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Top 10 Reasons to Learn to Crochet

Top 10 Reasons to Learn to Crochet - beginner crochet - by MasteringCrochet.com


You are busy! Maybe you have a full time job - outside the home or as a momma with a handful of kiddos. You have family, friends, and community obligations.

You definitely don't have time to learn a hand craft! Right?

Maybe, it's actually that you definitely MUST take time to learn a hand craft.

Several of us were recently talking about the benefits of crocheting, one of the many different hand crafts.

Here are the top 10 benefits that kept coming up:


A Visit to Echoview Fiber Mill

A visit to Echoview Fiber Mill by Angela Plunkett of Little Monkeys Design.

Don't you love it when things just fall into place?? I know I do!! Especially when it involves buying more yarn! ;)

Last week we were on a family trip that circled up to Kentucky, back through east Tennessee, across North Carolina, landed in Hilton Head, SC for a few days (maybe you saw a few of my beach pictures?), up through Atlanta and back home to Nashville. 

Yes, a looooong trip with 4 teenage girls and a 4 year old boy! 

We had many highlights on the trip, but for me the last minute plan to visit Echoview Fiber Mill in Weaverville, NC was awesome! I have been wanting to see the mill for a few years now - ever since I meet Melissa and Amalia at STITCHES South 3 years ago. It was then that I discovered their wonderful, natural dyed yarns and learned about their unique, sustainable fiber mill.

Yarn Review: Raffia

Raffia Yarn review by Little Monkeys Design - Beach Bound Straw Bag crochet pattern

I've been seeing them everywhere - those lovely straw bags - large enough to hold everything you need at the pool or beach.

But I couldn't bring myself to purchase something that I COULD make!

So began the search for Raffia yarn, as I learned with some searching is what the straw yarn is called. It's not easy to find! Finally I found a way to order it on Amazon Jo-Ann's and Premier.

Tide Pool Tank in Interweave Crochet

Interweave Crochet Magazine Summer 2017 edition - Little Monkeys Design - Tide Pool Tank crochet pattern

Last year I worked up the courage to submit a crochet pattern to Interweave Crochet magazine.

You can imagine my surprise when they accepted my design for the Summer 2017 edition!!

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Giveaway - Baby Love Collection of crochet patterns by Little Monkeys Design - baby blanket crochet patterns
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Baby Love Collection of crochet patterns

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Crochet Survey Question

Hey friends - let's talk crochet for a few minutes!


I was 8 years old when my grandmother taught me to crochet, so I don't remember every NOT knowing how to crochet. Over the years I've had a lot of people watch me crochet - especially in public - and ask, "How do you do that? Is it hard? I'd love to learn, but ... or I could NEVER do that!."

Is this/was that you?? Or maybe someone you have taught to crochet recently?

If you thought learning to crochet was beyond you, but surprised yourself by learning and loving it - I want to hear from you! If you're still in the consideration stages - I want to hear from you too!