Yarn Project Bag Review Darn Good Yarn Sari Silk Tote

Happy Earth Day! Today I want to share an important yarn project bag review with you all!

Need a new knitting bag that is sustainable and eco-friendly? Check out my yarn project bag review of the Darn Good Yarn Sari Silk Tote Bag!

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I recently received this beautiful Darn Good Yarn Sari Silk Tote Bag made with recycled sari silk fabric. It’s my newest project bag. I have a lot of knitting bags and organizers but a few things I love about this one are:

  • It’s lightweight and has long straps so it’s easy to carry around
  • I love the print on the fabric it’s so pretty. You have the option to include a note with your favorite colors and Darn Good Yarn will try their best to send you a bag in those colors.
  • Sourced from recycled sari silk fabric making it an environmentally friendly product!

Now the most important question is: How many WIPs can it hold?

I was able to hold a total of 3 wips in this bag! The bag measures 13.5 x 14 in. which is pretty spacious! My wips consisted of one half-done rectangle wrap, a second wrap that I just started, and another medium-sized project with the yarn for each project!

Grab your own Darn Good Yarn Sari Silk Tote Bag today!

Sustainability and handmade go together..

When we work on any of our projects we are already being thoughtful of the environment. We are making something that is handmade and can be re-used. Now you can also have a yarn project bag that is ethically sourced and sustainable! This bag is multipurpose and you can use it for groceries, as a beach tote, or an everyday tote!

Darn Good Yarn is the place to shop if you’re looking for sustainable fashion options. Among other things, Darn Good Yarn focuses on empowering women in India and Nepal by providing fair-trade work. They use sustainable materials to create beautiful skirts, ethically sourced yarns, project bags, and more. Here are some other Earth Day Deals taking place on Darn Good Yarn, some spring/summer patterns and yarn kits are on sale as well! Check out some of my faves deals below!

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Grab your own Darn Good Yarn Sari Silk Tote Bag today!

DK Weight Herbal Dyed Silk Yarn Packs

If you’re looking for sustainable yarn, this colorful yarn pack is it! Not only is their DK Weight Herbal Dyed Silk Yarn handspun with recycled silk saved from the landfill, but it’s also dyed with plant-based ingredients like madder root and Indian kino!

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Herbal Dyed Silk Ribbon Packs

This unique yarn is made from recycled fabric scraps that are sourced from their fair-labor co-ops in India. These fabric scraps are then dyed with plant-based dyes to creates beautiful neutral tones. Perfect for spring!

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Grow Your Own Tree Kit

One of their favorite Earth Day traditions is to plant a tree and give back to Mother Earth. While they are planting a tree for every order this month, you can plant a tree of your own with this kit!

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Grab the NEW Furls Crochet Navy Odyssey hook HERE and get a wristlet when you buy 2 Navy hooks HERE.

Picture by Nicole Riley from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Check out the Spring Organization Sale on Furls Crochet HERE and get an automatic 20% off discount on all Furls Accessories (use code SPRING20) (except the Lucet Fork and Jewelry) from 4/19 – 4/25

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Need a new knitting bag that is sustainable and eco-friendly? Check out my yarn project bag review of the Darn Good Yarn Sari Silk Tote Bag!

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Summer is just around the corner! If you’re looking for sustainable fashion, make sure you go check out my sari-skirt guide here.

How to Crochet with Fur Yarn Tunisian crochet tutorial

Check out this Tunisian crochet YouTube tutorial for how to crochet with fur yarn. Easy hacks to follow when crocheting with fur yarn!

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Do you have some fur yarn in your stash but no idea how to crochet with it? When I got my pattern tested recently, the difficulty of working with fur yarn kept coming up in my tester group. With the help of my tester Kaitlyn, I have put together a tutorial for how to Tunisian crochet with fur yarn. You can read through some of the tips below or go straight to the full video tutorial! I have some fun designs coming with this yarn so it would be good to get some practice working with this yarn!

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Here’s a quick tutorial of how to work with fur yarn. Here, I show you some tips and tricks to use while doing Tunisian crochet with faux fur yarn. I will be releasing a free pattern soon using this yarn. Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out!

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Check out this Tunisian crochet YouTube tutorial for how to crochet with fur yarn. Easy hacks to follow when crocheting with fur yarn!

Check out the FREE Fuzzy Mustache Pillow Pattern over on The Hook Nook blog!

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Materials needed to Crochet with Fur Yarn:

Denise Interchangeable Tunisian crochet hook Size 17 12.0 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook. Buy the complete set here
Yarn: Any faux fur yarn such as We Crochet Fable Fur Yarn
Contrast yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick
Clover Yarn Needle
Clover Locking Stitch Markers

My 3 Main Tips when working with Faux Fur Yarn:

1. Feel for the yarn

Make sure you feel for each stitch before working into it so you know you’re putting your hook through the right space.

2. Use a bright contrasting color yarn to hold your stitches as a lifeline.

Below you can see how Kaitlyn used a contrasting piece of yarn to indicate where each stitch is.

Here she laid the yarn back and forth across the working yarn as she created the foundation chain so that she could find the back bumps.

