Broomstick Lace Infinity Scarf

Broomstick ScarfI can’t believe I waited so long to try out the broomstick lace technique. I have to admit, I was a little intimidated at first but after a little practice and much patience, I was able to complete this stunning infinity scarf!

I posted an image of my scarf-in-progress and received a lot of positive feedback. With this feedback came the request of a pattern. I have to admit, this is more of a technique than a pattern, but I have included in this post the exact number of stitches and rows to complete an infinity scarf all on your own. If you are completely unfamiliar with the broomstick lace, I suggest watching my video tutorial to help you learn! [read more]

Simple Pearl Pendant Necklace

Handmade-jewelry-designs-simple-yet-dignified-pearl-pendant-necklace-step3 With section of aluminum wire and pieces of lightweight acrylic imitation pearl beads, it’s easy and inexpensive to make this elegant pearl pendant necklace. Check it out for the details on how to make this handmade jewelry design. [click for tutorial.]

Crochet Button Earrings ~ Free Pattern

crochet button earrings.Dainty and adorable! Crochet Button Earrings by Happiness Crafty.

ch – chain
st(s) – stich(s)
sl st- slip stitch
hdc – half double crochet
dc- double crochet
hook: 1.25 mm
Rnd 1 : sc in the 1st hole of button, ch 4, sc in the 2nd hole, ch 4 , sc in the 3rd hole, ch 4, sc in the 4th hole, sc in the 1st hole and join with a sl st to the 1st sc.
Rnd 2: *sl st, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, hdc, sl st * rpt 4 times, sl st, hdc, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, hdc, sl st.
Finish off.

Knit Cabled Boot Topper

Cabled Boot TopperThis boot topper is the perfect pattern to use your favorite, leftover skein of yarn. The pattern incorporates simple ribbing and what I call “moving” cables. While full instructions are in the download, please note that this pattern allows for customization and deals with some basic, conceptual themes as explanation for achieving the basket weave cables because the pattern is worked in the round. This is suitable for beginner to intermediate knitters.
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Easy Fleece Hat Pattern

Easy Fleece Hat Pattern

Easy Fleece HatI’m always the one at the store digging around in the bargain bin fabric. Is it just me or is there something about discounted fabric that is just….exciting? It seems like most of my sewing projects tend to be made with scraps or small pieces so I love finding a deal and adding to my fabric bin at home. [read more]

How To: Wire Wrapped Rings

How-to-Wire Wrapped RingsIt’s been a while since I made a project that made me say, “Oh my goodness, I just can’t stop making these!” I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to crafts, I love making things once, and moving on to the next thing. But, I dare anyone to make just one of these beaded wrapped wire rings!  They are an easy jewelry project that doesn’t need a lot of supplies, it’s something you can customize by using different beads, and they only take about 5 minutes per ring to make.  Best of all, wrapped wire rings are a great way to use up those individual bead stragglers you may have lying around leftover from other projects – since each ring just needs one. {read more}