Welcome to Vintage Vixen's first Crochet-a-long! Every month in 2018, we will use the month's stitch pattern to make two blocks. By the end of the year, we will have 24 blocks ready to join into a wonderful afghan! This post discusses the layout of the blocks so that you can plan your color choices! … Continue reading 2018 Vintage Vixen CAL: Layout
Scrubby Yarn makes wonderful dishcloths and bath toys, but it can be tricky to work with! Here are some Tips & Tricks: Red Heart Scrubby Yarn My number one problem when working with scrubby yarn is that I can't see my crochet stitches! Here are a tricks I've learned to help: Use a larger hook! The… Continue reading Scrubby Yarn
December Blocks (for Beginners)
Welcome to Vintage Vixen's first Crochet-a-long! Every month in 2018, we will use the month's stitch pattern to make two blocks. By the end of the year, we will have 24 blocks ready to join into a wonderful afghan! This post discusses color choices! The sample piece will be worked in twelve colors, but… Continue reading 2018 Vintage Vixen CAL: Choosing Colors
These are the yarns I'm using for the 2018 Vintage Vixen Crochet-a-long!
These are listed as two different patterns on Ravelry, to make them easier to find under "Hat" and "Scarf", respectively. I designed them as my own cozy winter wear! Both projects use the same yarn and the same decorative jewel stitch, an adaptation of the classic filet stitch.
I might design most of my own patterns, but I still love looking through Knitting & Crochet Books. I really like books of interesting stitches that I can incorporate into my own work, like the traditional Lemon Peel stitch I'm using for my Lemon Peel Sweater Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller The… Continue reading Favorite Knitting & Crochet Books
Per special request, this November I will be teaching a delightful trios of sisters how to make a simple striped scarf out of Malabrigo Mecha yarn. I wrote down my simplest scarf pattern, and including instructions for varying the length & width, adding fringe, and using the invisible color change to work in stripes! The pattern… Continue reading Simple Scarf, with Variations
May the force be with you!
The pattern for the "Simple Shells Blanket" is available here from my Ravelry Store, Vintage Vixen Tools & Materials: Crochet Hook J-10/6.0mm Basic Yarn Sewing Kit: small scissors, soft tape measure, yarn needle, removable stitch markers Worsted/Medium (4) Weight yarn Baby 30" x 30": 400g/600yds Shawl 30" x 60": 600g/900yds Lap 48" x 48":… Continue reading Simple Shells Blanket