March is always special around here because this little blog of mine is having another birthday.

I am committed to keeping her growing and healthy 😀 and celebrating each and every birthday with each one of You.

I have lots of plans for March, like coming out of hibernation for one 😀 and setting several crochet goals for myself, and the blog. 

There is still so much to learn, projects to make, and best of all I get to share it with You!

March is my “Creativity on Steroids” month, I am planning Road Trips aka Crochet Alongs and sincerely hoping I won’t get any flat tires or mechanical errors 😀

I am working on several tall stitches, using different techniques to create crochet in 3D format, I love texture.

I want to use yarn, tarn and thread, plus anything I can recycle. 

Do you recycle your yarn? If the answer is No! Then why not? Maybe we can do another yarn recycling project.

So, let me stop here, I have so much more to share but I need to go for now.

Have a Fantastic and Creative Day, it is a gift!

All images are thanks to Google


Birthday Giveaway!! this giveaway is perfect for you if you need supplies for your crochet or knitting or sewing or quilting, etc tool box.

Just leave a comment below and you are automatically entered.

The winner will be picked randomly using the generator and announced in tomorrow’s post…

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The gift card is worth $30.00 and if you use it with the discounts and sale items it will stretch  🙂


Happy Thursday Artisans!!! Spread the word… 🙂


Happy Monday One and All!! this is the last Monday in March and yes,  it blows my mind how time flies….I say that A Lot 🙂 but it is true.

Crochet Month 2016 is almost over and we are hoping all Artisans are having a fun and creative month so far 🙂 

My lovely fellow blogger Susie asked me if I charge for my patterns and the answer is NO!! all my Road Trips a.k.a Crochet Along are free, but, If you link back to me I will be very happy.

The main purpose of this blog is to learn and teach crochet. I expect that over time the goal and purposes of my blog will evolve, but for now, this is my main purpose.

You should know that I learn as I teach, because Practice makes Perfect. Some areas of crochet is very easy for me because I have used them a lot, other areas like Overlay Crochet is not.

I am learning right along with you. Comments are always welcome, Tips are always welcome too 🙂 let us all learn and perfect our skills to keep Crochet alive for the newer generations…

Let me just give you an example that I am learning right along with you: I had 3 rows done and photographed when I decided that : 

                “this doesn’t look like Overlay”

so I frogged  (unraveled)  3 whole rows, it hurt like a lot! but hey that is the price I pay to learn 🙂 so see? I am learning this form of crochet too…

Changing subjects: I always have a Birthday Month Giveaway just to say  T H A N K   Y O U!!! for each one of you that keep me going and this year is no different.

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This Giveaway is open to everyone worldwide. It is a JoAnn  gift card in the amount of $30.00 to use for supplies for your Tool Box.


I am going to use Thursday, March 31st as the day for the giveaway, so check back daily but especially on that day 🙂

Another thing: I am open for orders if you are not a Crochet artist and you really want something done, I won’t say No! I will definitely fill your order.

My email is this is in response to a lovely blogger’s question.

So, this is all for Today, Enjoy, It is A Gift!






I am calling this project a doily, I hope you don’t mind. Mandalas are everywhere so, let us call ours a doily, okay 🙂

Tips: I am using my left over yarn of various colors so I am not going to point out any changes of colors. You can decide to change or not to change colors. 

If you choose to use several colors then try to use colors that are pleasant with each other. If you think you need a little help, please click here. For the Color Wheel.

Okay, now we are ready to start: Chain 3 and close the circle with a slip stitch, next chain 2 and make 7 half double crochet (HDC) in the circle, for a total of 8 HDC, then close the row with a slip stitch.


Row 1: in this row we are working in the back loop of our DC. You want to put 3 double crochet in the back loop of each DC from the previous row, so at the end of the row you will have a total of 24 double crochet (DC), then close with a slip stitch.

Row 2: in this row we are using the slip stitch (SS) and working into the space between each DC, close the row with a slip stitch.


 Row 3: in this row we are having two change-up, chain 3 then DC in the next slip stitch then single crochet in the next SS. In other words: after your SS you chain 3 then double in the next SS then a SS in the third SS, from the previous row.

Nutshell: 3 CH – 1 DC – 1 SS, this makes a nice little petal.

Row 4: in this row we are working in the space between each petal, above each petal and anchoring with a single crochet (SC) in the SS from the previous row. So, chain 3 then 1 DC in the same space then chain 3 and anchor with a single crochet (SC) in the SS from the previous row. Nutshell: 3 CH – 1 DC in the same space – 3 CH – 1 SC. 




This week was intense, but at least we got to check off our first doily. 

 I think you should know that I had made big plans in my mind to complete One Doily A Week, it won’t happen, but we need to try to stay focused and see if we can reach at least half of our goal 🙂

 I’m not complaining, at least we checked off one. I want the next doily to be an overlay mandala. I believe we are ready to tackle “Big People Crochet” 🙂

We don’t have lots of time but we are going for it, I believe we can do it.

So rest up this weekend, and take it easy, we are going to need lots of energy and concentration to finish that project in just two weeks.

Changing subjects: I like how the doily looks in the center but I think I’m going to re-group the CDs differently. What do you think? Isn’t the doily too dainty?  

Have a great weekend Artisans!!

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