Just because we can crochet toilet paper covers does not mean we ought too
Here is my most shameful admission as a crochet designer; Ms March was my first new pattern in years, I mean years. Really, can I even call myself a designer in that case? But with that admission comes one more, I haven’t shared my past designs with you either. This is the first step to… Continue reading Crazy Colors of Fun
When you hear Joy of Crochet you think of all things yarn; hats and scarves, baby blankets and chunky cowls, afghans and etc… The Joy of Crochet blog would have the expectation of one free pattern after another…and another…..and another, just like most every other crochet blog. And while I appreciate the free patterns and… Continue reading Why my Blog has a different name than my Design Business.
I love mixing genres. I love it. I love it in my music, like when Florida Georgia Line partnered with Nelly and did a remix of their song Cruise, or David Guetta’s Titanium, especially David Crowder’s Shadows. I love it in my food flavors (although I’m still on the fence with chicken and waffles). I… Continue reading Mz. March Cabled Earwarmer Free Pattern
I listen to a lot of entrepreneurial podcasts, read business books and small business blogs and so many of them encourage me to Quit my Day Job. I happen to love my day job. My day job allows me to meet hundreds of new people a day and travel with ease. The perks that I… Continue reading I don't want to quit my Day Job.
Now before you start arguing with me this is a direct quote from my brother. Yep. And he’s right. So often crochet designers don’t design with guys in mind when they make their crochet patterns and they end up making something a woman would wear in “men’s colors” or something dull. Some common misconceptions about… Continue reading Guys don’t wear crochet! Hipster Hat
I have relaunched my blog and my website too. YAY!!!! They have a new look and easier access. All the things you would want. But before you go and look around let’s talk about GIVE AWAYS. (That is why your here after all). Right now my website does not have all my patterns listed. (It’s… Continue reading Relaunch and GIVE AWAY!! YAY!!
A friend of mine asked this question in a FB post. That same day I saw Benjamin Franklin’s daily agenda in a book I was reading. At the beginning of the year I decided that I wanted to be a reader. I am going to read through the Great American Reads List. In between the… Continue reading Good Habits
I just went to New York City for the first time. Here are ten of my observations from my time in the big city. (Over 8 million people live there making it the largest population and almost 6 million over the next largest city in the U.S.) 1: It is cluttered First, I should give… Continue reading 10 Observations from NYC
So I am heading to NYC my first trip of the year. This will be my first time in the Big Apple, which, as you get to know me better, is shocking. I am so excited to finally see it! I have decided to be a serious tourist this time around. 🕶 Here is the… Continue reading New York…….
I know most browser’s of crochet blogs love the free pattern aspect. So I figured in the new year I would give you a free pattern. This year I made my family house socks for Christmas. So here is the guys sock pattern. I used two skeins of worsted weight yarn together but you can… Continue reading New Year, New Free Pattern