Easy Shorts Sewing Patterns

A few years ago I wrote a post about women’s shorts sewing patterns, and it has consistently been a popular post. It reminds me that I need to sew more shorts and that I need to share more patterns for shorts. Sewing your own shorts is great because you can customize them for the level […]

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How to Crochet Moss Stitch

When I was first learning to crochet, probably the first stitch pattern I learned beyond working a single stitch for a project was crochet moss stitch. Also known as granite stitch, linen stitch or woven stitch, moss stitch crochet is simple to do and makes a very cool textured fabric. Even though I know other […]

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Eureka Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern

This messy bun hat crochet pattern is super fast and easy to stitch using half double crochet and third loop half double crochet. Once upon a time I decided I wanted to start giving my patterns names of places and things near where I live, but other than the Boxley Scarf, which is a knitting […]

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How to Use a Lifeline in Knitting

Knowing how to use a lifeline in knitting can be a big help when you are learning new skills such as lace or cables, or when working a complicated project that might be difficult to rip back. I’ve been working on a project with a somewhat complicated brioche pattern and I decided I had to […]

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Crochet Easter Basket Patterns

These crochet Easter basket patterns are fun and easy to make no matter your skill level and a great way to add a bit of a homemade touch to your holiday decor. I’ve knit a mini Easter basket (among others) and did a Sentro knit basket, but I’ve actually never crocheted an Easter basket, so […]

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How to Pick Up Stitches for Knitting

Knowing how to pick up stitches in knitting is an important step in making sure your projects are finished well. Whether you’re picking up stitches along the side of a heel flap to finish a sock or around the neck of a sweater or edge of a shawl to add finishing, this is one place […]

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