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Tutorial: DIY Bohemian Twist Yarn Necklace {beginner crochet}

by This is Carrie on September 3, 2012

This fall, yarn isn’t just for scarves.  With your pile of scrap yarn or a pack of Lion Brand Bon Bons, a beautiful Bohemian Twist necklace is just a few steps away.  Make one for yourself & some as gifts! Don’t let the crochet hook scare you! For this project you will need to learn […]



Making Stuff: Crocheted Vest for Brother & GIVEAWAY!!

by This is Carrie on April 18, 2011

The first project that called out to me from the new and totally awesome book “Little Crochet” was the “Sock It To Me Sweater Vest”.  I love little boys in little sweater vests, but finding pre-made vests beyond the color navy is seriously difficult. If the vest looks a little small, that’s because it is.  […]



Making Stuff: Another Crocheted Baby Hat

by This is Carrie on February 14, 2011

I made this little earflap hat the night before the Supercross race so the baby would have something to keep his earplugs in and give him one more layer of noise protection. Pattern: Speed Hook Earflap Hat. Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA in Santa Fe Tweed Hook: L (8.00mm) Changes: I started with a chain […]



Making Stuff: Crochet Heart Garland

by This is Carrie on February 1, 2011

Finished it just in time to ring in February (even though I was planning on having it done for February 2010). Pattern: Crochet Heart Garland from Skip to My Lou Yarn: Stitch Nation Bamboo Ewe in Lipstick Hook: US H8 5.00mm **I followed the revised instructions for round.  Inbetween each heart I chained 20. To […]



The Birth of a Family Heirloom: Crocheted Baby Blanket

by This is Carrie on January 18, 2011

My mom crochets a blanket for every new baby in the family.  It’s a crazy undertaking given the size of our family, but I’m sure glad every one of my children has a piece of her handiwork for their very own.. The Baby got his for Christmas and it perfectly coordinated with his blessing day […]



Making Stuff: Crochet Earrings

by This is Carrie on December 28, 2010

Following my obvious affinity for crochet projects this holiday season, I made a few sets of crocheted earrings for my girlfriends. Pattern from Crochet Adorned (a crochet book totally worth investing in). Findings from Le Cotillon.



Making Stuff: Crocheted Doily Necklace

by This is Carrie on December 22, 2010

While I was working on all my Savers Thrift Store inspired, holiday, crocheted doily projects, I remembered a great little tutorial I came across for a crocheted doily necklace–a perfect girlfriend gift. I gathered a selection of doilies from my thrifted & estate sale acquired collection and hardware from the local bead shop. This necklace […]



Making Stuff: Crocheted Doily Bowl

by This is Carrie on December 21, 2010

The crocheted snowflake ornaments wasn’t the only Savers holiday DIY project that spoke to me.  Turning a thrifted doily into bowl is a brilliant idea for anytime of the year. Once again, my local Savers thrift store did not let me down, supplying me with the perfect doily for less than $2.  Now I just […]



Making Stuff: Cheater Crochet Ornaments

by This is Carrie on December 20, 2010

Ever since I discovered Savers awesome DIY tutorials back in October (the Barbie Zombie Garden was such a cool idea), I couldn’t wait to see what they’d come up with for the Holidays. I immediately fell in love with their upcycled snowflake ornament idea and headed to my local Savers to find the needed supplies. […]



The LA Love Scarf Project Delivers

by This is Carrie on February 28, 2010

Two days before Valentine’s Day Love Scarf Project Founder, Bridger Fonger and a handful of helpers delivered over 150 hand knitted and hand crocheted scarves to City of Hope. Thanks to Elise from Cupcake Activist, a few other OC crafters (young & old), and a few hours of good tv,  these twelve scarves were Orange […]


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