You may remember that a few weeks ago we released a series of prints with Natalie from written by natalie. We wanted to make one of them really special, so we combined a print with what we know best – crochet!
SO…are you ready for a simple DIY that will up your crafting game?!
The tools you need are simple: a pencil, a ruler, a craft hole puncher, white craft paper, green worsted weight yarn, and a 3mm crochet hook.
Begin by downloading the free printable from our shop, and printing it on the white craft paper, using the guidelines provided in the download instructions.
Using the ruler, mark 5cm lines around all four sides of the page. Make sure to keep a 1cm margin around all four sides, to make sure that the paper does not tear when you begin to crochet around the edges.
Once you’ve created your markings, use the craft hole puncher to create holes where you’ve marked with the pencil. Continue doing this until you’ve created holes around the entire page.
Using the hook and the green yarn, *insert the hook in the hole to draw the yarn through, making a single crochet. Chain 2, then repeat from * Continue doing this until you’ve gone around the entire paper. We chose to go around the paper for 5 rounds to create a thick border. This part is up to you.
Until I met my partner (Ahmed), I hated sci-fi movies and shows. I know, I know, hate is a strong word. But it’s the truth. I just never cared for nor understand the allure. It didn’t help that no one in my family was into sci-fi, so really I had no reason to even try. For 25 years I was in the dark.
But then I met Ahmed.
He started off slow with me. My first “sci-fi” was Harry Potter. The fact that I considered this sci-fi shows you the extent of my ignorance (and how much reculturing was in store for him).
Fast forward 5 years, 2 days, and a Battlestar Galactica binge (my favourite sci-fi show), I turned to Ahmed 3 days before The Force Awakens premiere and said: “I should make you a Star Wars hat.” I think all of his work culminated in this one statement: He felt proud.
The second stitch we’d like to share is called the rib stitch. This stitch is commonly used on sweaters and hats to create a stretchy edge. Usually you’ll find tutorials demonstrating this stitch worked flat, but we put a twist on it and crocheted it in the round. This creates an interesting protruding stripes effect.
Hello fellow crafters! it’s Wednesday again, so that means we’re back with another pattern for you. So what’s the story behind this pattern? Well friends, it’s really simple.
A while back we decided to stock the Loopy Mango Her Cardigan Knit Kit, and in true yarnaholic fashion I got a kit for myself to “test out”. I mean, it is my job after all, to know the products that I sell.. riiiighttt? Of course right. The stars were aligned right the day I finished making the cardigan because I had an entire untouched ball left. Yup, I was pretty darn tooting happy. So happy that I forgot about the unused ball for a month.
Well y’all, it’s that time of the year again – winter is coming (yes, I went there) and that means suddenly family and friends remember that you are a knitter or a crocheter and the requests for hats and scarves begin to flood in. There are those who are really good at getting started on their Christmas knitting/crocheting in the early fall, but there are also those who are like me – spend the summer and fall making projects for myself and pinning all my ideas from Ravelry, then rushing through the gift list 3 weeks before Christmas day.