Learn three variations of the stem stitch used in vintage and modern embroidery. There's also a demonstration on how making slight variations in the stitch can make for a more effective result.
This free crochet flower pattern uses two basic techniques common to Irish crochet and could easily be used as the basis for a doily or other larger pattern. The pattern works with crochet thread up to an all-purpose 4-ply acrylic.
This project is very easy to make but does require patience and quite a bit of time. Attention to detail will make a prettier basket but this project could be made by children you would trust with a needle and thread.
Inspired by our latest appliance purchase, the recycled, decorative message board will add a splash of color to your wall and provide a great place to display photos, artwork, notes and reminders.
This free crochet flower pattern was inspired by a vintage crochet flower pattern that is part of the crochet flower basket pattern. I thought the flower cup portion of the pattern was too small, so I made mine differently and have included my changes here.
This pretty little baby set is from a vintage knitting pattern. It appears to use two different colors of yarn and seems like the instructions are fairly straight-forward.
Many crochet doily patterns feature roses. This free crochet rose pattern is inspired by several vintage doily patterns and makes up quick and easy in all of the yarns I tried.
This free crochet flower pattern makes up fairly quickly and creates a pretty flower that would make a great addition to a crochet hat, purse or sweater. The size of your crochet flower will be completely dependent upon the thickness of the yarn you use. My flower was made using a typical 4-ply worsted acrylic and is around 4 inches wide.
This little Amigurumi Octopus is easy to make and only uses the chain and single crochet stitches. There are two versions - stuffed and unstuffed. And while I used buttons for eyes you might want to crochet or embroider your eyes. This amigurumi project is also a great stashbuster as it takes only a small amount of yarn to make. So without further adeu, let's get started.
The Crafty Tipster has a new look! A change of software, design and the addition of a number of new projects has made for a very exciting time for us. We hope you like the new look as much as we do.