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Project Update: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed with Bernat Blanket Big Yarn | Red-Handled Scissors

Project Update: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed with Bernat Blanket Big Yarn

Remember when I made that crocheted cat bed, and my cats absolutely fell in love? I revisited the project. But, with the most ridiculous yarn… Read more

Pussyhat Upgrade: March for Science Duplicate Stitching | Red-Handled Scissors

Pussyhat Upgrade: March for Science Duplicate Stitching

March for Science + Earth Day: Update your pussyhat to show your support for science-based reality with my March for Science duplicate stitching tutorial! Read more

Tutorial: Basic Pussyhat Knitting Pattern | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Basic Pussyhat Knitting Pattern

Know what the world probably doesn’t need? Another pussyhat knitting pattern. And, yet, here we are. Worked in the round, grafted top, about 4 hrs… Read more

Craft Tip: Keep Balls of Yarn Tidy with a Pair of Old Tights | Red-Handled Scissors

Craft Tip: Keep Balls of Yarn Tidy with a Pair of Old Tights

Yarn running amok? Tights looking rough? Great! Keep your balls of yarn tidy in the toes of a pair of (clean) old tights! Read more

Knitting and Crocheting with a Plan | Red-Handled Scissors

Knitting and Crocheting with a Plan

When you’re knitting or crocheting in the real world (read: with all manor of kids, pets, co-workers, friends, and spouses underfoot), there are tons of… Read more

Video Tutorial: Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights | Red-Handled Scissors

Video Tutorial: Crocheted Metal Washer Pattern Weights

What do huge hunks of metal need more than anything else in the world? Cozies. (Obviously.) Solution: My crocheted metal washer pattern weights tutorial! Read more

TZoM on Threadbanger: Crochet Basics with Twinkie Chan + Haley | Red-Handled Scissors

TZoM on Threadbanger: Crochet Basics with Twinkie Chan + Haley

What happens when the Threadbanger crew comes over to play? A whole lot of yarn-y awesomeness, that’s what! Check out the super-adorable Twinkie Chan and… Read more

Knitting Pattern: Easy Grownup Pixie Hat | Red-Handled Scissors

Knitting Pattern: Easy Grownup Pixie Hat

Fact: I am a grown woman, and I wear an adorable hand-knitted pixie hat in public. (I mean, why should kids have all the fun?)… Read more

Tutorial: Stabilizing Crocheted Buttons | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Stabilizing Crocheted Buttons

Crocheted buttons are a pretty finishing touch to any knitting or crochet project, but they can also be flimsy and hard to use. Luckily, you… Read more

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Crocheted Pocket Change Pattern Weights

Turn pocket change and yarn scraps into colorful, easy to make sewing pattern weights with this quick and simple crochet pattern! Read more

Tutorial: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed

Looking for a quirky, modern cat bed for your four-legged favorites? Make a super bulky crocheted cat bed! Read more

Tutorial: Mini Crocheted Snowflake Necklace | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Mini Crocheted Snowflake Necklace

Handy with a steel crochet hook? Add some teeny tiny holiday cheer to your wardrobe with this mini crocheted snowflake necklace pattern and tutorial! They’re… Read more

Tutorial: Fancy Felt Soles for Crocheted Slippers | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Fancy Felt Soles for Crocheted Slippers

Add fancy DIY felt soles with no-slip grips to your favorite knitted or crocheted slippers! Read more

Tutorial: Crochet Embroidery | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Crochet Embroidery

Add eye-catching embroidered embellishments to your knit and crochet projects with this simple crochet embroidery tutorial! Read more

Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Striped Slippers

Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Striped Slippers

Make a cozy pair of crocheted slippers with this quick and easy rainbow striped slipper tutorial! Read more

Video: Dyeing Yarn with Sharpie Markers at Lion Brand Yarn | Red-Handled Scissors

Video: Dyeing Yarn with Sharpie Markers at Lion Brand Yarn

Did you know that you can dye your own custom yarn with Sharpie markers and a little bit of water? If the answer is no,… Read more

Tutorial: Perfect Felted Wool Balls and Beads | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Perfect Felted Wool Balls and Beads

For a recent project, I needed a whole pile of fairly uniform felted wool balls. I thought it would be easy enough to make my… Read more

Tutorial: Crochet 101 for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Crochet 101 for Craftzine.com

Were you excited about my crocheted snowflake ornaments or double sided dish scrubbers, but totally intimidated by the idea of learning how to crochet? Well,… Read more

Tutorial: Felted Mitten Ornaments | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Felted Mitten Ornaments

In the middle of holiday crafting madness, my fellow CRAFT writers and I decided to take on one more crazy last-minute project: a CRAFT holiday… Read more

Tutorial: Crocheted Snowflake Ornaments for Craftzine.com | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Crocheted Snowflake Ornaments for Craftzine.com

My Crocheted Snowflake Ornament Tutorial—including the complete pattern, step-by-step instructions with photos, and a full crochet chart—is now available on CRAFT!Project: Crocheted Snowflake Ornaments My… Read more

Tutorial: Modular Colorwork Yarn Holders | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Modular Colorwork Yarn Holders

Attention knitters and crocheters: Sick of having epic yarn knots all up in your project bag? My modular yarn holders tutorial—inspired by my colorwork genius… Read more

DIY-ing the Emmys: Red Carpet Handmade | Red-Handled Scissors

DIY-ing the Emmys: Red Carpet Handmade

This year, when Jeremy got nominated, I got crafty. I considered it the ultimate handmade challenge to bring DIY to the red carpet in a… Read more

Tutorial: Oversized Knitting/Crochet Project Bag | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Oversized Knitting/Crochet Project Bag

I came up with this design at the request of my BFF, who needed a knitting project bag that would be large enough for a… Read more

Tutorial: Crocheted Double-Sided Dish Scrubber Pattern | Red-Handled Scissors

Tutorial: Crocheted Double-Sided Dish Scrubber Pattern

I’ve been making and using crocheted dish scrubbers for a while, and I’m totally loving them as an alternative to the gross bacteria-filled sponges and… Read more

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