{The big debate:which side are you on?}

Hello all,

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my crochet case!

Today I want to ask you a question. And this question is one that has risen quite a bit of debate in the crochet realm....

How do you hold your crochet hook? Like a knife or like a pencil?

I hold mine life a knife. This is how I learned and what I'm comfy with. I personally think it is less stressful on your hands and it doesn't hurt as much.

As for holding it like a pencil--I'm sure many of you hold it like this. Every once in a while, I'll switch it up and try it like this, but I have to say it makes my fingers very sore.

So, what side are you on? Pencil or knife?

Leave a comment and let me know!

And since every post needs a picture.......

More to come next time....


{cute little crochet flower}

Today I'd like to share a cute little accent flower. Can you imagine this on a bag (like that purse I featured yesterday), or a headband for a little girl!? Love. It.

Find this adorable pattern here.


{Plarn Gift Bag}


Today I'd like to share a cute little plarn gift bag. I want to make one (or a few!) of these! They are so perfect for gifts or carrying those little things around town. Find the link here.


{Crochet Case Pattern}

Hello, A few of you have requested the pattern for the crochet case I showed a few days ago. Well, here it is! If you have any concerns, comments, suggestions, etc, just let me know in the comments! This pattern is made for your needs, so make it your own!

Crocheted Crochet Hook Case
Start out by chaining anywhere from 30-40. It’s up to you!
Row 1: Skip first chain and single crochet in each stitch across, chain 1 and turn.
Row 2-5: *Single crochet in each stitch across, Chain 1 and turn (for the end of row five, chain 2 and turn).*
Row 6: Double crochet in each stitch across, Chain 1 and turn.
Row 7-9: Single crochet in each stitch across, chain 1 and turn (on the end of row 9 chain 2 and turn.)
Repeat this process until you have the same number of double crochet rows as you have hooks. Each double crochet row will hold one hook. So the basic pattern is: Do one row of double crochet, do three rows of single crochet. End with five rows of single crochet. Change colors.
Do ten rows of Half double crochet. Change colors.
Do 7 rows of single crochet. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
POCKETS (make two):
Row 1: Chain 15, skip first chain, single crochet in each chain across.
Row 2-5: Chain 2 and Double crochet in each stitch.
Row 6: Chain 1 and Single Crochet in each stitch across.
I didn’t count my exact number, but I’m guessing it’s about 75. You can check your number by rolling up your case and gauging it from that.
Fasten pockets to scissors and scrap section. You can sew or glue them on.
Fill it up! To put your hooks in, slide one end of your hook underneath the “post” of the double crochet and back up.


{Adorable Penguin Pattern!}


Well, a few days ago, I told you I was going to share with you a cute little penguin pattern. This one is adorable. Find her blog here. Find the penguin pattern here (ravelry account needed).