BEST PROJECTS OF 2015

This past year was hands down my most creative ever! From the Owl Tapestry Mitts to the Slouchy Knit Beanie I crocheted and knitted my heart out this year! 

I love putting such posts together as it gives me the chance to look through and reflect on all of the content /projects that I've written and created and see how far I've comeBelow are just some of my favorites and I 'd love to know yours! 

AMIGURUMI STAR WARS PATTERN COLLECTION

Happy Wednesday! I am so excited to finally share this project with you! 

If you are addicted to Star Wars and have watched all the movies like a gazillion times and can't wait to watch the brand new movie then this project is definitely for you!

WINTER KNITS & OTHER INSTAGRAMS

I really love the color of the Wanderlust Cowl!
So excited and thankful to be included in the latest Artful Blogging Magazine!
Coffee & crochet = my kinda thing!
Working on a chunky new project!
Monkey love!
I am so excited about this project! Can't wait to share more!

Now that winter is officially here, I have been enjoying the many treats of the season! Warm coffee, lovely cookies, and of course knitting a few rows or crocheting away; the perfect combination during any season actually!

How was your weekend? Raise your hand if it is crazy busy?! 
You can always find more sneak peeks  on Instagram

5 THINGS I LOVE SATURDAY

1. Yes, please!
2. More is less.
3. Need baubles?
4. Perfect last minute gift idea!
5. Hey Santa...
+1 Have you made yours yet? They're free.

Enjoy your weekend!

30 CROCHET BLOGS TO FOLLOW

As much as I love writing about my crochet adventures, I think I might love reading about it even more! Today I wanted to share with you my most loved crochet blogs that I think are definitely worth following.


These are the blogs at the top of my reading list! I hope you all pop over and say hello, you won't be disappointed, they're all such fantastic bloggers and crafters!

Comment below with the blog or blogs you read the most at the moment so I can head over and add them to my reading list as well!

Don't forget If you're interested in advertising your blog or brand on LTB, I'm having a little ad sale right now. Use code HOLIDAYLTB for 35% off all ads, now through January 1st. Click here for information + pricing.
Enjoy the rest of your day!

FREE SLOUCHY KNIT BEANIE PATTERN

There's nothing like a great knit hat to keep you going through winter.  I've been a huge fan of beanies and I like to have many in different colors and styles! 

This beanie would also work well as a last minute gift or a stocking stuffer! The decorative possibilities are also endless, as you could add a pom pom or even attach some gems, or make it two toned!
Here’s how I did it if you would like to give it a try.

Materials
Size US 15 (10.0 mm) knitting knitting needles
1 Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle
Bulky weight yarn ( I used Drops Andes in medium grey 8465)

Size
Size as written best fits heads between 21-24 inches in circumference; however, pattern can be easily adjusted for smaller or larger sizes

Instructions
With grey CO 48 sts 
Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * to end
Row 2: *P1, K1, repeat from * to end
Rows 3-8: repeat Rows 1 & 2
Row 9: K all sts
Row 10: P all sts
Continue in ST ST until hat measures 10.5" (27 cm) from CO edge
Next Row: K2tog to end (24 sts remain on needles)
Bind off, leaving a long piece of yarn and use your tapestry needles to sew the sides together.
That's it!

If you decide to make it let me know by sharing a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!
Wishing you all a lovely new week!

5 THINGS I LOVE SATURDAY

1. Who's in for a #holidaycalendar giveaway?
2. Can’t beat #allthesparkles
3. Enter coupon code XMASLTB to get 25% off on all patterns, on Etsy & Ravelry!
4. Would be fun to make variations on this in lots of different colors.
5. Really beautiful idea for gifting (or keeping, of course!)

Enjoy your weekend!
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FEATURED IN ARTFUL BLOGGING MAGAZINE


I am so honored to be featured in the latest Artful Blogging Magazine! The magazine is literary filled with inspiring stories from bloggers around the world tackling blogger issues and sharing their experiences,  alongside some seriously stunning photography!

I am grateful for the opportunity to share an article in this inspiring magazine. To be honest, when I first held the magazine with my feature in my hands I was smitten! It is just an honor; blogging has been a personal outlet for me and I have been enjoying every moment!

I hope you get a chance to get your hands on this issue. It has so many great articles and beautiful photos inside!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

6 SNOWFLAKE PATTERNS TO CROCHET

Snowflakes are one of my favorite holiday decorations! They are easy and fun to make plus they can be used for decorating the house and as gift toppers! 

I've rounded up some of my favorite snowflake patterns this season; grab your hooks and start crocheting away!
 1. Auvergnasse Snowflake via Lion Brand Yarn
 2. Chain Loop Snowflake via Ravelry
 3. Snowflake Garland via Anabelia Craft Design
 4.  Snowflake via Handcrafted Vintage
 5. Starlight Snowflake via Craftown
6. Snowflake Garland via Homelea Lass

Tip: I recommend blocking your snowflakes to get the best possible shape and appearance. Here's a quick how-to!
1. Wet your snowflakes and squeeze out any excess water.
2. Stretch them to the desired on a piece cardboard.
3. Apply them a light coat of crafting glue.
4. Leave to dry!


What are your favorite Christmas decorations? I'd love to hear!

5 THINGS I LOVE SATURDAY

1. Because I love it.
2. Totally makes me want new mitts while I’m at it.
3. Have you made yours yet?
4. Have you seen this?
5. Here's a fun weekend make!

Photo via Instagram!

6 ADVENT CALENDAR IDEAS

It's been quite intense lately, trying to get projects ready and preparing for my crochet workshop

I thought it would be really fun to share some Christmas Advent calendar ideas! Let me know which ones are your favorites.

1. Felt Advent Calendar via Purl Soho
2. Crochet Santa Claus Garland via Justjen Knits & Stitches 
3. Crochet Advent Calendar via Ravelry
6. Knit Advent Calendar via Menaiset