You can enjoy the scent of sweet lemonade all year long with this Lemon Sugar Scrub! When I think of summer, fresh squeezed lemonade is definitely one of the things that comes to my mind. You know, those glasses of lemonade that you can buy at the county fair where they squeeze the giant lemons right there in front of your eyes, pour it over
The Moss Stitch is also known as the Linen Stitch, the Granite Stitch or the Woven Stitch. I believe it’s most common name is the Moss Stitch – or at least that’s what I was taught to call it when I was learning how to crochet. So, that’s what we’re calling this beautiful crochet stitch and what you’ll be learning today. About the Moss Stitch
Update Patio Furniture Cushions with Fabric from Sailrite I recently had the privilege of helping a friend update patio furniture with fabric from Sailrite. This was a long overdue project that my friend had asked me to do last year, but there just wasn’t enough hours in the day. Fast forward to early spring this year and she asks me again if I’d be willing
Learn how to make these large yard dice and download your free printable Yahtzee® score sheets. Last summer, we made our grandson a set of these large dice so he could play a game of Yard Yahtzee with his friends. The dice were such a big hit, that we decided to make seven more sets to gift to each of our other children for Christmas.
This hand stamped washer key chain is the perfect handmade gift for Father’s Day, graduation, birthdays or any special occasion! Dad’s can be difficult enough to buy gifts for Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries or just because, but making a useful and thought gift for Dad adds another layer of complexity. Not anymore! This hand stamped washer key chain really is that easy to make. And
Today I’m sharing seven easy half double crochet patterns that incorporate the use of the half double crochet stitch. Each of these patterns were hand-picked with the beginner crocheter in mind. As you develop and grow your crochet skills, you’ll be able to crochet more complicated patterns. And, before you know it, you’ll be crocheting corner to corner and learning all sorts of stitches!
I’ve put together a list of seven double crochet patterns that incorporate the use of the double crochet stitch that are easy to make. 7 Easy Double Crochet Patterns If you’ve been following along with the Learn to Crochet series here on The Birch Cottage blog, you’ve probably been wondering when I’m going to start actually sharing some real patterns with you, right? I mean,
Learn to make these DIY Terra Cotta Pot Luminaries! As I was planning what to share with Kenarry: Ideas for the Home readers today, I kept thinking about the Painted Terra Cot Pot tutorial that I shared last year. It was one of my favorite DIY projects from last year and, apparently, a favorite of a lot of the readers of Kenarry, too! As I
A magic circle is a great technique to use when you’re crocheting in the round. Although the magic circle is more of a technique than an actual crochet stitch, it’s a great skill to master for all those crocheted beanies, baskets, doilies and granny square projects! In this tenth post in my learn to crochet series, we’re going to learn how to make a magic
In this ninth post in my learn to crochet series, we’re going to learn how to half double crochet! We’ve already learned: Crochet Terms and Abbreviations (a free printable chart) Basic Supplies Needed to Crochet How to Hold a Crochet Hook How to Make a Slip Knot How to Hold Crochet Yarn How to Crochet a Chain How to Single Crochet How to Double Crochet
Here are seven easy single crochet patterns for the beginner! Since I’ve been sharing a learn to crochet series, I thought I’d round up some easy to crochet patterns that incorporate the stitches you’ve been learning. The first “real” crochet stitch we learned here on The Birch Cottage blog was the Single Crochet (sc) stitch. So, let’s take a look at seven really easy single crochet
In this eighth post in my learn to crochet series, we’re going to learn how to double crochet! We’ve already learned: Crochet Terms and Abbreviations (a free printable chart) Basic Supplies Needed to Crochet How to Hold a Crochet Hook How to Make a Slip Knot How to Hold Crochet Yarn How to Crochet a Chain How to Single Crochet Materials Used in this Tutorial