I’m not typically a trendy person. Not because I think I’m “too good” for mainstream; and not because I always dislike the ideas either. But for whatever reason, I usually don’t jump on the bandwagon when something new comes out. Except this time, I’m going to be trendy. 😉 Introducing a no-sew no-fuss crochet goldfish!… Read More Free Pattern: No-Sew No-Fuss Fish!
I’m beyond excited to announce the launch of my first t-shirt lines! Yep, you can now order your very own Crafters Autonomous t-shirt. But who wants to read about t-shirts right? Let’s see some pics! Aw, what a cute t-shirt… wait, you haven’t seen the back yet??? Ahhh I love it! I mean, I guess… Read More Time for T-Shirts! Crochet and Knit Themes
Hey Crafters! From time to time, I get strange looks from people when they learn I crochet. Often, my age baffles them. Why would someone relatively young enjoy crocheting? Obviously, something’s off… At least, I wonder if that’s what people think when they discover I crochet. Perhaps you’ve encountered this too. Unfortunately, crochet has garnered… Read More 9 Signs You Might Crochet (aka Who Says Crochet is Boring???)
I had so much fun last week playing with the crochet water balloons I tested! Now, it’s your turn to get in on the fun! Below, I have a graphic explaining the pattern for my smaller water balloons that I featured in my kid-tested crochet water balloon review. Also, this week’s Tutorial Tuesday explains how… Read More Crochet Water Balloon Pattern
Have you ever had a great idea but couldn’t bring it to fruition because you were missing one little piece of information? Not that I’ve ever been there with crafting or anything… If you’re beginning crochet, you may start envisioning projects in your head as you learn more about the skill. But perhaps, like me,… Read More Stitch Technique: Invisible Decrease for Double and Single Crochet
Perhaps you’ve seen the idea floating around online: crochet water balloons. While the craze started last year, I was skeptical. I quickly dismissed it as “just another fad” and never put it to the test. Guess that’s why they say don’t judge a book by its cover. 🙂 When I saw them, my initial reaction… Read More Crochet Water Balloons: Kid Tested!
Looking to expand your crochet stitch repertoire? I’ve got you covered! As I shared in my video teaching how to front post double crochet, I love this stitch because it opens a whole new world of texture. Ironically, this was also the first stitch I taught myself. However, I quickly ran into problems. I could… Read More More Post Crochet Stitches: Back Post & Tips
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a stitch how-to, so let’s change that! In this video, I teach the front post double crochet stitch. I like this stitch because of its versatility. For starters, it can add extra texture to your projects and create new color patterns. However, the ways this stitch can be… Read More Learn How to Front Post Double Crochet
Throwback post! I know, it’s not a Thursday, but we’re gonna go with it anyways. 🙂 When crocheting, it’s nice to use multiple colors. It adds and extra “wow!” factor to your projects, and fortunately can be quickly mastered. Besides, there’s so many beautiful skeins of yarn in the world, you’ve gotta try crocheting with… Read More How to Change Yarn Colors at End of Rows
If you’ve kept up with my other videos, you know the basic stitches: chain, single crochet, and double crochet. At first, they might not seem like much. However, simple patterns like this one prove the basic stitches can create amazing projects. One such pattern is this Shell Crochet Pattern. Once you learn the steps, it… Read More Shell Crochet Pattern: Easy for Beginners