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How to Crochet the Chevron Stitch

Crochet tutorial video - How to crochet the Chevron Stitch - by Angela Plunkett of Little Monkeys Designs and Mastering Crochet

I love to create How to crochet videos! A customer recently purchased the Chevron Pillow Cover crochet pattern and then realized she wasn't sure how to crochet the chevron stitch.

I created this short video for her and it helped a lot! The video, along with several other crochet tutorial videos, are on my YouTube Channel. I wanted to make sure you saw it.

Craft spaces

Craft Spaces - where do you work on your crafts - Meet Your Maker series by Little Monkeys Design

Do you have a favorite place to work on your craft projects? Where is it?

Some craft projects require specific places to be worked on, such as painting or pottery. Other crafts can be taken with you anywhere you go. Knitting, crochet, needlepoint, and drawing fit into that category.

Giveaway: Crochet 2018 Calendar

Enter to win - 2018 Crochet Calendar Giveaway by Little Monkeys Design

Enter to Win: Crochet 2018 Calendar


I have 2 patterns published in the Crochet 2018 Calendar by Andrews McMeel Publishing. They have sent me an extra Calendar, and I want to give it away to ONE lucky winner!

A winner will be chosen January 8, 2018 at 9 am.

Enter and share with friends for 10 bonus entries.


How to Crochet Surface Slip Stitches

Learn to work the surface clip stitch with this crochet tutorial  video - then use this for the Tic Tac Toe game board crochet pattern - create a travel size game.

I recently wanted to make something fun for my little guy who is almost 5 years old. He has plenty of hats and won't wear scarves, but loves to play!

When we go to a local restaurant, he like to play with the little chalkboards they have there to help keep children quite while they wait for their food. Lately he's been grabbing the Tic Tac Toe boards, and we are learning to take turns winning!

Tic Tac Toe game board crochet pattern for a travel size game board. Store your pieces inside the game - by Little Monkeys Designs.

That gave me an idea - I could crochet him a travel size Tic Tac Toe board that never runs out of chalk! 
Tic Tac Toe game board crochet pattern for a travel size game board. Store your pieces inside the game - by Little Monkeys Designs.

Introducing: The Tic Tac Toe travel game board

I love how it turned out - it looks a lot like a chalkboard! I designed it using basic crochet stitches so that my Beginning Crochet Course students could make it for themselves too. It is a pouch with all the game pieces stored inside and buttoned shut for traveling.

But, it needed one fancier stitch - the surface slip stitch. So, I created a quick video to show you how to work a surface slip stitch on the top of your project.



It's quick and easy! 

Tic Tac Toe game board crochet pattern for a travel size game board. Store your pieces inside the game - by Little Monkeys Designs.
If you'd like to crochet your own travel size Tic Tac Toe game board, the pattern is available on Little Monkeys Designs. (FYI - if you sign up for my crochet newsletter, you can grab a 20% off coupon to use on this fun pattern.)


Tic Tac Toe game board crochet pattern for a travel size game board. Store your pieces inside the game - by Little Monkeys Designs.

p.s. I took the game to my grandparents over the Thanksgiving weekend and they loved it! Grandma even requested the pattern to crochet one for herself as they spend a lot of time in the Doctor's office. I sent her the pattern - and a finished game board.




FREE Crochet Pattern - Holiday Cowl

FREE Crochet pattern - Holiday Cowl - by Little Monkeys Designs

Tis' the Holiday season - the time of giving! And I have a gift for you!

I created a FREE crochet pattern for you to use to make yourself a fun Holiday cowl. I choose a red and green theme, but feel free to choose any color scheme you want.

Over 25 Small Businesses to shop for the holidays


If you're like me, you like to support small businesses during the holiday season. I've put together a list of small businesses that I've done business with and can highly recommend to you.  Many are having terrific Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sales. I've noted coupon codes as I am aware of them. For many shops no coupon codes are needed for the sale.