Using Excel to Create Pattern Striping 

Want to create your own crochet patterns utilizing stripes but don’t know how to begin?  Have no fear… this tutorial will guide you through each step!  It is how I created my pattern for the Sue Renee Lapghan. 1.  SIZE a).  Figure out your…

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The Science Behind Color Choices – Part 2

In Part 1 of The Science Behind Color Choices I discussed the meaning of each color & how you can use these meanings to create items for those you love.  If you want to create crochet items using multiple colors and don’t know what…

The Science Behind Color Choices – Part 1

I am always fascinated by color & I love bright, happy, cheerful colors for my personal clothing items.  When creating patterns, I tend to lean more toward neutral color palettes.  When creating needlework projects, it is easy to get stuck sometimes on what colors…

Crochet Boho Cardigan

If you are looking for the perfect Spring cardigan to spruce up your wardrobe?  This Crochet Boho Cardigan from Annie’s Catalog is just what you need!   I am in awe of how some designers create these gorgeous patterns. The Crochet Boho Cardigan  works…

My Top 7 Best Selling Crochet Items at Craft Fairs

I like to sell my crochet items I make at craft fairs to help gain exposure for SouthPaw Stitchery & to supplement online sales.  With my health issues I can’t do a lot but I try for at least once a month from Fall…

Tapestry Crochet – Adding Colorwork to Projects

I love tapestry crochet as it allows you to add colorwork to your crochet projects.  By using one or more strands of yarn, you carry and wrap colors in the stitches of the working color.  Then colors are switched by following a pattern to…

Crochet-A-Long Afghan

  I made this afghan a few years ago from the Inspired Wren website.  We had just remodeled our living room at the time & I wanted to make an afghan that would match our new colors. I chose this pattern because the swatches…