Vintage Style Crochet Projects

Vintage Style Crochet Projects is a must-have book containing thirty-two beautiful patterns. Each project is vintage inspired and pays homage to a simpler time.

I grew up in a family that appreciated vintage things, from beautiful antiques to rusted old farm tools.

While I inherited many of these beautiful treasures, I also grew to love the ways in which people made these items many years ago.

Care was given to each and every detail. No corner was cut. It’s the reason why we still have these lovely pieces, they were made to last.

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8 Absolutely Amazing Crochet Basket Patterns

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.

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Cute Crochet Glass Jar Cover

In this Cute Crochet Glass Jar Cover post I show you how to make this adorable little project. With some scrap yarn and an empty jar you will be crocheting these in no time. The free pattern and full video tutorial are down below.

I’m going to need an intervention soon. Since I made the first adorable crochet glass jar cover I haven’t been able to stop. They immediately turn a plain old glass jar into something unique, special and oh so cute!

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Granny Square Blanket Project Details

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.

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Should You Crochet or Knit? Take the Quiz!

Should you crochet or knit? That is the question. Take the short quiz to find out which hobby would be better suited for you!

Have you joined the masses of people who have become interested in handicrafts from earlier generations? Does the word handmade make your heart flutter with excitement? If the answer to one or both of these questions is yes, have I got the craft for you! Take the quiz below to find out if you should crochet or knit. I promise not to give you a bad grade.

In a recent article from the New York Times titled, People Have Gone Full 1800s, folks are returning to their roots in unexpected ways. People are putting down the screens and picking up the pastimes their grandparents’ generation enjoyed. Knitting and crocheting are experiencing a wonderful resurgence and you may be wondering if either of these is the hobby for you.

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Simple Crochet Star Tutorial

In this simple crochet star tutorial, I show you exactly how to make these pint sized heavenly bodies. The project is suitable enough for an experienced beginner but completely addictive for the veteran crocheter.

Both of my sons love astronomy, always have. Over the years they have shared everything they learned about stars. It makes my head hurt. How can we be seeing light that is millions of years old? I’m not smart enough to understand the universe and all that happens in the heavens. But I am qualified to crochet a cute little star and today I’m showing you how too!

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Favorite Knit & Crochet Projects for Easter

These knit & crochet projects for Easter are just about the cutest things I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Bunnies and carrots are symbolic of the season and I believe these patterns are the best of the best.

This Easter is going to look quite a bit different than every other one I’ve ever celebrated. I’ve come to accept that. But doggone it, I’m still going to enjoy one of my favorite holidays. I’m going to make deviled eggs, eat chocolate and put a big smile on my face. And these adorable knit & crochet Easter projects are sure to bring a smile to YOUR face.

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A Day in the Life of a Maker

Each and every one reading this in real time is facing a new kind of normal. Some of us are feeling stress….. (raises hand) some of us are facing job losses. Many of us are worried about loved ones. We are concerned about the future.

This post is more personal than I typically share, but I simply cannot ignore our current situation. I will for sure be sharing crocheting and knitting posts in the very near future (look for an amigurumi tutu tutorial very soon…hint, hint).

But for now I feel compelled to share a little day in the life, a little “how I’m coping with chaos” as a knitter, crocheter and amigurumi maker.

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Floral Granny Square Bookmark

These sweet, floral granny square bookmarks are a quick and easy project. You can whip up one in no time and in this post I will share exactly how to do it. By choosing different colors you can change the entire look with endless possibilities.

Confession time, I can’t stop crocheting these little floral granny square bookmarks. They work up so quickly and there is an endless number of color combos to choose from. I’ve enjoyed making them in different fibers and weights of yarn to see the difference those choices make.

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