Category Archives: Friday Finds

7 Facebook Pages Worth Watching!

I really enjoy the thrill of hunting down smaller facebook pages to check out their content and see what they are all about. Since facebook has changed the way smaller businesses can interact with people using it, it’s become that much more satisfying to hunt down and find the diamonds in the ruff!

Here are seven pages that are worth checking out! If you have the time to look through their content, why not give them a like or drop a comment! I know they would love the support!! 7 fb pages worth watching!

Page One: Hook Smart:

As if being a wife, mom, doctoral candidate, and teaching assistant/online adjunct faculty weren’t enough, I decided to start my own business as well. I love creating handmade items that the “modern nerd” will love. 7 fb pages worth watching! Hook Smart

Page Two: Tangled & Tied:

The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. -DIETER F. UCHTDORF

Ok, so he wasn’t taking about yarn. But still, it carries a ring of truth, no? I make things to feed this desire. Tangled and Tied was born from a desire to create 100% handmade luxury quality products using premium materials. 7 fb pages worth watching! Tangled and Tied

Page Three: WL Creations:

I created my page as a way to share my passion for crochet and yarny goodness with family and friends. Hats are my all time favorite-I’m always searching for the “perfect” one! I love to add texture & bright, fun colors.

Whitney Lossie

 Page Four: Happy Hats:

For me, being creative is something that comes from inside, a passion to make things for others to enjoy and it also keeps me out of mischief and I adore making funky hats for my baby’s. Before having two small baby’s I would keep myself busy with welding or spraying old VW campers. 7 fb pages worth watching! Happy Hats

Page Five: Little Treasures by Nancy: 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
This is what I strive for with all of my creations
A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association in honor of my late husband. 7 fb pages worth watching! Little Treasures by Nancy

Page Six: Divine Debris:

I learned to crochet as a kid but didn’t pick it up and actually create things until I was well into my 20’s. Something about it, after I did some growing up, seemed both peaceful and exciting to me, especially the ability to make something with just your hands, a hook (or two) and a whole mess of yarn. Now a day doesn’t pass that I don’t think about something new to make or see something that inspires me to continue creating. 7 fb pages worth watching! Divine Debris

Page Seven: Steff’s Simple Stitches:

My dear Mum tried to teach me her immense yarn skills when I was young, but I lost interest when my first scarf became a long scraggly triangle. In 2010, looking for a hobby to help with some health issues, I took a crochet class at my local yarn store, and was instantly hooked (pun intended). I now craft daily, whether for family, friends, charity or customers, every piece is stitched with the love of creating things from pretty string! 7 fb pages worth watching! Steffs Simple Stitches

If you have (or know of) a really great facebook page that could use some love I want to hear all about it in the comments below! Note: Comments are moderated so they make take a few minutes to pop up! 

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Just in time for the month of love comes a plethora of patterns ripe for the crocheting!!

Wrapped In Love Slouch Pattern by From Home :: Valentine Roundup :: From Home

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by MumblesMummy :: Valentine Roundup :: Mumbles Mummy

Lovey Dovey Valentine Hat Crochet Pattern by Illumikniti Designs :: Valentine Roundup :: illumikniti designs

Mom Tattoo Hat Pattern by Whimsical Warmth :: Valentine Roundup :: Whimsical Warmth

Shabby Chic Twine Heart Pattern by Keep Calm and Crochet On UK :: Valentine Roundup :: Keep Calm and Crochet On UK

Monkey Lovey Pattern pattern by Blankies by Jackie :: Valentine Roundup :: Blankets by Jackie

Chasing Hearts Ear Warmer Pattern by Crazy Hookers Crochet Creations :: Valentine Roundup :: Crazy Hookers Crochet Creations

Little Love Bear Pattern by Gramma Beans :: Valentine Roundup :: Gramma Beans

Valentines Day Buttoned Love Headband by Simply Knots :: Valentine Roundup :: Simply Knots

Valentines Day Buttoned Heart Boot Cuff Pattern by Simply Knots :: Valentine Roundup :: Simply Knots

Valentines Day Buttoned Heart Headband Pattern by Simply Knots :: Valentine Roundup :: Simply Knots

Valentine Hug Buddies pattern by Daughterofanace :: Valentine Roundup :: Daughterofanace Craft and Crochet

Black Dahlia Cloche by KrissysWonders :: Valentine Roundup :: KrissysWonders

Miss Momma Cat Pattern by Silverdragon Crafts & Critters :: Valentine Roundup :: Silverdragon Crafts & Critters

My Valentine Beanie Pattern by Knotted Notions :: Valentine Roundup :: Knotted Notions

Little Hearts by A Creative Being :: Valentine Roundup :: A Creative Being

Summer Hearts Mandala by A Creative Being :: Valentine Roundup :: A Creative Being

Baby Mine Crochet Hat by Moogly :: Valentine Roundup :: Moogly

Love-A-Saurus Dino by Too Yarn Cute :: Valentine Roundup :: Too Yarn Cute

Very Valentine’s Hat pattern by Salter’s Stitches :: Valentine Roundup :: Salters Stitches

Emma Slouch pattern by Sincerely Pam :: Valentine Roundup :: Sincerely Pam

Hearts go Round Valentine’s Day Crochet Hat Pattern by Cre8tion Crochet :: Valentine Roundup :: Cre8tion Crochet