If it’s hard for you to do this, just feel for the stitches. It’s also okay to go into the front of the stitch if you can’t find the back bumps since it’s hard to tell the difference in stitches due to the fuzzy/fluffy nature of fur yarn! When you make the foundation chain make sure your tension is a little bit loose so the stitches are not too tight and it’s easier to go into them!

Then she weaved the yarn through the Tunisian simple stitch loops of the forward pass to create a lifeline if she accidentally drops or misses any on the forward or return pass.

Check out this Tunisian crochet YouTube tutorial for how to crochet with fur yarn. Easy hacks to follow when crocheting with fur yarn!

And this is how that looks after the return pass.

Photo credit: Kaitlyn of @ohheykaitcreates on Instagram, follow all of her work here.

3. Always count stitches after every row.

Make sure you count your stitches after every single row because it is very easy to lose stitches when working with fur yarn! So yes, you have to count after every single row!

You can also use locking stitch markers to see where your first and last stitch are on each row!

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Check out this Tunisian crochet YouTube tutorial for how to crochet with fur yarn. Easy hacks to follow when crocheting with fur yarn!

Check out the FREE Fuzzy Mustache Pillow pattern over on The Hook Nook blog!

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If you’ve been wanting to crochet with faux fur yarn, watch this Tunisian crochet tutorial and get started! I take you through some basic steps for how to Tunisian crochet with fur yarn. You can also subscribe to my channel to get more crochet tips and tricks for beginners, learn new Tunisian crochet stitches, and more! I hope you enjoyed this yarn hack!

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Need another idea for using up your fur yarn?! Check out this super fun and easy traditional crochet FREE headband pattern by my friend Stephanie (By Stephanie Erin).

Go make your very own Czarina Crown today!

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Check out this Tunisian crochet YouTube tutorial for how to crochet with fur yarn. Easy hacks to follow when crocheting with fur yarn!

Crochet Bonding Squares – Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Here is a FREE pattern for a set of Tunisian crochet bonding squares. It’s a mindless crochet charity project to practice Tunisian crochet!

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Have you ever heard of crochet bonding squares? It’s such a heartwarming concept. Crochet baby bonding squares help increase bonding between a mother and her premature baby since they can’t do skin to skin contact. One square is given to the mom and one square is given to the baby and they’re switched back and forth to help the baby and mother get familiar with each other.

Here I have a Free Tunisian crochet bonding squares pattern – the Sleepy Bye Bonding Squares. I designed these squares for a fun blog event organized by my friend. The Preemie Crochet Challenge is taking place over on the Sunflower Cottage Crochet Too Blog where a new Preemie design is shared for free every day (some designs are free for longer). The Sleepy Bye Bonding Squares pattern PDF is free for the whole week since this is such a great cause!

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Each download from Ravelry is a pledge to make at least one of that item to donate to a NICU or similar in November for Preemie Awareness Month. One pattern will be featured each day on the SunflowerCottageCrochet.com blog.

To get your free PDF copy of the Sleepy Bye Bonding Squares pattern follow the steps below. First, click below and enter the discount code: PREEMIE2020 on Ravelry from Aug. 19th to 26th. Then head to the main round-up page to grab more free preemie patterns!

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About the Pattern:

Skill Level: Beginner  


Yarn:

Lion Brand Yarn Comfy Cotton Blend in Whipped Cream 50 yards (Light size 3 yarn (7 oz./200 g, 392 yd/358 m; 50% cotton, 50% polyester) 

Caron Simply Soft in Autumn Maize (Size 4 worsted weight yarn 40 yards (6 oz./170 g, 315 yd/288 m; 100% acrylic)

Hooks:

  • 6.5 mm Tunisian crochet or straight hook that is 6 to 8 in long with stopper at end, check out my favorite Clover Takumi set here
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook for appliques

Notions: 

Gauge:

  • Gauge is 17 sts over 16 rows in Tunisian honeycomb stitch for a 4 x 4 in. square

Finished Size:

  • The finished size is 6.5  in. long by 6.5  in. wide

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is for a set of Tunisian crochet bonding squares. It’s the perfect mindless project to practice Tunisian crochet and learn a few stitches! Then, add the appliques to give a cute touch. Finally, when you’re done, donate to your local hospital to support preemie moms. 

  • Pattern rows are Forward pass instructions.
  • The following instructions are implied: 
    • The loop already on the hook at the beginning of the row counts as the first st. 
    • Always Tunisian simple stitch in the last st of the row, being sure to work under both loops of the st.
  • Return Pass: Follow the foundation row and each row with the Return Pass in the same color unless a color change is needed.
    • Return Pass Instructions: Ch 1, *yarn over, pull through two loops; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook.
  • Note: Always cut yarn when changing colors in this pattern because it is made for preemie babies. Preemie baby fingers can get caught in floats.

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Abbreviations:

Sl st: Slip stitch

Sc: Single crochet

Hdc: Half double crochet

Dc: Double crochet

Tr: Treble crochet

Tss: Tunisian simple stitch

Tps: Tunisian purl stitch

RetP: Return Pass -Explained above

Tss2tog: Tunisian simple stitch 2 together

Tss3tog: Tunisian simple stitch 3 together

Sk: Skip

Ch: Chain

Square Options:

Col A
Col B
Col A
Col B
Col A
Col B
Here is a FREE pattern for a set of Tunisian crochet bonding squares. It’s a mindless crochet charity project to practice Tunisian crochet!

