I have always loved the movie “Beetlejuice” and so I’m excited for the new movie coming out. With that in mind, I made a baby afghan to pay tribute. Believe it or not, this blanket is made in only two pieces, with just ONE seam. It’s quite simple[…]

From time to time, manufacturers send me products to test for them. I love learning about new products and being the first to see them, especially if that product is yarn! Quite often, though, the amount I get isn’t enough to make a project, or at least not[…]

I played with Barbies all through my childhood. Decades later, my youngest daughter inherited my love of Barbies. She collects them, actually, and they are all over her room. I mean ALL over. We went to see the Barbie movie last summer and loved it, which led my[…]

This project has been a long time in the making. My deepest thanks to my daughter, Stephanie, for contributing the yarn for this. Without her help and encouragement, this would never have been possible. I made the tree square by square, with over a hundred individual squares. They[…]

I was wandering through Jo Ann’s last month and found the Caron Colorama Halo yarn on sale. The gradient was so gradual and the color so beautiful, I just had to grab it. I didn’t even know what I was going to make with it. But when I[…]

I thought it was about time for another baby afghan pattern. It couldn’t possibly be because I just love making baby afghans, right? LOL But this one is a little different. It’s reversable! One side is white, with little windows crocheted into it so that you can see[…]

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I LOVE cats. So much so that we have an even dozen cats here at Casa Wilson. We have some we’ve raised from kittens, some rescues, and quite a few retired breeders. And when you have cats, you tend to[…]

Scarlet Doily Rug

It’s been a long time since I made my first doily rug and I felt maybe it was time to do another. As always, I returned to the Lion Brand Hometown yarn because it’s super bulky and super soft under bare feet. This time, I opted for a[…]

The most important tool in the art of crochet is the crochet hook. For such a simple thing, though, it sure causes a lot of confusion. Why does it look like that? Why are there so many sizes? Which hook goes with which yarn? Hopefully, this article can[…]

Crochet Symbols

When creating patterns, some people like to use written instructions. Some prefer a diagram, using different symbols to indicate which stitches are which. The first time I ran across a crochet diagram or graph, I was confused. I had to go look up what the symbols meant and[…]