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Book Review: Design It, Promote It, Sell It

Book Review: Design It, Promote It, Sell It by Marie Segares, reviewed by Angela Plunkett

If you are an avid crocheter - or knitter, - you've probably often heard, "You should sells those!!" You think about it for a while, pondering if those people are right, and if so, how would you go about doing it? 

That's how I, and numerous other crochet designers, got started in the crochet business. It wasn't long before I was designing my own patterns and way of doing things. I opened an Etsy shop, a Ravelry shop, and Craftsy shop, (and finally - years later my own website) ....

Then, the weight of numerous crochet orders on my shoulders got really heavy!!

How to hang your project from a stick!

Sometimes you want to bring a little of the outdoors in! Maybe it's some fall leaves, pretty wild flowers or a collection of sea shells.

Sometimes it's a stick!

Intarsia Crochet Tutorial

Intarsia Crochet Tutorial

Intarsia crochet is an interesting crochet technique which allows you to use multiple yarn colors in a row. Your finished project can be reversible. This is a fun technique to learn and is a lot less complicated than it looks!
Intarsia crochet is worked using only the single crochet stitch. You can follow a color chart or a written crochet pattern.

Crochet Book Review: Super Simple Summer Tops

Crochet Book Review: Super Simple Summer Tops

Leisure Art recently sent me the book Super Simple Summer Tops by Melissa Leapman to review. 

I was excited to make a fun summer sweater top from someone else's pattern!!

Learn 16 fancy crochet stitches in the new Advance Crochet Course

Yarn and crochet - learn to crochet fancy crochet stitches with the Advance Crochet Course


You have always admired fancy crochet projects, but have been hesitant to try them. They looks SO complex and WAY beyond your skill level.
You have tried working crochet stitches beyond the basic stitches, but immediately felt in over your head. Your project looked nothing like the pattern picture.


 I’m here to help!

Make Fun Socks Book Review

Crochet book and socks - learn to crochet socks - book review by Angela Plunkett of Little Monkeys Design.

Socks are on my bucket list! They are so cute and cozy to wear, so why not learn to crochet your own unique pair???