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Pattern Instructions:

First, Ch 25 to begin your square.

Foundation Row: Then pick up a loop in the back bump of each chain. Complete normal RetP. (25 sts) 

Row 2: Next (Tss, Tps)* Rep * across.  (25 sts)

Row 3: Then (Tps, Tss)* Rep * across. (25 sts)

Rows 4 and 5: Next repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 6: Then, Tss across. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn.

Rows 7 to 15: Then join Color B and Tss across

Row 16: Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn. Lastly, join Color A again and repeat rows 2 to 6. Then, bind off. Leave a 6 in. tail and cut yarn. 

Then, complete a sc border by sc evenly into each st around and completing (sc, ch1, sc) into corners.

Lastly, weave in ends as neatly as possible and cut yarn.

Then this is what the square should look like (here I started with Color B) For the square pictured, I worked as follows: Color B, Color A, Color B.:

Here is a FREE pattern for a set of Tunisian crochet bonding squares. It’s a mindless crochet charity project to practice Tunisian crochet!


Appliques:

Then, using 5.5 mm crochet hook make appliques as follows:

Star

Magic circle, ch 2, sc 11, (ch4, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sc, hdc, sk next st in circle, and sl st into next st)*, rep * 4 more times

Then leave a long enough tail (12 in.) to sew applique onto square.

Moon

Ch 10, sl st, sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc, sl st

Then Leave a long enough tail (12 in.) to sew applique onto square.

Night cap

Foundation Row: Ch 5 and complete foundation row 

Rows 2, 4, and 5: Tss across.

Row 3: Tss2tog, tss2tog

Row 6: Tss3tog, make bobble in middle st

Then leave a long enough tail (12 in.) to sew applique onto square.

Lastly, sew appliques onto middle block, weave in all loose ends, and cut yarn.

Here is a FREE pattern for a set of Tunisian crochet bonding squares. It’s a mindless crochet charity project to practice Tunisian crochet!

Finally, you are done! Have any questions? The best way to reach me is via email: [email protected]

Finally, share your finished square with me on social media using the hashtag #SleepyByeSquares for a chance to be featured!
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This is an original pattern from Noor’s Knits, ©2020. Please do not reprint, repost, or sell any parts of this pattern. Feel free to link back to my blog. You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern, but please kindly link back to my website. Send questions to [email protected]

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Here is a FREE pattern for a set of Tunisian crochet bonding squares. It’s a mindless crochet charity project to practice Tunisian crochet!

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If you enjoyed this pattern, make sure you check out my free Tunisian Giving Scarf pattern!

Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set Review for Knit Picks

Check out the review of the Knit Picks Radiant Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set -  portable, affordable, and perfect for your next project!

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Recently, I started seeing a lot of these beautiful rainbow wood crochet hooks on my friends’ Instagram feeds so I decided to give them a try myself. We Crochet Official/Knit Picks sent this crochet hook set to me so I could try it out and give my followers an honest review (thanks We Crochet friends!). Follow along as I take you through what this Knit Picks Tunisian Crochet Hook Set includes and how I feel about it!

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What’s Inside?

The complete crochet hook set comes with the following components:

  • Radiant Interchangeable Crochet Hooks (6 in. in length) (8 total) – E-4 (3.5mm), F-5 (3.75mm), G-6 (4.0mm), 7 (4.5mm), H-8 (5.0mm), I-9 (5.5mm), J-10 (6.0mm), and K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
  • Sturdy Black Cables 4 total – 2 each of 21″ and 29″ lengths (crochet hook tip to end of cable)
  • Accessories: snapped clear vinyl case, 8 black end caps, and 2 cable keys

Purchase the complete Knit Picks Radiant Wood Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set Here

Important Features

My favorite part about these wooden crochet hooks is the smooth finish. The main component of these hooks is strong layers of laminated birch. I cannot get over how smooth they feel in my hand.

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There is even a thumb rest which allows a good grip when crocheting. I also love the weight of these hooks. They aren’t super lightweight but they aren’t super heavy either which is perfect for small and big projects!

The join is very smooth which means yarn will not snag on the hooks. The compact and portable case is perfect for on-the-go travel crochet! The end caps are high quality and the cable keys ensure a snug fit. This ensures that the cable and end caps don’t come undone while you’re crocheting. I highly recommend using the cable keys for screwing and unscrewing the cables and end caps. The cables are very flexible but also thick and sturdy which makes them perfect for heavier projects like shawls and blankets!

One thing that is a little bit different for me, especially as a Tunisian crocheter, is the rounded head. I have a sharp head on my other Tunisian crochet hooks which makes it easy to pick up loops as I do my forward pass. With this set, picking up loops for the foundation row is kind of hard. But once I get beyond the foundation row, picking up stitches is a little bit easier. It’s still different from the sharp head crochet hooks but I think with practice I’ll get the hang of it! The rest of the features make up for this one difference though so I’m not complaining!

How do these work?

All you have to do is attach one of the interchangeable cables to the end of the Radiant Interchangeable Crochet Hook by screwing it in place. Next, attach the cable cap to the opposite end of the cable to keep your stitches securely on the cable. You can mix and match a large range of interchangeable hook sizes with cables available in 21″ all the way up through 57″. This means you can create projects ranging from scarves to garments and blankets.

