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Twisted Shell Border Stitch for Crochet Blanket

How to crochet the Twisted Shell Border Stitch

I love blankets with a beautiful border stitch! The extra edge stitching can take a basic blanket from plain to gorgeous in most cases.

Summer = small crochet projects

Summer crochet projects by Little Monkeys Designs

One summer I crocheted a King size wool blanket for our bed. Never again! At least not in the summer! Not sure what I was thinking except that I really wanted to finish my winter blanket. It was a little warm crocheting it, even sitting in the AC and under a fan!!

Summer is the perfect time for smaller projects. They work up quickly, and can be a great way to use up your yarn stash.

Spring Crochet Projects

Spring crochet project ideas by Little Monkey Shop

We often equate Spring with Spring cleaning of our homes, dusting, de-cluttering, and rearranging our living spaces.

This sounds like a great time to crochet some home projects to help us with our Springtime activities around the home.

How to Pack Yarn for Moving

How to pack yarn for moving by Little Monkeys Designs

If you are anything like me, when you consider moving across country or just across town, one of your first thoughts - after all the "big" thoughts - is how am I going to move all this yarn???

And if you are down sizing majorly, you may also wonder how and where you are going to store your yarn stash.

How to Add a Picot Border to your Blanket

How to Add a Picot Border to a Crochet Blanket by Little Monkeys Designs

I love simple blanket crochet patterns, but sometimes a blanket just calls for a little something extra. A pretty border stitch can often take a blanket from pretty to gorgeous!!

In designing this baby blanket, I have created two crochet tutorial videos for you to teach you how to add a border to any blanket you crochet.

Match your Yarn to the Season

Match your yarn to the season by Little Monkey Shop and Little Monkeys Designs

There are so many different types of fibers used in spinning yarn, making it hard to choose the right one for your project!

One way to narrow the yarn choices down is to consider the season in which your project will be used.