Slow Crafting

Take it easy with a slow crafting challenge

After all the quick challenges last week, I was thinking about how making choices quickly and completing projects fast can allow you to get into the flow more easily because you’re sort of working before your brain and your inner critic have a chance to show up. It’s a lot of fun, too, and you […]

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Crochet a Chain Stitch Scarf Necklace

crochet a chain stitch scarf necklace

The other day I showed you the basics of crochet, namely chaining and making single crochet. I also shared a simple washcloth pattern you can make with just those two techniques, but what if you want something even simpler? Here’s a chain stitch scarf or necklace that is exactly that. Nothing but chain stitches. All […]

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Crocheted Flower Hair Clips

Crochet a simple flower and turn it into a hair clip.

There’s always an Iron Craft Challenge around Valentine’s Day to make something involving hearts and/or flowers. Last year I made these adorable crocheted hearts and a little felt envelope to put them in. They have been a huge hit and were perfect when the girl transitioned to kindergarten this year. Anyway, I decided I wanted […]

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Crochet Slippers for Everyone

25 cozy crocheted slippers

Pretty much everyone knows that I’m pretty much always cold, and I’m doing everything I can this winter to keep from feeling cold all the time. I’ve been wearing handknit socks most of the time because they are so much warmer than commercially made socks, but I feel a longing to knit and crochet slippers […]

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