Crochet

The Perfect Summer Crochet Headband Pattern, Meet Francesca

I was a little sad when the weather started to warm here this spring. Weird, I know! I really do love the changing of the seasons, but I had been wearing my Fiona Headband almost every day and I knew I was going to miss it! But then I had the idea that maybe I didn’t...
The Perfect Summer Crochet Headband Pattern, Meet Francesca

The Perfect Summer Crochet Headband Pattern, Meet Francesca

I was a little sad when the weather started to warm here this spring. Weird, I know! I really do love the changing of the seasons, but I had been wearing my Fiona Headband almost every day and I knew I was going to miss it! But then I had the idea that maybe I didn’t...

How to Complete a Pattern Test

How to Complete a Pattern Test

The very first pattern test I did, the designer was very hands off. There were no specific details of what information she was looking for, not tester chat, no communication at all really. Since I wasn’t designing yet and hadn’t done a pattern test before, I was...

Introducing The First Bud Basket

Introducing The First Bud Basket

I have a confession to make…I’m a yarn hoarder. And not just big beautiful hanks of hand dyed yarn - though I hoard those too! I do not have it in me to part bits of leftover yarn either. If its more than a yard I’m keeping it. Usually I wrap the extra yarn into...

How to Make a Great Gauge Swatch

How to Make a Great Gauge Swatch

I’m so excited to share with you how to crochet the best gauge swatch! Once I started gauge swatching - remember, I didn’t even know it was a thing when I started - I dove right in with what I thought was best. Turns out, it was a bit more complex than I assumed. That...

What Affects Crochet Gauge?

What Affects Crochet Gauge?

This post contains affiliate links that support the content on sekhandmade.com. All opinions are my own. Find my policies here. I am excited to share with you what affects gauge because often these things are overlooked and can be the cause of so much frustration. If...

What is Gauge and Why is it Important?

What is Gauge and Why is it Important?

This post contains affiliate links that support the content on sekhandmade.com. All opinions are my own. Find my policies here. I’m so excited to begin the conversation about gauge. When I first started knitting and crocheting I didn’t even know gauge was a thing. Now...

Making Yarn Substitutions Confidently

Making Yarn Substitutions Confidently

I am so excited today to talk with you about making yarn substitutions! I vividly remember the feeling of walking into my local yarn shop, pattern in hand, ready, but terrified, to pick out yarn! I was completely overwhelmed and felt totally unequipped to make the...

Find the Perfect Spring Crochet Project

Find the Perfect Spring Crochet Project

Spring is getting springy around here!! With a change in seasons I'm always excited to start a new project. So, I'm thrilled to give you some tips for how to find the perfect spring, or summer, crochet project!   This post contains affiliate links that support...

How to Track Your Yarn Projects 

How to Track Your Yarn Projects 

I am so excited to share with you how to track your yarn projects. This was something I never knew I wanted to do until I saw someone else talk about tracking their projects through the year. The thought had never crossed my mind, but once it was in my brain I really...

How to Choose a Color Palette

How to Choose a Color Palette

Last week I shared with you 5 reasons you should choose a color palate. If you haven't read that blog post, you can do it here! You can also watch a YouTube live all about why you should choose a color palette here!  Whether you've decided to jump in wholeheartedly or...

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