When a planned hospital stay turned into an unexpected health emergency, crochet & knitting became my therapy. Find the projects that helped me cope during an incredibly stressful time.
We knew that our son was going to be in the hospital for about a week.
What we didn’t know was that within 48 hours he would be transferred from the epilepsy monitoring unit to the cardiac floor at Duke University Hospital.
Having two crafting projects to work on helped me stay calm when everything was anything but.
There are so many amazing crochet basket patterns all over the internet, almost too many. It can actually make it hard to find one that you really like. I’m sharing eight of my absolute favorites and I think you are going to love them as much as I do.
Baskets are so on trend these days. I see them all over Instagram and Pinterest. I love that they combine home decor, organization and crocheting all at the same time.
The problem is that it can be hard to weed through all the options to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Girl, I’ve got you.
Crocheted blankets are a labor of love and this one is no exception. In this Granny Square Blanket Project Details post I’m sharing the inspiration, the pattern and the exact colors I used. This is sure to be a treasure for years to come.
This granny square blanket was originally titled Carolina Springtime in honor of when I began the project and the gorgeous colors that were surrounding me at the time. The azaleas, daffodils, and camellias are always stunning in early spring here in North Carolina.
Confession time! I have always wanted to be a quilter. There, I said it. Many years ago I even took classes, bought a bunch of expensive fabric, and attempted to make one. But here’s the thing, I despise measuring and sewing machines hate my guts. So for years I just believed that I had no ability to make beautiful blankets, that is until I discovered the humble granny square!