Yarn Scraps – What Are They Good For?

Yarn Scraps – What Are They Good For? Hello friends! I hope you are all having fun with the Mixed Stitch Blanket Crochet Along! Some of you have shared your work so far, and I am so inspired by your creativity! Today I want to talk about yarn scraps! I know you all have some … Read more

Quick and Easy Crochet Scarf

Welcome to Couch Surfer Crochet! The world might be a bit crazy right now, but I have found that being able to crochet (and do any kind of crafts, really) helps me feel productive. Most of the shops are closed, and I’m home a lot more than I am used to, so I’m crocheting quite … Read more

C2C Scarf Crochet Pattern

Hello crocheters! I’m sorry for my extended absence on the blog! I caught that awful flu that was going around, and didn’t have the energy to do much of anything for about two weeks. Once I was up and at ’em again, I got started on a cross stitch project for a local fundraiser. It’s being run by the McKinney Center, a local art center here where I live in Tennessee. From their website: “The arts program is designed to inspire area residents through appreciation for and participation in the various forms of art and expression. The comprehensive arts program offers a variety of educational opportunities for learning, such as, drawing, painting, mosaics, theater, dance, and music.”

They are holding a fundraiser where local artists create a few pieces to donate. Then each ticket purchased (or any money donated otherwise) is put towards scholarships for kids to attend art classes! I am so passionate about this cause! I think it’s imperative for children to express their creativity, and to be given the opportunities to learn how to do that. Here’s the cross stitch piece I finished for the fundraiser:

I promise I’m not turning this blog into Couch Surfer Cross Stitchers! However, if there is enough interest from all of you, I would be happy to share cross stitch patterns on occasion. I just love using yarn and thread in different mediums to create!

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Beautiful Boxes Scarf Crochet Pattern

Hello! I hope you are all having an amazing January so far! It’s unseasonably warm (at least today!) here in Tennessee, so I thought it would be the perfect time to break out one of my lighter weight scarves. Last year I shared a yarn review for Caron Cakes yarn. I was so excited to try out self-striping yarn! Well…did you know that Red Heart now has their own line of self-striping yarns, appropriately called Red Heart Stripes?! They have some of the most amazing colors, and I couldn’t wait to try out a few of them!

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Striped Stars Scarf – Free Pattern

Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! It’s been awhile since I have shared a new pattern! Right now I am frantically working on Christmas presents, and I can’t share any of those with you yet because they are supposed to be a surprise!!

However, I can share with you a pattern I created all for myself! I call it the Striped Stars Scarf! This pattern uses alternating rows of dc, hdc, and the star stitch to create this beautiful look and texture!

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Stripey Scarf Pattern

Stripey Scarf Pattern

Welcome back to Couch Surfer Crochet! Today I want to share a cute scarf pattern with you! One of my friends is getting ready to travel for awhile, and she’s going to be going to some cold places! I wanted to make her something cute and warm that she could take along on her trip! She loved the look of my Three Color Baby Blanket, so I decided to use that same pattern to make her a scarf!

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Simple Lacy Scarf Pattern

For the last couple of days Tennessee has been covered by rain clouds and gray skies. I wanted to get some work done in the yard, but those plans were out! I needed to do something that would bring a little brightness into my life, so I decided to make a quick summer scarf! To … Read more

Yarn Review – Caron Cakes

When I first started learning to crochet I used strictly acrylic yarns. This was mostly because they weren’t as expensive and I didn’t know if I’d ever get good enough at this hobby to invest real money into it! As time went on and I felt more confident in my abilities I started trying different … Read more