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Crocheting Supplies

When you have decided to crochet, you will realize you actually need very few crochet supplies to make beautiful hats and scarves.  Below you will find my preferred hooks and a few other things that will set you on your way to make beautiful crochet creations. 


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1. Hooks: I have used Boye Aluminum hooks for a long time, until about 5 months ago, I took the plunge and decided I needed to get a more comfortable ‘G’ hook. That is when I came across Clover’s hooks.Oh my. My crocheting experience has been forever changed. Super comfy, soft, and easy to maneuver.







2. Case for Hooks: Personally, I use a case I found at Wal-Mart from the make-up section. It works for me. It’s light, easy to pack, good zipper, and spacious enough for my hooks. There are other kinds of case where you could keep your hooks organized like











3.  Tapestry Needle: You definitely will need it to weave your ends. 










4. Yarn: There are many, many places where to find yarn online. I have shared…

Crochet for Cancer: Crochet-a-long and Giveaway

I am so excited to be participating in my first crochet-a-long (CAL) for charity. Sara fromMy Merry Messy Lifehas set up this opportunity to give to others affected with cancer and also the possibility of winning a fabulous prize from Red Heart Yarn. 





Over the next two weeks, we are going to be making four projects (or more if time allows!) to mail to a chapter of Crochet for Cancer, Hooks of Hope, located in Eastern Pennsylvania. We have 9 bloggers participating and have compiled all of our best hat patterns for you to choose from to make your projects. The person's whose packaged is first received by Hooks for Hope wins a prize package from Red Heart Yarn, worth $125!!

UPDATE
The Crochet-A-Long is open worldwide, but the contest is better suited to residents of the US and Canada, although anyone is welcome to mail a package to Hooks of Hope. Contest rules: 1. Complete the challenge by making at least 4 projects (or two large projects, like a blanket or shawl) 2. Mail your package to …

Crocheting Mandalas

The other day I went bold with cotton yarn. I took line green, light blue, darker blue , hot pink, and baby pink; I knew those colors belonged together somehow. In a matter of an evening, I completed a crochet mandala that is now hanging up over my kitchen pantry. I followed Made in K-Town's pattern which was very easy to follow thanks to the clear instructions and detailed photos. 
Hope you enjoy the pictures I took along the way. 













Have you made a mandala? What colors did you use? How do you use your mandala? 

Happy crocheting! 

~ Fabi


New baby outfit

I have been spending more and more time lately working on special gifts for little boys. As a mom of two boys, I have noticed the wide availability for girl things.

As I was a creating a custom piece, I looked for my favorite materials to create a one of a kind outfit for a little boy who will enter this world sometime in April. 
Here are some pictures:





The new outfit is available at my Etsy shop.Feel free to send me a message if you would have it. 
happy crafting!  ~ Fabi