How to Finish Off & Weave in the Ends of Your Crochet Project

When I was first learning how to crochet I really had no idea how to finish off my yarn. I tied knots, but something niggled at the back of my mind telling me this probably wasn’t the best way to do it. Afterall, there was a knot in my project and I was pretty sure fiber artists had a smoother option than an ugly knot! I admit I’m a perfectionist, so this really bothered me until I finally found this weaving in method. Continue reading How to Finish Off & Weave in the Ends of Your Crochet Project

This Little Piggy Crochet Bookmark and Applique

“Qu’il Fait Bon Chez Nous” by W. J. Gage limited [1941]


A few weeks ago I was scrolling scrolling along ravelry looking for bookmark patterns and I came across this elephant by Katie Young at Jelly Designs. Isn’t it so cuuuuute!?

I posted it to my Facebook and immediately I got a request from my sister-in-law asking me for a piggy bookmark. I said yes really quickly, but then when I went looking I couldn’t find a pig! So, I made up my own pattern and I’m really happy with it. The pattern looks like it may have pieces, but it’s actually worked with very minimal sewing (only for the black details in the eyes, nose and toes.)
I worked it in thread so it would lay flat for a bookmark, but I’m sure you could make this as an applique with any yarn and coordinated hook size.

“Qu’il Fait Bon Chez Nous” by W. J. Gage limited [1941]
As a side story, this little old children’s french book was one that my french canadian grandmaman used to have me read to her when I was little. It’s very delicate, but Continue reading This Little Piggy Crochet Bookmark and Applique