Crocheting

9 Simple Steps to Organize Your Craft Room

UPDATED: July 12, 2019 In my head, I see an organized craft room that houses all my supplies. Yarn is stacked neatly in shelves and buttons are organized in colour-specific mason jars so I can see my stock in one quick glance. My eyes tell me that my reality is far from this dream – especially when I’m creating a new collection, the yarn and papers creep out of my studio into my living quarters because sometimes I just need to test a pattern in front of a good Hallmark movie or British TV series. Rubbermaid bins are filled with

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Crochet Patterns

How To Find A Pattern With Only A Picture

I’m not sure if I should squeal in delight over this tutorial by Moogly or close the computer tab and pretend I didn’t hear about it. This is going to be such an enabling device. Okay, I’m embracing it – it will save me hours and hours. Thank you Moogly!!

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Leg Warmers are Back!

I loved wearing leg warmers as a kid (yes, in the 80s!). I have been so cold lately that I have been avoiding skirts and stockings. I wonder if I whip up a pair (or two) if I will be more inclined to don dressier clothes and stay warm at the same time. Though I do see the fashion includes them being worn over jeans too. Hmmm…   I did a quick Pinterest search for leg warmers that has some fun and easy patterns to make. Craftsy also did a round-up of knitted leg warmer patterns (I’m not sure if they

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Different Ways to Knit A Sweater

Did you know there are many types of knit sweaters? They all eventually “look” like a standard sweater but the composition of each type is quite different. Read more about it on Craftsy’s blog post “Types of Knit Sweater”. If you knit, what is your preference for knitting style?

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Designing Your Own Patterns Digitally

Last week I wrote about how I was interested in getting more creative with my knitting so I started to work with more than one colour of yarn. You can read about it here. This week I was reading a review from The Spendy Pencil where she reviews an app called StitchSketch LE. This app has a free and paid version. It is basically a digital graph-maker so you can design your own patterns. Read more about it here. Do you prefer traditional graph paper and pencil method or would you/do you think a digital version is the better way to

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Welcome! I'm Elizabeth. The Ruthless Crafter specializes in knit and crochet character hats for makers and wearers. My mission is to help you express your playful side.

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