Have Your Cake and Eat It Too! Free Tissue Box Cover Crochet Pattern

Do tissue box covers make you think of a grandma’s house? Me too. But then I had a never-ending cold and a box of Puffs earned a permanent spot in my living room. After staring at the generic box design for a while, I thought, if it’s going to become part of my house’s aesthetic, why not give it some personality?

How to Show Someone You Care on Valentine’s Day

Nicki Byrnes February 2, 2023 There’s a lot to love about Valentine’s Day. A dozen roses, a big box of chocolates, an oversized teddy bear, and a handwritten love note all sound great, but that’s not really what the day is about. When you cut through all the noise, February 14th is just a dayContinue reading “How to Show Someone You Care on Valentine’s Day”

How to Cheer on Your Team: Make Your Own Spiritwear

By Nicki Byrnes January 26, 2023 My local team, the Cincinnati Bengals, went to the Super Bowl last year. The city was abuzz with excitement and swathed in orange and black. I didn’t have Bengals spiritwear, so I decided to create an elevated hat design that didn’t look anything like the mass-produced gear sold inContinue reading “How to Cheer on Your Team: Make Your Own Spiritwear”

How to Make Pompoms with Only a Crochet Hook & Faux Fur Yarn

By Nicki Byrnes November 2, 2022 If this basket was a person, she would be loads of fun with a touch of glam! But unlike her persona, she is actually very low maintenance. The most distinctive part of this basket is the faux fur, which is used to add trim and create the pompoms. IContinue reading “How to Make Pompoms with Only a Crochet Hook & Faux Fur Yarn”

How to Make a Puff Stitch Crochet Cowl – Free Pattern

By Nicki Byrnes October 17, 2022 I’m sharing a crochet pattern that is one of my favorite things to make! It is a stitch repeat that is fun and so cute. Just look at those puff stitches! They look like little hearts as you make it, which is adorable. I recommend you wear it upsideContinue reading “How to Make a Puff Stitch Crochet Cowl – Free Pattern”

Where to Start When Learning to Crochet

If you want to learn to crochet, a huge unknown is where to begin. There is an overwhelming amount of videos and articles online to reference, so how do you choose? What step is the first to learn? What exactly are you supposed to be doing with your hands? Is that teacher demonstrating a properContinue reading “Where to Start When Learning to Crochet”

When the Star [Stitches] Align: Exciting News!

By Nicki Byrnes September 26, 2022 A chunky beanie I designed years ago is a crowd pleaser. It’s warm, cozy, cute, and goes with everything. So when my local football team, the Cincinnati Bengals, went to the Super Bowl last year and apparel was hard to find, I decided to adapt my favorite hat accordingly.Continue reading “When the Star [Stitches] Align: Exciting News!”

How I Learned to Crochet – and You Can Too

It occurred to me the teaching process is overly complicated and outdated, not taking advantage of modern technology and learning methods. So many people have a desire to learn something like crochet or knitting, but find it too intimidating, don’t know where to start, and either never start or give up too quickly. I want to clear that up and show you there is an easier way to learn.