20 New and Favorite Easy Crochet Scarf Patterns

New and Favorite Crochet Scarves

With fall and winter seasons fast approaching, you’re probably beginning the hunt for the perfect crochet scarf patterns. Maybe you’re tired of doing the same patterns you’ve always done and are ready to take some creative and stylish risks. If this is the case, you’ll definitely want to check out these 20 New and Favorite […]

Granny Square Cowl Crochet Pattern

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Hello all! It’s Bethany again, the blogger behind Whistle and Ivy. I was thinking today about how much I am grateful for seasons. Isn’t it wonderful? Just about the time you are fed up with the current temperatures, the world shifts and gives you a lovely change (at least here in Northern Utah). As much […]

14 Crocodile Stitch Patterns for an EDGY Wardrobe

Crocodile Stitch Patterns for an EDGY Wardrobe

We’ve all been there: that fashion rut, the abyss of boring old styles, the days when we stare at our closets and wonder where all our cute clothes are hiding. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with new ways of dressing up your outfits while still staying true to your fashion sense. Don’t worry—we can […]

Two Skeins or Less: 12 Quickie Crochet Afghan Patterns

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A few years ago, I had the bright idea to start crocheting my own striped blanket. I used simple double crochet stitches and didn’t plan on using any color changes except when I finished a full skein of yarn. As I soon found out, however, crocheting a full afghan is a huge commitment. I’ve been […]

New Patterns on the Block: 18 Color Block Patterns

New Patterns on the Block

Legos aren’t the only things you can build with blocks (but don’t worry, we haven’t left those beloved toys out of this collection). Color block patterns are bold, eye-catching, and modern—the perfect way to spice up your crochet afghan patterns, home decor, or personal fashion statements. They use solid colors to create clean, sharp contrasts, […]

Stitch Spotlight: 15 Afghans with Tunisian Crochet Stitches

Stitch Spotlight

Today is the day to shine a light on one of my favorite designs: the oh-so-versatile Tunisian crochet stitch. Yes, it is a design grandkids and grannies can agree on. One of the best things about this pattern is the way it combines modern and vintage design by bringing back what used to be known as the afghan […]

The Best Flower Garden: 25 Crochet Flower Patterns

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Whenever I start getting spring fever, I get the urge to grow flowers. I always start out with the best green-thumb intentions: seeds—check. Water pot—check. Adorable pot to grow things in—check, check, check. Somehow, things always get in the way, and I forget about the poor little guys until it’s too late. This year, my […]

Colorfully Bold: 26 Rainbow-Colored Crochet Afghan Patterns

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Whenever I’m feeling down or sluggish, I realize that it’s important to actively surround myself with positive energy–get off the couch, open a window, call my mom. In the same way, the material we choose to have around us can help set the tone for a bolder, fresher life, which is why these rainbow crochet patterns are […]

30 Lacy Crochet Shawl Patterns

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Nothing makes me feel more fabulous than a delicate crochet lace pattern, especially when it involves a shawl I can grab on the go. When I’m supposed to be somewhere, I’m always a hot mess: dropping car keys, forgetting that my cell phone is in my back pocket, and running back in the house for […]

25 Easy Crochet Granny Square Patterns

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No matter what time of year it is, my mother has to bundle up in a blanket. There have been summer nights when my father and I have been in shorts, and she starts building a fire in our wood stove. I have to agree, though, that even without being as cold-natured as she is, there […]