Check out my full video review of the Radiant Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set over on YouTube! *Premieres at 11 AM EST on Wednesday, Aug. 12th*

If you want a complete wood Interchangeable crochet hook set, you need to invest in this set. It is a high-quality compact and practical set! You can get the set directly from the Knit Picks website over here.

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If you want, you can also get larger hook sizes 7.0 mm, L 11 (8.0 mm), M 13.0 mm, N/P 15 (10.0 mm). 12.0 mm separately here and the extra cords in lengths 24 inches to 60 inches here. You can also grab some connectors here to mix and match and increase the length of cords.

We Crochet also has a great selection of yarns. One of my favorites is their Mighty Stitch Superwash Merino Wool + Acrylic Blend which I used for my Tunisian Orchid Square pattern. Shop the Mighty Stitch yarn collection here.

I have another little girls’ skirt pattern in the works that will be going out to testers soon. Make sure you are signed up to my newsletter here to get notified when I release the pattern.

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If you are ready to try out some Tunisian crochet patterns, you can check out my patterns on Ravelry, Etsy, or LoveCrafts.com. A great pattern to get started with is my free Tunisian Giving Scarf pattern. It’s the perfect gift-giving idea for the upcoming holiday season!

Watch the fun unboxing of more goodies from We Crochet Official over here.

Purchase the complete Knit Picks Radiant Wood Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set Here

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Check out the review of the Knit Picks Radiant Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set -  portable, affordable, and perfect for your next project!

Crochet for a Cause 2020 Event and Pattern Roundup

Looking for crochet hat and scarf patterns for donation? Check out this crochet for a cause 2020 event hosted by Edythblayn! Get free patterns every Monday!

Crochet for a Cause 2020 is an event by Ashley from Edythblayn to showcase crochet designers while encouraging everyone to crochet for charity! Every Monday of June through August, two patterns (crochet hat pattern and/or crochet scarf pattern) will be featured from different crochet designers as crochet for charity patterns. The PDFs to their patterns will be available for free download for the week! You can crochet one of each pattern featured all summer long, or you can make 100 of a specific pattern, etc, and so on. By the end of summer, you will have several crochet hats and/or crochet scarves to donate to the local homeless shelter, hospital, cancer center, school, pregnancy resource center, etc of your choosing! Scroll to the bottom of the post for a list of charities where you can donate!

All the charity crochet patterns will be beginner-friendly to easy-intermediate in difficulty. The patterns will range in size and gender-target. Please only use cotton and soft acrylic yarn (*avoid wool as it can be irritating).

Monday at midnight EST through Sunday evening, each pattern of the week will be available for FREE download! The download will either be available directly from the designer’s site, or through Ravelry. >> If through Ravelry, please use the code CROCHETCAUSE

Crochet for a Cause – How it Works

Please reference the infographic below to see how this event will work!

Looking for crochet hat and scarf patterns for donation? Check out this crochet for a cause 2020 event hosted by Edythblayn! Get free patterns every Monday!

Also, look for this button within each pattern’s post to go back to the “home” post to get to the next free crochet hat or scarf (there will be 2 each week)!

Sharing is Caring

We would LOVE to see how your crochet for charity hats and scarves are coming along! If you have Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #CrochetCause2020 and if you have Facebook, you can join the group Edyth Blayn Crochet Community and share pictures! And especially share at the end of Crochet for a Cause 2020 how many hats and scarves you made to donate!

Please Pin and share, so the word gets out and others may participate as well in being a blessing to others!

Looking for crochet hat and scarf patterns for donation? Check out this crochet for a cause 2020 event hosted by Edythblayn! Get free patterns every Monday!

Crochet for a Cause – National Crochet Charities

The following is a small list of national crochet charities listed on AllFreeCrochet.com that accept hats and scarves:

Halos of Hope
Warm Up America
Knots of Love
Warriors for Hope
Operation Gratitude
Bundles of Love

Check out more info about where to donate here.

Crochet for a Cause Patterns

Week 1: June 1st – 7th

Heather Beanie by A Plush Pineapple

Quick and Easy Beanie for Men by Shabby Sheep Apparel

Week 2: June 8th – 14th

Monkey Around Beanie by Through the Loopy Yarn

Looking for crochet hat and scarf patterns for donation? Check out this crochet for a cause 2020 event hosted by Edythblayn! Get free patterns every Monday!

Honey Bee Scarf by Modesty by Laura

Looking for crochet hat and scarf patterns for donation? Check out this crochet for a cause 2020 event hosted by Edythblayn! Get free patterns every Monday!

Week 3: June 15th – 21st

Nebula Infinity Scarf by The Loophole Fox

Basic Beanies by Lullaby Lodge

Week 4: June 22nd – 28th

Basic Ribbed Baby Beanie by Itchin For Some Stitchin

Women’s Flower Accent Hat by Cute and Cozy Crochet *Link is now working*

Week 5: June 29th – July 5th

Tunisian Giving Scarf by Noor’s Knits

Easy Beginner’s Scarf by King and Eye

Week 6: July 6th – July 12th

Pomander Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet

Monarch Beanie by Modesty by Laura

Be sure to come back next week for two more free crochet patterns!

