How to Make Your Own Beach Chair

How to Make Your Own Beach Chair

How to Make Your Own Beach Chair – a fun DIY project To me, the beach chair we’re featuring today says ‘vacation’, ‘relaxation’, ‘happy’, ‘sunshine’ and ‘fresh air’: the best of  the beach. As we are rapidly approaching that vacation season, now...
How to Crochet the Linen Stitch

How to Crochet the Linen Stitch

How to crochet the Linen Stitch – it’s one of the prettiest ‘fabric’ stitches – super simple – resulting in a fast-to-create crochet stitch pattern. The linen stitch is a particularly great crochet stitch to show off your beautiful...
Circus Tent Embroidery Pattern

Circus Tent Embroidery Pattern

2022. It’s going to be the year of embroidery at FineCraftGuild. I am getting ready to publish 4 clown and circus embroidery patterns that would be great to feature in a child’s room. Enjoy. They’ll be saying, Live, Love & Laugh. And what the...
Granny Rows -Free Crochet Pattern & Color Tips

Granny Rows -Free Crochet Pattern & Color Tips

Every crocheter knows of the classic ‘Granny Squares’ – whether you made them or not. Well, before you start working in granny squares, consider using its simplest repeat stitch to make a a blanket in granny rows – free crochet pattern. Granny...
13 Beautiful Crochet Pattern Books

13 Beautiful Crochet Pattern Books

No doubt after a year of cocooning, you’re ready for something new to make. How about treating yourself to some beautiful crochet pattern books? Crochet lovers, here are 11 crochet books to get inspired, improve your crochet skills, make some interesting project...
Mood-lifting DIY Projects

Mood-lifting DIY Projects

A touch of delight goes a long way. Brighten up your day with these mood-lifting DIY projects. Fun to make, receive and use. Give some away and put a smile on everyone’s face. My best mood-lifting DIY Project is this: Relax Tea Recipe This Relax Tea Recipe...
How Long Should a Scarf be?

How Long Should a Scarf be?

As I am working on my new cabled design, I’m thinking “How long should a scarf be, actually? — It’s a common question for all knitters and crochet-lovers at some stage in their knitting career. :-) Let’s think through what would make a...
How to Make Pompoms

How to Make Pompoms

How to make pompoms is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  Once confined to crafting workshops at summer camps only, these colorful, soft and fluffy bits of whimsy have made a comeback. Or rather, pompoms have taken the centerstage in fashion and home décor. 01 of 3 Preparation...
DIY Zafu with Buckwheat Hulls

DIY Zafu with Buckwheat Hulls

Long time Reader Andrea Cunningham send me her story about her adventures in DIY Zafu making with buckwheat hulls. And I thought to it would be share it with you today, to encourage you to make one too. We all can do with a bit of extra meditation. And knowing how to...
Granny Square Fingerless Mittens

Granny Square Fingerless Mittens

These bohochic granny square fingerless mittens just put a smile on my face. While they look ‘involved’ they were remarkably simple to make. I started out wanting to design a pair of fingerless mittens that were a bit different. And based on a granny...
How to Make an Embellished Recycled Sweater Blanket

How to Make an Embellished Recycled Sweater Blanket

Do you need a tutorial on how to make an embellished recycled sweater blanket to deal with that growing pile of sweaters and old clothes in the hallway?! Here it is. Many of us have cleaned out our closets in this pandemic. Often, much-loved sweaters have worn elbows,...
House Slippers Knitting Pattern with Pompoms

House Slippers Knitting Pattern with Pompoms

POMPOM ALERT! I decided this morning that my house slippers would benefit from some extra pizazz, so I added some pompoms a la Dolce Gabbana. I went for a color splash with canary yellow. House Slippers Knitting Pattern with Pompoms Like them? OK. I did have some fun...
Top 9 Toy Animal Sewing Patterns

Top 9 Toy Animal Sewing Patterns

Toy Animal Sewing Patterns Page, Updated June 2021 :: This fun article is for critters to make from fabric or felt. With friends who have little babies, I have been looking into ‘sewing for baby’ – ideas. One of the things on my list is to design some quilted toy...
American Flag Crochet Pillow Pattern

American Flag Crochet Pillow Pattern

Celebrating 4th of July at home this year does not mean it has to be boring. Make your backyard extra festive. Knock up a few of these happy stars and stripes wonders with this super simple American flag crochet pillow pattern. I love this pattern: it’s bright,...
How to Find Substitute Yarns

How to Find Substitute Yarns

It drives me crazy. At times. I mean… how dare yarn sellers run out of stock of exactly that yarn that I need to make a pattern? Can you believe it?! Yes, I can. But, in reality, we don’t need to be annoyed at all. It’s an adventure!!! Cauz.. we can...
Can Anyone Guess Where This is Going?

Can Anyone Guess Where This is Going?

Can anyone guess where this is going? It’s one of my first experiments with free-form crochet, but certainly not my first creation with crochet flowers! Love how this is coming out… Just as glamorous as my inspiration for it. Whom? Can you guess?!!...
How to Crochet a Rag Rug

How to Crochet a Rag Rug

Let me show you how to make a rag rug with crochet – easy pattern for a Modern Rag Rug that uses up all your old rags. Now that we are in isolation, there is no bringing old clothes to the thrift shops. Last years’ kids T-shirts that no one fits, work...
Is Insul Bright Safe for a Face Mask?

Is Insul Bright Safe for a Face Mask?

Reader Michelle just asked me today: “Is Insul Bright safe to make a face mask out of, like if I were to put it in the middle as a filter?” Great question!!! But, is Insul Bright Safe for a Face Mask? My short answer is: no. And I have a couple of reasons...