Leprechaun and Shamrock for your car
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Leprechaun and Shamrock for your car

St. Patrick’s day is around the corner and this Leprechaun and Shamrock for your car is a cute decoration to hang of your review mirror. You could even leave a side of the leaves open and add a piece of terra cotta with a drop of essential oil. Material: Sugar n’ Cream Solids:White 1 ballGreen 1 ballCaron Simply Soft – Chocolate 1 skein Leprechaun Head With white, ch 2.1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st tofirst sc.2nd rnd: Ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.3rd rnd: Ch 1. *2 sc in next sc. 1 sc in next sc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc….

Crochet – A Love Story

Crochet – A Love Story

This is a story about crochet – a love story if you will. Here I was, at 17 – 6-weeks pregnant and my then partner with orders to the United States. Yep, I was dating an American Soldier. But what you may not know is that up until that point I was out all the time – all hours of the night. No, 16-year-olds don’t always make smart decisions when fending for themselves in a world that feels like it has thrown you to the wolves. I remembered in 7th grade that I learned the basics of crochet but at 13 that was grandma’ stuff and I didn’t have time for it. And yet, here I was, fascinated with the things one could do with…

Caterpillar and Flower Pattern
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Caterpillar and Flower Pattern

A fun little toy set for any little one that loves a caterpillar and flower. Replaces the button eyes for yarn made ones to avoid choking hazards. Materials: Hook: G (4.25mm)Medium worsted weight yarnStitch marker, Safety EyesFiberfill Gauge: not needed I did use a hook size smaller than recommended for the yarn to create a fabric that does not show the fiberfill Caterpillar, flower stem and center of flower are worked in the round Terms: ch: chainst: stitchslst: slip stitchsc: single crochethdc: half double crochetdc: double crochettr: triple crochetdec: decrease( ): repeat around{ }: total number of stitches Caterpillar Head: Ch 2, 6 sc in 1st chainRound 2: 2 sc in each sc (12)Round 3: sc aroundRound 4: 2 sc in sc, sc * repeat…

Crochet Criss-Cross Summer Top

Crochet Criss-Cross Summer Top

Grab a crochet hook and start making this criss-cross summer top. There’s nothing better than a crochet top in summer. They’re light, they’re airy, and can show off your own personal style. Material: 3-Ply Yarn – you will work with 2 strands Hook size: F (3.75 mm) Ch = chainSc = single crochet Hdc = half double crochetDb = double crochetTr = triple crochetInc tr = increase triple crochet Pattern Stitch: sk sc next sc – tr in next stitch – tr in sk stitch in front – repeat Stitches will cross like this: X Gauge is not important for this top as it is designed to be adjustable to your size. If you want to substitute a heavier worsted yarn you need to reduce the starting chain…

Item of the Month: Rainbow Crochet Blanket
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Item of the Month: Rainbow Crochet Blanket

Check out our rainbow crochet blanket, a handmade piece from my hands to your couch. This blanket is made with a corner to corner crochet technique that works just as it sounds –from one corner to the other increasing each row until your project is tall and wide enough, and then decreasing the other way! This striped corner-to-corner crochet blanket in rainbow-inspired colored yarns will look fun in any room that could use some sprucing up. So when you’re ready to relax at the end of the day, grab your book, your favorite cup of tea and curl up on the couch. Measures 48″ x 48″ Multiple colors with Acrylic Yarn Can be machine washed and dried This item was made in a smoke-free home. This fun…

Pink is the color of Love

Pink is the color of Love

If you’ve been following my 30-day blog series for March so far then you’ll know I’ve recently written about my favorite colors. And while I am a huge fan of purple and teal that doesn’t mean I don’t like other colors. Pink is the universal color of love and my favorite combination is either pink, white and red or pink, white and black. Like this Sweetheart’s Granny Square Crochet blanket. It drapes and wraps beautifully, and at 46″ by 34″  inches is sized for use as either as a small afghan, a large lapghan or toddler blanket. As someone who loves punk and heavy metal music, I know that I can’t be the only one that appreciates a little bit of skull work! And pink,…

The Hexagon Crochet Blanket

The Hexagon Crochet Blanket

Overall I’ve been crocheting since 1992 but in the last few years I had lacked the inspiration and motivation. I was trying to find my footing in the world specifically as I was building another business. I’ve been so focused on making a name in this world that I allowed the parts that make me, well me, fall to the wayside. And then gifts from heaven found me and I am trying to get all the work done for The Rebels Den so that I have time to create. And I am in this place where all things have come full circle, everything I’ve done the last 15 years now makes sense and I can finally find what I prefer to call harmony rather than…