Week 7: July 13th – July 19th

Mermaid Confetti Scarf by Itchin’ For Some Stitchin’

Falling Leaves Infinity Scarf by Needle Klankers

Week 8: July 20th – July 26th

Double Brim Coffee Beanie by Another Mum Fights The Dust

Dreamer Beanie by Carroway Crochet

Week 9: July 27th – August 2nd

Blueberry Bush Beanie by Claire De Lune Fiber Art

Simple Scarf by Lullaby Lodge

Week 10: August 3rd – August 9th

The Linden Beanie by A Purpose and a Stitch

CrissCross Ridges Infinity Scarf by Loops and Love Crochet

Week 11: August 10th – August 16th

Slip Stitch Beanie by Hanjan Crafts

Squishy Adult Hat by Crafting Each Day

Week 12: August 17th – August 23rd

Chunky Ridge Cowl by The Traveling Hook Creative

Mossy Ridge Infinity Scarf by Needle Klankers

Mossy Ridge Infinity Scarf by Needle Klankers

Week 13: August 24th – August 30th

Take me Outside Infinity Scarf by Carroway Crochet

Ferris Wheel Slouchy Granny Square Hat by Nana’s Crafty Home

Week 14: August 31st – September 6th

Peaks Scarf by Creations by Courtney

XOXO Slouch Hat by Crafting for Weeks


This is the last week for Crochet for a Cause, we hope you enjoyed all the patterns, thanks to Ashley for organizing the event. Make sure you check out her blog here!

While you’re here, check out my free Tunisian Sweetheart Scarf pattern!

Why Block Crochet? Here’s the Why and How

Why block crochet? What is blocking? How do I go about blocking my finished piece? Find answers to these questions and a full tutorial over here!

Why Block Crochet? – Pin this post now and try later!

Why block crochet? What is blocking? How do I go about blocking my finished piece? Keep reading to find answers to these questions and a full tutorial!

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If these are the questions running through your mind right now, you’re in the right place. I will give you a bit of background and show you how it’s done. I promise it is not hard at all!

Why Block Crochet – Wait, What is Blocking?

First, let me explain what blocking is all about. Blocking is a technique used to relax the fibers in your finished piece to set them in a specific shape. There are a few different methods of blocking. The most common and quickest way is steam blocking. This technique is what I will be explaining in more detail in this post. Steam blocking is basically the process of giving steam to a finished piece. Another method is wet blocking which is when the finished piece is immersed in water + wool wash, rinsed gently, and laid flat to dry.

Blocking is an underestimated and often disregarded technique. You must be asking at this point ‘why block crochet?’ or ‘why block knitting?’ I’ll tell you why. Blocking is important for many reasons not just for giving a finishing touch!

Often times, when we are working on a project our gauge fluctuates slightly and sometimes we end up with a wonky/dis-shaped project. Blocking is a way to make all of those stitches uniform and give your project the finished shape you desire. I’ve also noticed that blocking softens the fiber a little which will give you a comfortable garment or blanket ensuring the cozy factor is on point! Sometimes the finished piece will have curling at the edges and will not lie flat. Giving it a little bit of steam will do wonders. Lastly, if your measurements are sometimes off by a little bit, stretching and blocking the finished piece can give you accurate measurements.

Now that you know the background about what blocking is and why it’s so important. Let’s find out what we’ll need to do some steam blocking!

Why block crochet? What is blocking? How do I go about blocking my finished piece? Find answers to these questions and a full tutorial over here!

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Steam Blocking – Materials

First, let me take you through some of the materials you’ll need. You can also use other alternatives but these are the materials I use. For all of the items, you can click on the picture or the button below it to purchase!

Steamer

You’ll need a good lightweight steamer or an iron. When I started blocking, I started with my regular iron and it was too heavy for me to work with so I had to constantly take breaks. Then I finally invested in a good steamer and I am so happy because I can go on for longer periods without stopping! This steamer is also great because you can easily hold it horizontally without any water leaking out. It also has a lock button so you get continuous steam and it heats up SUPER fast!

Blocking Board Set

A set of foam boards or something to pin your finished piece on. I use this 1 x 1 in. gridded blocking board set by the Humble Crafter that I bought on Amazon. It has been really helpful when I need to stretch the piece out to specific measurements. This set comes with 100 T-pins and a measuring tape. Alternatively, you can use a thick towel or children’s alphabet mats.

T-Pins and Knit Blockers

You will also need a set of good pins to hold your finished piece in place. I love this set of Knitter’s Pride Blocking T-pins. You get a 2-pack of 50 (rust-resistant) T-pins each to give you a 100 T-pins. Although the blocking board set comes with pins, they get used up very quickly. It’s important to have lots of pins on hand especially if you are blocking a bigger piece like a garment, shawl, or blanket. Alternatively, you could use safety pins but I find the T-pins much easier to position and work with. It’s also important that the T-pins are rust-resistant so you don’t get any rust-stains on your finished piece.

Although not required, I found this set of Knitter’s Pride knit blockers really handy. These are so sturdy and come in a really nice case. Instead of using multiple pins you can just use a block and pin a larger area.

Measuring Tape

You will also need a measuring tape, this Singer retractable one is my favorite!

