All this week we’re looking back at the crochet posts from this blog in 2012. There was a lot that happened! In this roundup I’ll share all of the items I crocheted and shared from my own crafty life.


In January I debuted my project 365 Ways to Wear Crochet. I made my first donation to charity in crochet. I made a fresh YOP To Do List. And I showed some items:


This is when I launched a new monthly newsletter. I’ve loved putting that together and my subscribers seem to enjoy what I share. Sign up today if you haven’t already!

I shared how to upcycle old fishnets into sexy armwarmers with crochet. I also shared:

I also shared my February Plans for charity crochet and then later February’s Donation.



I shared my revamped beanbag chair.

And I wrote about my Pinterest crochet boards.


I made a new purple crochet dress

And I repurposed an old crochet pillow into new ones

I shared my thoughts on different ways to style outfits using crochet. The outfits were:

Bold Black and White Wrap Dress

Boho Red Dress

Styling a Crochet Dress

I also reviewed Jordana Paige tote bags for crocheters.


I shared links to some of my creative writing about crochet. And …

I frogged a pillow and made it into an oversized crochet shrug

I hung my circle vests on the wall to make art

I showed you how my crochet blanket is being used as a tablecloth

I worked on lots of different granny square projects


First was the post that I did sharing the brief bios of the women whose stories are in my new book, Crochet Saved My Life.

I made this crochet dress and am trying to figure out how to style it

I also tried to figure out how to style this purple crochet dress

I finished my crochet rugs

And I made some crochet headbands

I reviewed my experience with Year of Projects and explained why I’m not participating again this year


I launched my new book, Crochet Saved My Life, which has received terrific support and some great reviews.

Diary of a Month Spent Crochet Sharon Silverman’s Scarves

Crochet around my fireplace

Making scarves


I tried to crochet with Mizuhiki paper cords

I did a roundup of ten of my favorite crochet blogs

I shared the links to sign up for my two different newsletters

Off-the-Blog News

Crochet Concupiscence and my book Crochet Saved My Life both got some great off-blog attention this month as well. Here are some of those links:

Fresh Stitches Did a Terrific Review

Interview with Seven Alive or read an excerpt

GoCrochet Reviews Crochet Saved My Life

Fiber Fashionista Interview on Jordana Paige

Knit Edge Featured My Crochet Article


New Crochet Cowl

2D and 3D Crochet Art

Decluttering Crochet

My New Drop Spindle

I Got Made Fun Of


I was honored to be compared to the CLF

My book was available at the Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl

I got Yarn Info From Spinchat

And my awesome readers helped someone find the pattern she was looking for. Thanks!


Photo Tour of my Crocheted Home

My New Broomstick Lace Cotton Scarf

I don’t have any specific plans for what I’ll be crocheting in 2013 but I have a few things in mind and I’m excited to see what develops and what I learn. Of course I’ll continue sharing that on the blog.


San Francisco based and crochet-obsessed writer, dreamer and creative spirit!


    • CrochetBlogger Reply

      @carolmckayau I do petsitting as a hobby and that’s one of the pets I watch on a regular basis. I also crochet for her sometimes :)

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