Category Archives: crochet

The things you find when you organize your yarn

A few weeks ago, I got fed up with the cardboard box holding all my yarn. Well, “holding” is a generous term. My stash no longer fit in a single cardboard box, so it was spilling onto the floor of … Continue reading

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A Gecko and Christmas Gifts

First, a gecko: For my dad’s birthday a few weeks ago, I crocheted him this gecko (pattern here). He really likes geckos, so this was a perfect gift. And Planet June’s crochet patterns are great – really well written, realistic, … Continue reading

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How to crochet a barrel cactus

This little echinocactus grusonii cactus is quick to make and, I think, adorable. I used a 3.5mm hook (size E) with Impeccable Worsted yarn in Fern (from Michaels), but any greenish yarn will work. You’ll also need a tiny flower … Continue reading

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Stegosaurus… ROAR!

I started this project back in January when we were moving cross-country, and finally finished all the pieces and sewed this little guy together! I am really pleased with how he turned out. I’m still debating on whether or not … Continue reading

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Cotton rug, take 2

Months ago, I started braiding a rug with strips torn from old sheets. I liked how it looked, but it was taking fooooorever. I would braid a foot or so of strips together, then hand-stitch them to the rest of … Continue reading

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Ruffled scarf + pretty blue apron

My craft buddy from work convinced me to make this ruffled scarf as one of my first crochet projects (I’ve found that scarves take a lot longer to complete than cacti). This ruffly beauty ended up being quite long, but … Continue reading

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Crochet Bonsai Tree

Well, somehow three months have elapsed since my last post! A lot has happened between then and now: my husband graduated, we traveled a bunch for Christmas, we moved to California (!) and we traveled more for a belated Christmas … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

My crochet habit continues… this time with crocheted candy corn! I got the idea from the purl bee, but their pattern called for knitting, which my lovely crafting coworker has not yet convinced me to learn (and I’ve been having … Continue reading

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A Crocheted Cactus Quintet

I’m having tons of fun crocheting these little cacti. They come together in an hour or two, so it’s a great project for an evening when you want to have something to show at the end of it! It’s also … Continue reading

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How to crochet a saguaro cactus

I learned how to crochet specifically because I wanted to make cacti. What, is that not why most people learn to crochet? But crochet cacti are adorable. Even my male coworkers agree. Well, they didn’t use the word “adorable” but … Continue reading

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