Steam Blocking – The How

Steam blocking acrylic yarn (or any other yarn) is really easy as long as you have the right materials. I’ve recorded a little tutorial to take you through all of the steps listed below. You can read through or just head over to the video tutorial to see exactly how to do each step!

  1. Lay a towel down or pick out how many blocking boards you will need based on the size of your finished piece and piece them together.
  2. Measure out and pin your finished piece on the blocking boards or towel.
  3. Fill the steamer with water, plug it in, and turn it on.
  4. Once the steamer is ready, set the steamer to the lock position and staying about half an inch to an inch above the piece, direct the steam over the piece and slowly steam the pinned piece.
  5. Continue steaming for a few minutes or until the piece is damp to the touch.
  6. Leave the piece pinned for a few hours or till the piece is completely dry.
  7. Unpin and do a happy dance – your finished piece is finally ready! if you are still not satisfied you can repeat the steam blocking a few more times or try wet blocking the piece!

You can really see the difference between the unblocked (curled) and the steam blocked square in this picture. This is why blocking is so important!

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Crochet Scarf Patterns + More -30 Days of Cozy

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Some designer friends and I have come together for the Second Annual 30 Days of Cozy. We’ll release 30 new free and premium designs over the course of the next 30 days on the Made With a Twist blog.

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This fabulous bundle is a collection of all 30 crochet patterns PLUS premium upgrades and bonus patterns from some of your favorite bloggers and designers. The best part is that it’s on sale for a limited time for just $12! That’s 90% off the retail price and a value of over $120 in beautiful, cozy, patterns perfect for sweater weather and holiday gifting, you can’t miss it.

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Crochet Scarf Patterns – Tuni Candy Cane Cowl and Scarf – A Perfect Mommy and Me Set

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I’m so excited to share that my design, Tuni Candy Cane Cowl and Scarf, will be included in the bundle, just in time for cooler weather. If you are looking for unique crochet scarf patterns, keep reading!

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This beginner-friendly pattern is for a candy cane theme Tunisian crochet toddler scarf and adult size cowl set. Both patterns are crochet flat which makes it a perfect beginner pattern! The scarf and cowl are inspired by all things candy cane. This set uses size 6 super bulky yarn in contrasting colors (Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick). This means it works up super quick (perfect for markets and holiday gifts)! It is the perfect fast crochet scarf. The toddler size also features huge pockets that are perfect for stuffing with all those yummy holiday treats and toys!

The toddler size will become available for free on the Made With a Twist Blog on Oct. 4th. You can upgrade to the premium Tuni Candy Cane Cowl and Scarf PDF pattern as part of the bundle which includes the cowl along with color charts for both pieces! Get this set along with 29 other amazing patterns along with upgrades from your favorite designers for just $12 starting TODAY!

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Crochet Scarf Patterns and More – 30 Days of Cozy Bundle

Did you catch the 30 Days of Cozy Bundle last year? If so, you already know the quality and professionalism of each design that Pam includes in the event. Now, you get another chance to add some more absolutely fantastic patterns to your collection for just $12!

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Tunisian Crochet Hook Set – Clover Takumi Review

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Read a review of the popular Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set by Clover. This is a high-quality, and practical bamboo crochet hook set that is a must-have!

The first Tunisian crochet hook I used was a Clover Takumi Bamboo 5.5 mm. double-ended Tunisian crochet hook since that’s one of the few Tunisian crochet hooks my local Jo-Ann’s carried. I was so excited to try Tunisian crochet! I jumped over to Toni’s (TL Yarncrafts) beginner series and started working up a swatch of the simple stitch and I fell in love with this stitch and texture!

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Recently, I received the entire Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set so I could try it out and give my followers a review (Thank You, Clover USA!). Let me tell you, I have always loved Clover Takumi bamboo products. The wood finish is so nice and works smoothly with any yarn fiber!

Follow along as I show you everything that the set comes with and how I feel about this beautiful Tunisian crochet hook set!

The set comes with the following components:

  • Interchangeable high-quality bamboo Tunisian crochet hooks with stainless steel screws in sizes: E through L (3.5 mm, 3.75 mm, 4.0 mm, 4.5 mm, 5.0 mm, 5.5 mm, 6.0 mm, 6.5 mm, and 8.0 mm)
  • Sturdy nylon cords with stainless steel screw caps in the following lengths: 16 in, 24 in, 29 in, 36 in, and 48 in.
  • 5 bamboo stoppers with screws pinned into a styrofoam cushion for easy storage
  • 100% cotton compact and portable canvas carrying case with a neat compartment for each item with a tie to close it up

I always love the quality of bamboo products that Clover produces so it isn’t a surprise that these hooks work smoothly with my worsted weight yarn as well as my chunky yarn! There is zero snagging and none of my stitches slip off the hook!

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My favorite part about this set is that it comes with such a practical and organized case. There is a spot to store and keep each item safe!

The Tunisian crochet hook is made so beautifully. The bamboo is so smooth and yarn just glides over it. The head of the hook is not too sharp or too blunt. It is just right for picking up stitches and working a variety of stitch types!

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Just look at how beautiful these stoppers are! They aren’t just beautiful to look at but they are practical. They stay put once you screw them on. I haven’t had any issues with stoppers unscrewing or falling off, no matter what the weight of my project is. I am currently working on a chunky cowl with the size L hook and a 36 in. cord using Lion Brand Woolease Thick and Quick and I’m halfway through and the stopper is still in place!

