Thursday, October 31, 2013

MOOGLY - Another Great Tutorial

The Chainless Starting Double Crochet method of starting rows is the perfect way to avoid the wimpy 3 ch turning chain. And the previous tutorial for it was a hit! But some of you had a question – how does this stitch work in the round? Well it works great! Let me show you how it’s done.

Read more here

MOOGLY is my favorite for tutorials! Please check out this post and improve your crocheting knowledge for a join that does not show. Spend some time on her blog. Lots of crochet goodness there.

Crochet Every Single Day,

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jimbo's Front Porch: Such an Honor!

It's an honor for me to know that there are still plain old good guys on the planet like Jimbo.
Please read his post HERE and celebrate his "honor" with him.

Look around while you are there because a little birdie

told me that my next giveaway might have something to do with Jim's beautiful, delightful-to-work-with, hooks.

Crochet Every Single Day,

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Handle for iPad Carrier Tutorial

Hi everyone,

Tamera Kelly of MOOGLY commented on my iPad carrier saying basically that I didn't explain the handle part very well, and she's right! So here, certainly not an artist, I will try to make it clearer.

And here are photos demonstrating with a straw. Believe me the tubing is much easier to work with.

I hope this helps. This is a great method for purses because the handle does not stretch out like it does in a simply crocheted one. Only used one handle on this carrier because my iPad weighs practically nothing, but for a purse that may have more weight added I would use two of these.
And here is another photo of finished bag. It looks wonkier than it is because I can't hold everything just right, but it's not so yellow as previous ones.

Tamera, I'd especially like to hear from you regarding the question you had.

Crochet Every Single Day,

Sunday, October 20, 2013

iPad Carrier

Very close-up of stitches.
Hi everyone,
I decided to make a carrier for my iPad to protect it from accidental dropping and to free my hands for other things. So first I looked for thick stitches and decided on type of bobble stitch that is simply a treble and single in one stitch, then chain one and skip a stitch, repeat. I started at the bottom of the bag and worked up towards the handles. Everything was fine until I ran out of the yarn I was using. I tried several other yarns in the same stitch and it just wasn't right. When I changed the stitch, the yarn possibilities opened up. The top of the bag is just front post stitches.
I'm liking it. Then what about a closure and/or handles? Again tried several ideas and settled on the one using plastic tubing. I cut the tubing to the length I wanted the handle, and single crocheted over it. But first, I cut a slit about 3 inches up one end of the tubing and folded it back over the uncut portion.

Then single crocheted over the tubing.

You can see that a large crochet hook could still fit through the turned back portion of the tubing.

I pulled several strands (6 I think) through that opening and then attached to bag with single crochet through the outside of the bag. So, tada, here it is!

I should have written the instructions as I went, but this little description lets you see the thought process that leads to free-form crochet.
Make yourself something using improvisation to get it done. It's truly rewarding-AND useful.

Friday, October 18, 2013


After two false hope winners were announced, I have the third and final winner of the book BLUEPRINT CROCHET SWEATERS by Robyn Chachula.

The final winner is SHERRY GLOVER of California.!!!

Congratulations Sherry. I'll get your address from you and ship ASAP. Thank you for entering and I hope we will hear from you as you make your way through or give it as a present. Lets hear from you when you get it.

Crochet Every Single Day,

Amazing - - -Can't Giveaway the Giveaway!

Email me to win.

Winner # 2 did not claim her prize either! I don't understand and it makes my face itch!
Here's what we're going to do. The first person (of the ones entered and not disqualified for failure to claim) to email me will win! Lets get on down the road with this.
Crochet Every Single Day,

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Hi everyone,
Well, like I said, sometimes the winner does not claim the prize. So we have another drumroll please for the new winner AMANDA!!!
Congratulations, Amanda and please send me your address in the next 24 hours so we can avoid yet a third winner announcement.
Crochet Every Single Day,

Winner Announcement

Hi everyone,

Thanks to all who entered to win the book BLUEPRINT CROCHET SWEATERS by Crochet Goddess Robyn Chachula. I hope you have enjoyed getting to know her and her work a little better this month. I used Random Generator at

The winner is.......drumroll......NIKKI!!!

Congratulations Nikki. Send me your mailing address and I'll ship ASAP.

CONDITIONAL: You may not believe this but sometimes a winner does not claim the prize.
If Nikki does not claim the book within 24 hours of this announcement, a new winner will be announced.

Crochet every single day,

Monday, October 14, 2013

Another Review by Another Author

Hi everyone,

This is the last post before the giveaway announcement for BLUEPRINT CROCHET by Robyn Chachula. I feel it necessary to point you to another review because its by the founder of the Crochet Guild of America: Gwen Blakley Kinsler!

So click HERE to read about this book from a master's eye.

Don't forget, the deadline for entries is midnight on 10/15/13. Hurry and enter at post titled ANOTHER GIVEAWAY.

Crochet Every Single Day,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Kathryn Vercillo's review of BLUEPRINT CROCHET

See Kathryn Vercillo's review of the book I'm giving away, BLUEPRINT CROCHET SWEATERS by Robyn Chachula. Kathryn wrote the last book I gaveaway all the way to India called CROCHET SAVED MY LIFE. She has another book HOOKED TO HEAL due out in a few months.
The review is on Kathryn's blog, Crochet Concupisence Here
Deadline for entering to win the book is 10/15/13 and you may enter at my post "Another Giveaway".

Crochet Every Single Day,


Following is excerpt from post on CROCHETKARI blog. She lives in India.

Crochet Saved My Life
(Affiliate link)
Ever since I had heard and read about this book I longed for it, (especially since I believed that the lives of People around me was saved because I never put my hook down to pick up any weapon.....haha) and it was definitely on my bucket list. Who knew my wish would come true so soon. Thank you, dear Gale. Did I mention the Bonus - the book is signed by the Author Kathryn Vercillo of Crochet Concupiscence. Now that is a first for me - an author signed copy!
So now tell me, can you really blame me for getting lost, poring (read that as salivating) over the patterns and the books and forgetting to update my blog!! I am sure you will understand. :)
Now, no visit to Mumbai is complete without a visit to my favourite yarn store - Pradhan's of course. I got a lot of yarny goodies...kilos actually but more about that in a later post.
So do come back for the book tour, my review of "Crochet Saved My Life" and to see my yarn extravaganza.
Have a great weekend. Happy crafting.

This is what giveaways are all about. As Sangeetha also teaches crochet, the book will also have an affect on her students as well as her friends. I just love that one little book can affect so many all over the world.
Crochet Every Single Day,

Friday, October 4, 2013

Giveaway Deadline

Hi everyone,

The giveaway I started September 22, 2013 gave all the details for entering (and you can still enter), but I forgot to give a deadline for entries. The deadline will be midnight October 15, 2013. This is such a wonderful book, I can't believe how few entries I've had. That's good for the ones who have entered because their chances of winning are higher.

Even if you are not interested in the book for yourself, any crocheter would love to have it as a gift.

Crochet every single day,