My name is Barb, and I started doing crafts during high school while taking a home economics course. The class taught me how to crochet, knit, cross-stitch, macrame and sew. I have been doing these crafts for over 35 years and I still love to learn new techniques and challenging myself. I don’t know everything, but I love to learn and I’m always excited to try new things.
I love to make washcloths, not only because they are useful and are so much better than the rough ones you buy at the store, but because they give me an opportunity to try new stitches. Whether it’s crocheting or knitting, making a washcloth allows you to practice a new stitch or one you have not used in a while without making a huge commitment. You can make a small mistake here and there and no one will ever know. Once you finish the washcloth you can confidently take on a larger project because you’ve gotten some great practice.
Hi, my name’s Crystal! I’m a wife and stay at home mom to two kids, E & O and we’re expecting baby P very soon. I have been crocheting ever since my oldest was born. I had tried to learn for years by reading books with little success, but then one day I came across tutorials on the internet and it finally all made sense! I’ve never looked back.
I started my blog, Marching North to share what I’ve come up with, as well as things I’ve made following patterns I’ve found online from all the super talented crocheters out there (giving them all due credit of course!)
Easter is right around the corner! My kids have been making me aware of that for a couple of weeks now. My daughter is a big fan of rainbows and colorful things so I thought this rainbow Easter bonnet hat would be perfect for her. I imagine she’ll be wearing it any time it’s cold enough, not just at Easter time! It makes me feel so good when I make them something and they actually want to wear it!
I love bracelets, they are my go to jewelry. Maybe it is because after my watched died about 15 years ago, I never replaced it, and my arm felt naked without something there. This bracelet is quick and easy to crochet, and after the first one, you will want to make more. I mean, you need one in every color, right?
My entire family loves crocheted dishcloths, my mom has even brought me yarn as a not so subtle hint that she needed more. I am not kidding. Awhile ago I was introduced to a tulle dish scrubby, and loved it, and may have even taken it apart, to figure out how to make my own. So if you are in my family, I am sorry to say, no dishcloth this year, you will be getting a scrubby instead.