The locking system for these interchangeable Tunisian crochet hooks is so intuitive. As soon as I got the set, I opened it up and started playing around with it. I didn’t have to read the package to know what to do. Next, I just grabbed one of the hooks and grabbed a cord and screwed it in place! I tested it out by giving it a little pull and it was locked in place!

Read a review of the popular Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set by Clover. A must-have high-quality bamboo Tunisian crochet hook set!

After locking the Tunisian crochet hook and cord together, I went on to attach the stopper in the same way, I just had to screw it to the other end of the cord. Then I picked up my yarn and started crocheting! My stitches feel like butter over the seamless joints between the parts and I love that. There is no need to stop and move my stitches manually across the joints! Every time I use this set, I am in crochet dreamland!

Read a review of the popular Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set by Clover. A must-have high-quality bamboo Tunisian crochet hook set!

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Read a review of the popular Interchangeable Tunisian Crochet Hook Takumi Combo Set by Clover. This is a high-quality, and practical bamboo crochet hook set that is a must-have!

If you’re looking for a complete Bamboo Tunisian crochet hook set, you need to definitely invest in this combo set. It is a high-quality compact and practical set! You can get it directly from Clover USA over here or purchase it via Amazon and yes it is PRIME eligible! You can also read my Clover USA featured blog post over here.

If you are ready to try out some Tunisian crochet patterns, you can check out my patterns on Ravelry, Etsy, or LoveCrafts.com. Read about my most popular Tunisian crochet pattern, the Creamsicle Crochet Baby Blanket pattern here.

Prime Day 2019 – Shop my Knit and Crochet Prime Faves

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Blocking Tools

This is by far the best steamer I have used to date, it heats up super fast and actually makes blocking enjoyable!

These gridded blocking mats are super sturdy and even come with 100 stainless steel T-pins and a 60 in. retractable measuring tape.

Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers are also durable and great for blocking large/heavy projects.

Crochet Hook and Knitting Needle Interchangeable Sets

The Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set and Knitting Needle Set are both great practical and affordable sets to have. You can check out my short video review here.

If you love the feel of wood/bamboo. You could invest in one of the following sets: Clover Takumi, Lykke Driftwood, Knit Picks, Addi, or Knitter’s Pride.

Clover Takumi

Knit Picks

Lykke Driftwood (Knitting Needles Set)

Addi

Knitter’s Pride

Electronics

A selfie ring light and phone holder are great for recording high quality clear and bright videos! A must-have if you record regular video tutorials for YouTube or do regular Live streams on Instagram!

Up to 50% off Neewer Ring ight Flashes and Studio Accessories

MicroSD card for extra storage on your phone (who doesn’t need that?!) This 400 GB Sandisk Ultra MicroSD card is part of the Prime Deals!

You can also never have enough memory cards for your camera! This extreme 256 GB Sandisk memory card is one of the Prime day deals!

A portable hard drive is a must-have if you are blogging as you will end up taking lots of photos from different angles to get the perfect shot! You need a place to store all of those pictures!

Set of 2 Fast USB charging cables for Android devices.

Books

The Vogue Ultimate Knitting Book is full of useful information, diagrams, charts, and explanations. Everything you could possibly need to know about knitting/designing knitwear!

The Tunisian Crochet Workshop is such a useful book. Not only is this book colorful and fun to look at, but it is also the perfect resource for learning how to do Tunisian crochet. There are also some great simple projects for practicing the skills learned!

Packaging

If you have an online small business, one of the most important things to get customers to come back is having beautiful and reliable packaging. This doesn’t mean you have to spend lots of money. You can add a simple touch like a hand-written note and gift tags!

Next, it’s good to have poly-mailers in various sizes and adhesive labels ready to go! Don’t forget, you’ll need lots of packaging tape!

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Here I’ve compiled some of my fave knitting and crochet tools just in time for Amazon Prime Day! Amazon Prime Day runs from Oct. 13th to 14th. Keep scrolling to find all my faves or head to my store to shop my favorite.

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Yarns

Amazon has a great selection of yarns that are eligible for Prime 2-day shipping. This is especially helpful when experiencing “yarn chicken” and you don’t have time to run to the store or wait for delivery. Direct delivery from the store/company usually takes 3 to 5 business days or more! Avoid the delay and shop these Prime eligible yarns!

Lion Brand

Comfy Cotton Blend

Pound of Love

Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Bonus Bundle

24/7 Cotton Yarn

Feels Like Butta

Red Heart Yarn

Soft Yarn

Super Saver Yarn

Other Yarns

Bernat Blanket Bright Yarn

Caron Simply Soft Yarn

Yarn Accessories

Yarn Storage

Knit Picks Ball Winder

Knit Picks Yarn Swift

Designing Essentials

Next up are my fave designing essentials. I have to always have a notebook with me because I never know when inspiration will strike! These medium-sized dot grid notebooks and friction erasable pens are my go-to when designing! If I make a mistake in laying out the design I can simply erase and start over!

Also, a weighing scale is so important to have. It helps when you need to weigh yarn to get an idea of how much you’ve used. This is so important when designing or testing a pattern!

