Crocheting Left Handed In A Right Handed World

  It is estimated that approximately 10% of the world’s population is left-handed with the majority of those being men.  So if you are a left-handed female & you crochet, you swim in a very small pool of like-minded peers.  I am proud to…

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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…

Maria Infinity Scarf Pattern Now On Esty & Ravelry

Maria Infinity Scarf Pattern  I now have the Maria Infinity Scarf pattern available for sale in my Etsy Shop & Ravelry Shop.  You can view my post regarding this pattern here.

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…

Importance of Gauge with Crochet

One of the most important steps in crocheting a project is taking a few moments to check the gauge section in a pattern.  The gauge determines how many stitches per inch & how many rows per inch.  Most gauges are written for a 4″…

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…

Maria Infinity Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

MARIA INFINITY SCARF Free Crochet Pattern To purchase a low-cost, ad-free version of this pattern, view my shops on: Etsy Ravelry I was asked to design a scarf that could also work as a wreath.  My brain cells went into overdrive!  My customer wanted…

Sue Renee Lapghan Pattern

SUE RENEE LAPGHAN Free Crochet Pattern To receive an ad-free, low-cost version of this pattern, you can buy it on:  Etsy Ravelry Craftsy The Sue Renee Lapghan, named after my sister, is easily made using the Linen Stitch & Vanna’s Choice Yarn in Linen…

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…