Floating Hearts Convertible Beanie by Blackstone Designs featured on Cre8tion Crochet :: Valentine Roundup :: Cre8tion Crochet

“Knit-Look” Cabled Hearts Beanie pattern by A Crocheted Simplicity :: Valentine Roundup :: A Crocheted Simplicity

Heart Song Hat pattern by Trifles N Treasures :: Valentine Roundup :: Trifles N Treasures

8-bit Heart Neck Cozy pattern by The Crafty Geekette :: Valentine Roundup :: The Crafty Geekette

EOS Lip Balm Holder / Key Chain pattern by Briana K Crochet—key-chain :: Valentine Roundup :: BrianaK

Lovely Petals 6 Inch Square pattern by The Perfect Knot :: Valentine Roundup :: The Perfect Knot

Easy Joining Hearts Jewelry Set pattern by The Perfect Knot :: Valentine Roundup :: The Perfect Knot

The Angels Take HodgePodge! The Angels Take HodgePodge: Weeping Angel Lovey

I’m SUPER EXCITED to share with you what has been keeping my crochet hooks occupied for the past couple of weeks!!! (And if you’ve been paying attention at all, you’ll notice a serious Doctor Who theme here, lol)

Introducing the Weeping Angel lovey!! This pattern is by Silverdragon Crafts & Critters and is GORGEOUS! If you’d rather have a doll, she also has a version for that! The Angels Take HodgePodge

Not into Doctor Who? <GASP> You can crochet this one in any colors and have a beautiful alternative angel for your little one.

Where can you get your hands on a copy?? Details follow below!!

Use Coupon Code: ANGELSTAKEOVER to receive 25% off your purchase on the individual patterns and pattern pack now through Monday night on both Ravelry and Etsy. No Coupon Code needed on Craftsy!

Links to the Doll pattern:

Links to the Lovey Pattern:

Links to the #weepingangel Pattern Pack:

Knits: Beginners Lace Scarf Knits: Beginners Lace Scarf

I have always wanted to learn to knit and have ALWAYS spectacularly failed at it. For some reason, the points on the ends of needles just didn’t make any sense to me (In my mind, sticks need to end in a hook to be effective…)

But, I’ve never really been one to shy away from a challenge either so I bought needles about two years ago and kept trying–always blaming the yarn or the needles for my failures–and never succeeding.

That is, until I bumped into the most charming lady over in YouTube. Her channel, The Casting On Couch literally changed me from JUST a crocheter who knows how to cast onto a knitting needle but that’s about it…to someone who can work magic with any kind of stick and some yarn!

Her hypnotic rhythm…and let’s be honest here, her English accent!! made knitting seem effortless and comfortable! My hope is that she will do more videos because I think she’s brilliant!

If you want to try your crocheter’s hand at knitting, I suggest you grab some needles and yarn and have a look!

Oh!! And a quick tip for those who might be a beginner to lace knitting that was given to me (paying it forward is always a good thing!) is to use a lifeline!


Bunny Roundup! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

Who doesn’t love a cute bunny!! They have the cutest noses and adorable ears–not to mention they all remind me of balls of yarn. That right there is reason enough for me to love the little critters. 

I can’t think of anything better to pair with cute bunnies other than FREE cute bunnies!! Below you will find 10 amazing FREE bunny patterns!


Number ONE on my list is the amazing work done by Cake Sachets crocheted for charity. These panorama Eggs–which were a collaboration with crochet artist TWiNKiE CHAN–are AMAZING!! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

Panorama Eggs by Cake Sachets crocheted for charity.


Number TWO on my list is from This adorable Beginner Amigurumi Easter Bunny Basket is one on my ‘to do’ list! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

Beginner Amigurumi Easter Bunny Basket by


Number THREE on my list is the cutest knit bunny from Spud & Chloe. One of these days I will learn to knit… Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

Knit bunny from Spud & Chloe.


Number FOUR on  my list comes from Annoo’s Crochet World. My kids ALL want a Spring Bunny Pen Buddy for keeping them company during homework sessions! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

Annoo’s Crochet World: Spring Bunny Pen Buddy.


Number FIVE on my list is from All About Ami. These spring bunnies are simply magical! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

All About Ami: Spring Bunnies.


Number SIX on my list comes from Create & Decorate. It’s the CUTEST blanket (artfully titled: Somebunny to Love) that takes a simple square and turns it into squishable bunnies! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

Create & Decorate: Somebunny to Love Blanket.


Number SEVEN on my list is from Yarnspirations. The Easter Lily Doll comes dressed in costume ready for the most overactive imaginations! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

Yarnspirations: Easter Lily Doll.


Number EIGHT on my list is something absolutely genius from The tutorial for this Square Bunny is in knit, but could easily be adapted with crochet! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS! Square Bunny Knit Tutorial.


Number NINE on my list is from 3 Boys & a Ball of Yarn. The beauty of this Tweets, Peeps & Bunnies freebie is that you can turn your bunny into a cute chick, a duck, and much more! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

3 Boys & a Ball of Yarn: Tweets, Peeps & Bunnies Pattern.


Number TEN on my list is probably one of my favorite and something I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try!! It comes from Living Felt (which is an amazing site!!) and..well, just look!! Bunny Roundup: 10 FREE PATTERNS!

Living Felt: Felted Rabbit Head Tutorial.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the 10 patterns I’ve selected for this Bunny Roundup and if you have any other to share please drop a link in the comments area below!