Non-Yarn Related Finds

This 8 Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is a must-have because it makes life so much easier by cutting cooking time in half. It is such a versatile appliance and can be used to make so many different recipes!

The Echo Dot is also a great addition to our house, I love being able to just ask Alexa what time it is or how the weather is outside. Most importantly, I love listening to music as I cook! It is currently one of the Prime Day deals right now!

These magnetic tiles are my number one go-to gift for little kids. I got them for my son last year when he turned 2 and he still enjoys playing with them daily!

If you’ve been following me you know how much I love this bird feeder because It is so simple to install and a great way to teach your kids about different types of birds in your local area. It has been great for my mental health too, seeing the birds every day is so uplifting!

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I hope you found this post useful and I hope you are able to snag some of these awesome tools on Prime Day 2021! If you aren’t a Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial by clicking the blue box below! If you already have these tools and want to get started on a fun project you can check out my Chunky Tunisian Pumpkin free Tunisian crochet pattern, my Tunisian Giving Scarf Pattern or my Cute As A Button Wrap free knitting pattern!

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Crochet Bow Pattern – Free Tunisian Crochet Bow-Tie

Free crochet bow pattern - make this cute crochet bow-tie in Tunisian crochet or in normal crochet - both patterns are available here!

I came up with this super easy free crochet bow pattern recently as I was thinking of ways to use up my scrap yarn. It can be intimidating to try a new craft so I want to make it easy for you. I would like you to try this super simple pattern to get used to and fall in love with Tunisian crochet! Similarly, I have a normal crochet version of the bow below if you prefer the simple crochet stitches! This bow can be attached to anything. For example, you can attach it to a hair-tie, headband, or a bow-tie. I decided to turn it into an adjustable bow-tie for Bubs! The double crochet belt makes it easy to adjust to any size!

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This adjustable bow-tie pattern is a great beginner project and can easily be made with a straight 4 mm crochet hook. Make it in a solid color or as a striped version! I’ve decided to include this pattern as a Free PDF just for 24 hours as part of the Easy Tunisian Crochet Blog Hop. Head over to the Easy TC Main Blog Post to grab the code, come back and click below to get your free PDF just for today!

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Materials:

Yarn

11 yards of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Navy
5 yards of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in Red
12 yards of Big Twist Yarn in White or Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in White
8 yards of Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet Thread in Silver

Hooks

4.0 mm Tunisian Crochet Hook or 4.0 mm straight crochet hook
4.5 mm Crochet hook

Notions

Scissors
Yarn Needle
Measuring Tape
Thread
Sewing Needle
3/4 in. button (need 2)

Abbreviations:

TSS – Tunisian Simple Stitch
HDC – Half Double Crochet
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Sc – Single Crochet
Ch – Chain

Tunisian Crochet Bow Pattern:

Free crochet bow pattern - make this cute crochet bow-tie in Tunisian crochet or in normal crochet - both patterns are available here!

Using a 4 mm Tunisian crochet hook, with white yarn chain 20 – make foundation row.

Row 2: TSS across with red. Normal return pass.

Row 3: Pick up white yarn and TSS across. Normal return pass.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 till you have completed 11 rows.

Bind off with white yarn.

Using metallic crochet thread with the right side of the finished piece facing you, sl. st into the first st along the long edge (20 st.), and sc around. Each time you get to a corner, ch 1, and continue sc around along short edge (12 st.). When you’ve reached the start, join with the first st by doing a sl st. Similarly, repeat one more round of sc.

Weave in all loose ends.

Bow Tie – Adjustable Band

Free crochet bow pattern - make this cute crochet bow-tie in Tunisian crochet or in normal crochet - both patterns are available here!

With navy blue, Chain 55

Row 1: Ch 2 and DC into each st for the next 54 sts.

Leaving a 6 in. tail, cut yarn.

Assemble the Bow-Tie

Take a 38 in. piece of blue yarn and cinch center of bow and sew in place.

With the adjustable band placed behind the cinched bow (right side facing you), Wrap the 38 in. piece of yarn around the bow and belt multiple times. After that, when there are about five inches of yarn remaining, stop wrapping and weave in the remaining yarn tail into the back of the bow.

Sew one 3/4 in. button onto the end of the adjustable belt (the end with yarn tails/starting point). Sew the second 3/4 in. button 2 inches from the first button.

Adjust the bow-tie to fit a range of baby to adult sizes by placing the buttons through the spaces between the double crochets.

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Normal Crochet Bow:

Using 4.5 mm crochet hook, chain 20. Follow rows 1 to 4 as outlined below:

  1. Firstly, Ch 1, HDC across with white and turn work.
  2. Secondly, join red yarn and sl st., ch 1, HDC over and around the white yarn while carrying the white yarn in the back and HDC across till the end of the row, turn work.
  3. Thirdly, with white yarn, work HDC over and around the red yarn while carrying the red yarn in the back and HDC across till the end of the row, turn work.

Finally, continue steps 2 and 3 while alternating colors and holding the non-working yarn in the back. Complete a total of seven rows.

With the right side facing you, sc around with metallic crochet thread as mentioned above. Make an adjustable band and cinch and sew bow and strap together as mentioned above.

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If you liked this free crochet bow pattern, give my Tunisian Sweetheart Scarf pattern a try! You can check out some great knitting and crochet video tutorials over on my YouTube channel!