bulking up your handles with some colorful polymer clay? Make a set for yourself or a loved one.

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Simple Cable Scarf

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

This scarf is perfect for a winter gift and can be customized to fit your style.

It feels like fall today so I’m starting to make my holiday knitting list. I made this Christmas scarf for a nephew who requested the colors. Bored by the idea of endless inches of ribbing I came up with this Simple Cable Scarf pattern.

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Knit & Crochet Projects for Fall

We are quickly closing in on Fall and one of my favorite things about the changing weather is the chance to start knitting some cold weather accessories. There are so many beautiful things to make, I’ve already got a list of things ready to go now that it won’t be too hot to have some wool in my hands. Here are some more things I’m adding to my list:

Cabled Arm Warmers

Cabled Arm Warmers

This is a pattern of my own creation, and I think it’s a really fun and quick knit. I’ve made these a couple of times with different cable variations and even a couple of mittens. They’re really great if you’re new to cables and make a wonderful gift.

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Crochet Charm Bag

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilight Kallisti

Create a fun crochet bag with a charm that matches your personality!

This little charm bag is so versatile. Sometimes I call it a fairy bag and fill it with pretty stones. Other times I fill it with sweets. Change up the colors and charm to personalize this gift for a multitude of occasions. The crochet chain handles tighten up the bag to keep any hidden gems safely inside.

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