Category Archives: Blog

Various post from our previous blogs plus new stuff.

What is tatting?

What is tatting? What are its origins and what is used for today? This blog article explores the history of tatting and provides access to a 400+ page free eBook containing hundreds of classic tatting patterns.

Crochet Thread vs Yarn – what’s the difference?

We sell a lot of crochet thread. But what makes it different from yarn? Why are the sizes backward and what do you use it for?

What does 100% Mercerized Cotton Mean?

Our Monaco Cotton Crochet Thread is made from 100% mercerized Egyptian cotton and yields great results for your crochet projects. But what does mercerized mean and why does it yield such great results? This article explains the process and benefits of mercerization for yarn crafters.


From a stitch I liked on FaceBook to a new hand bag. Check out this free pattern and videos.

This post is from an earlier blog but the pattern still yields a great handbag that is fun, easy to make and very functional.

Heliconia: A crocheted piece of tropical paradise

It’s been a long time since I came to my blog!  I have plenty of things to say about my crocheting, well for that long absence, as if my blog has gone AWOL, things have piled up! But that is because I have been creating and designing a lot of patterns. I also went in hibernation to […]

The Dune Crochet Handbag

In this blog I show you how to make this cool handbag I call the Dune Crochet Handbag. Included in the article is a video tutorial on the Tunisian stitch I used.

Mitered Granny Tote

If you love tote bags the way I do you will love this easy pattern for making and assembling your own Mitered Granny Tote. Once completed use it for all of the things you normally use a tote bag for. They are especially good for carrying your favorite yarns and crochet supplies.