If you follow me on my social media sites, then you know I am a total yarn shopping addict!! I love going into any craft store that carries yarn. Last year I adventured out from the big box stores and discovered some local shops near me and I have fallen in love. There is one shop that is about 20 minutes away from my house that is called Yarnivore that I have begun to visit on a regular basis. I love finding yarns that you can’t find at a big box store and giving them a try. Recently I was looking for a good cotton blend yarn in a medium (4) weight and I discovered Cascade Avalon and I love working with this yarn, it has a nice cool feel to it, which is fabulous for summer!! Here are some photos from my recent shopping adventure, I needed one more skein for my Totally Toteable Tote for the Summer 2015 Mystery Crochet Along and any excuse to head the yarn store to shop and hang out for a while is great!! Just what I was looking for!! Love the green too!! This orange would be perfect for fall, I wonder what I could make with it! I believe I am seeing socks in my future……….I even snuck in a little crochet time waiting for my yarn cake to be spun!
Magic Ring, Magic Circle, Adjustable Ring, this technique has many names, but it there is no real magic involved in this technique just a little practice!! Check out this video tutorial to learn how to make the Magic Ring!I use this technique in 99.9% of my circular projects, I have done it so many times, that my hands now do it without thinking! Get ready for something exciting!!Thanks for watching, let me know if you have any questions. Check back often for more tutorials ~Ashley
Do you know how to crochet the treble stitch? I have been using this crochet stitch for a couple years now and I have several patterns that use the treble stitch and I also have a new blanket pattern coming out in August that uses the treble stitch. This stitch is great for projects where you want large stitches, in the tutorial shown below, I used a K Hook (6.50mm) and worsted weight yarn to work up the swatch and each row measured about an inch tall, so this stitch is fabulous for those super quick projects. The Treble Stitch is not one I would say is difficult, because if you know the basic double crochet stitch, then the treble stitch is just a few extra steps. Watch the video tutorial below and give it a try!If you are looking for patterns that use the treble stitch, check out these patterns that I currently have available: Sugar Twist Beanie, Sugar Twist Bonnet and Sugar Twist Skirt. Get ready for something exciting!!Thanks for watching, let me know if you have any questions. Check back often for more tutorials ~Ashley